Place Name IRAN

TYPE: Country
OTHER SCRIPTS: ایران (Persian), إيران (Arabic), Иран (Serbian)
PRONOUNCED: ee-RAWN (Persian), i-RAHN (English), i-RAN (English), ie-RAN (English), EE-RAHN (French), ee-RAN (German)  [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from Middle Persian Eran, related to Old Iranian Arya meaning "Iranian, Aryan". This is the name of a country in western Asia, formerly called Persia in the West.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Eran (Ancient Persian), Irã (Portuguese), Irán (Spanish)
Entry updated December 8, 2017