Persian Place Names

Persian names are used in the country of Iran, in southwestern Asia, which is part of the Muslim world. See also about Iranian names.
Afghanestan افغانستان (Country) Persian
Persian form of Afghanistan.
Amrika آمریکا (Region & Country) Arabic, Persian
Arabic and Persian form of America, used to refer to the continents and the United States of America.
Andonezi اندونزی (Country) Persian
Persian form of Indonesia.
Arabestan عربستان (Region & Country) Persian
From Persian عرب ('arab) meaning "Arab" combined with the suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the Persian name for both the Arabian Peninsula and the country of Saudi Arabia (alongside the fuller form عربستان سعودی ('Arabestan e-Sa'udi)).
Arman ارمن (Country) Persian (Archaic)
Persian form of Armenia. This form is archaic: the usual name for the country is ارمنستان (Armanestan).
Armanestan ارمنستان (Country) Persian
Persian form of Armenia using the suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of".
Ashur آشور (Settlement & Region) English, Arabic, Persian, Akkadian
From Akkadian 𒀸𒋩 (Assur), meaning unknown. This was the capital city of the Assyrian Empire, supposedly named for the god Ashur, though the god was in fact probably named for the city. The empire, Assyria, was also named for it. The city was destroyed in the 14th century by the forces of Tamerlane.... [more]
Asiya آسیا (Region) Arabic, Persian, Azerbaijani, Western African, Hausa
Arabic, Persian, Azerbaijani and Hausa form of Asia.
Bahreyn بحرین (Country & Island) Persian, Turkish, Armenian, Bulgarian
Persian, Turkish, Armenian and Bulgarian form of Bahrain.
Borunei برونئی (Country) Persian
Persian form of Brunei.
Chin چین (Country) Indian, Hindi, Persian, Thai, Lao
Hindi, Persian, Thai and Lao form of China.
Dameshq دمشق (Settlement) Persian
Persian form of Damascus.
Eragh عراق (Country) Persian
Persian form of Iraq.
Gorj گرج (Country) Persian (Archaic)
Archaic Persian name of Georgia 1, possibly from Middle Persian gurg meaning "wolf".
Gorjestan گرجستان (Country) Persian
From Persian گرج (Gorj) meaning "Georgia (the country)" combined with the suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the modern Persian name for the country of Georgia.
Hend هند (Country) Persian
Persian form of India.
Hendustan هندوستان (Country) Persian
Extended form of هند (Hend), the Persian form of India, using the suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of".
Iran ایران (Country) Persian, Arabic, English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek, Hebrew, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Urdu, Indian, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Burmese, Filipino, Thai, Tagalog, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian
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.
Kordestan کردستان (Region) Persian
Persian form of Kurdistan.
Mesr مصر (Country) Persian
Persian form of Misr.
Ozbakestan ازبکستان (Country) Persian
Persian form of O'zbekiston (see Uzbekistan).
Pakestan پاکستان (Country) Persian
Persian form of Pakistan.
Panama پاناما (Country & Settlement) English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Armenian, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek, Persian, Urdu, Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Burmese, Thai, Lao, Khmer, Indonesian, Filipino, Malay, Tagalog, Japanese, Korean
From Spanish Panamá, of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from the name of a tree commonly found in the area (species Sterculia apetala). Alternatively it could be related to Guaraní panambi meaning "butterfly" or Kuna bannaba meaning "distant, far away". This is the name of a country in Central America. It is also the name of its capital, usually called Panama City in English.
Rusiyeh روسیه (Country) Persian
Persian form of Russia.
Senegal سنگال (River & Country) Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian, Turkish, Armenian, Persian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek, Turkmen, Mongolian, Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Korean, Indonesian, Filipino, Malay, Tagalog
From Portuguese, possibly from the name of the Berber Zenaga people of northern Senegal. This is the name of a river in western Africa, and a country named after it. It gained independence from France in 1960.
Shili شیلی (Country) Persian
Persian form of Chile.
Shiraz شیراز (Settlement) Persian
Meaning unknown. The name is recorded in Elamite as Tiraziš. This is the name of a city in southern Iran.
Tanzanya تانزانیا (Country) Arabic, Persian, Turkish
Arabic, Persian and Turkish form of Tanzania.
Tehran تهران (Settlement) Persian, English
From Persian تهران (Tehran), meaning unknown. This is the name of the capital city of Iran.
Turan توران (Region) Persian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Arabic
Historical region in central Asia, originally inhabited by nomadic Iranian peoples and traditionally said to mean "land of Tur". It is mentioned frequently in the 10th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh.
Uganda اوگاندا (Country) English, Eastern African, Ganda, Swahili, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Turkish, Georgian, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay
From Buganda, the name of a kingdom within Uganda, which means "land of the Ganda" in the Luganda language. The Ganda are an ethnic group, their name possibly deriving from a Bantu word meaning "family". Uganda is a landlocked country in eastern Africa.
Ukrayn اوکراین (Country) Persian
Persian form of Ukraine.
Yaman یمن (Country) Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Indian, Hindi, Uzbek, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic form of Yemen, properly written with the definite article: اليمن (al-Yaman).
Zangibar زنگبار (Island) Persian
Persian form of Zanzibar.
Zhapon ژاپن (Country) Persian
Persian form of Japão (see Japan).