Persian Place Names
are used in the country of Iran, in southwestern Asia, which is part of the Muslim world. See also about Iranian names
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]
IRAN ایران (Country) Persian, Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Croatian, Serbian
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.
SHIRAZ شیراز (Settlement) Persian
Meaning unknown. The name is recorded in Elamite as Tiraziš
. This is the name of a city in southern Iran.
TEHRAN تهران (Settlement) Persian, English
From Persian تهران (Tehran)
, meaning unknown. This is the name of the capital city of Iran.