The Mirror Image Of Myself

Persian Names Are Cool, Too

Posted in Asides, Interesting Stuff by zenmaster on July 28, 2007

From my observation, most of the Malaysians are already bored with naming their children in Western or Biblical monickers. To heed Tun Mahathir’s advice to “look at the east”, Malaysian parents name their children the Eastern way, Persianized, to be precise. Mirza, Perves, Omid, Darius, Cyrus and Xerxes (I kid you not) are some of the names given by the parents to their male children. For female, the parents will name their children Aryana, Laili, Suri, Shereen and Mumtaz.

To make this entry longer, am going to write the trivias about the Persians. Whenever you look at the Persians, you’ll might be thinking “Hmmmm…… they look like Arabs or Jews”. Yes, Persians and Arabs look alike but, hell no, Persians are Aryan, not Middle Eastern. Afghans, Pakistani and Northern Indians are actually Aryans, too. We might learned the World Civilizations like Egypt and China but we definitely haven’t learn the Persian Empire before, despite its significant contribution in the world. That’s why, Persian empire is the most underrated civilization in the world.

In fact, 2/3 of the scholars, important figures, inventors and pioneers during Golden Age of Islamic Civilization are actually Persians (surprised, eh). Religions like Zoroastrian and Bahai Faith are founded by the Persians. Yeap, I’m going to name my children, Xerxes, if only I’ve a child. I said IF.

Click here for the list of Persian names

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  1. Mr. F said, on July 28, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    Xerxes, havent seen anyone with that name yet; the girls, a-plenty and coincidently hawt. 😉

    Persians names are not like needles in a haystack (among my circles anyway). It is nothing compared to naming your son Kal El (which, my cousin named his son with, lol).

    Zen: Seconded with your reply. What the hell? Kal El? 😀

  2. evie said, on July 31, 2007 at 12:42 am

    😉 ello there, I’ve made up my mind to have my kids have Greek names.. 😀

    Zen: Methinks Cyrus and Darius sounds Greek. I think.

  3. Tze Lun said, on July 31, 2007 at 9:09 am

    Was thinking about cool names the other day and well, now I found some cool ones 😛

    Zen: Hi, pal. Thanks for dropping by. So, what’s the name of your choice? 🙂

  4. Ka$e said, on August 9, 2007 at 6:33 am

    Actually, Persians and Arabs do look alike, and it’s not a coincidence. I myself am Persian, and the truth is, we are heavily mixed with our Semitic neighbors. Pakistanis and Indians are actually mixed with the indigenous populations of those regions also. Almost all genetic and DNA studies and phylogenetic studies done on Iranians has found that they have either a) heavily mixed with their neighbors or b) have a common ancestry with them. These are scientific facts proven through genetics and DNA. Iranians HLA frequencies are very close to that of Palestinians one study found. Just the facts, you don’t need to like it, but it’s true

    Zen: Interesting. I learned something new today. Thanks for your explaination. 🙂


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