Persian is the official language of Iran, a country located in the Middle East. Persian is also spoken in Afghanistan, Tajikistan and areas in Western Asia. The Persian language is classified as a continuation of Middle Persian, the official religious and literary language of Sassanid Persia, descended from the language of the Persian Empire in the Achaemenid era (c. 550–330 BCE). Persian is a pluricentric language and its grammar is similar to that of many contemporary European languages. Persian baby names are lyrical in sound and often have beautiful and poetic meanings. Begin your search at Baby Name Network to find Persian baby names and name meanings.