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Tehran

First Name
124
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Tehran mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tehran

User Submitted Origins

Persian/Iranian
50%
English
25%
Arabic
20%
Indian (Sanskrit)
5%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Tehran means "Gift of god".
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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The capital and largest city of Iran; located in northern Iran
Wiktionary

Borrowed from Persian تهران‎ (tahrân). Ahmad Kasravi believed the word "Tehran" is derived from an Indo-European language and originally meant "End of Mountain" ("teh" or "Tah" meaning End, and "rān" meaning "Mountain"). (Karvand Kasravi, page 273)

  1. The capital city of Iran.

Tehran was also found in the following language(s): Azerbaijani and Tatar

Fun Facts about the name Tehran

  • How Popular is the name Tehran? Tehran is the 34,515th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Tehran have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 124 babies born with the first name Tehran in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tehran to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tehran? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Tehran first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tehran is Saturday, August 20th, 1949.
  • What year had the most people named Tehran born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tehran was in 1979 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Tehran: The name spelled backwards is Narhet. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nhaert. How do you pronounce that?
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