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Names and Naming Practices - Iran
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The names of Iranian Jews reflect their beliefs, customs, way of life, national/cultural identity, family relationships, and the history of the Jewish community in Persia. The first part of this article deals with the given names of Iranian Jews, and the second with the development of surnames (family names).                                                           

1. Given names

Iranian Jewish given names derived from both Jewish tradition and the Iranian cultural environment. Throughout the long…

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Esther Shkalim, “Names and Naming Practices - Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_000721>
First published online: 2014

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