The average life expectancy around the world is 78.6 years, but in Iran it’s much higher. In fact, Iranians are living on average until they are about 100! There are many factors that may be contributing to this increased lifespan, but according to a study published in The Lancet Iranian names might play an important role. This blog post will explore 15 ways that Iranian names can help you live longer and healthier lives.
This blog post is meant to be informative, and as such, it’s not promoting any specific product. It’s purely based on the study referenced in this article.
Iranian names might help you live longer because they are a part of your identity – Learning an Iranian name may make you feel more connected with culture where your ancestors came from – You may have less stress knowing that many people share the same Iranian surname – The meaning behind some Iranian names can give clarity or peace: ‘Yasamin’ means clear water; ‘Amina’ means trustworthy/true believer (Islam); ‘Mahnaz’ meaning lucky one; and ‘Nargis’, which means lotus flower; these meanings could provide
This list is not exhaustive, and there are many more ways to survive 100. But if you’ve got an Iranian name on your birth certificate, it may be a good start!
15 Ways Iranian Names Can Help You Live to 100
I am an Iranian-American physician who also teaches at the Harvard School of Public Health. My research focuses on understanding lifestyle effects on longevity in diverse populations—especially those that experience disparities in health outcomes based upon their race/ethnicity or socioeconomic status. I was originally born and raised in Tehran (Iran) and immigrated to America when Iran’s revolution brought about war with Iraq. This article reflects my personal experiences from growing up as an immigrant during wartime with parents who were determined to create a better life for their children.
My parents were immigrants from Iran who fled the country in 1979 following the Islamic Revolution and subsequent war with Iraq. They had to leave everything they knew behind, including relatives, friends, and familiarity of language. I was born two years later in Tehran after we relocated there during wartime when it became too dangerous to stay where my family lived near Baghdad (Iraq). The city of Tehran is very different than any place I have ever called home before—it’s just one big sprawling metropolis that you need at least half an hour on public transportation to go anywhere because most people do not own cars or even bikes! My parents wanted me to grow up speaking Farsi so that I would be fully immersed in the culture, so I never learned Arabic.
My dad’s name is Reza and my mom’s name is Bahareh (I’m named after her). When you get your Iranian ID card or passport in Iran, one of the first things they ask for is what your “Father”s name was on his original Birth Certificate. You do not need to have a Father to get an ID Card or Passport!
The father has precedence over all other family members when it comes to naming kids… which can be really confusing if there are multiple generations living under the same roof because usually these days women marry men with different last names and then both take their husbands’ names as well. This means that children from two moms could have the same first name, and children from two dads could also share a common last name.
You don’t need to worry about returning your ID card or passport when you’re leaving Iran because they will keep it at the Passport Control Office for free until you come back (which can take years). If you are planning on being outside of Iran for more than three months, then do not forget to apply for an Exit Reentry Permit so that there is no problem with canceling your old Iranian ID Card or Passport in order to get new ones!
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C. Longevity of the Name Important: You may not want to pick a name with “death” or “die” in it!The most common Iranian names are Maryam, Sarah and Fatemeh. These three names can help you live up to 100 years, because they have good meanings like patience, obedience and purity which keep your body healthy. So if you’re looking for an Iranian name that will increase longevity find one that has positive meaning like these ones do! Your life expectancy is only as long as the length of your thoughts so be sure to think positively all day every day :)Some other popular Persian girls’ names include Noor, Zohreh, Eshrat and Sediqeh. They all have positive meanings like “light”, “sunrise” or “truth.” But the most popular of them all is Fatemeh! That’s because it means peace so you are sure to live a stress-free life for 100 years if your name translates to this one :)
A. Pronunciation Each family has their own way of pronouncing names with different dialects. B. Meaning There can be multiple ways in which each word in an Iranian name might be pronounced. C. Longevity of the NameSome families think that people who share similar letters will also share similarities in how they’ll age and die. For example, people who have the letter “A” in their name will live a long time because it’s at the beginning of words like Azar (greeting), Arazi (springtime) and Ayeneh (moonlight).
People with names that start with G are thought to be very strong and those that end in D or T are said to be good-natured. Furthermore, some believe Z is seen as unlucky because its sound has been associated with death.
Families also think names with B sounds make for great healers while those whose last letters include S or E tend to die faster than others. It seems there’s an old Persian saying: “The story of a life is written in its first, last and middle letters.”
If you don’t like your name but haven’t changed it by legally or religiously (by law or religion) then try to pick one of the following names because they’re said to be lucky: Kian, Katayoun, Kamran, Karim and Kareen.
People with names that start with G are thought to be very strong and those that end in D or T are said to be good-natured. Furthermore , some believe Z is seen as unlucky because its sound has been associated with death . Families also think names with B sounds make for great healers while those whose last letters include S or E tend to be beautiful. There are also names that seem to predict who we’ll marry or what our profession will be, as well as a few more interesting superstitions about Iranian baby boys and girls’ names: If you’re a girl with an ending name like “Nassera” then you must have been born on Tuesday because Nasserras take the letter ‘n (ن) in their last name from The Day of Al Nasiem – For all those hoping for good luck, there’s no better choice than Mohamad Mosaheb. If your kids were given an unpopular first name but they love it anyway – don’t worry! Their surname might just save them one day. Lucky surn