I wanted to do a distinct set of character names for the Saird area of the lunar empire, once because it is close to Balazar and thus my campaign. Two because I think it has a distinct feel and culture.
The suggestion was made of using Persian names, which worked out well on a lunar patrol I created from Saird. So I have curated a list of ancient and modern Persian names.
I have tried to take the most popular and obviously arab names out and give a list which to most western eyes would suit a fantasy setting.
Mens Sairdite Names
Abbas, Afshin, Aghil, Ahmad, Amin, Amir, Arash, Arastoo, Ardashir, Ardeshir, Arian, Ario, Arman, Armin, Arshad, Arvin, Arwin, Ashem, Ashkan, Atash, Babak, Bagdata, Bahadur, Bahman, Bahram, Bahrom, Bardia, Basir, Behnam, Bijan, Dalir, Dariush, Daryush, Davoud, Davud, Derafsh, Dislshad, Ebrahim, Ehsan, Erfan, Ervin, Erwin, Eshan, Eskandar, Esmail, Farbod, Farhad, Faridoon, Farrokh, Farshid, Garshasp, Giv, Goshtasp, Hamid, Hashem, Hassan, Hirbod, Hormuzd, Hossein, Hossien, Izad, Jamsheed, Jamshid, Javad, Kamran, Karim, Kasra, Kazem, Khashayar, Khosrow, Kiarash, Korhsid, Kourosh, Kurush, Mahmoud, Manuchehr, Marzban, Mazdak, Mazdan, Maziar, Mehdi, Meherzad, Mehran, Mehrdad, Meysam, Milad, Mir, Musa, Naresh, Naveed, Omid, Papak, Parizad, Parsa, Parviz, Payam, Pedram, Piruz, Pouria, Ramin, Ratukal, Reza, Rostam, Sadegh, Sajad, Saman, Samir, Sassan, Sepehr, Shahin, Shahrokh, Shahryar, Shahzad, Shahznar, Shapour, Sharif, Shervin, Siavush, Sohrab, Soroush, Tasmasp, Tirdad, Turan, Ulatel, Vahid, Vandad, Varshasp, Verenmar, Yaghoub, Yahya, Yazdan, Younes, Zand, Zartosht, Zhubin, Zurvan
Womans Sairdite Names
Arezoo, Atefeh, Atoosa, Azadeh, Azar, Baharak, Banu, Bita, Dana, Darya, Delarna, Dilshad, Donya, Elaneh, Eshan, Fairuza, Farangis, Farideh, Farnaz, Farzaneh, Fatemeh, Fereshteh, Firuzeh, Frida, Goli, Golnar, Gordafarid, Isskura, Jaleh, Kasra, Khorshid, Kiana, Korshid, Laleh, Leila, Mahshid, Mandana, Maryam, Masha, Mehregan, Mina, Minoo, Mithra, Mojugan, Nasrin, Nazanin, Neda, Niloufar, Paniz, Parastoo, Parastu, Pardis, Parisa, Parvin, Payvand, Reyhan, Roksaneh, Roshan, Roxana, Roya, Sahar, Samira, Sara, Sepideh, Setareh, Shadi, Shireen, Shirin, Shiva, Sima, Simin, Soheila, Soraya, Tahmineh, Tamina, Tannaz, Tara, Taraneh, Tarsa, Vritin, Xorshid, Yasamin, Yasmin, Zareen, Zarine, Zaynab, Zhila, Ziba, Zinat