List of Syrian Armenians
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Politics and military
- Sarkis Assadourian (born 1948, Aleppo), former member of Canadian Parliament
- Samuel Der-Yeghiayan (born 1952, Aleppo), United States federal judge, noteworthy for being the first Armenian immigrant to become a federal judge in the United States
- Varoujan Garabedian (born 1954, Qamishli), former member of the ASALA, linked with the 1983 Orly Airport attack
- Jacobo Harrotian (fl. 19th century, Aleppo – 1929 Dominican Republic), Mexican General officer of Armenian descent who participated in the Mexican Revolution
- Garo Kahkejian (1963, Aleppo – 1993, Magauz near Martakert), Armenian military commander and participant of the Nagorno-Karabakh war, buried in the Yerablur Pantheon
- Aram Karamanoukian (1910 - 1996), lieutenant-general of the Syrian army
- Hrant Maloyan (1896 - 1978), General Commander of the Internal Security Forces in Syria
- Vartan Oskanian (born 1955, Aleppo), Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia between 1998 and 2008
- Sarkis Soghanalian (1929, Alexandretta – 2011, Hialeah, Florida), Lebanese-American international private arms dealer from Syria, nicknamed The Merchant of Death
- Levon Ter-Petrossian (1945, Aleppo), President of Armenia between 1991 and 1998
- Karekin I Sarkissian (1932, Kesab – 1999, Vagharshapat), catholicos of All Armenians between 1994–1999, and catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia between 1983–1994 as Karekin II
- Zareh I Payaslian (1915, Marash – 1963, Beirut), catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia from 1956 to 1963 who served as Primate of Aleppo between 1943–1956
Literature, history and journalism
- Garnik Addarian (1925, Aleppo – 1986, Beirut), renowned Armenian Diasporan poet
- Kevork Ajemian (1932, Manbij – 1998, Lyon), prominent writer, journalist, novelist and public activist, one of the founders of ASALA
- Hagop Barsoumian (1936, Aleppo – 1986, Beirut), was an Armenian scholar and Armenologist, Ph.D. in Ottoman History
- Antranig Chalabian (1922, Kesab – 2011, Southfield, Michigan), US-based Armenian historian, medical illustrator and cartographer
- Seta Dadoyan (born in Aleppo), Lebanon-based Armenian scholar, Doctor of Sciences in Philosophy focusing on the history of Armenian philosophy
- Antranig Dzarugian (1913, Gürün – 1989, Beirut), famous Armenian Diasporan novelist and poet of the 20th century, raised and educated in Aleppo
- Bedros Hadjian (born 1933, Jarabulus), Buenos Aires-based Armenian contemporary writer and journalist
- Rizqallah Hassun (1825, Aleppo – 1880, London), Syrian-Armenian poet and the founder of the first newspaper written solely in Arabic, Mirat al-ahwal, in 1855
- Moushegh Ishkhan (1914, Sivrihisar – 1990, Beirut), famous Armenian Diasporan poet of the 20th century, raised and educated in Damascus
- Harry Koundakjian (1930–2014), Syrian-born American news photographer, photojournalist and photo editor
- Vahan Kurkjian (1863, Aleppo – 1961, New York), Armenian author, historian and teacher, publisher of Loussaper Armenian newspaper in 1904 in Cairo
- Harut Sassounian (born 1950, Aleppo), Armenian-American writer and political analyst, publisher of The California Courier
- Simon Simonian (1914, Ayntab – 1986, Beirut) Aleppo-raised and educated Armenian writer, public activist and teacher, founder of the Spurk Journal in 1958 in Beirut
- Hrag Vartanian (born in Aleppo), Brooklyn-based Armenian-American contemporary writer, critic and cultural worker.
- Manvel Zulalyan (1929, Aleppo – 2012, Yerevan), academic Armenian historian, Armenologist, and professor of the Armenian State Pedagogical University, Ph.D. in Oriental studies
- Roger Altounyan (1922, Aleppo – 1987), Syrian-born Anglo-Armenian physician and pharmacologist who pioneered the use of sodium cromoglycate as a remedy for asthma
- Kevork Mardikian (born 1957, Latakia), football trainer and one of the best Syrian footballers of all time, played during the 1970s and 1980s
- Mardik Mardikian (born 1992, Latakia), current member of Syria national football team, son of trainer Kevork Mardigian
Music, theatre and drama
- George Tutunjian (1930, Aleppo – 2006, Montreal), renowned Armenian patriotic songs performer.
- Aram Tigran (1934, Qamishli – 2009, Athens), famous Armenian singer among Kurds who sang primarily in Kurdish and Armenian.
- Karnig Sarkissian (born 1953, Aleppo), renowned contemporary performer of Armenian revolutionary songs.
- Paul Baghdadlian (1953, Aleppo – 2011, Glendale, California), worldwide Armenian singer.
- Haig Yazdjian (born 1959, Aleppo), Greece-based Syrian-Armenian composer, vocalist and an Oud player.
- Avraam Russo (born 1969, Aleppo), born as Apraham Ipjian, famous Syrian-Armenian singer in Russia.
- Raffi Ohanian (born 1989, Aleppo), contemporary singer, the 2009–2010 winner of Hay Superstar TV hit show of the Idol series in Armenia.
- Arsen Grigoryan Mro (born 1968, Al Qamishli), one of the most notable and famous Armenian Patriotic and National singers in Armenia and the diaspora.
- Jean Carzou (1907, Aleppo – 2000, Marsac-sur-l'Isle, Dordogne), renowned French-Armenian painter from Syria.
- Yousuf Karsh (1908–2002), Armenian Canadian portrait photographer
- Shahen Khachatrian (born 1934, Aleppo), artist and art expert, founding director of Arshile Gorky Museum in Vagharshapat.
Business and public activism
- Giovanni Anastasi (1780, Damascus – 1860, Alexandria), wealthy merchant and antiquarian, served as Swedish-Norwegian consul-general in Alexandria from 1828 until his death.
- Charles A. Agemian (1909, Aleppo – 1996, Neptune City, New Jersey), nationally known Armenian-American banker.
- Albert A. Boyajian (born 1940, Aleppo), American business leader and activist for Armenian causes.
- Vatche Arslanian (1955, Aleppo – 2003, Baghdad), member of the Canadian Red Cross and head of logistics for the ICRC in Iraq during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
- Jack Kachkar (born 1964, Damascus), Armenian Canadian businessman.
- Arto Der Haroutunian (1952, Aleppo – 1987, England), celebrated British-Armenian cook, restaurateur, architect, painter, poet and translator.
- DJ Sedrak (1963, Aleppo – 2008, Yerevan), TV presenter and the first radio-DJ in Armenia, born as Setrag Davidian.
- Charla Baklayan Faddoul (23 July 1976, Aleppo, Syria), reality star who appeared on The Amazing Race 5 and The Amazing Race: All-Stars with her cousin Mirna.