Soraya

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Soraya
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/namePersian language
MeaningPleiades
Region of originWestern Asia

Soraya (Persian: سريا‎) is a feminine Persian name. It is derived from the Arabic name for the Pleiades star cluster, Thurayya (Arabic: ثريّة‎).[1] The name is also popular in Europe due to its association with Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, the second wife of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran, who became a European socialite.

For phonological reasons, it is usually transcribed as Suraya in Afghanistan and Surayo in Tajikistan.

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  1. ^ "Soraya". Behind The Name. Retrieved 1 August 2019.

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