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Most common surnames in Iran: 1. Mohammadi, 2. Hosseini, 3. Ahmadi

Source: Mehr News Agency

"Mohammadi is Iran's most common surname with 723,166 records." Head of the National Organization for Civil Registration's Identification Documents Office said. Mohsen Karam added "Hosseini with 496,593, and Ahmadi with 467,725 records stand next."

"Mohammadi" is derived from the name of the Muslims' Prophet Muhammad and is the most common family name in Iran.

"Derivative surnames such as "Mir-Mohammadi" and "Pour-Mohammadi" are also highly common in the country, with rates varying from one province to another." he stated.

"For example, "Goudarzi" in Lorestan, "Zare" in Fars, "Salari" in Kerman, and "Hosseini" in Mazandaran stand as the most popular family names." Karami Pointed out.

The National Organization for Civil Registration official said on the longest family name in the country: "There have been many long surnames upon issuance, the longest being 35 letters. One example of such a name is Agha Mirza Mohammad Ali Shirazi, all of the words comprising the family name of an Iranian citizen."

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