Reza Family History
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Reza Name Meaning
Galician: habitational name from any of the three places in Ourense province, Galicia named Reza. Portuguese: from a derivative of rezar ‘to pray’. Muslim (chiefly Iranian): from the Persian personal name Reza, from Arabic ri?da’ ‘contentment’, ‘satisfaction’. Ri?da’ ?Ali ibn Musa (765–817) was the eighth imam of the Shiites. Reza Shah Pahlavi was the first Shah of the Pahlavi dynasty (1925–79) in Iran. Reza is used to form names in combination with other words, e.g. Reza ul-Karim (Ri?da’ al-Karim) ‘satisfaction of The Most Generous’, i.e. Allah.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press