[mur-zuh; Persian meer-zah]
noun (in Persia, or Iran)
  1. a royal prince (placed after the name when used as a title).
  2. (a title of honor for men, prefixed to the name).

Origin of mirza

1605–15; < Persian < Arabic amīr commander (cf. amir, emir) + zād born
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noun (in Iran)
  1. a title of respect placed before the surname of an official, scholar, or other distinguished man
  2. a royal prince: used as a title after a name

Word Origin for mirza

C17: from Persian: son of a lord
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