Sari Gelin's exact origin is unknown but many cultures of the region claim it, Armenians, Kurds, Azerbaijanis, Georgians, Iranians, and Turks. The song element that all these cultures have in common is the melody in Bayati Maqam. Although the song sounds the same, the lyrics have significant differences. The song is called Sari Gelin in Azeri, which means Blond bride. In Armenian is called Sari Aghjik, which means a girl from the mountains, and in Farsi the song is called Daman Keshan.