Sanjarli was a village in the territory of the Zangezur uezd of the former Yelizavetpol (Ganja) governorate, later in the former Gafan district, and present-day Syunik province. Another name for the village was “Sanjar oghlu”. It was located 35 km to the northwest of the town of Gafan.

The Azerbaijanis were attacked, massacred or expelled from the village by Armenian armed units in 1918. Only after the establishment of Soviet power in present-day Armenia, the Azerbaijanis who survived managed to return to their village. The village was inhabited by 27 Azerbaijanis in 1926. The Azerbaijanis were deported in the 1930s and the village was abolished. At present, it lies in ruins.

The toponym was coined on the basis of the Turkic ethnonym “Sanjarli” and is an ethnotoponym.