Shahriyar was a village in the territory of the Iravan uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Vedi (Ararat) district, and present-day Ararat province. The village was noted in “The Iravan Province Review Book” and marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The village was inhabited by 84 Azerbaijanis in 1897. Armenian armed units committed massacres in the village in 1905–1906. The village had been deserted by 1922. After the establishment of Soviet power in present-day Armenia, the village was inhabited by 44 Azerbaijanis in 1922, 35 in 1926 and 37 Azerbaijanis in 1931. In accordance with the decision of the USSR Council of Ministers “On On the resettlement of collective farmers and other Azerbaijani population from Armenian SSR to the Kur-Araz lowlands of the Azerbaijan SSR” dated 23 December 1947, the Azerbaijani population of the village were deported to Azerbaijan and the village was abolished. At present, it lies in ruins.

The toponym was coined on the basis of a personal name.