Type Surname (from occupation)
Scripts শেখ (Bengali), شيخ (Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Shahmukhi)
Pronounced Pron. [ʃajχ] (Arabic)
Other Forms FormsShaikh, Sheykh, Shaykh
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 9/14/2016
From the Arabic title شَيْخ (šayḵ) meaning "chief, chieftain, head", used as title to denote a political or spiritual leader of a Muslim community.