Arabic Surnames

Arabic names are used in the Arab world, as well as some other regions within the larger Muslim world. They are not necessarily of Arabic origin, though most in fact are. Compare also Persian names and Turkish names. See also about Arabic names.
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ABBAS عبّاس Arabic, Urdu
From the given name ABBAS.
ABDULLAH عبد الله Arabic
Derived from the given name ABD ALLAH.
ABDULRASHID عبد الرشيد Arabic
Derived from the given name ABD AL-RASHID.
AHMAD أحمد Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name AHMAD.
AHMED أحمد Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name AHMAD.
AJAM عجم Arabic
From Arabic عَجَم ('ajam) meaning "foreigner, non-Arab".
AL-AMIN الأمين Arabic
Means "the truthful" from Arabic امين (amin).
ALFARSI الفارسي Arabic
Means "the Persian" in Arabic, derived from Arabic فارس (Faris) meaning "Persia".
AL-GHAZZAWI الغزّاوي Arabic
Originally indicated a person who came from Gaza in Palestine.
AL-HASHIM الهاشم Arabic
From the given name HASHIM.
ALI عليّ Arabic
From the given name ALI (1).
AL-MUFTI المفتي Arabic
Refers to a mufti, a Muslim legal advisor consulted in applying a religious law.
AMJAD أمجد Arabic
Derived from the given name AMJAD.
BOULOS بولس Arabic
From the given name BULUS.
BOUSAID بوسعيد Arabic
Means "father of SA'ID" in Arabic.
EL-AMIN الأمين Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic الأمين (see AL-AMIN).
EL-GHAZZAWY الغزّاوي Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic الغزّاوي (see AL-GHAZZAWI).
EL-HASHEM الهاشم Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic الهاشم (see AL-HASHIM).
EL-MOFTY المفتي Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic المفتي (see AL-MUFTI).
HAKIM حكيم Arabic
Derived from the given name HAKIM.
HUSSAIN حسين Arabic
Derived from the given name HUSAYN.
KADER قادر Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic قادر (see QADIR).
KARIM كريم Arabic
Derived from the given name KARIM.
KARIMI كريمي Arabic, Persian
Derived from the given name KARIM.
MOHAMMED محمّد Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name MUHAMMAD.
MUHAMMAD محمّد Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name MUHAMMAD.
NAAJI ناجي Arabic
From the given name NAAJI.
NAGI ناجي Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ناجي (see NAAJI).
NAJJAR نجّار Arabic
Means "carpenter" in Arabic.
NAJM نجم Arabic
From the given name NAJM.
NEJEM نجم Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نجم (see NAJM).
QADIR قادر Arabic
Derived from the given name QADIR.
SAAB صعب Arabic
Possibly from the Arabic given name SABAH.
SAMARA سمارة Arabic
Meaning unknown.
SAQQAF سقاف Arabic
From Arabic سقف (saqaf) meaning "roof".
SULTAN سلطان Arabic
From a nickname meaning "sultan, ruler" in Arabic.
TAWFEEK توفيق Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic توفيق (see TAWFIQ).
TAWFIQ توفيق Arabic
From the given name TAWFIQ.
ZAMAN زمان Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name ZAMAN.