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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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
Variant transcription of AL-AMIN.
EL-GHAZZAWY   الغزّاوي     Arabic
Variant transcription of AL-GHAZZAWI.
EL-HASHEM   الهاشم     Arabic
Variant transcription of AL-HASHIM.
EL-MOFTY   المفتي     Arabic
Variant transcription of AL-MUFTI.
HAKIM   حكيم     Arabic
Derived from the given name HAKIM.
HUSSAIN   حسين     Arabic
Derived from the given name HUSAYN.
KADER (2)     Arabic
Derived from the given name KADER (1).
KARIM   كريم     Arabic
Derived from the given name KARIM.
KARIMI   كريمي     Arabic, Persian
Derived from the given name KARIM.
MOHAMMED     Arabic
From the given name MUHAMMAD.
MUHAMMAD     Arabic
Derived from the given name MUHAMMAD.
NAAJI   ناجي     Arabic
From the given name NAAJI.
NAGI   ناجي     Arabic
Variant transcription of NAAJI.
NAJM   نجم     Arabic
From the given name NAJM.
NEJEM   نجم     Arabic
Variant transcription of NAJM.
SAAB     Arabic
From the Arabic given name Sabah which means "morning".
SAMARA     Arabic
Means "benefit, gain" from Arabic tharama.
SAQQAF   سقاف     Arabic
From Arabic سقف (saqaf) meaning "roof".
SULTAN   سلطان     Arabic
From a nickname meaning "sultan, ruler" in Arabic.
TAWFEEK   توفيق     Arabic
Variant transcription of TAWFIQ.
TAWFIQ   توفيق     Arabic
From the given name TAWFIQ.
ZAMAN   زمان     Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name ZAMAN.
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