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AAMIRPakistani
From the given name Aamir.
AAZIZArabic
Variant of Aziz.
ABABNEHArabic
Of unknown meaning, predominantly used in Jordan.
ABAEVOssetian, Uzbek, Kazakh, Turkmen
Possibly derived from Proto-Turkic *bāj meaning “rich, noble”.
ABAZAArabic (Egyptian)
Refers to a member of the Abkhaz or Abazin (Abaza) ethnic groups of the Caucasus.
ABDELLAHIWestern African, Wolof
From the given name Abdellah (chiefly Mauritanian).
ABDELLAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Abdellah" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
ABDOLLAHIPersian
From the given name Abdollah.
ABDULATIPOVDagestani, Avar, Uzbek
From the given name Abdulatip, itself derived from the Arabic name Abd al-Latif. A notable bearer is Ramzan Abdulatipov (1946-), the current Head of the Republic of Dagestan in Russia.
ABDUL GAYYOOMDhivehi
From the Arabic name Abdul Qayyum (عبد القيوم‎) meaning "servant of the eternal". This is borne by current Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom (1959-) and former President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom (1937-).
ABDULINUzbek, Kazakh
From the given name Abdullah.
ABDULLAYEVUzbek, Azerbaijani
Variant transcription of Abdullaev.
ABDULLINTatar, Bashkir, Uzbek, Kazakh
From the given name Abdullah.
ABDULLOEVTajik
Means "son of Abdullo".
ABDYKADYROVKyrgyz
Means "son of Abdykadyr", from a variant of the Arabic name Abd al-Qadir.
ABDYKERIMOVKyrgyz
Means "son of Abdykerim", derived from the Arabic name Abd al-Karim.
ABDYLDAEVKyrgyz
Means "son of Abdylday" from a given name either derived from Arabic Abdullah or from Arabic عبد ال (ʿabd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with the Turkish word day meaning "support, foundation".
ABEBEAmharic, Ethiopian
Means "flower" in Amharic.
ABIOYENigerian
From the given name Abioye.
ABKHAZAVAGeorgian
Derived from Georgian აფხაზი (apxazi) meaning "Abkhaz person". Alternatively, it may be of Adjarian origin (referring to the Adjara region of Georgia) from the Muslim name Abkhas or Abhas derived from Arabic أَب (ʾab) meaning "father" and خَاصّ (ḵāṣṣ) "special, particular".
ABLETUyghur
From the given name Ablet.
ABOUELKASSEMArabic (Egyptian, Rare)
Rare Egyptian form of Abo al-Qassem. A notable bearer is Alaaeldin Abouelkassem (1990–), an Egyptian fencer.
ABULAFIAJudeo-Spanish
Sephardi Jewish surname from Arabic أبو العافية‎‎ (Abū l-ʿāfiya), a combination of أبو (abū) meaning "father (of)", اَل (al) "the", and عافية (ʿāfiya) "health, wellbeing" (see the given name Aafia).
ACHAKZAIPashto
Means "son of Achak" in Pashto, from the name Achak (referring to Achak Khan, the grandson of Barak Khan, the founder of the Barakzai tribe) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)"... [more]
ADAMYANArmenian
Means "son of Adam".
ADHIKARINepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit अधिकार (adhi-kāra) meaning "authority, right, government, rule".
ADHIKARYIndian, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali
Variant transcription of Adhikari.
ADILUrdu, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Adil.
ADLANIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Adlène (chiefly Moroccan).
ADLAWANFilipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Derived from Cebuano adlawan meaning "daytime" or "daybreak".
ADLEIBAAbkhaz
Most likely from the given name Adlei, itself derived from Arabic عَادِل (ʿādil) meaning "fair, just", combined with Abkhaz аҧа (āpā) meaning "son". Alternatively, it could be from a Georgian word denoting a measure of length equal to approximately one metre, which would therefore have made it a nickname for a short person.
ADVANISindhi, Indian
Sindhi Hindu surname meaning "descendant of Adu", most likely referring to the name of a past ancestor of the clan.
ƏFƏNDIYEVAzerbaijani
Means "son of the effendi", derived from the Ottoman title افندي (efendi) meaning "lord, master".
AFFENDIMalaysian
Derived from the given name Affendi (see Effendi).
AFGHANZADAPersian, Afghani
Means "son of the Afghan", from Pashto and Persian افغان‎‎ (afǧân) referring to an inhabitant of Afghanistan or a member of the Pashtun ethnic group combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
AGARWALIndian, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain surname meaning "people of Agroha", referring to a town in the Indian state of Haryana.
AGHAEIPersian
Derived from the Persian title آقا (âqâ) meaning "sir, lord", of Turkic borrowing.
AGRBAAbkhaz
Most likely derived from Abkhaz агыруа (ā́gər-uā) meaning "Mingrelian, farm labourer, serf", historically used to refer to the Mingrelians, an ethic sub-group of the Georgians. Alternatively, it could be from Abkhaz агара (āgārā) meaning "to take" or "to bring"... [more]
AGUZAROVOssetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian surname of unknown meaning.
AHARONIHebrew
From the given name Aharon.
AHMADZADEHPersian
From the given name Ahmad combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
AHMADZAIPashto
Means "son of Ahmad", from the given name Ahmad combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son". This is the name of a Pashtun Wazir tribe in Pakistan and a Ghilji tribe in Afghanistan.... [more]
AHMETAJAlbanian
From the given name Ahmad.
AHOAssyrian
Assyrian surname of unknown meaning.
AIBEKOVKazakh
Means "son of Aibek".
AIMÉHaitian Creole, French (African)
Means "loved, love" in French.
AÏTBerber, Northern African
Derived from Tamazight ⴰⵢⵜ (aït) meaning "son", also commonly used a component for compound names and surnames.
AÏTBRAHIMBerber, Northern African
Means "son of Brahim", from Tamazight ⴰⵢⵜ (ait) meaning "son" combined with the Arabic given name Brahim.
AKBARIPersian
From the given name Akbar.
ƏKBƏROVAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Akbarov.
AKBULUTTurkish
Means "white cloud" in Turkish.
AKHATOVTatar, Uzbek, Kazakh
Means "son of Akhat".
AKHBAAbkhaz
Derived from Abkhaz akhba meaning "elder" or аб (āb) "father".
AKHMADOVChechen, Tajik
Means "son of Akhmad".
AKHMADULLINTatar, Bashkir
From the given name Ahmadullah.
AKINFEEVRussian
Means "son of Akinfiy".
AKMATOVKyrgyz
Means "son of Akmat".
ALAKOZAIPashto
Means "son of Alako", derived from the name Alako (most famously borne by a son of King Zirak Khan of Afghanistan) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Alakozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Durrani inhabiting Afghanistan.
ALAMBengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam).
ALAMIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic عَلِيم (ʿalīm) meaning "knowing, learned, education" (see Alim), mainly used in a religious context.
ALAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Ali (1)" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan). This is the name of the current ruling royal family of Morocco founded in 1631.
ALAZRAKISpanish, Judeo-Spanish
Means "the blue one" from Arabic أَزْرَق (ʾazraq) meaning "blue".
ALBAYRAKTurkish
Means "red flag" from Turkish al meaning "red" and bayrak "flag".
ALBORTYOssetian
Derived from Loir, the name of a village in present-day North Ossetia-Alania.
ALGERIEArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the French Algérie meaning "Algeria" (referring directly to the country itself). It also refers to someone from Annaba, Algeria.
AL-GHAMDIArabic
Means "the Ghamdi", referring to the Ghamd tribe of Saudi Arabia.
ALHAMBRAFilipino, Spanish
Refers to the Alhambra, a palace complex located in Granada, Spain. The name itself is of Arabic origin, derived from Arabic الْحَمْرَاء‎‎ (Al-Ḥamrā) meaning "the red one" or, ultimately, from Arabic أَحْمَر (ʾaḥmar) "red".
AL-HARBIArabic
Means “belonging to war” from Arabic حَرْب (ḥarb) meaning “war, fight, battle”.
ALIMPIEVRussian
Means "son of Alimpiy", a Russian form of the Greek name Alypius.
ALIOUNEWestern African, Wolof
From the given name Alioune (chiefly Mauritanian).
ALIPOURPersian
Means "descendant of Ali (1)" in Persian.
ƏLIYEVAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Aliev.
ALIYEVAzerbaijani, Russian, Kazakh
Derived from the given name Ali. This surname is of Arabic origin and is used throughout Central Asia and the Caucasus.
ƏLIZADƏAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Alizadeh.
ALIZADEPersian, Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Alizadeh.
ALIZADEHPersian
From the given name Ali (1) combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
ALIZAIPashto
Means "son of Ali" from the given name Ali (1) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Alizai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
AL KUWARIArabic
Mainly found in Qatar.
ALLALIArabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from a shortened form of the name Abd Allah (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
ALMANZASpanish
Originally indicated a person from Almanza, a city in northern Spain. The city's name itself is derived from Arabic المنزل (al-manzil) meaning "the house".
ALMATYEVKazakh (Rare)
Derived from Almaty, the name of a city in Kazakhstan.
ALMAZBEKOVKyrgyz
Means "son of Almazbek".
AL-MUTAIRIArabic
Means “the Mutairi” referring to the Mutayr (مطير) tribe of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
AL-OTAIBIArabic
Means “the Otaibi”, referring to the Otaibah (عتيبة) tribe of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian peninsula.
AL-QAHTANIArabic
Means "the Qahtani" in Arabic, referring to a member of the Qahtanite people from the southern Arabian Peninsula and Yemen.
AL-SALEHArabic
Means "the virtuous" or "the honest" in Arabic (see Salih).
AL SAUDArabic
From Arabic سُعُود (suʿūd), the verbal noun form of سَعَدَ (saʿada) meaning "to be fortunate, to be propitious". This is the name of the House of Saud (آل سعود), the ruling Royal Family of Saudi Arabia... [more]
AL-SHAMIArabic
Means "the Levantine, the Syrian" from Arabic شَامِيّ (šāmiyy) meaning "Levantine, Syrian, Damascene".
AL-SHEHRIArabic
Means "the Shehri" in Arabic, referring to the Shehri (شهري) tribe of Saudi Arabia.
AL-SHISHANIArabic, Chechen (Expatriate)
Means "the Chechen" in Arabic. This was adopted by Chechens who migrated to the Arab world.
AL-THANIArabic
From Arabic الثاني (althani) meaning "the second". This is the family name of the House of Thani, the ruling family of Qatar.
AL-ZAHRANIArabic
Means “the Zahrani” in Arabic, referring to the Zahran (زهران) sub-tribe of the Azd (أزد) of Saudi Arabia. The name itself is derived from Arabic زهراني (zahran) meaning "flowering, blossoming", ultimately from زَهْرَة (zahra) meaning "flower, blossom" (see Zahrah).
AMANGELDIEVKazakh
Means "son of Amangeldi" in Kazakh.
AMARASEKARASinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning “undying, immortal, imperishable” combined with शेखर (śekhara) meaning "crown, crest, wreath" or "peak, summit".
AMARASINGHESinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara) meaning “undying, immortal, imperishable” combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
AMARIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMBONGFilipino, Cebuano
Denotes a type of hut or shack used as storage for food harvest.
AMETOVCrimean Tatar
Means "son of Amet" in Crimean Tatar.
AMEZIANEBerber, Northern African
Variant transcription of Meziane.
AMIDANENorthern African, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; used by the native Sahrawi people of the disputed region of Western Sahara. Two known bearers are El Wali Amidane (1986-) and Elkouria Amidane (1985-), both Sahrawi human rights activists.
AMINEArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Amin (see Amin).
AMINIPersian, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Amin.
AMIRHebrew
From the given name Amir (2).
AMIRIPersian, Arabic, Swahili
From the given name Amir (1).
ƏMIROVAzerbaijani
Means “son of Əmir”.
AMMARIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMRAMHebrew, Jewish
From the given name Amram.
AMRANIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Imran (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
ANARBAEVKyrgyz
Derived from Persian انار (anâr) meaning "pomegranate" combined with Turkic bay meaning "rich, wealthy".
ANAY-OOLTuvan
Derived from Tuvan анай (anay) meaning "goat, kid" combined with оол (ool) meaning "son, boy".
ANDESGerman
Variant spelling of Anthes.
ANDREADISGreek
Means "son of Andreas" in Greek.
ANDRONIKASHVILIGeorgian
Derived from the Ancient Greek name Andronikos. This was the surname of an important family in Georgia that contributed to politics and military, before the seizure of the country by Russia.
ANGADIIndian, Kannada
From Kannada ಅಂಗಡಿ (aṃgaḍi) meaning "store, shop".
ANVARIPersian
From the given name Anwar.
ANWARIPersian, Indonesian
Variant of Anwar, as well as a Persian variant transcription of Anvari.
ANWARZAIPashto
Means "son of Anwar" in Pashto, from the given name Anwar combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)".
ANWERUrdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of Anwar.
ANYAYAHANFilipino, Tagalog
Means "banquet, bid, treat" in Tagalog.
ANZOROVChechen
Means "son of Anzor".
ARABIPersian, Arabic
Means "Arab" or "Arabic" in Persian and Arabic.
ARAKELYANArmenian
Means "son of Arakel".
ARDZINBAAbkhaz
Means "son of silver" from Abkhaz араʒны (ārāʒnə) "silver" and аҧа (āpā) "son".
ARFAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly derived from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning "to know" or أَرْفَع (ʾarfaʿ) meaning "high, lofty, elevated" (chiefly Tunisian).
ARISTAVAAbkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz name Арстаа (Arstaa) ultimately derived from the Ancient Greek personal name Aristarchus.
ARISTIDEHaitian Creole, French (African)
From the given name Aristide. A notable bearer is Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953-), the 37th and 39th President of Haiti.
ARORAIndian, Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi
Hindu and Sikh name derived from اروهڙ (Aror), the name of the former capital of Sindh, India (now a part of Pakistan and known as Rohri). The name itself is derived from Hindi and Punjabi Aur meaning "someone else", used by the past Aroras to escape persecution.
ARSANUKAEVChechen
Chechen family name of unknown meaning.
ARSENISHVILIGeorgian
Means "son of Arsen" in Georgian.
ARSHBAAbkhaz
Most likely from a contracted form of Arabic أَرْشَد (ʾaršad) meaning "most sensible, most reasonable" or Persian ارشد (arshad) "senior, superior, eldest" combined with Abkhaz аԥа (āpā) "son".
ARYALNepali
Nepali Hindu surname of unknown meaning.
ASADULLINTatar, Bashkir
From the given name Asadullah.
ASAROĞLUTurkish
Means "son of Asar".
ASHERHebrew
From the given name Asher.
ASHEREnglish
Topographic surname denoting someone who dwelled by an ash tree, from Middle English asche "ash tree" combined with the suffix -er.
ASHIQPakistani, Punjabi, Urdu
From Arabic عَاشِق (ʿāšiq) meaning "in love with, enamored, infatuated" or "admirer, lover, adorer", ultimately from عِشْق (ʿišq) "being in love".
ASHKENAZIHebrew, Jewish
From the name of a kingdom referenced in the Hebrew Bible named Ashkenaz, also used to refer to Jews living in Europe or Slavic countries. The name itself is mostly likely derived from Assyrian Aškūza, in turn, the Assyrians probably based the name off of that of the Scythians.
ASHUBAAbkhaz
Possibly from Abkhaz ашә (āš°) meaning "cheese" or "beech" or ашәа (āš°ā) meaning "song".
ASLANISHVILIGeorgian
Means "son of Aslan" in Georgian.
ASLANOVAzerbaijani
Means "son of Aslan".
ASLANYANArmenian
Means "son of Aslan".
ASTRUCJudeo-Provençal
Derived from Occitan or Provençal astruc meaning "happy" (see Astruc).
ATAULLINBashkir
From the given name Ataullah.
ATHANASOPOULOSGreek
Means "son of Athanasios" in Greek.
AUBAKIROVKazakh
Means "son of Aubakir", from a given name of Arabic origin derived from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father (of)" combined with بكير (bakir) possibly meaning "learner, student" or بَكَرَ (bakara) meaning "to get up early" (figuratively meaning "early ripened" or "quickly learned")... [more]
AURAKZAIPashto
Variant transcription of Orakzai.
AURANGZEBUrdu
From the given name Aurangzeb.
AUSHEVIngush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname derived from Nakh ауш (aush) or аус (aus) literally meaning "rock, slope", figuratively meaning "strong, solid, confident".
AU-YEUNGChinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of the Chinese compound surname Ouyang.
AVIDZBAAbkhaz
Derived from Georgian ავი (avi) meaning "currish, severe, sullen" combined with ძე (dze) "son" and Abkhaz аԥа (āpā) "son". The name was most likely borne by Georgians under the spelling Avidze, which was modified with the Abkhaz suffix -ba after migration to Abkhazia.
AVRAMOVBulgarian
Means "son of Avram".
AXMEDSomali
Somali form of Ahmed.
AYARIArabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār) or Persian عیار (ayyâr) meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
AYBEKOVKazakh
Variant transcription of Aibekov.
AYOUBArabic
From the given name Ayoub.
AYOUBIPersian, Pashto, Arabic
From the given name Ayoub.
AYTMATOVKyrgyz, Russian
Russianized Kyrgyz surname.
AYUBIPersian, Pashto, Urdu
Variant transcription of Ayoubi.
AZAMUrdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic أَعْظَم (ʾaʿẓam) meaning "greater, greatest".
AZAMATOVUzbek
Means "son of Azamat".
AZMATUrdu
Derived from the Arabic عَظَمَة (ʿaẓama) meaning "majesty, glory".
AZOULAYJudeo-Spanish, Northern African
Sephardic Jewish surname of disputed meaning; it may be derived from French azur or Spanish azul both meaning "blue" (of Persian origin), from Tamazight izîl meaning "good, pure, sublime", or from an acronym of the Hebrew Biblical passage אִשָּׁ֨ה זֹנָ֤ה וַחֲלָלָה֙ לֹ֣א יִקָּ֔חוּ (’iš-šāh zō-nāh wa-ḥă-lā-lāh lō yiq-qā-ḥū) meaning "They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane".
BABANigerian, Yoruba, Western African
From an honourific title used to denote a father, wise man, or an elder.
BABAEVUzbek, Tajik, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian
Variant transcription of Babayev.
BABAYANArmenian
Derived from Turkish baba meaning "father".
BABIKERNorthern African, Arabic
Possibly from Arabic بَكَرَ (bakara) meaning "first born" or "to be early" (chiefly Sudanese).
BADAWYArabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic بَدَوِيّ (badawiyy) meaning "Bedouin".
BADMAEVBuryat, Kalmyk
From the given name Badma.
BAEKKorean
Korean form of Bai, from Sino-Korean 白 (baek) meaning "white".
BAHRAMIPersian
From the given name Bahram.
BAHŞIŞCrimean Tatar
Derived from Persian بخشش (baxšeš) meaning "forgiveness, amnesty" or بخشیش‎ (bakhšīš) meaning "present, gratuity, reward".
BAIIndian, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Malayalam
Perhaps derived from Hindi बाई (bāī) meaning "lady".
BAIZHANOVKazakh
Variant transcription of Bayzhanov.
BAKHTIARIPersian
From the given name Bakhtiar.
BAKYTBEKOVKyrgyz (Rare)
Means "son of Bakytbek" in Kyrgyz.
BALINGITFilipino, Tagalog
Means "cheeks" in Kapampangan.
BALISTRERISicilian
Means "archer, crossbowman" or "crossbow maker" in Sicilian.
BALUYOTFilipino, Hiligaynon, Tagalog
Derived from Hiligaynon baluyot meaning "sack, bag, pouch".
BAÑAGAFilipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog banyaga meaning foreigner, stranger" or "foreign".
BANDARASinhalese
Possibly derived from Bandāra, a group of guardian deities in the Sinhala Buddhist faith. The term was also used to refer to high officials within the Sinhala Kingdom.
BANGLABengali
From বাংলা (Bangla), the endonym of the Bengali people, the region of Bengal (including Bangladesh), and the Bengali language. The word itself is derived either from Vanga, the name of an ancient kingdom on the Indian subcontinent, or from an Austric word meaning "sun god".
BANSALIndian, Hindi, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Most likely from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśa) meaning "bamboo, sugar cane" or "lineage, stock, pedigree".
BARAKZAIPashto
Means "son of Barak", from the given name Barak (2) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Barakzai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
BARCHOCircassian
Possibly derived from an Adyghe word meaning "band, lace", referring to someone who made ropes or binding tapes, or from a Chechen word referring to a tailor.
BARINOVRussian
Means "son of the boyar", derived from Russian барин (barin) "boyar, nobleman".
BARMANIndian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit वर्मा (varman) meaning "armour, shield, protection".
BARONEnglish, French
From the title of nobility, derived from Middle English & Old French baron (ultimately of Germanic origin). Instead of referring to someone of rank, this surname referred to a service in a baronial household or a peasant with ideas above their station... [more]
BARONIrish
Anglicized form of the Irish surname Ó Bearáin (see Barnes).
BASSETTEnglish
From Old French basset, which is a diminutive of basse meaning "low, short". It was either used as a nickname for a short person or someone of humble origins.
BASUMATARYIndian, Bodo, Assamese
From a Sanskritized form of the Bodo name बसुमातारी (Baisamatari), which meant "mother earth" or "earthly folks". The name was originally used by landowners or landlords.
BATRAIndian, Hindi, Punjabi
Of unknown meaning, based on a clan of the Hindu and Sikh Arora community.
BAYUIndonesian
Means "wind" in Indonesian.
BAYZHANOVKazakh
Means “son of Bayzhan”.
BAZ-OOLTuvan (Rare)
Means "another boy" from Tuvan база (baza) meaning "also, too, another" combined with оол (ool) "son, boy".
BAZZATYOssetian
Derived from Georgian ბაზი (bazi) meaning "falcon" or from a given name derived from Tatar базу (bazu) meaning "to dare" (given in hopes that a son would become a warrior).
BEIFONGPopular Culture
Surname of Toph from the American TV show "Avatar: The Last Airbender". Could be derived from the Chinese word "北方 (Běifāng)" meaning "north".
BEKHTIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic بخت (bakht) "fortune, chance" (see the Persian name Bakhtiar); mainly found in Algeria. A notable bearer is Leïla Bekhti (1984-), a French actress of Algerian origin.
BELGASEMArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Belkacem (chiefly Libyan).
BELHADIArabic (Maghrebi)
From an Arabic name meaning "father of Hadi" (chiefly Algerian).
BELHADJArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the pilgrim", from Arabic حَاجّ (ḥājj) meaning "pilgrim" (chiefly Algerian and Tunisian). It mainly refers to a Muslim who has embarked on the Hajj to Mecca.
BELIKOVRussian
Derived from Russian белый (belyy) meaning "white, fair".
BELKACEMArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi form of Abu al-Qasim meaning "father of Qasim" (chiefly Algerian).
BELKALEMArabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of Essaïd Belkalem (1989-), an Algerian footballer.
BENArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Arabic بْن (bn), a form of اِبْن (ibn) meaning "son (of), offspring". It is often used as a prefix for other Maghrebi patronymic names (such as Benali "son of Ali" or Ben Amor "son of Amor").
BEN AHMEDArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ahmed"; predominantly used in Tunisia.
BENAÏSSAArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Aïssa" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
BEN ALIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali (1)" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian). A notable bearer is Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936-), the second President of Tunisia.
BENALIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali"; used in Algeria and Morocco.
BEN AMORArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Umar" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN ASHERHebrew
Means "son of Asher" in Hebrew.
BENAYOUNJudeo-Spanish, Northern African
Moroccan Jewish surname meaning "son of Ayoun", based off of an Amazigh (Berber) transcription of the Hebrew personal name Chayyim.
BEN BRAHIMArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Brahim" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
BENBRAHIMArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Ben Brahim (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BEN DAVIDHebrew
Means "son of David" in Hebrew.
BEN DORHebrew
Means “son of Dor” in Hebrew.
BEN EZRAHebrew
Means "son of Ezra" in Hebrew.
BENFARÈSArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Farès" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
BEN HADJArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the pilgrim"; the title Hadj refers to a Muslim who has successfully completed the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This surname is mainly found in Tunisia.
BEN HAIMHebrew
Means "son of Chayyim" in Hebrew.
BENHAIMJudeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant of Ben Haim used by Jews in North Africa.
BENHASSIArabic (Maghrebi)
A notable bearer is Hasna Benhassi (1978-), a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner.
BEN HASSINEArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Husayn" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN ISRAELHebrew
Means "son of Israel" in Hebrew.
BEN JEDDOUArabic (Maghrebi)
Mainly found in Tunisia.
BENJELLOUNArabic (Maghrebi)
From a Moroccan surname of Andalusian origin and unknown meaning.
BEN KHALIFAArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Khalifa"; prevalent in Tunisia.
BENKIRANEArabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic بْن (bn) meaning "son" combined with كِيرَان (kīrān) meaning "forges, furnaces", possibly denoting descent of a blacksmith or metalworker (chiefly Moroccan).
BEN LARBIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Larbi"; mainly found in Tunisia.
BEN MANSOURArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Mansour" (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN MENACHEMHebrew
Means "son of Menachem" in Hebrew.
BEN MOHAMEDArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Mohamed" (chiefly Maghrebi).
BENNANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Morocco. A notable bearer is Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco (1978–), born as Salma Bennani.
BENNOUNAArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown, most likely of Arabic origin (chiefly Moroccan).
BENRAMDANEArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Ben Romdhane (chiefly Algerian).
BEN ROMDHANEArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ramadan" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN SAIDArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Sa'id", mainly used in Tunisia.
BENSAÏDArabic (Maghrebi), Judeo-Spanish
Means "son of Sa'id" in Arabic and Hebrew, used in Morocco and Algeria.
BENSALEMArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Salem" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BEN SHALOMHebrew
Means "son of peace" in Hebrew.
BEN SHUSHANHebrew
Means "son of the lily" in Hebrew.
BENSIMONJudeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant of Ben Simon used by Jews in North Africa.
BENSLIMANEArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Slimane" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BENSOUSSANJudeo-Spanish, Northern African
Maghrebi Jewish surname meaning "son of Shoshannah".
BENTALEBArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Taleb" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).