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AAMIR     Pakistani
From the given name Aamir.
AAZIZ     Arabic
Variant of Aziz.
ABABNEH     Arabic
Mainly found in Jordan.
ABAEV     Ossetian, Uzbek, Kazakh, Turkmen
Muslim surname possibly derived from Proto-Turkic *bāj meaning “rich, noble”.
ABDELLAHI     Western African
Derived from the name Abdellah which is a form of Abd Allah. This surname is prevalent in Mauritania.
ABDELNOUR     Arabic
From the given name Abd al-Nur meaning "servant of the light".
ABDULATIPOV     Dagestani, 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.
ABDULAYEV     Kazakh, Tajik, Chechen
Means "son of Abdullah".
ABDUL GAYYOOM     Dhivehi
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-).
ABDULLAYEV     Uzbek, Azerbaijani
Uzbek and Azerbaijani of Abdulayev.
ABIOYE     Nigerian
From the given name Abioye.
ABLET     Uyghur
From the given name Ablet.
ABOUELKASSEM     Arabic (Egyptian, Rare)
Rare Egyptian form of Abo al-Qassem. A notable bearer is Alaaeldin Abouelkassem (1990–), an Egyptian fencer.
ABRAHAMOWICZ     Polish
Means "son of Abraham".
ABRAHAMYAN     Armenian
Means "son of Abraham".
ABULAFIA     Judeo-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).
ACHAKZAI     Pashto, Pakistani, Afghani
Means "son of Achak", a combination of Achak (referring to Achak Khan, the grandson of Barak Khan, the founder of the Barakzai tribe) and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Achakzai are a Pashtun tribe near the Pakistani-Afghanistani border, though most reside in Pakistan.
AÇIKGÖZ     Turkish
Derived from Turkish açık meaning "open, opened" and göz "eye".
ADELZHANOV     Kazakh (Rare)
Means "son of Adelzhan".
ADHIKARI     Nepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Indo-Nepalese surname with an unknown meaning.
ADIL     Urdu, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Adil.
ADLEIBA     Abkhaz
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.
ADVANI     Sindhi, Indian
Sindhi Hindu surname meaning "descendant of Adu", most likely referring to the name of a past ancestor of the clan.
ƏFƏNDIYEV     Azerbaijani
Means "son of the effendi", from the Ottoman title افندي (efendi) meaning "lord, master", of Greek origin.
AFFENDI     Malaysian
Derived from the given name Affendi (see Effendi).
AFGHANZADA     Afghani, Persian
Means "son of the Afghan", from the Pashto and Persian exonym 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".
AFIF     Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Afif.
AGARWAL     Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain surname meaning "people of Agroha", referring to a town in the Indian state of Haryana.
AGBAJE     Nigerian, Yoruba
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967-), an English actor and model of Yoruba Nigerian descent.
AGRBA     Abkhaz
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]
AGUZAROV     Ossetian
Russified form of an Ossetian surname possibly meaning “colourless fire”.
AHMADI     Persian, Indonesian, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Ahmad.
AHMADZADEH     Persian
From the given name Ahmad combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
AHMADZAI     Pashto
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]
AHMETAJ     Albanian
From the given name Ahmad.
AHN     Korean
From the Sino-Korean 安 (ān) meaning "calm, peaceful, tranquil, quiet".
AHO     Finnish
As a Finnish surname, it is derived from Finnish aho "glade", "forest clearing". It was also formerly a popular ornamental name in Northern Finland, especially among Swedes living there. It is now a 'protected' surname in Finland, which means someone may only bear it via birthright or marriage.... [more]
AHO     Assyrian
Assyrian surname of unknown meaning.
AHUJA     Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Indian (Sikh)
Sikh name meaning "descendant of Ahu", based on the name of a clan in these communities (see Arora). Ahu is presumably the name of an ancestor; the suffix -jā is patronymic.
AIBEKOV     Kazakh
Means "son of Aibek".
AIMÉ     Haitian Creole, French (African)
Means "loved, love" in French.
AÏT     Berber, Northern African
Derived from Tamazight ⴰⵢⵜ (aït) meaning "son", also commonly used a component for compound names and surnames.
AÏTBRAHIM     Berber, Northern African
Means "son of Brahim", from Tamazight ⴰⵢⵜ (ait) meaning "son" combined with the Arabic given name Brahim.
AKASAKI     Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
AKBAR     Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim), Indonesian, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Arabic, Persian
From the given name Akbar, itself derived from the Arabic أَكْبَر (’akbar) "greater, greatest", the elative degree of كَبِير (kabīr) "big, large, great". It is most widely used in the Islamic takbir: الله أكبر (Allāhu Akbar) meaning "God is the greatest".
AKBARI     Persian
From the given name Akbar.
AKHATOV     Tatar, Russian
Means "son of Akhat".
AKHBA     Abkhaz
Derived from Abkhaz akhba meaning "elder" or аб (āb) "father".
AKHMADOV     Chechen, Tajik
Means "son of Akhmad (see Ahmad)".
AKHTAR     Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pashto
Derived from Persian اختر (axtar) meaning "star".
ALAKOZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Means "son of Alako", a combination of Alako (referring to the son of King Zirak Khan) and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Alakozai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan.
ALAM     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam).
ALAMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic عَلِيم (ʿalīm) meaning "knowing, learned, education" (see Alim), mainly used in a religious context.
ALAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi (Moroccan) form of Alawi meaning "descendants of Ali". This surname usually refers to the descendants of the Moroccan Alaouite dynasty/royal family founded in 1631. In 2014, this was the second most common surname in Morocco.
ALBOROV     Ossetian
Russified form of an Ossetian name derived from Loir, the name of a village in present-day North Ossetia-Alania.
ALBORTY     Ossetian
Original Ossetian form of Alborov.
ALEKSANYAN     Armenian
Means "son of Aleksan".
ALEXANDROV     Bulgarian, Russian
Variant spelling of Aleksandrov.
ALEXIEVICH     Belarusian
Means "son of Alexey".
ALGERIE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the French Algérie meaning "Algeria" (referring directly to the country itself). It also refers to someone from Annaba, Algeria.
AL-GHAMDI     Arabic
Means "the Ghamd", referring to a member of the Ghamd tribe of Saudi Arabia.
ALHAMBRA     Filipino, Spanish
From the Spanish alhambra which in turn is derived from Arabic الْحَمْرَاء‎‎ (Al-Ḥamrā) meaning "the red one", ultimately from the Arabic أَحْمَر (ʾaḥmar) "red"... [more]
ALIKHANOV     Russian, Kazakh
Means "son of Alikhan".
ALIOUN     Western African
Variant of Alioune.
ALIOUNE     Western African
Derived from the given name Ali; used in Mauritania.
ALIYEV     Azerbaijani, Russian, Kazakh
Derived from the given name Ali. This surname is of Arabic origin and is used throughout Central Asia and the Caucasus.
ALIZADE     Persian, Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Alizadeh.
ALIZADEH     Persian
From the given name Ali (1) combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
ALIZAI     Pashto
Means "descendant 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 KUWARI     Arabic
Mainly found in Qatar.
ALMATYEV     Kazakh (Rare)
Derived from Almaty, the name of a city in Kazakhstan.
ALMAZBEKOV     Kyrgyz
Means "son of Almazbek".
AL-QAHTANI     Arabic
Means "the Qahtani" in Arabic, referring to a member of the Qahtanite people from the southern Arabian Peninsula and Yemen.
AL SAUD     Arabic
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-SHEHRI     Arabic
Means "the Shehri", referring to a member of the Shehri tribe of Saudi Arabia.
AL-THANI     Arabic
From Arabic الثاني (althani) meaning "the second". This is the family name of the House of Thani, the ruling family of Qatar.
AL-ZAHRANI     Arabic
From Arabic زهراني (zahran) meaning "flowering, blossoming"; ultimately from زَهْرَة (zahra) "flower, blossom" (see Zahrah).
ALZAHRANI     Arabic
Variant of Al-Zahrani.
AMANGELDIEV     Kazakh
Means "son of Amangeldi" in Kazakh.
AMARI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMARI     Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 甘 (ama) meaning "sweet" combined with 利 (ri) meaning "profit, benefit".
AMEEN     Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Amin.
AMETOV     Crimean Tatar
Means "son of Amet" in Crimean Tatar.
AMIDANE     Northern 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.
AMINE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Amin (see Amin).
AMINI     Persian
From the given name Amin.
AMIRI     Persian, Arabic
From the given name Amir.
AMRANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Amran, a variant of the Arabic given name Imran.
ANĐELKOVIĆ     Serbian
Means "son of Anđelko".
ANDES     German
Variant spelling of Anthes.
ANDJELKOVIĆ     Serbian (Anglicized)
Anglicized version of Anđelković.
ANDRONIKASHVILI     Georgian
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.
ANGADI     Indian, Kannada
From Kannada ಅಂಗಡಿ (aṃgaḍi) meaning "store, shop".
ANGELIS     Greek
Variant of Angelos.
ANJUM     Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From the Arabic نَجْم (najm) meaning "celestial body, star, planet".
ANZAI     Japanese
From Japanese 安 (an) meaning "calm, peaceful" combined with 西 (sai) meaning "west", 斎 (sai) meaning "worship, religious meals", or 済 (sai) meaning "settle, finish".
ARAFA     Arabic (Egyptian)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning “to know”.
ARAI     Japanese
From Japanese 新 (ara) meaning "new" or 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
ARATANI     Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
ARDZINBA     Abkhaz
Means "son of silver" from Abkhaz араʒны (ārāʒnə) "silver" and аҧа (āpā) "son".
ARFAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning "to know" or أَرْفَع (ʾarfaʿ) meaning "high, lofty, elevated" (chiefly Tunisian).
ARIF     Urdu, Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Malay, Arabic
From the given name Arif.
ARISTIDE     Haitian Creole, French (African)
From the given name Aristide. A notable bearer is Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953-), the 37th and 39th President of Haiti.
ARORA     Indian, 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.
ARSENISHVILI     Georgian
Means "son of Arsen" in Georgian.
ARSHBA     Abkhaz
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".
ARSLAN     Turkish
Variant of Aslan.
ARSLANAGIĆ     Bosnian
Means "son of Arslan".
ASAROĞLU     Turkish
Means "son of Asar".
ASHER     Hebrew
From the given name Asher.
ASHER     English
Topographic surname denoting someone who dwelled by an ash tree, from Middle English asche "ash tree" combined with the suffix -er.
ASHIQ     Pakistani, Punjabi, Urdu
From Arabic عَاشِق (ʿāšiq) meaning "in love with, enamored, infatuated" or "admirer, lover, adorer", ultimately from عِشْق (ʿišq) "being in love".
ASHKENAZI     Hebrew, 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.
ASHUBA     Abkhaz
Possibly from Abkhaz ашә (āš°) meaning "cheese" or "beech" or ашәа (āš°ā) meaning "song".
ASLANBEKOV     Chechen
Means "son of Aslanbek".
ASLANISHVILI     Georgian
Means "son of Aslan" in Georgian.
ÁSMUNDSDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of Ásmundur".
ÁSMUNDSSON     Icelandic
Means "son of Ásmundur".
ASTANA     Kazakh
Derived from Astana, the name of the capital city of Kazakhstan. Its name is derived from Persian آستانه (âstâne) meaning "capital".
AUBAKIROVA     Kazakh
Feminine form of Aubakirov.
AURAKZAI     Pakistani, Pashto
Variant transcription of Orakzai.
AVIDZBA     Abkhaz
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.
AVRAMOV     Bulgarian
Means "son of Avram" in Bulgarian.
AXMED     Somali
Somali form of Ahmed.
AYBEKOV     Kazakh
Variant transcription of Aibekov.
AYTMATOV     Kyrgyz, Russian
Russianized Kyrgyz surname.
AZAMATOV     Uzbek
Means "son of Azamat".
AZIZI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi), Malaysian
From the given name Aziz.
AZMAT     Pakistani, Urdu
Derived from the Arabic عَظَمَة (ʿaẓama) meaning "majesty, glory".
AZOULAI     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant transcription of Azoulay.
AZOULAY     Judeo-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".
AZULAY     Hebrew
Variant of Azoulay.
BABA     Nigerian, Yoruba, Western African
From an honourific title used to denote a father, wise man, or an elder.
BABA     Japanese
Means "riding ground" in Japanese from 馬 (ba) "horse" combined with 場 (ba) "place, ground, field".
BABAIAN     Armenian (Rare), Iranian
Variant of Babayan, which is a patronymic from Turkish baba "father".
BABAYAN     Armenian
Derived from Turkish baba meaning "father".
BABIKER     Northern African, Arabic
Possibly from Arabic بَكَرَ (bakara) meaning "first born" or "to be early" (chiefly Sudanese).
BADAWY     Arabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic بَدَوِيّ (badawiyy) meaning "Bedouin".
BADMAEV     Kalmyk, Buryat
Kalmyk and Buryat family name derived from the given name Badma.
BAIZHANOV     Kazakh
Means "son of Bayzhan".
BAJWA     Pakistani, Urdu, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
From the Persian باز (bâz) meaning "hawk, falcon". Used by both Pakistani Muslims and Indian Sikhs.
BAKHTIARI     Persian
From the given name Bakhtiar.
BAKYTBEKOV     Kyrgyz (Rare)
Means "son of Bakytbek" in Kyrgyz.
BALAKRISHNAN     Indian, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Balakrishna.
BANGLA     Bengali
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".
BANSAL     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Most likely from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśa) meaning "bamboo, sugar cane" or "lineage, stock, pedigree".
BAR     Hebrew
From Aramaic בְּרָא (b'rā) meaning "son, child" or Hebrew בָּר (bar) meaning "grain, cereal".
BARAKZAI     Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Means "sons of Barak"; a combination of the given name Barak and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Barakzai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan my Pakistan.
BARNABI     American (Rare)
Possibly from a variant of the given name Barnaby.
BARON     English, 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]
BARON     Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish surname Ó Bearáin (see Barnes).
BARSKIY     Ukrainian
Means "of Bar", referring to the city of Bar in the Vínnitsya Oblast.
BAŠIĆ     Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from baša, a honorific term for “chief”, “boss”, “head of the family”, etc.
BASSETT     English
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.
BASUMATARY     Indian, Bodo, Assamese
Means "mother earth" or "earthly folks", a Sanskritized form of the Bodo name Baisamatari.
BATUNGBAKAL     Filipino
Tagalog Filipino surname meaning "iron stone", from Tagalog bato "stone" combined with bakal "iron, steel".
BAYU     Indonesian
Means "wind" in Indonesian.
BAYZHANOV     Kazakh
Variant transcription of Baizhanov.
BEGUM     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Kashmiri, Urdu, Punjabi
From the Persian title بیگم (beygom) meaning "lady, madam", traditionally used as a royal title for Muslim females in Central and South Asia. It is the feminine equivalent of the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg).
BEIFONG     Popular 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".
BEKHTI     Arabic (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.
BELHADI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From an Arabic name meaning "father of Hadi" (chiefly Algerian).
BELHADJ     Arabic (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.
BELIKOV     Russian
Derived from Russian белый (belyy) meaning "white, fair".
BELKACEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi form of Abu al-Qasim meaning "father of Qasim" (chiefly Algerian).
BELKALEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of Essaïd Belkalem (1989-), an Algerian footballer.
BEN     Arabic (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-AHARON     Hebrew
Means "son of Aaron" in Hebrew.
BEN AHMED     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ahmed"; predominantly used in Tunisia.
BENAÏSSA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Aissa (see Isa)"; mainly used in Algeria and Morocco.
BEN ALI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali"; mainly used in Tunisia. A famous bearer is Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936-), the former and second president of Tunisia.
BENALI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali"; used in Algeria and Morocco.
BEN AMOR     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Amor" (chiefly Tunisian).
BENAOUF     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown (chiefly Algerian and Mauritanian).
BEN ARI     Hebrew
Means "son of Ari (1)" in Hebrew.
BEN ASHER     Hebrew
Means "son of Asher" in Hebrew.
BENAYOUN     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Moroccan Jewish surname meaning "son of Ayoun", based off of an Amazigh (Berber) transcription of the Hebrew personal name Chayyim.
BEN DAVID     Hebrew
Means "son of David" in Hebrew.
BEN DOR     Hebrew
Means “son of Dor” in Hebrew.
BEN HADJ     Arabic (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 HAIM     Hebrew
Means "son of Chayyim" in Hebrew.
BENHAIM     Jewish, Northern African
Variant of Ben Haim used by the Jews of North Africa.
BENHASSI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
A notable bearer is Hasna Benhassi (1978-), a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner.
BEN ISRAEL     Hebrew
Means "son of Israel" in Hebrew.
BEN JEDDOU     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Mainly found in Tunisia.
BENJELLOUN     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From an Andalusian-Moroccan surname of unknown meaning.
BEN KHALIFA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Khalifa"; prevalent in Tunisia.
BEN LARBI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Larbi"; mainly found in Tunisia.
BENMOUSSA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Moussa (see Musa)".
BENNANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Morocco. A notable bearer is Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco (1978–), born as Salma Bennani.
BENRAMDANE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Ben Romdhane (chiefly Algerian).
BEN ROMDHANE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ramadan" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN SAID     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Sa'id", mainly used in Tunisia.
BENSAÏD     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means “son of Sa’id” in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BENSALEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Salem" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BEN SHALOM     Hebrew
Means "son of peace" in Hebrew.
BEN SHIMON     Hebrew
Means "son of Shimon" in Hebrew.
BEN SHUSHAN     Hebrew
Means "son of the lily" in Hebrew.
BENSIMON     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant of Ben Simon used by the Jews of North Africa.
BENSOUSSAN     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Maghrebi Jewish surname meaning "son of Shoshannah".
BENTALEB     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means “son of Taleb” in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BEN YAHIA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahia" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN YAHYA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahya".
BEN YAIR     Hebrew
Means “son of Yair” in Hebrew.
BENYAMINA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yamina" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BEN YOSEF     Hebrew
Means "son of Yosef" in Hebrew.
BENYOUCEF     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Youcef (see Joseph)"; mainly found in Algeria.
BEN YOUNES     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Younes" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN YOUSSEF     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Youssef"; mainly used in Tunisia.
BEN ZAIED     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Zaied (see Zayed or Zayd)"; prevalent in Tunisia.
BEN ZE'EV     Hebrew
Means "son of Ze'ev" in Hebrew.
BENZEMA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of French professional footballer Karim Benzema who is of Algerian descent.
BERGOGLIO     Italian
From the name of a village located in the Piedmont province in Italy. A notable bearer is Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio), the current Pope of the Catholic Church.
BESHIMOV     Kyrgyz
Possibly derived from the given name Beshim. A known bearer is Bakyt Beshimov, the deputy chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan.
BESTAEV     Ossetian
Russified form of an Ossetian name from Ossetian бистэ (biste) meaning "village, suburb". Alternatively, it could be derived from Persian به (beh) meaning "good, excellent, better"... [more]
BESTAUTY     Ossetian
Original form of Bestaev.
BEY     French, German, Frisian
North German and Frisian: from the Old Frisian personal name Beyo or Boy/Boye (see Boye).... [more]
BEY     Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
BHATT     Indian, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Nepali
Variant of Butt used in India and Nepal.
BIELINSKI     Polish, Jewish
Habitual surname for someone from Bielin in Volhynia or Bielina, Bielino, or Bieliny in Poland.
BIEN-AIMÉ     Haitian Creole
Means "beloved", ultimately from French bien "good" and aimé "love".
BINGLEY     English
Habitual surname for someone from Bingley in West Yorkshire, derived either from the given name Bynna or the Old English element bing meaning "hollow" and leah meaning "woodland clearing"... [more]
BIXBIE     Obscure (Rare)
Possibly a rare variant of Bixby.
BJORGMAN     Popular Culture
The surname of Kristoff from the movie "Frozen".
BJÖRNSDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of Björn". Its masculine counterpart is Björnsson.
BLOUNT     English
Variant of Blunt.
BLUNT     English
From the Old French word blund which means "blonde, fair". It also coincides with the Middle English word blunt or blont meaning "dull". A famous bearer is Emily Blunt, a British actress.
BOIKOV     Bulgarian, Russian
Variant transcription of Boykov.
BOLATOV     Kazakh
Means "son of Bolat".
BONIADI     Persian (Rare)
Most likely derived from Persian بنياد‎‎ (Bonīād), the name of a village in the Bushehr Province of Iran. A notable bearer is Iranian-American actress Nazanin Boniadi (1980-).
BONOMINI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Bonomo.
BOTROS     Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Derived from the given name Botros.
BOUALEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Alam" (see Boualem); mainly found in Algeria.
BOUAZIZ     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Aziz", from the Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father" combined with Aziz.
BOUCHAIB     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Shoaib"; mainly found in Morocco and Algeria.
BOUCHAREB     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of the moustache" or "father of the drinker", from the Arabic بو (bu) "father (of)" and شَارِب (šārib) meaning "drinking, drinker" or "moustache". It is mainly found in Algeria.
BOUDIAF     Arabic (Maghrebi)
A notable bearer was Mohamed Boudiaf (1919-1992), an Algerian politician and a founder of the National Liberation Front (FLN).
BOUHIRED     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is Djamila Bouhired (1935-), an Algerian militant and nationalist who opposed the French rule over Algeria.
BOUHOUCHE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Most likely from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father" and حَوْش (ḥawš) meaning "courtyard, enclosure, farm" (chiefly Algerian).
BOUKHALFA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Khalfa (see Khalifa)"; mainly used in Algeria.
BOUKHAROUBA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer was Algerian revolutionary and politician, Houari Boumediene (1932–1978), born Mohammed Ben Brahim Boukharouba.
BOUMEDIENE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meens "father of Mediene (see Midian)". Midian is a Biblical figure; the son of Abraham and Keturah and founder of the Midianite tribe. A famous bearer is Houari Boumediene—born Mohammed ben Brahim Boukharouba—(1932–1978), an Algerian revolutionary and president of Algeria from 1976 to 1978.
BOUSHAB     Western African
Used in Mauritania.
BOUTAYEB     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Tayeb" (chiefly Moroccan). A notable bearer is Brahim Boutayeb (1967–), a retired Moroccan track and field athlete.
BOUTEFLIKA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1937-), the current president of Algeria.
BOUTELLA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of the mountain, father of the hill", from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father" and تَلّ (tall) "hill, foothill" (chiefly Algerian).... [more]
BOUTROS     Arabic, Coptic
Variant transcription of Botros.
BOUZAHER     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zaher" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BOUZAID     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly a variant of Bouzid.
BOUZIAD     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Ziad" in Arabic.
BOUZIANE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zayyan" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
BOUZID     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zaid" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
BOUZIDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Bouzid meaning "father of Zaid (see Zayd)". This surname is mainly used in Algeria and Morocco.
BOYKOV     Bulgarian, Russian
Means "son of Boyko".
BRAHIMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Brahim (chiefly Algerian).
BRAHMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Brahimi used in Algeria and Tunisia.
BUBIKOĞLU     Turkish
Means "son of Bubik".
BULSARA     Indian (Parsi), Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati
Indian Parsi surname derived from the name of the Indian city of Bulsar (today known as Valsad), which was a center for Zoroastrianism in the 17th century. A famous bearer of the surname was Farrokh Bulsara (also known by his stage name Freddie Mercury; 1946-1991), a British singer and songwriter.
BURKHANOV     Uzbek, Russian, Tajik
Means "son of Burhan".
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