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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).
ABDELMASSIHArabic
Means "servant of the anointed (Christ)" from Arabic عبد ال (‘abd al) meaning "servant of the" and مسيح (masīḥ) meaning "anointed, Messiah, Christ", used by Arabic-speaking Christians.
ABDELNOURArabic
From the given name Abd al-Nur meaning "servant of the light".
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".
ABKHAZIGeorgian
Means "Abkhaz person" in Georgian, referring to a member of the Abkhaz ethnic group inhabiting the Black Sea coast. This was the name of a Georgian family of princely status descended from the Shervashidze ruling family of Abkhazia.
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.
ABRAHAMIANArmenian
Variant transcription of Abrahamyan.
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]
AÇIKGÖZTurkish
Derived from Turkish açık meaning "open, opened" and göz "eye".
ADAMIANArmenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Adamyan used by Armenians living outside of Armenia.
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".
AFIFIndonesian, Arabic
From the given name Afif.
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.
AGBAJENigerian, Yoruba
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967-), an English actor and model of Yoruba Nigerian descent.
AGHAEIPersian
Derived from the Persian title آقا (âqâ) meaning "sir, lord", of Turkic borrowing.
AGINAGABasque
Habitational name from a place named Aginaga, from Basque (h)agin meaning "yew tree" combined with -aga, a collective suffix.
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.
AHMETIAlbanian
From the given name Ahmet.
AHNKorean
From the Sino-Korean 安 (ān) meaning "calm, peaceful, tranquil, quiet".
AHOFinnish
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]
AHOAssyrian
Assyrian surname of unknown meaning.
AHUJAIndian, 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.
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.
AKAGAWAJapanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 川 (gawa) meaning "river, stream".
AKASAKIJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
AKASHIJapanese
From Japanese 明 (aka) meaning "bright" and 石 (shi) meaning "stone".
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.
AKHTARUrdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pashto
Derived from Persian اختر (axtar) meaning "star".
AKINFEEVRussian
Means "son of Akinfiy".
AKKAYATurkish
Means "white rock" from Turkish ak meaning "white" and kaya "rock".
AKMATOVKyrgyz
Means "son of Akmat".
AKYILDIZTurkish
Means "white star" in Turkish.
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.
AL-ATTARArabic
Means "the perfumer, the druggist" from Arabic عَطَّار (ʿaṭṭār) "perfumer, druggist, pharmacist".
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.
ALMAZÁNSpanish, Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Habitational name demoting someone originally from the municipality of Almazán in Castile and León, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic المكان المحصن (al-makān al-ḥiṣn) meaning "the fortified place" or "the stronghold".
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.
ALVIUrdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic علوي (ʿalawiyy) meaning "pertaining to Ali (1)". The Alvi are a Muslim clan from India and Pakistan claiming descent from Ali ibn Abi Talib (601-661), a cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
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.
AMANOJapanese
From Japanese 天 (ama) meaning "heaven, sky" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
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).
AMARIJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese 甘 (ama) meaning "sweet" combined with 利 (ri) meaning "profit, benefit".
AMBONGFilipino, Cebuano
Denotes a type of hut or shack used as storage for food harvest.
AMEENUrdu, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Amin.
AMERArabic, Urdu
Variant of 'Aamir.
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.
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".
ANJUMIndian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From Arabic نَجْم (najm) meaning "celestial body, star, planet".
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.
ANZAIJapanese
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".
ANZOROVChechen
Means "son of Anzor".
ARABIPersian, Arabic
Means "Arab" or "Arabic" in Persian and Arabic.
ARAFAArabic (Egyptian)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning “to know”.
ARAIJapanese
From Japanese 新 (ara) meaning "new" or 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
ARAKELYANArmenian
Means "son of Arakel".
ARATANIJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
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".
ARSLANTurkish
Variant of Aslan.
ARSLANAGIĆBosnian
Means "son of Arslan".
ARUSTAMYANArmenian
Means "son of Arustam", from a given name derived from a combination of the names Ara and Rustam.
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".
ASLANIANArmenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Aslanyan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
ASLANISHVILIGeorgian
Means "son of Aslan" in Georgian.
ASLANOVAzerbaijani
Means "son of Aslan".
ASLANYANArmenian
Means "son of Aslan".
ASTANAKazakh
Derived from Astana, the name of the capital city of Kazakhstan. Its name is derived from Persian آستانه (âstâne) meaning "capital".
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]
AUBAKIROVAKazakh
Feminine equivalent of Aubakirov.
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.
AVITALHebrew
From the given name Avital.
AVIVHebrew
From the given name Aviv, also meaning "spring (the season)" in Hebrew.
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.
BABAJapanese
Means "riding ground" in Japanese from 馬 (ba) "horse" combined with 場 (ba) "place, ground, field".
BABAEVUzbek, Tajik, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian
Variant transcription of Babayev.
BABAIANArmenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Babayan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
BABAYANArmenian
Derived from Turkish baba meaning "father".
BABAYEVAzerbaijani, Turkmen, Uzbek
Derived from Tatar бабай (babay) meaning "old man, grandfather".
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".
BAGATSINGFilipino, Hiligaynon
Indian Filipino name derived from Sanskrit भगत (bhagat) meaning "devotee, follower" combined with सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
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.
BAJWAPakistani, Urdu, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
From the Persian باز (bâz) meaning "hawk, falcon". Used by both Pakistani Muslims and Indian Sikhs.
BAKHTIARIPersian
From the given name Bakhtiar.
BAKYTBEKOVKyrgyz (Rare)
Means "son of Bakytbek" in Kyrgyz.
BALAGUERCatalan, Tagalog
Denotes someone originally from the city of Balaguer in Catalonia, Spain.
BALINGITFilipino, Tagalog
Means "cheeks" in Kapampangan.
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".
BARHebrew
From Aramaic בְּרָא (b'rā) meaning "son, child" or Hebrew בָּר (bar) meaning "grain, cereal".
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".
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