Afghani Submitted Surnames

Afghani names are used in the country of Afghanistan in central Asia.
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ACHAKZAI Pashto
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]
AFGHAN Afghani
Means "from Afghanistan".
AFGHANZADA Persian, 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".
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]
AKHTAR Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pashto
Derived from Persian اختر (axtar) meaning "star".
ALAKOZAI Pashto
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.
ALAM Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam).
ALIZAI Pashto
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.
ANWARZAI Pashto
Means "son of Anwar" in Pashto, from the given name Anwar combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)".
AURAKZAI Pashto
Variant transcription of Orakzai.
AYOUBI Persian, Pashto, Arabic
From the given name Ayoub.
AYUBI Persian, Pashto, Urdu
Variant transcription of Ayoubi.
BARAKZAI Pashto
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.
DAWLATZAI Pashto, Afghani
Means "descendants of Dawlat"; a combination of the given name Dawlat and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Dawlatzai is a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Tanoli inhabiting eastern Afghanistan.
DURANI Pashto
Variant transcription of Durrani.
DURRANI Pashto
Derived from Pashto durran meaning "pearl", ultimately from Persian در (dorr). It was historically used in the phrase padshah durr-i durran meaning "king pearl of the age", a title used by Ahmad Shah Durrani, the founder of the modern state of Afghanistan... [more]
GUL Pakistani, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose".
HABIBZAI Pashto
Means "son of Habib" in Pashto. The Habibzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Popalzai.
HASANZAI Pashto
Variant transcription of Hassanzai.
HASSANZAI Pashto
Means "son of Hassan" in Pashto. The Hassanzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Yousafzai.
HUSSAINI Persian, Afghani, Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Hussain.
IBRAHIMI Pashto, Arabic, Albanian
From the given name Ibrahim.
ISHAQZAI Pashto
Means "son of Ishaq", from the given name Ishak combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son". This is the name of a Pashtun tribe from southwest Afghanistan.
KABIR Bengali (Muslim), Nigerian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great" (see Akbar).
KHAN Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Kashmiri, Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim)
Derived from the Turkic military title khan, which is ultimately from Mongolian ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ (qaɣan) meaning "king, emperor, sovereign".
KUMAKI Pashto
I was given this name from my dad who comes from Afghanistan. It's extremely rare in the UK. My dad always told me that my name was created. My grandfather used to help out refugees near the area (in Afghanistan) and the name "Kumaki" was his nickname from the people he helped out... [more]
MALIKZAI Pashto
Means "son of Malik (1)" in Pashto.
MOHAMMADZAI Pashto
Means "son of Mohammad", from the given name Mohammad combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Mohammadzai are a sub-tribe of the Barakzai inhabiting Afghanistan. The Muhammadzai, a separate tribe, inhabits Hashtnagar in Pakistan.
NABIZADA Persian, Afghani
Dari (Afghan Persian) variant of Nabizadeh.
NIAZAI Pashto
Most likely from Persian نیاز (niyaz) meaning "need, necessity, desire, wish" (see Niaz or Niyaz) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Niazai are a Pashtun tribe inhabiting Afghanistan and Pakistan.
NOOR Pakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Punjabi, Malay, Pashto, Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Muslim
From the given name Noor, from the Arabic نُور (nūr) "light".
NOORZAI Pashto
Means "son of the light", derived from Arabic نور (nūr) meaning "light, illumination" (see Nur) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Noorzai (or Nurzai) are a large Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan.
NURISTANI Afghani
Derived from the name of Nuristan (meaning "land of light"), a province in northern Afghanistan.
OMARZAI Pashto
Means "son of Omar (1)" in Pashto.
ORAKZAI Pashto, Pakistani
Means "lost son" in Pashto; a combination of wrak meaning "lost" and زوی (zoy) meaning "son". The Orakzai (or Aurakzai) are a Pashtun tribe from the Orakzai Agency and North West Frontier Province of Pakistan.
PATHAN Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Urdu, Pashto
Derived from Hindustani पठान (paṭhān) meaning "a Pashtun (person)", referring to the Pashtun ethnic group inhabiting present-day Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is sometimes used by Pashtuns who ancestrally migrated to India.
POPALZAI Pashto
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Persian پوپل‎‎ (pupal) meaning "betel nut". The Popalzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Durrani in Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan.
QURESHI Sindhi, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Balochi, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic قُرَيْش (Qurayš), which refers to an ancient Bedouin tribe of the Arabian peninsula that the Islamic Prophet Muhammad was a member of. The name itself is derived from Arabic قَرَشَ (qaraša) meaning "to gnash, to grind, to chew".
RAHMANZAI Pashto
Means "son of Rahman" in Pashto.
RASUL Urdu, Pashto, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian
From Arabic رَسُول (rasūl) meaning "messenger, apostle, prophet" (see Rasul).
SADOZAI Pashto, Balochi
Means "son of Sado" from the given name Sado combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Sadozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Popalzai mainly inhabiting Pakistan. This is also the name of a Baloch tribe in Iran (of Pashtun origin)... [more]
SAFI Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Meaning unknown. This is the name of branch of the Ghurghakhti Pashtun tribe in regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
SEDIQI Afghani, Persian
Afghani Persian variant of Sadeghi.
SHAHZAD Urdu, Pashto
From the given name Shahzad.
SHERKHANZAI Afghani
Meaning "son of Sherkhan" in Pashto. Sherkhan itself means "lion king" in Persian. This surname is found among Afghans belonging to the Barech, one of the Durrani Pashto tribes.
SHERZAI Pashto
Variant transcription of Shirzai.
SHINWARI Pashto
Perhaps from Shinwar, the name of a Pashtun-inhabited district in Afghanistan. The Shinwari are a Pashtun tribe found in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
SHIRZAI Pashto
Means "son of Sher", from the given name Sher combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son".
SIDDIQUI Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Balochi, Pashto, Bengali, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic صَادِق (ṣādiq) meaning "true, truthful, veracious". It was traditionally used as an honorific title or a nickname for a trustworthy person.
SIDIQI Pashto, Persian, Afghani
Means "the veracious" from Arabic صَدَقَ (ṣadaqa) meaning "to be truthful, to be sincere". It is also a variant of Persian Sadeghi.
STANIKZAI Pashto
Of unknown meaning. The Stanikzai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan.
ULLAH Pakistani, Pashto, Urdu, Punjabi, Balochi, Sindhi, Bengali, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic اللّٰه (allāh) referring to the monotheistic god in Islamic belief (see Allah).
WALI Urdu, Pashto, Bengali, Arabic
Derived from Arabic وَلِيّ (waliyy) meaning "helper, friend, protector", used in Islam to describe a saint.
WARDAK Pashto
Meaning uncertain. The Wardak are a Pashtun tribe from the Maidan Wardak Province in Afghanistan.
YOUSAFZAI Pashto
Means "son of Yusuf", from the given name Yousaf combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son". The Yousafzai are a Pashtun tribe inhabiting Pakistan and Afghanistan.... [more]
YOUSUFZAI Pashto
Variant transcription of Yousafzai.
YUSUFZAI Pashto, Afghani
Variant transcription of Yousafzai.
ZADRAN Pashto
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Pashtun tribe inhabiting Afghanistan and Waziristan (Pakistan).
ZALMAI Afghani, Pashto
From the Pashto given name Zalmai.
ZAZAI Pashto, Afghani
Meaning unknown. The Zazai (or Zazi) are a Karlani Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan.