Afghani Submitted Surnames

Afghani names are used in the country of Afghanistan in central Asia.
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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.
AFGHAN     Afghani
Means "from Afghanistan".
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".
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]
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".
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).
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.
AURAKZAI     Pakistani, Pashto
Variant transcription of Orakzai.
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.
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.
DURRANI     Pashto, Pakistani, Afghani
Derived from Pashto padshah durr-i durran meaning "king pearl of the age", a title used by Ahmad Shah Durrani, founder of the state of Afghanistan. This is the name of a Pashtun tribe in Pakistan and Afghanistan... [more]
HASHMI     Pakistani, Urdu, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Afghani
From the Arabic هاشم (hashim) meaning "crusher, breaker of bread" (see Hashim). This surname refers to the Arab Banu Hashim clan (also called Hashemites) of the Quraysh tribe that the Islamic Prophet Muhammad was a member of.
ISHAQZAI     Pashto, Afghani
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     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Pashto, Kashmiri, Punjabi
Derived from the Turkic military title khan, which is ultimately of Mongolian origin from ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ (qaɣan) meaning "king, emperor, sovereign".
MALIKZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Means "son of the king"; from the given name Malik meaning "king" and the Pashto زوی (zoy) "son (of)".
MOHAMMADZAI     Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Means "sons of Mohammad"; a combination of the given name Mohammad and Pashto زوی (zoy) "son (of)". The Mohammadzai is a sub-tribe of the Barakzai, of which inhabits Afghanistan... [more]
NIAZAI     Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
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, Afghani
Means "son of light", from Arabic نور (nūr) meaning "light, ray of light, light beam" (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.
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.
POPALZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Meaning unknown; a combination of Popal with an unknown meaning and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Popalzai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan.
RAHMAN     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Pakistani, Malay, Arabic, Afghani, Assamese, Malayalam, Hindi, Urdu
From the given name Rahman, used throughout the Muslim world.
RASUL     Pakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian, Pashto
From the Arabic رَسُول (rasūl) meaning "messenger, apostle, prophet" (see Rasul). This was applied to the Islamic Propet Muhammad, who was also called رسول الله (Rasūl Allāh) meaning "messenger of Allah (God)".
SADOZAI     Pashto, Pakistani
Means "son of Sado", a combination of the given name Sado and the Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Sadozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Popalzai mainly inhabiting Pakistan and a Balochi clan 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.
SARDAR     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Marathi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Afghani
From the Persian title سردار (sardâr) meaning "commander, headmaster", traditionally denoting a prince, nobleman, or aristocrat.
SEDIQI     Afghani, Persian
Afghani Persian variant of Sadeghi.
SHAH     Persian, Afghani
From the Persian word شاه (šâh) meaning "king, monarch", referring to a title used by Iranian monarchs.
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, Afghani
Variant transcription of Shirzai.
SHIRZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Means "son of Sher", from the given name Sher combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son".
TAHERI     Persian, Iranian, Afghani
From the given name Taher.
ULLAH     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Afghani, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From Arabic اللّٰه (allāh), referring to the monotheistic god in Islam (see Allah).
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, Afghani
Variant of Yousafzai primarily found in Afghanistan.
YUSUFI     Afghani, Tajik, Urdu
Cognate of Yousfi.
YUSUFZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Variant transcription of Yousafzai.
ZADRAN     Pashto, Afghani
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Pashtun tribe inhabiting Afghanistan and Waziristan (Pakistan).
ZAHID     Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali (Muslim), Afghani
From the given name Zahid.
ZAHIR     Bengali (Muslim), Muslim, Arabic, Afghani
From the given name Zahir.
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.
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