Arabic Submitted Surnames

Arabic names are used in the Arab world, as well as some other regions within the larger Muslim world. They are not necessarily of Arabic origin, though most in fact are. Compare also Persian names and Turkish names. See also about Arabic names.
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ABBOUD     Arabic
Derived from a nickname for any name beginning with Abdul.... [more]
ABDALLA     Arabic
Variant of Abdullah.
ABDALLAH     Arabic
Variant of Abdullah.
ABDERRAZZAQ     Arabic
Means "Servant of the Sustainer" in Arabic.
ABDULRAFI     Arabic
Abd "slave/servant", Al Rafi "The Exaulted" as in God
ABIDAOUD     Arabic
Arabic surname meaning "son of Dawud".
ABISAMRA     Arabic
Means "Father of Brown" - comes from AbouSamra, which means "Son of Brown."
ABOUELKASSEM     Arabic (Egyptian, Rare)
Rare Egyptian form of Abo al-Qassem. A notable bearer is Alaaeldin Abouelkassem (1990–), an Egyptian fencer.
ABOUROUPHAEL     Arabic
Means "father of rouphael" in Arabic, used especially in Lebanon and the Maghreb region (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia).
AGEEB     Arabic
Means exotic or strange
AHMADI     Arabic, Muslim
Arabic family name meaning "descended from or associated with Ạhmad".
AÏT     Berber, Northern African, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Berber aït meaning "son", also commonly used a component for compound names and surnames. In 2014, this was the most common surname in both Morocco and Algeria.
ALABED     Arabic
means "The Servant of" in Arabic
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.
ALGERIE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from French Algérie meaning "Algeria" (referring directly to the country itself). It also refers to someone from Annaba, Algeria.
ALLAM     Arabic
originally an arabic name but has been used by english speakers. the name means "recognized" or "famous". in other languages it means "one who represents us" and in some languages translates as "flag"
ALMATHRAHI     Arabic (Rare)
Origin unknown, but most likely an anglicized version of 'Almathami'.... [more]
ALMAZAN     Arabic, Persian
meaning "from a diamond" in Arabic. it is usually from people with Persian backgrounds around the area of present day Iran and Lebanon.
AMARI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Arabic given name Ammar; mainly used in Algeria.
AMEEN     Arabic
Variant spelling of Amin.
AMER     Arabic
Variant of Amir.
AMIDANE     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-) (unrelated), both Sahrawi human rights activists.
AMIN     Arabic
From the personal name Amin.
AMIR     Arabic
From the personal name Amir.
AMRANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Imran.
ANBAR     Arabic
Means "amber" in Arabic (see English name Amber). Notable actress Nihal Anbar was born in 1960.
ARFAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Mainly found in Tunisia.
ASAL     Arabic
means "honey" in Arabic
BA     Arabic
Arabic from a shortened form of Aba, accusative case of Abu ‘father’.
BAZZI     Arabic, Iranian
Probably from Arabic baezii ‘foster brother(s)’, unrelated children breast-fed by the same wet nurse.
BELHADI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Mainly found in Algeria.
BELHADJ     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the pilgrim", referring to a Muslim who has embarked on the Hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. A bearer is Nadir Belhadj (1982-), an Algerian professional football player.
BELKACEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi form of Abu al-Qasim meaning "father of Qasim''. It is also used as a given name and mainly found in Algeria.
BELKALEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of Essaïd Belkalem (1989-), an Algerian footballer.
BENAÏSSA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Aissa (see Isa)"; mainly used in Algeria and Morocco.
BENALI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali".
BEN AMOR     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Amor (see Umar)" used in Tunisia.
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.
BENHASSI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
A notable bearer is Hasna Benhassi (1978-), a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner.
BEN KHALIFA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Khalifa"; prevalent in Tunisia.
BENMOUSSA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Moussa (see Musa)".
BEN ROMDHANE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Romdhane (see Ramadan)"; mainly used in Tunisia.
BEN SAID     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Sa'id", mainly used in Tunisia.
BENSAÏD     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Saïd (see Sa'id)"; mainly found in Morocco and Algeria.
BEN YAHIA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahia (see John)"; prevalent in Tunisia.
BEN YAHYA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahya".
BENYAMINA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yamina".
BEN YOUNES     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Younes (see Jonah)"; predominantly used in Tunisia.
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.
BENZEMA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of French professional footballer Karim Benzema who is of Algerian descent.
BERA     Turkish, Arabic
Means "knowledgeable, smart, beautiful".
BITAR     Arabic
This is the Arabic form of Smith.
BOTROS     Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Derived from the given name Botros, which is the Arabic form of Peter. This surname is mainly used by the Coptic people of the Christian faith in Egypt.
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)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Algeria.
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.
BOUTAYEB     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Tayeb", found mainly in Morocco. 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)
Meaning unknown. Two notable bearers are father and daughter Safy (1950–) and Sofia (1982–) Boutella, an Algerian singer and a French-Algerian actress, respectively.
BOUTROS     Arabic, Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Variant of Botros, used by the Christian Copts of Egypt, Lebanon, etc...
BOUZAID     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly a variant of Bouzid.
BOUZIANE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Ziane (see Zayyan)". Note that bou can also mean "man", therefore, this surname can also mean "he who is beautiful" (referring to Zayyan meaning "beautiful, beautifier")... [more]
BOUZID     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zaid (see Zayd)". This surname is mainly used in Algeria and Morocco.
BOUZIDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Bouzid meaning "father of Zaid (see Zayd)". This surname is mainly used in Algeria and Morocco.
BRAHIMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Brahim (see Abraham); mainly used in Algeria.
BRAHMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Brahimi used in Algeria and Tunisia.
BREK     Arabic
CHALHOUB     Arabic
Variant of Shalhoub mainly used in Lebanon.
CHERKAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic شرقي (šarqiyy) meaning "eastern", denoting someone who comes from the east. This surname is mainly found in Morocco.
DAHMANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Dahmane.
DJABOU     Arabic (Maghrebi), Central African
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Abdelmoumene Djabou (1987-), an Algerian footballer.
DJAZAIRI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic الجزائر (al-Jazā’ir) meaning "the islands", referring to the country of Algeria or referring to an Algerian person. This surname could be used to refer to someone from the city of Algiers, or just a general Algerian person.
EL ALAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Alaoui" in Arabic; used predominantly in Morocco.
EL AMARI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Amari", from the Arabic given name Ammar. Mainly found in Morocco.
EL AMRANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Amrani"; derived from the given name Imran. This surname is predominantly used in Morocco.
EL IDRISSI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Idrissi"; derived from the given name Idriss. This surname is mainly found in Morocco.
EL JAOUHARI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Jaouhari" in Arabic, Jaouhari being derived from Arabic جوهر (jawhar) "jewel, precious stone, gem, essence" (see Jawahir). This surname is mainly found in Morocco.
EL OUAFI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Ouafi", derived from the given name Wafi. A bearer was Ahmed Boughèra El Ouafi (1898-1959), an Algerian athlete during the French rule over the country.
EL OUAZZANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Ouazzani"; predominantly found in Morocco.
EL-QASES     Arabic
It means "the narrative (which refers to the title of a chapter of the Quran)".
EL SAYED     Arabic (Egyptian)
Meaning "the master".
EL-SHAFEI     Arabic
It means "the intercessor (which refers to the Prophet of Islam, who will hopefully intercede on one's behalf before God on the day of judgement)".
EL-ZEIN     Arabic
It means "the ornament".
FAISAL     Arabic
good
FARAH     Arabic
From the given name Farah.
FAROUK     Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Farouk.
FAZAL     Arabic
In Islam Imam Hussain's brother (Abbas) was named Fazal, however he was not his biological brother. Imam Hasan was his biological brother. Fazal was rather referred to as Abbas, in his life (c. 566 – c. 653 CE) he was referred to as Abbas and is also referred to today as Abbas
GADDAFI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Gaddafi or Qaddafi. This surname is mainly used in Libya and is borne by Muammar Gaddafi (1942–2011), a Libyan politician, revolutionary, and terrorist.
GHANNOUCHI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is Mohamed Ghannouchi (1941–), the former Prime Minister of Tunisia.
GHARBI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "strange, stranger" or "the one from the West", from Arabic غرب (ḡarb) meaning "to go away, depart", "stranger", or "west, Occident". In 2014, this was the second most common surname in Tunisia.
HADJ     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic حاج (ḥājj) meaning "pilgrim", ultimately from حج‎‎ (ḥajj) meaning "pilgrimage", referring to the mandatory Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This surname is mainly used in Algeria.
HAJJAR     Arabic
Surname meaning "stonemason" in Arabic.
HALABI     Arabic
Habitational name from Arabic Halabi, adjectival derivative of Halab "Aleppo", a city in Syria.
HAMADA     Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic
From the given name Hamada, unrelated to the Japanese surname.
HAMMAMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Hammam (see Hamam). A bearer is Hamma Hammami (1952–), a Tunisian communist speaker. In 2014, this was the third most common surname in Tunisia.
HANNACHI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Hanencha, the name of a semi-independent tribe inhabiting eastern Algeria and western Tunisia. This surname is mainly found in Tunisia and Algeria.
HIDAD     Arabic
In Arabic this means "black smith".
HOSSEINI     Arabic
from an Arabic surname indicating descent from or association with Husain.
HUSAIN     Arabic
From the given name Husain.
IDRISSI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Idriss. This surname is mainly used in Morocco.
IMANI     Arabic
Variant of the first name Iman.
JAOUHARI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic جوهر (jawhar) meaning "jewel, precious stone, gem, essence", ultimately from Persian گوهر (gohar) (see Jawahir). This surname is mainly found in Morocco.
JLASSI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic الجلاص (al-Jlass), which is the name of a Tunisian tribal confederation.
KASMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Kissami, used more frequently in modern times.
KASSEM     Arabic, Persian
Kassem, Kassim, Kasim, or Qasim \q(a)-sim\ is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Kassem is "charitable, generous; one who gives to the people".... [more]
KHALAF     Arabic
Means "Successor" in Arabic
KHALID     Arabic
From the given name Khalid.
KISSAMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic قاسمي (qāsimi) meaning "descendants / followers of Qasim", ultimately from Arabic قاسم (qāsim) meaning "one who divides goods among his people". This was the name of a Moroccan family descended from sharifs and the idrisid dynasty.
LAHLOU     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown, possibly from Arabic حلو (ḥulw) meaning "sweet, nice, charming, pretty". This surname is mainly found in Morocco.
LAMARI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of El Amari meaning "the Amari (see Ammar)", mainly found in Algeria.
LEHLOU     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Rarer variant of Lahlou.
MADBOULI     Arabic (Egyptian)
Variant transcription of Madbouly.
MAGHRIBI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic المغرب (al-Maghrib) meaning "the west", also referring to the country of Morocco. It could be used to refer to a Moroccan person or (in English) someone from the Maghreb region of Northern Africa.
MAHREZ     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is Riyad Mahrez (1991-), an Algerian footballer.
MAJEED     Arabic
"noble", "glorious"
MAKHLOUFI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Makhlouf.
MASIH     Arabic, Indian
مسيح Arabic name meaning "Christian". a common surname among Christians in Pakistan.
MDALAL     Arabic
Arabic
MESSAOUDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Messaoud.
MESSI     African, Arabic, Italian
Famous bearer of this surname is Lionel Messi (born 1987-), an Argentinian footballer of Italian descent.
MEZIANE     Arabic (Maghrebi), Berber
Berber surname derived from 'amazyan meaning "the beautiful one". Another theory suggests that it is derived from ameZyan meaning "the small one", which would therefore mean it is of Kabyle Berber origin.
MIMOUN     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Mimoun.
MISLEH     Arabic
Variation of Musleh. Means "peacemaker" or "social reformer" in Arabic.
MOHAMED     Arabic (Egyptian), Malaysian, Malay, Arabic (Maghrebi), Arabic, Eastern African, Somali
Variant of Muhammad used in Egypt, Malaysia, Eastern Africa, Somalia, Northern Africa, etc... In 2014, this was the 89th most common surname in the world and most common surname in Egypt, Somalia, Comoros, Djibouti, and the Maldives.
MOSTAFA     Arabic
Variant of Mustafa or from the personal name Mostafa which is a variant of the personal name Mustafa.
MOUSSA     French (African), Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from the given name Moussa (see Moses).
MOUSTAFA     Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian variant of Mustafa.
MUHAMMED     Arabic
Variant of Muhammad.
MUSLIM     Arabic
From the Arabic مسلم (muslim) meaning "one who submits to God". In a modern context it has come to refer to a follower of the religion of Islam.
MUSTAFA     Arabic, Turkish
From the given name Mustafa.
NACROUR     Arabic
The name of a family of Lebanese goldsmiths descended from the Ottoman Prince Hanna, the name itself refers to the actual sound the hammer makes as it hits the gold. This is the French spelling but the original Arabic spelling is äÞÑæÑ ; other spellings in the Latin alphabet include Nakrour and Nacrur.
NAIFEH     Arabic
From a personal name based on Arabic nāfi meaning‘beneficial’, ‘profitable’.This surname is commonly found in America than Arabic speaking countries.
NAJADA     Arabic
Najd, location in KSA
NAJJAR     Arabic, Jewish (Sephardic)
Occupational name from Arabic najjār ‘carpenter’.
NASRI     Arabic
Derived from the given name Nasri.... [more]
ODA     Arabic
Means "Several" in Arabic
OUAZZANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the name of وزان (Ouazzane), a town in northern Morocco.
OUESLATI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from وسلاتية (Oueslatia), which is the name of a town and commune in the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia.
RADE     Arabic
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RAHIM     Arabic
From the personal name based on Arabic Rahim.
RAMDANI     Arabic (Maghrebi), Indonesian
Derived from Ramadan, which is the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar devoted to fasting by Muslims.
RASHID     Arabic
Derived from the given name Rashid.
RIFAI     Arabic
Elevation of all, honor and Glory... [more]
SAADOUNE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "help", "luck" and "support".
SAFI     Arabic
Derived from the given name Safi; unrelated to the name of the Pashtun tribe.
SAHARAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic صحراوي (Ṣaḥrāwī) meaning "inhabitant of the desert" (from صحراء (Ṣaḥrā') "desert"), referring to the indigenous Sahrawi people of Western Sahara (see Sahraoui)... [more]
SAHRAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi form of Sahrawi meaning "inhabitant of the desert", from Arabic صحراء (Ṣaḥrā') meaning "desert". The name refers to the indigenous Sahrawi people of the disputed territory of Western Sahara and is mainly found in Algeria.
SAÏDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Saïd.
SALAHUDDIN     Arabic, Pakistani
Arabic origin; anglicized form is 'Saladin'. A compound name, it is formed by the root words of 'islah' (corrector) + 'deen' (faith).
SALEHI     Arabic, Muslim
Adjectival form meaning descendant of (or associated with) Saleh.
SALIB     Arabic
صليب Arabic Christian surname meaning "cross".
SALIBA     Arabic, Maltese
Derived from Syriac ܨܠܝܒܐ (ṣalībā) meaning "crucifix, cross", a reference to the crucifixion of the Christian Jesus Christ. The Saliba are a predominantly Christian family of Lebanon, the Levant, and Malta.
SAMAHA     Arabic
From a personal name based on Arabic samạ̄ha meaning ‘magnanimity’.
SARKIS     Arabic
Mainly used in Lebanon.
SHAHEEN     Arabic, Pakistani, Muslim
Derived from the Persian given name Shahin.
SHALADI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Libya.
SHALHOUB     Arabic
From a personal name based on the word shalhub meaning "generous".
SHARIF     Arabic
From the given name Sharif.
SHEBANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. This surname is predominantly used in Libya.
SHEHADEH     Arabic
Shehadeh is a personal name based on the Arabic shahadah 'testimony', 'belief in Islam'.... [more]
SHISHANI     Chechen, Arabic
Means "Chechen" in Arabic. It is a common surname among the Chechens in the Arab world and the United States.
SIDDIQI     Arabic
Means "descendent of Ṫiddīq", an Arabic personal name meaning literally "truthful, righteous".
SLIMANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Slimane (see Solomon).
SOUDANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "Sudanese", referring to a person of the country of Sudan. A bearer is El Arabi Hillel Soudani (1987-), an Algerian footballer.
TADROS     Arabic (Egyptian)
Arabic form of Theodore.
TAHIR     Arabic
From Tahir.
TALHAOUI     Arabic
This surname is mostly a Arabic (Moroccan),most of the bearers of this surname are Moroccan.
TAMMAM     Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from the given name Tammam.
TOUATI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Habitual family name denoting someone who originated from Touat, the name of a group of oases in the Sahara in Algeria.
TOUILBINI     Arabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Abdelaziz Touilbini (1978-), an Algerian boxer.
TOUZANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; this surname is predominantly used in Morocco.
TRABELSI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic طرابلس‎‎ (Ṭarābulus) or Berber Ṭrables, the Arabic and Berber names for the capital city of Tripoli in Libya. The name is ultimately derived from Greek Τρίπολις (Trípolis) meaning "three cities", a combination of τρι- (tri-) "three" and πόλις (pólis) "city"... [more]
TURKIEH     Ancient Hebrew, Arabic, Jewish
A Lebanese jewish surname that is often used among Lebanese jews in Israel.
UTHMAN     Arabic
Taken from the given name Uthman meaning "young snake".
YAHIAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Yahya.
YALAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; predominantly used in Algeria.
YASIN     Arabic, Kurdish, Afghani, Persian, Turkish
"no realy meaning" its the name of a surrah (chapter) in the quran
YAZBECK     Arabic
Mostly used in Lebanon
YOUSFI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Yousef (see Joseph).
ZAFAR     Arabic
Taken from the Arabic word meaning "victory, triumph".
ZAKARIYA     Arabic
Arabic surname derived from the name of the prophet Zechariah.
ZAKI     Arabic
Derived from the Arabic given name Zaki meaning "pure".
ZEITOUN     Arabic
Derived from the Arabic word الزيتون‎ (alzytwn) meaning "olive". It could also be linked to the famous El-Zeitoun district in Cairo, Egypt.
ZEROUAL     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "one who has blue eyes" in Berber. A bearer is Liamine Zéroual (1941-), the former president of Algeria from 1994 to 1999. This surname is mainly found in Morocco and Algeria.
ZERROUKI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic أزرق ('azraq) meaning "blue". A bearer was Sidi Ahmed Zerrouki (1970-), a former Algerian footballer.
ZIADEH     Arabic
Means surplus, extra in Arabic
ZIANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Zayyan meaning "beautifer, very beautiful".
ZIDANE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Zaydan, which is derived from Arabic زاد (zada) "to increase". A notable bearer is Zinedine Zidane (1972-), a retired French footballer of Algerian descent.
ZITOUNI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic زيتون (ziatun) meaning "olive"; mainly used in Algeria.
ZOUAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from French zouave which in turn is derived from Arabic zuwâwiyy referring to a member of the Kabyle (Berber) tribe Zuwâwa or Zouaoua. In modern usage, the word zouave denotes a member of a light-infantry corps in the French army, originally consisting of Algerians.
ZUBAIR     Arabic
From the given name Zubayr.
ZZOHA     Arabic
Probably from the given name Zoha, which means "Morning light"
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