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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AALIArabic
Derived from the given name Aali.
AAZIZArabic
Variant of Aziz.
ABABNEHArabic
Of unknown meaning, predominantly used in Jordan.
ABAZAArabic (Egyptian)
Refers to a member of the Abkhaz or Abazin (Abaza) ethnic groups of the Caucasus.
ABBOUDArabic
Derived from a nickname for any name beginning with Abdul.... [more]
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".
ABDERRAZZAQArabic
Means "Servant of the Sustainer" in Arabic.
ABDULRAFIArabic
Abd "slave/servant", Al Rafi "The Exaulted" as in God
ABIDAOUDArabic
Arabic surname meaning "son of Dawud".
ABISAMRAArabic
Means "Father of Brown" - comes from AbouSamra, which means "Son of Brown."
ABOUELKASSEMArabic (Egyptian, Rare)
Rare Egyptian form of Abo al-Qassem. A notable bearer is Alaaeldin Abouelkassem (1990–), an Egyptian fencer.
ABOUROUPHAELArabic
Means "father of rouphael" in Arabic, used especially in Lebanon and the Maghreb region (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia).
ADILUrdu, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Adil.
ADLANIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Adlène (chiefly Moroccan).
AFIFIndonesian, Arabic
From the given name Afif.
AGEEBArabic
Means exotic or strange
ALABEDArabic
means "The Servant of" in Arabic
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".
AL BEHAIRYArabic
Linguistic: Comes from the word BOHAYṘA which means lake, the name "lake" is being employed as an adjective.
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.
AL-HARBIArabic
Means “belonging to war” from Arabic حَرْب (ḥarb) meaning “war, fight, battle”.
AL KUWARIArabic
Mainly found in Qatar.
ALLALIArabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from a shortened form of the name Abd Allah (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
ALLAMArabic
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"
ALMATHRAHIArabic (Rare)
Origin unknown, but most likely an anglicized version of 'Almathami'.... [more]
AL MOKADDEMArabic
History: Descendants of the blessed Fatima the daughter of prophet Mohammed in the Arabian Peninsula.... [more]
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.
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).
AMARIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMEENUrdu, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Amin.
AMERArabic, Urdu
Variant of 'Aamir.
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.
AMIRIPersian, Arabic, Swahili
From the given name Amir (1).
AMMARIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMRANIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Imran (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
ANBARArabic
Means "amber" in Arabic (see English name Amber). Notable actress Nihal Anbar was born in 1960.
ANSARIArabic
Derived from Arabic الأنصار al-Anṣār, meaning "The Helpers", an Islamic term for the local inhabitants of Medina who took the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and his followers (the Muhajirun) into their homes when they emigrated from Mecca (hijra).
ANWERUrdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of Anwar.
ARABIPersian, Arabic
Means "Arab" or "Arabic" in Persian and Arabic.
ARAFAArabic (Egyptian)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning “to know”.
ARCHILAArabic (Latinized, Rare)
From arabic "Al shalal" that means "the fall".... [more]
ARCHILAArabic (Latinized, Archaic)
Its origins are Arabic. It comes from the Arabic word "al-shilañ" which means "the waterfall". This name is not very popular but recognized in countries of the Mashrek and Levante. Countries like Jordan, Israel and Lebanon have citizens with that surname... [more]
ARFAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly derived from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning "to know" or أَرْفَع (ʾarfaʿ) meaning "high, lofty, elevated" (chiefly Tunisian).
ASALArabic
means "honey" in Arabic
AYARIArabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār) or Persian عیار (ayyâr) meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
AYOUBArabic
From the given name Ayoub.
AYOUBIPersian, Pashto, Arabic
From the given name Ayoub.
AZAMUrdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic أَعْظَم (ʾaʿẓam) meaning "greater, greatest".
BAArabic
Arabic from a shortened form of Aba, accusative case of Abu ‘father’.
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".
BAZZIArabic
Perhaps derived from an Arabic word meaning "foster brother(s)".
BEKHTIArabic (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.
BELGASEMArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Belkacem (chiefly Libyan).
BELHADIArabic (Maghrebi)
From an Arabic name meaning "father of Hadi" (chiefly Algerian).
BELHADJArabic (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.
BELKACEMArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi form of Abu al-Qasim meaning "father of Qasim" (chiefly Algerian).
BELKALEMArabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of Essaïd Belkalem (1989-), an Algerian footballer.
BENArabic (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 AHMEDArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ahmed"; predominantly used in Tunisia.
BENAÏSSAArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Aïssa" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
BEN ALIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali (1)" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian). A notable bearer is Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936-), the second President of Tunisia.
BENALIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali"; used in Algeria and Morocco.
BEN AMORArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Umar" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN BRAHIMArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Brahim" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
BENBRAHIMArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Ben Brahim (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BENFARÈSArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Farès" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
BEN HADJArabic (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.
BENHASSIArabic (Maghrebi)
A notable bearer is Hasna Benhassi (1978-), a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner.
BEN JEDDOUArabic (Maghrebi)
Mainly found in Tunisia.
BENJELLOUNArabic (Maghrebi)
From a Moroccan surname of Andalusian origin and unknown meaning.
BEN KHALIFAArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Khalifa"; prevalent in Tunisia.
BENKIRANEArabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic بْن (bn) meaning "son" combined with كِيرَان (kīrān) meaning "forges, furnaces", possibly denoting descent of a blacksmith or metalworker (chiefly Moroccan).
BEN LARBIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Larbi"; mainly found in Tunisia.
BEN MANSOURArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Mansour" (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN MOHAMEDArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Mohamed" (chiefly Maghrebi).
BENNANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Morocco. A notable bearer is Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco (1978–), born as Salma Bennani.
BENNOUNAArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown, most likely of Arabic origin (chiefly Moroccan).
BENRAMDANEArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Ben Romdhane (chiefly Algerian).
BEN ROMDHANEArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ramadan" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN SAIDArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Sa'id", mainly used in Tunisia.
BENSAÏDArabic (Maghrebi), Judeo-Spanish
Means "son of Sa'id" in Arabic and Hebrew, used in Morocco and Algeria.
BENSALEMArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Salem" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BENSLIMANEArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Slimane" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BENTALEBArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Taleb" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BEN YAHIAArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahia" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BENYAMINAArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yamina" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BENYOUCEFArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Youcef (see Joseph)"; mainly found in Algeria.
BEN YOUNESArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Younes" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN YOUSSEFArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Youssef"; mainly used in Tunisia.
BEN ZAIEDArabic (Maghrebi)
Means “son of Zayd” in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BENZEMAArabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of French professional footballer Karim Benzema who is of Algerian descent.
BERATurkish, Arabic
Means "knowledgeable, smart, beautiful".
BEYIndian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
BIN LADENArabic (Rare)
Means "son of Laden", from a name derived from Arabic لدن (ladin) meaning "soft, mellow". It was most notoriously borne by Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden (1957-2011), though it is also the surname of an wealthy upper-class Saudi family (of which the former is descended from).
BITARArabic
Derived from Arabic بَيْطَار (bayṭār) meaning "farrier, blacksmith, smith".
BOUALEMArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Alam" (see Boualem); mainly found in Algeria.
BOUAZIZArabic (Maghrebi), Judeo-Spanish
Means "father of Aziz" in Arabic and Hebrew, used in Algeria and Tunisia. It is also used by North African Sephardic Jews.
BOUAZIZIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Aziz" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi). A notable bearer was Mohamed Bouazizi (1984-2011), a Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire. His death initiated the start of the Tunisian Jasmine Revolution.
BOUCHAIBArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Shoaib"; mainly found in Morocco and Algeria.
BOUCHAREBArabic (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.
BOUHIREDArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is Djamila Bouhired (1935-), an Algerian militant and nationalist who opposed the French rule over Algeria.
BOUKHALFAArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of the successor" in Arabic (see Khalaf or Khalifa).
BOUKHAROUBAArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown, possibly of Kabyle origin. A notable bearer was Algerian revolutionary and President Houari Boumediene (1932-1978), who was born as Mohamed ben Brahim Boukharouba.
BOUMEDIENEArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Midian" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian). A notable bearer was Houari Boumediene (1932-1978), born as Mohamed ben Brahim Boukharouba, an Algerian revolutionary who served as the second President of Algeria from 1976-1978.
BOUTAYEBArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Tayeb" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan).
BOUTEFLIKAArabic (Maghrebi)
Of unknown meaning, possibly of Kabyle origin.... [more]
BOUTELLAArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of the mountain" or "father of the hill", derived from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father (of)" and تَلّ (tall) "hill, foothill"; mainly used in Algeria.... [more]
BOUTROSArabic, Coptic
Variant transcription of Botros.
BOUZAHERArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zaher" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BOUZAIDArabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly a variant of Bouzid.
BOUZIADArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Ziad" in Arabic.
BOUZIANEArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zayyan" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
BOUZIDArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zaid" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
BOUZIDIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zayd" in Arabic (chiefly used in the Maghreb).
BRAHIMIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Brahim (chiefly Algerian).
BRAHMIArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Brahimi used in Algeria and Tunisia.
CHAHINEArabic
Variant transcription of Shahin (chiefly Lebanese).
CHALHOUBArabic
Variant transcription of Shalhoub.
CHERGUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "eastern, one from the east" (chiefly Algerian). It is a cognate of Moroccan Cherkaoui and Sephardi Chouraqui.
CHÉRIFArabic (Maghrebi), Western African
Maghrebi and Western African transcription of Sharif, influenced by French orthography.
CHERIFIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Cherif (chiefly Algerian).
CHERKAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "eastern", denoting someone who comes from the east (chiefly Moroccan).
CHOUKRIArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Shukri (chiefly Moroccan).
DAHMANIArabic (Maghrebi), Berber
From the given name Dahmane (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
DAOUDIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Dawud (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
DAROUICHArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Darvish (chiefly Moroccan).
DARWICHArabic
Variant transcription of Darwish.
DARWICHEArabic
Lebanese spelling of Darwish.
DARWISHArabic
Arabic variant of Darvish.
DAWOODUrdu, Arabic
From the given name Dawud.
DHAOUADIArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Tunisia.
DJABOUArabic (Maghrebi), Central African
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Abdelmoumene Djabou (1987-), an Algerian footballer.
DJAZAIRIArabic (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.
DRIDIArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown (chiefly Tunisian and Algerian).
EL ALAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Alaoui" in Arabic; used predominantly in Morocco.
EL AMARIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Amari", from the Arabic given name Ammar. Mainly found in Morocco.
EL AMRANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Amrani", from the given name Imran (chiefly Moroccan).
ELDESSOUKYArabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Dessouky" in Arabic, most likely referring to the city of Desouk in northern Egypt.
EL HACHIMIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Hachimi" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan).
EL HAJJArabic
Means "the pilgrim" in Arabic.
ELHASSANNorthern African, Arabic
From Arabic حَسُنَ (ḥasuna) meaning "to be good, to be beautiful" (chiefly Sudanese).
EL IDRISSIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Idrissi" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan).
EL JAOUHARIArabic (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 KHOURYArabic
Means "the Khoury" in Arabic, referring to the title of a Christian priest.
ELMAHDYArabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Mahdi" from Arabic مَهْدِيّ (mahdiyy) meaning "rational, sensible" or "guided one, rightly guided". In Islam, the term refers to a saviour figure who will restore peace to the world.
ELMALIKNorthern African, Arabic
From Arabic الْمَالِك (al-mālik) meaning "the king" or "the owner" (chiefly Sudanese).
EL MASRYArabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Egyptian", from Arabic مِصْرِيّ (miṣriyy) meaning "Egyptian person".
EL OUAFIArabic (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 OUAZZANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Ouazzani", originally indicating a person who came from the town of Ouazzane in Morocco.
EL-QASESArabic
It means "the narrative (which refers to the title of a chapter of the Quran)".
ELRASHIDYArabic (Egyptian)
Means "the rightly guided" from Arabic رَشِيد (rašīd) meaning "well-guided, following the right course".
EL SAYEDArabic (Egyptian)
Means "the master", from Arabic سَيِّد (sayyid) meaning "master, lord, prince" (see Sayyid).
EL-SHAFEIArabic
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)".
ELSHARKAWYArabic (Egyptian)
Means "the easterner, the one from the east" from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "east, eastern".
EL-ZEINArabic
It means "the ornament".
FAKHOURIArabic
Variant transcription of Fakhoury.
FAKHOURYArabic
Derived from Arabic فَاخِر (fāḵir) meaning "proud, outstanding, excellent"; mainly used by Arab Christians.
FAKHRYArabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic فَخَرَ (faḵara) meaning “to glory in, to be proud of”.
FARAHArabic
From the given name Farah.
FARAJArabic
From the given name Faraj.
FARESArabic
Variant of Faris used in Egypt and the Maghreb.
FARISArabic
From the Arabic فَارِس (fāris) meaning "knight, horseman, rider" (see Faris).
FAROUKArabic
From the given name Farouk.
FATHYArabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Fathy, a variant of Fathi.
FAZALArabic
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
GADDAFIArabic (Maghrebi), Northern African
From the name of an Libyan Berber tribe named Qadhadhfa, possibly meaning "thrower, archer" from Arabic قَذَفَ (qaḏafa) meaning "to throw". A famous bearer was Muammar Gaddafi (1942–2011), a Libyan politician and revolutionary.
GAMALArabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Gamal.
GHANNOUCHIArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is Mohamed Ghannouchi (1941–), the former Prime Minister of Tunisia.
GHARBIArabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic غَرْب (ḡarb) meaning "stranger" or "west, Occident" (chiefly Tunisian).
HABIBIPersian, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Habib.
HACHEMIArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Hashmi (chiefly Algerian).
HACHIMIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hashim (chiefly Moroccan).
HACHMIArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Hashmi (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
HADADArabic, Hebrew
Variant transcription of Haddad.
HADDADArabic, Hebrew, Persian
Means "blacksmith" in Arabic, ultimately from Syriac ܚܰܕܳܕܳܐ (hadado), though it could also be derived from the name of a Semitic deity, Hadad.
HADJArabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic حاج (ḥājj) meaning "pilgrim", referring to the Islamic hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia (chiefly Maghrebi).
HAFIDIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hafid, mainly found in Morocco.
HAIDERUrdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Haider.
HAJJARArabic
Means "stonemason" from Arabic حَجَر (ḥajar) "stone, weight".
HALABIArabic
Means "Aleppine" in Arabic, referring to someone from the city of Aleppo in Syria.
HALABYArabic
Variant transcription of Halabi.
HALAWAIndonesian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic حُلْو (ḥulw) meaning "sweet".
HAMADAArabic
From the given name Hamada.
HAMDANIUrdu, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Hamdan.
HAMDAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Hamid" or "relating to Hamad" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
HAMDYArabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Hamdi.
HAMMAMIArabic (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.
HAMMOUDIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hammoud (chiefly Algerian).
HAMZAArabic
From the given name Hamza.
HAMZAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Hamza" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
HANAEArabic (Maghrebi)
From a Moroccan transcription of the Arabic name Hana (1) or Hanaa.
HANNACHIArabic (Maghrebi)
Refers to Hanencha, a tribe inhabiting eastern Algeria and western Tunisia.
HASHMIUrdu, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim), Arabic
From Arabic هاشم (hashim) meaning "crusher, breaker of bread" (see Hashim). It also refers to the Banu Hashim clan (also called Hashemites) of the Quraysh tribe that the Islamic Prophet Muhammad belonged to.
HAYEKArabic
Means "weaver" in Arabic.
HEGAZYArabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Hijazi.
HICHEMArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hichem, a variant of Hisham; mainly found in Algeria.
HIDADArabic
In Arabic this means "black smith".
HIJAZIArabic
Denotes someone who was originally from the region of Hejaz in western Saudi Arabia.
IDRISSIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Idriss (chiefly Moroccan).
IMAMBengali (Muslim), Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Nigerian, Arabic, Indonesian
From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used to denote a leader within a Muslim community.
ISHAKMalay, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Ishak.
ISKANDARIndonesian, Arabic
Derived from the given name Iskandar (see Alexander).
ISLAMBengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Arabic
Derived from the name of the religion of Islam, itself from Arabic إسلام (ʾislām) meaning "submission (to God)".
JAOUADIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Jaouad (chiefly Tunisian).
JAOUHARIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic جَوْهَر (jawhar) meaning "jewel, gem, essence" (chiefly Moroccan).
JELASSIArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Jlassi (chiefly Tunisian).
JENDOUBIArabic (Maghrebi)
From Jendouba, the name of a large city in northwestern Tunisia. The name itself is derived from Berber (Tamazight) jen meaning "market" and douba meaning "wheat".
JLASSIArabic (Maghrebi), Berber
From the name of an Tamazight (Berber) tribal confederation in Tunisia; the name could be from Arabic إِخْلَاص (ʾiḵlāṣ) meaning "sincerity, devotion, loyalty" or of unknown Berber meaning.
JUMASwahili, Arabic
From the given name Juma.
KASHIFUrdu, Arabic
From the given name Kashif.
KASMIArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Kissami, used more frequently in modern times.
KASSEMArabic, 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]
KATEBArabic
From Arabic كَاتِب (kātib) meaning "writer, scribe, clerk".
KAZIMPakistani, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Kazim.
KENZAArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Kenza.
KHALAFArabic
Means "successor, descendant" in Arabic.
KHALIDArabic
From the given name Khalid.
KHALIFAArabic
From the given name Khalifa.
KHATEEBArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of Khatib.
KHATIBArabic
From Arabic خَطِيب (ḵaṭīb) meaning "speaker, preacher, orator". In Islam, the word also refers to the person who delivers the sermon (khutbah) during the Friday and Eid prayers.
KHAWAJAUrdu, Arabic, Bengali
From the Persian title خواجه (xâje) meaning "lord, master, owner".
KHOURIArabic
Variant transcription of Khoury.
KHOURYArabic
Means "priest" in Arabic, ultimately from the Latin curia "court". The meaning denotes a Christian priest, therefore the surname is used by Arab Christians.
KISSAMIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "descendants of Qasim" in Arabic. This was the name of a Moroccan family descended from the Idrisid dynasty.
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