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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AALI     Arabic
Derived from the given name Aali.
AAZIZ     Arabic
Variant of Aziz.
ABABNEH     Arabic
Mainly found in Jordan.
ABBOUD     Arabic
Derived from a nickname for any name beginning with Abdul.... [more]
ABDALLA     Arabic
Variant of Abdullah.
ABDALLAH     Arabic
Variant of Abdullah.
ABDELNOUR     Arabic
From the given name Abd al-Nur meaning "servant of the light".
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.
Means "father of rouphael" in Arabic, used especially in Lebanon and the Maghreb region (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia).
ADIL     Urdu, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Adil.
AFIF     Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Afif.
AGEEB     Arabic
Means exotic or strange
AHMADI     Persian, Indonesian, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Ahmad.
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".
ALABED     Arabic
means "The Servant of" in Arabic
ALAM     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam).
ALAMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic عَلِيم (ʿalīm) meaning "knowing, learned, education" (see Alim), mainly used in a religious context.
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 the French Algérie meaning "Algeria" (referring directly to the country itself). It also refers to someone from Annaba, Algeria.
AL-GHAMDI     Arabic
Means "the Ghamd", referring to a member of the Ghamd tribe of Saudi Arabia.
AL KUWARI     Arabic
Mainly found in Qatar.
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.
AL-QAHTANI     Arabic
Means "the Qahtani" in Arabic, referring to a member of the Qahtanite people from the southern Arabian Peninsula and Yemen.
AL SAUD     Arabic
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-SHEHRI     Arabic
Means "the Shehri", referring to a member of the Shehri tribe of Saudi Arabia.
AL-THANI     Arabic
From Arabic الثاني (althani) meaning "the second". This is the family name of the House of Thani, the ruling family of Qatar.
AL-ZAHRANI     Arabic
From Arabic زهراني (zahran) meaning "flowering, blossoming"; ultimately from زَهْرَة (zahra) "flower, blossom" (see Zahrah).
ALZAHRANI     Arabic
Variant of Al-Zahrani.
AMARI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMEEN     Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Amin.
AMER     Arabic
Variant of Amir.
AMIDANE     Northern 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.
AMINE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Amin (see Amin).
AMIR     Arabic
From the personal name Amir.
AMIRI     Persian, Arabic
From the given name Amir.
AMRANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Amran, a variant of the Arabic given name Imran.
ANBAR     Arabic
Means "amber" in Arabic (see English name Amber). Notable actress Nihal Anbar was born in 1960.
ARAFA     Arabic (Egyptian)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning “to know”.
ARFAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning "to know" or أَرْفَع (ʾarfaʿ) meaning "high, lofty, elevated" (chiefly Tunisian).
ARIF     Urdu, Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Malay, Arabic
From the given name Arif.
ASAL     Arabic
means "honey" in Arabic
AZIZI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi), Malaysian
From the given name Aziz.
BA     Arabic
Arabic from a shortened form of Aba, accusative case of Abu ‘father’.
BABIKER     Northern African, Arabic
Possibly from Arabic بَكَرَ (bakara) meaning "first born" or "to be early" (chiefly Sudanese).
BADAWY     Arabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic بَدَوِيّ (badawiyy) meaning "Bedouin".
BAZZI     Arabic, Iranian
Probably from Arabic baezii ‘foster brother(s)’, unrelated children breast-fed by the same wet nurse.
BEKHTI     Arabic (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.
BELHADI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From an Arabic name meaning "father of Hadi" (chiefly Algerian).
BELHADJ     Arabic (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.
BELKACEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi form of Abu al-Qasim meaning "father of Qasim" (chiefly Algerian).
BELKALEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of Essaïd Belkalem (1989-), an Algerian footballer.
BEN     Arabic (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 AHMED     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ahmed"; predominantly used in Tunisia.
BENAÏSSA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Aissa (see Isa)"; mainly used in Algeria and Morocco.
BEN ALI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali"; mainly used in Tunisia. A famous bearer is Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936-), the former and second president of Tunisia.
BENALI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali"; used in Algeria and Morocco.
BEN AMOR     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Amor" (chiefly Tunisian).
BENAOUF     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown (chiefly Algerian and Mauritanian).
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 JEDDOU     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Mainly found in Tunisia.
BENJELLOUN     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From an Andalusian-Moroccan surname of unknown meaning.
BEN KHALIFA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Khalifa"; prevalent in Tunisia.
BEN LARBI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Larbi"; mainly found in Tunisia.
BENMOUSSA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Moussa (see Musa)".
BENNANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Morocco. A notable bearer is Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco (1978–), born as Salma Bennani.
BENRAMDANE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Ben Romdhane (chiefly Algerian).
BEN ROMDHANE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ramadan" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN SAID     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Sa'id", mainly used in Tunisia.
BENSAÏD     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means “son of Sa’id” in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BENSALEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Salem" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BENTALEB     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means “son of Taleb” in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BEN YAHIA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahia" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN YAHYA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahya".
BENYAMINA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yamina" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BENYOUCEF     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Youcef (see Joseph)"; mainly found in Algeria.
BEN YOUNES     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Younes" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
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".
BEY     Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
BITAR     Arabic
This is the Arabic form of Smith.
BOTROS     Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Derived from the given name Botros.
BOUALEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Alam" (see Boualem); mainly found in Algeria.
BOUAZIZ     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Aziz", from the Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father" combined with Aziz.
BOUCHAIB     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Shoaib"; mainly found in Morocco and Algeria.
BOUCHAREB     Arabic (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.
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)
Most likely from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father" and حَوْش (ḥawš) meaning "courtyard, enclosure, farm" (chiefly Algerian).
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" (chiefly Moroccan). 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)
Means "father of the mountain, father of the hill", from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father" and تَلّ (tall) "hill, foothill" (chiefly Algerian).... [more]
BOUTROS     Arabic, Coptic
Variant transcription of Botros.
BOUZAHER     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zaher" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BOUZAID     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly a variant of Bouzid.
BOUZIAD     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Ziad" in Arabic.
BOUZIANE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zayyan" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
BOUZID     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zaid" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
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)
From the given name Brahim (chiefly Algerian).
BRAHMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Brahimi used in Algeria and Tunisia.
BREK     Arabic
CANTU     Arabic, Turkish
This name means Water-Soul, or Soul full of Water
CHAHINE     Arabic
Variant transcription of Shahin (chiefly Lebanese).
CHALHOUB     Arabic
Variant transcription of Shalhoub.
CHERGUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "eastern, one from the east" (chiefly Algerian). It is a cognate of Moroccan Cherkaoui and Sephardi Chouraqui.
CHERIFI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Cherif (chiefly Algerian).
CHERKAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "eastern", denoting someone who comes from the east (chiefly Moroccan).
DAHMANI     Arabic (Maghrebi), Berber
From the given name Dahmane (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
DAOUDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived drom the given name Dawud, which is the Arabic form of David; mainly found in Morocco and Algeria.
DAROUICH     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Darvish (chiefly Moroccan).
DARWICH     Arabic
Variant transcription of Darwish.
DARWICHE     Arabic
Lebanese spelling of Darwish.
DARWISH     Arabic
Arabic variant of Darvish.
DHAOUADI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Tunisia.
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 (chiefly Moroccan).
ELDESSOUKY     Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Dessouky" in Arabic, most likely referring to the city of Desouk in northern Egypt.
EL HACHIMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Hachimi" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan).
ELHASSAN     Northern African, Arabic
From Arabic حَسُنَ (ḥasuna) meaning "to be good, to be beautiful" (chiefly Sudanese).
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 KHOURY     Arabic
Means "the Khoury" in Arabic, referring to the title of a Christian priest.
EL MAHDY     Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Mahdi", derived from the Arabic مهدي (mahdī) meaning "guided one, rightly guided" (see Mahdi), referring to a redeemer in Islam.
ELMALIK     Northern African, Arabic
From Arabic الْمَالِك (al-mālik) meaning "the king" or "the owner" (chiefly Sudanese).
EL MASRY     Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Egyptian", from Arabic مِصْرِيّ (miṣriyy) meaning "Egyptian person".
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", referring to the Moroccan town of Ouazzane.
EL-QASES     Arabic
It means "the narrative (which refers to the title of a chapter of the Quran)".
EL SAYED     Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the master", from Arabic سَيِّد (sayyid) meaning "master, lord, prince" (see Sayyid).
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
FAKHOURI     Arabic
Variant transcription of Fakhoury.
FAKHOURY     Arabic
Either means "potter, pottery maker" from the Arabic fukhar or derived from فَاخِر (fāḵir) meaning "proud, boasting, outstanding, excellent".
FARAH     Arabic
From the given name Farah.
FARES     Arabic
Variant of Faris used in Egypt and the Maghreb.
FARIS     Arabic
From the Arabic فَارِس (fāris) meaning "knight, horseman, rider" (see Faris).
FAROUK     Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Farouk.
FATHY     Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Fathy, a variant of Fathi.
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), 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.
GAMAL     Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Gamal.
GHANNOUCHI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is Mohamed Ghannouchi (1941–), the former Prime Minister of Tunisia.
GHARBI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic غَرْب (ḡarb) meaning "stranger" or "west, Occident" (chiefly Tunisian).
GRIGAHCINE     Arabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is William Grigahcine (1986–), known by his stage name DJ Snake, an Algerian-French DJ and record producer.
HABIBI     Persian, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Habib.
HACHIMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hashim (chiefly Moroccan).
HACHMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Hashmi (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
HADIA     Arabic (Maghrebi), Indonesian, Pakistani
From the given name Hadia.
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.
HAFIDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hafid, mainly found in Morocco.
HAIDER     Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Haider.
HAJJAR     Arabic
Means “stonemason” from Arabic حَجَر (ḥajar) “stone, weight”.
HALABI     Arabic
Habitational name from Arabic Halabi, adjectival derivative of Halab "Aleppo", a city in Syria.
HALLICHE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
A known bearer is Rafik Halliche (1986–), an Algerian footballer.
HAMADA     Arabic, Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Hamada.
HAMADACHE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hamada.
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.
HAMMOUDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hammoud (chiefly Algerian).
HAMZA     Arabic
From the given name Hamza.
HANNACHI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Hanencha, the name of a semi-independent tribe inhabiting eastern Algeria and western Tunisia.
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.
HASSAN     Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From the given name Hassan.
HAYEK     Arabic
Means "weaver" in Arabic.
HICHEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hichem, a variant of Hisham; mainly found in Algeria.
HIDAD     Arabic
In Arabic this means "black smith".
HIJAZI     Arabic
Denotes someone who was originally from the region of Hejaz in western Saudi Arabia.
HUSAIN     Arabic
From the given name Husain.
IDRISSI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Idriss (see Idris); mainly found in Morocco.
IMAM     Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Nigerian, Arabic, Indonesian
From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used to denote a leader within a Muslim community.
ISHAK     Malay, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Ishak.
ISKANDAR     Indonesian, Arabic
Derived from the given name Iskandar (see Alexander).
ISLAM     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Assamese, Hindi
Derived directly from the name of the religion of Islam, which is from Arabic الإسلام (al-ʾIslām), which in turn is derived from the Arabic إسلام (ʾislām) meaning "submission".
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.
JELASSI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Jlassi (chiefly Tunisian).
JENDOUBI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Jendouba, the name of a large city in north-western Tunisia, itself derived from Berber jen "market" and douba "wheat".
JLASSI     Arabic (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.
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]
KAZIM     Pakistani, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Kazim.
KENZA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Kenza.
KHALAF     Arabic
Means "Successor" in Arabic
KHALID     Arabic
From the given name Khalid.
KHOURI     Arabic
Variant transcription of Khoury.
KHOURY     Arabic
Means "priest" in Arabic, ultimately from the Latin curia "court". The meaning denotes a Christian priest, therefore the surname is used by Arab Christians.
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.
KOURI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Khoury.
LAAYOUNI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Laayoune, the name of a city in the Western Sahara (chiefly Moroccan).
LABIDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the surname El Abid or Al Abid which is ultimately from Arabic عابد (abid) "worshiper, adorer, devout" (see Abid or Abed). This surname is most commonly found in Tunisia.
LAHLOU     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic حُلْو (ḥulw) meaning "sweet" or "nice, charming, pretty" (chiefly Moroccan).
LAMARI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of El Amari meaning "the Amari (see Ammar)", mainly found in Algeria.
LEHLOU     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Rarer variant of Lahlou.
MAAN     Arabic, Limburgish, Finnish
Of meaning unknown
MADANAT     Arabic
Mainly found in Jordan.
MADBOULI     Arabic (Egyptian)
Variant transcription of Madbouly.
MAGDY     Arabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic مَجَّدَ (majjada) meaning "to praise, to glorify".
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.
MALAEB     Arabic
Lebanese Druze name possibly derived from Arabic مَلْعَب (malʿab) meaning "scene, theatre, sport".
MALEK     Indian (Muslim), Gujarati, Persian, Bengali (Muslim), Arabic
Variant of Malik. A notable bearer is Rami Malek (1981-), an Egyptian-American actor.
MALIK     Indian (Muslim), Odia, Bengali (Muslim), Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Arabic, Indonesian, Nigerian
From the Arabic ملك (malik) meaning "king, sovereign, monarch" (see Malik (1)).
MANSOOR     Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Mansoor.
MANSOUR     Arabic
From the given name Mansur.
MANSOUR     Arabic (Egyptian)
Habitational name for someone from Mansoura, the name of a city in Egypt.
MANSOURI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mansur.
MARZOUKI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Marzouq (chiefly Tunisian and Moroccan). A notable bearer is Moncef Marzouki (1945-), the 4th President of Tunisia from 2011 to 2014.
MASIH     Arabic, Indian
مسيح Arabic name meaning "Christian". a common surname among Christians in Pakistan.
MDALAL     Arabic
MEKKY     Arabic (Egyptian)
Refers to the city of Mecca or Makka (مكة) in Saudi Arabia, considered the most holy city in Islam.
MERABET     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Mainly found in Algeria.
MESBAH     Arabic (Maghrebi), Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from Arabic مِصْبَاح (miṣbāḥ) meaning "lamp, light, luminary".
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.
MIMOUN     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Mimoun.
MIRGHANI     Northern African, Arabic
Sudanese name of unknown Arabic meaning.
MISLEH     Arabic
Variation of Musleh. Means "peacemaker" or "social reformer" in Arabic.
MOHAMED     Arabic, Muslim
Variant of Muhammad.
MOKRANI     Berber, Northern African, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Either from the given name Mokrane or derived from El Mokrani, a town in Algeria.
MORCELI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from Arabic مُرْسِل (mursil) meaning "sender, dispatcher" or "sent, transmitted" from أَرْسَلَ (ʾarsala) "to send, to dispatch".
MOSTAFA     Arabic
Variant of Mustafa or from the personal name Mostafa which is a variant of the personal name Mustafa.
MOUJAHID     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic مُجَاهِد (mujāhid) meaning "one who is labouring, one who is in distress", also used to refer to a member of a liberation army in Muslim countries. It is chiefly found in Morocco.
MOULOUD     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mouloud.
MOULOUDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mouloud.
MOUSSA     Western African, Arabic (Egyptian), Central African
Derived from the given name Moussa (see Moses).
MOUSTAFA     Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian variant of Mustafa.
MUHAMMED     Arabic
Variant of Muhammad.
MUSLIM     Arabic, Indonesian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim)
From the Arabic مُسْلِم (muslim), the active participle of أَسْلَمَ (ʾaslama) "to surrender, expose" (from the same root of the word Islam). The term denotes a follower 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]
NASSIRI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Nasir.
NIMR     Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic
From Arabic نمر (nimr) meaning "leopard, tiger, panther"; mainly used in Egypt.
NOOR     Pakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Punjabi, Malay, Pashto, Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Muslim
From the given name Noor, from the Arabic نُور (nūr) "light".
NOORI     Persian, Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Noor (1).
ODA     Arabic
Means "Several" in Arabic
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