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Means "father of rouphael
" in Arabic, used especially in Lebanon and the Maghreb region (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia).
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.
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"
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.
Means "amber" in Arabic (see English name Amber
). Notable actress Nihal Anbar was born in 1960.
Arabic from a shortened form of Aba
, accusative case of Abu
BAZZI Arabic, Iranian
Probably from Arabic baezii ‘foster brother(s)’, unrelated children breast-fed by the same wet nurse.
BENZEMA Arabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of French professional footballer Karim Benzema who is of Algerian descent.
BOUHIRED Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is Djamila
Bouhired (1935-), an Algerian militant and nationalist who opposed the French rule over 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.
DJAZAIRI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from French alger
, which is ultimately from Arabic الجزائر (al-Jazā’ir)
meaning "the islands", referring to the country of Algeria or referring to an Algerian person.
It means "the narrative (which refers to the title of a chapter of the Quran)".
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)".
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
Habitational name from Arabic Halabi, adjectival derivative of Halab "Aleppo", a city in Syria.
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]
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.
MASIH Arabic, Indian
مسيح Arabic name meaning "Christian". a common surname among Christians in Pakistan.
MESSI African, Arabic, Italian
Famous bearer of this surname is Lionel Messi (born 1987-), an Argentinian footballer of Italian descent.
Variation of Musleh. Means "peacemaker" or "social reformer" in 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.
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.
From a personal name based on Arabic nāfi meaning‘beneficial’, ‘profitable’.This surname is commonly found in America than Arabic speaking countries.
Derived from the given name Safi
; unrelated to the name of the Pashtun tribe.
SALAHUDDIN Arabic, Pakistani
Arabic origin; anglicized form is 'Saladin'. A compound name, it is formed by the root words of 'islah' (corrector) + 'deen' (faith).
صليب Arabic Christian surname meaning "cross".
From a personal name based on Arabic samạ̄ha meaning ‘magnanimity’.
From a personal name based on the word shalhub
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.
Means "descendent of Ṫiddīq
", an Arabic personal name meaning literally "truthful, righteous".
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.
This surname is mostly a Arabic (Moroccan),most of the bearers of this surname are Moroccan.
TRABELSI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic طرابلس (Ṭarābulus)
or Berber Ṭrables
, the Arabic and Berber names for the capital city of Tripoli in Libya. It is most commonly used in Tunisia.
Taken from the Arabic word meaning "victory, triumph".
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)
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Liamine Zéroual (1941-), the former president of Algeria from 1994 to 1999. This surname is mainly found in Morocco and Algeria.
Probably from the given name Zoha, which means "Morning light"