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".
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.
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.
AMEEN     Arabic
Variant spelling of Amin.
AMER     Arabic
Variant of Amir.
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.
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.
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".
BENHASSI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
A notable bearer is Hasna Benhassi (1978-), a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner.
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)
Variant of Ben Yahya, used mainly in Tunisia.
BEN YAHYA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahya".
BEN YOUSSEF     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Youssef"; mainly used 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.
BOUKHAROUBA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is Algerian revolutionary and politician, Houari Boumediene (born Mohammed Ben Brahim Boukharouba).
BOUMEDIENE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is Houari Boumediene—born Mohammed ben Brahim Boukharouba—(1932–1978), an Algerian revolutionary and president of Algeria from 1976 to 1978.
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)
From the given name Bouziane.
BOUZIDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Bouzid meaning "father of Zaid". This surname is mainly used in Algeria and Morocco.
BRAHIMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Brahim (see Abraham); mainly used in Algeria.
BREK     Arabic
CHALHOUB     Arabic
Variant of Shalhoub mainly used in Lebanon.
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 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.
EL ALAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Alaoui" in Arabic; used predominantly 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 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.
HAJJAR     Arabic
Surname meaning "stonemason" in Arabic.
HALABI     Arabic
Habitational name from Arabic Halabi, adjectival derivative of Halab "Aleppo", a city in Syria.
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.
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.
MADBOULI     Arabic (Egyptian)
Variant transcription of Madbouly.
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)
Derived from the given name Meziane.
MIMOUN     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Mimoun.
MISLEH     Arabic
Variation of Musleh. Means "peacemaker" or "social reformer" in Arabic.
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.
RADE     Arabic
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RAHIM     Arabic
From the personal name based on Arabic Rahim.
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.
SAHRAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi form of Sahrawi, referring to the Sahara Desert or the Sahrawi, an ethnic group inhabiting Western Sahara.
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, Lebanese
Variant of SALIB.
SAMAHA     Arabic
From a personal name based on Arabic samạ̄ha meaning ‘magnanimity’.
SHAHEEN     Arabic, Pakistani, Muslim
Derived from the Persian given name Shahin.
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.
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. It is most commonly used in Tunisia.
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.
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
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)
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.
ZIADEH     Arabic
Means surplus, extra in Arabic
ZUBAIR     Arabic
From the given name Zubayr.
ZZOHA     Arabic
Probably from the given name Zoha, which means "Morning light"
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