Arabic (Egyptian) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of Arabic names used more often in Egypt. See also about Arabic names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABAZA Arabic (Egyptian)
Refers to a member of the Abkhaz or Abazin (Abaza) ethnic groups of the Caucasus.
ABOUELKASSEM Arabic (Egyptian, Rare)
Rare Egyptian form of Abo al-Qassem. A notable bearer is ALAAELDIN Abouelkassem (1990–), an Egyptian fencer.
ARAFA Arabic (Egyptian)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning “to know”.
BADAWY Arabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic بَدَوِيّ (badawiyy) meaning "Bedouin".
BOTROS Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
From the given name BOTROS.
ELDESSOUKY Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Dessouky" in Arabic, most likely referring to the city of Desouk in northern Egypt.
ELMAHDY Arabic (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.
EL MASRY Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Egyptian", from Arabic مِصْرِيّ (miṣriyy) meaning "Egyptian person".
ELRASHIDY Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the rightly guided" from Arabic رَشِيد (rašīd) meaning "well-guided, following the right course".
EL SAYED Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the master", from Arabic سَيِّد (sayyid) meaning "master, lord, prince" (see SAYYID).
ELSHARKAWY Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the easterner, the one from the east" from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "east, eastern".
FAKHRY Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from Arabic فَخَرَ (faḵara) meaning "to glory in, to be proud of".
FATHY Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name FATHY, a variant of FATHI.
GAMAL Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name GAMAL.
HAMDY Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of HAMDI.
HEGAZY Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of HIJAZI.
MADBOULI Arabic (Egyptian)
Variant transcription of MADBOULY.
MADBOULY Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian surname of unknown meaning.
MAGDY Arabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic مَجَّدَ (majjada) meaning "to praise, to glorify".
MAGED Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of MAJID.
MANSOUR Arabic (Egyptian)
Originally referred to someone from the city of Mansoura (المنصورة‎) in Egypt.
MASRY Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of MASRI.
MEKKY Arabic (Egyptian)
Refers to the city of Mecca or Makka (مكة) in Saudi Arabia, considered the most holy city in Islam.
MESBAH Arabic (Maghrebi), Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from Arabic مِصْبَاح (miṣbāḥ) meaning "lamp, light, luminary".
MOUSTAFA Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name MUSTAFA.
MUBARAK Arabic, Arabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic مُبَارَك (mubārak) meaning "lucky, blessed".
NASSRY Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of NASRI.
NIMR Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic
From Arabic نمر (nimr) meaning "leopard, tiger, panther"; mainly used in Egypt.
SALIB Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Egyptian Christian derived from Arabic صَلِيب (ṣalīb) meaning "cross, crucifix".
SEDDIK Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend".
SOLIMAN Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of SULAYMAN.
TADROS Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Arabic form of THEODORE, chiefly used by Copts.
TAMMAM Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from the given name Tammam.
THARWAT Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name THARWAT.
ZAGHLOUL Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "young pigeon" or, metaphorically, "free soul" in Arabic.
ZAHER Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name ZAHER.
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