Arabic (Maghrebi) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of Arabic names used more often in the Maghreb (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya). See also about Arabic names.
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ABDELLAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Abdellah" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
ADLANIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Adlène (chiefly Moroccan).
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.
ALGERIEArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the French Algérie meaning "Algeria" (referring directly to the country itself). It also refers to someone from Annaba, Algeria.
ALLALIArabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from a shortened form of the name Abd Allah (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
AMARIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
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).
AMMARIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMRANIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Imran (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
ARFAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly derived from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning "to know" or أَرْفَع (ʾarfaʿ) meaning "high, lofty, elevated" (chiefly Tunisian).
AYARIArabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār) or Persian عیار (ayyâr) meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
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.
BEYIndian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
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]
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.
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).
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).
EL HACHIMIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Hachimi" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan).
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 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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
HAMDAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Hamid" or "relating to Hamad" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
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).
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.
HICHEMArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hichem, a variant of Hisham; mainly found in Algeria.
IDRISSIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Idriss (chiefly Moroccan).
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.
KASMIArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Kissami, used more frequently in modern times.
KENZAArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Kenza.
KISSAMIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "descendants of Qasim" in Arabic. This was the name of a Moroccan family descended from the Idrisid dynasty.
LAAYOUNIArabic (Maghrebi)
From Laayoune, the name of a city in the Western Sahara (chiefly Moroccan).
LABIDIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic عابد (ʿābid) "worshiper, adorer, server" (chiefly Tunisian).
LAHLOUArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic حُلْو (ḥulw) meaning "sweet" or "nice, charming, pretty" (chiefly Moroccan).
LAMARIArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of El Amari meaning "the Amari (see Ammar)", mainly found in Algeria.
LAZRAKArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic الأزرق (al ʾazraq) meaning "the blue (one)", from أَزْرَق (ʾazraq) "blue". It is chiefly used for Moroccan Arabic.
MAGHRIBIArabic (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.
MAHREZArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is Riyad Mahrez (1991-), an Algerian footballer.
MAKHLOUFIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Makhlouf.
MARZOUKIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Marzouq (chiefly Tunisian and Moroccan). A notable bearer is Moncef Marzouki (1945-), who was the fourth President of Tunisia from 2011 to 2014.
MASTOURArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic مسْتُور (mastur) meaning "hidden, covered".
MAZIGHArabic (Maghrebi), Berber
Derived from Arabic أَمَازِيغ (ʾamāzīḡ) the Arabic designation for the Berber (Amazigh) people of North Africa. The word itself is ultimately of Tamazight origin, from Central Atlas Tamazight ⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖ (Amaziɣ) of disputed meaning; in modern Central Atlas Tamazight, it means “free-man”.
MAZINIArabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from Arabic مَزِين (mazīn) meaning “decorated, adorned” or مازن (mazin) meaning “rain cloud” (see Mazin; chiefly Moroccan).
MERABETArabic (Maghrebi)
Mainly found in Algeria.
MESBAHArabic (Maghrebi), Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from Arabic مِصْبَاح (miṣbāḥ) meaning "lamp, light, luminary".
MESSAOUDIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Messaoud.
MIMOUNArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Mimoun.
MOHAMMEDIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mohammed (chiefly Algerian).
MOKRANIBerber, Northern African, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Either from the given name Mokrane or derived from El Mokrani, a town in Algeria.
MORCELIArabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from Arabic مُرْسِل (mursil) meaning "sender, dispatcher" or "sent, transmitted" from أَرْسَلَ (ʾarsala) "to send, to dispatch".
MOSTEFAÏArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mostefa (chiefly Algerian).
MOSTEFAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Mustafa" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
MOUJAHIDArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived 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 (chiefly Moroccan).
MOULOUDArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mouloud.
MOUSSAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Moussa (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
NACIRIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Nacir (see Nasir), predominantly used in Morocco.
OUAZZANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Denotes someone originally from Ouazzane, a town in northern Morocco.
OUERTANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Found mainly in Tunisia.
OUESLATIArabic (Maghrebi)
Denotes someone originally from Oueslatia, a town in Tunisia.
RAMDANIArabic (Maghrebi), Indonesian
Derived from Ramadan, which is the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar devoted to fasting by Muslims.
REGRAGUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Of unknown meaning; predominantly found in Morocco.
REZGUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic رِزْق (rizq) meaning "livelihood, subsistence, daily bread" (chiefly Tunisian).
RIAHIPersian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic رِيح (rīḥ) meaning "wind" or "smell, odor" (chiefly Tunisian).
SAADAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Sa'd" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
SAADOUNEArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "help", "luck" and "support".
SAHARAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic صحراوي (Ṣaḥrāwī) meaning "inhabitant of the desert" (from صحراء (Ṣaḥrā') "desert"), referring to the indigenous Sahrawi people of Western Sahara (see Sahraoui)... [more]
SAHRAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to the desert" from Arabic صَحْرَاوِيّ (ṣaḥrāwiyy) meaning "inhabitant of the desert, having to do with the desert" (chiefly Algerian).
SAÏDIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Saïd (chiefly Maghrebi).
SALHIArabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic صَالِح (ṣāliḥ) meaning "honest, good, virtuous" (chiefly Maghrebi).
SEDDIKArabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend".
SEDDIKIArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi cognate of Siddiqui (chiefly Algerian).
SHAKSHUKIArabic (Maghrebi)
Most likely from Libyan Arabic شَكْشُوكَةٌ (šakšawka) meaning “a mixture”, referring to a type of North African dish made of vegetables and fried eggs.
SHALADIArabic (Maghrebi)
Of unknown meaning (chiefly Libyan).
SHEBANIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the name of an Arab tribe which in turn is derived from Arabic شيب (šīb) meaning "white hair, grayness" or "cold, snow" (chiefly Libyan).
SHIBANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Shebani.
SLIMANIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Slimane (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
SOLTANIPersian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Soltan; in the case of Maghrebi usage, it is mainly found in Algeria and Tunisia.
SOUDANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "Sudanese (referring to a person from Sudan)", derived from Arabic سُودَانِيّ (sūdāniyy).
STAMBOULIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "from Istanbul" (chiefly Algerian and Tunisian).
TALHAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Talha (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
TLEMSANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Tlemcen, the name of a city in north-western Algeria.
TOUATIArabic (Maghrebi), Judeo-Spanish
Habitual family name denoting someone who originated from the Touat (or Tuat) desert region in Algeria. It is also sometimes used by North African Sephardic Jews.
TOUILBINIArabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Abdelaziz Touilbini (1978-), an Algerian boxer.
TOUNSIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic تُونِسِيّ (tūnisiyy) meaning “Tunisian”, ultimately from تُونِس (tūnis) meaning "Tunisia, Tunis". It can refer to a native of the country of Tunisia, someone from the city of Tunis (in Tunisia), or the Tunisian Tounsi dialect of Arabic.
TOUZANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; this surname is predominantly used in Morocco.
TRABELSIArabic (Maghrebi)
Originally indicated a person who came from the city of Tripoli in Libya. The city's name itself is of Greek origin meaning "three cities", from Greek τρι- (tri-) meaning "three" combined with πόλις (pólis) meaning "city".
YAHIAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Yahia (chiefly Algerian).
YAHYAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Yahiaoui used in Tunisia.
YALAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Algerian family name possibly derived from Arabic يَعْلَى (yaʿlā) or يَعْلَ (yaʿla) both meaning "exalted, high".
YOUCEFIArabic (Maghrebi)
Algerian cognate of Yousfi.
YOUSFIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Yousef (see Joseph).
ZAHRAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "related to Zahra" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
ZAÏDIArabic (Maghrebi)
French transcription of Zaidi used in the Maghreb.
ZAIDIPakistani, Urdu, Arabic (Maghrebi), Malaysian, Muslim
Derived from the given name Zaid. Bearers of this surname are descended from Zaid ibn Ali, the great-grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
ZERHOUNIArabic (Maghrebi), Northern African, Berber
Possibly refers to the Zerhoun mountain in Morocco. The family name originates from the city of Nedroma in Tlemcen, Algeria.
ZEROUALArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic أزرق (ʾazraq) meaning "blue" (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian). A notable bearer is Liamine Zéroual (1941–), the former President of Algeria from 1994 to 1999.
ZERROUGUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Zerrouki.
ZERROUKIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic أزرق (ʾazraq) meaning "blue" (chiefly Algerian).
ZIANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Zayyan meaning "beautifer, very beautiful".
ZIDANEArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zaydan, which in turn is derived from Arabic زاد (zāda) meaning "to add, to increase". A notable bearer is Zinedine "Zizou" Zidane (1972-), a former French footballer of Algerian descent.
ZITOUNIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived Arabic زَيْتُون (zaytūn) meaning "olive" (chiefly Algerian).
ZOUAOUIArabic (Maghrebi), Berber
Derived from French zouave, in turn from Arabic الزواويون (al-zuwâwiyun), referring to a member one of the Algerian Kabyle tribes of Zuwâwa (also spelled Zouaoua; known as the ⵉⴳⴰⵡⴰⵡⵏ (Igawawen) in Tamazight)... [more]
ZOUARIArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown (chiefly Tunisian).
ZOUBIRArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zoubir; mainly used in Algeria and Morocco.
ZOUHAIRArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zouhair; mainly used in Morocco.
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