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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MAZIGH     Arabic (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”.
MAZINI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from Arabic مَزِين (mazīn) meaning “decorated, adorned” or مازن (mazin) meaning “rain cloud” (see Mazin; chiefly Moroccan).
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, Malay, Somali
Variant transcription 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, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Mustafa.
MOSTEFAÏ     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mostefa (chiefly Algerian).
MOSTEFAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Mustafa" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
MOUJAHID     Arabic (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).
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.
MUBARAK     Arabic, Arabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic مُبَارَك (mubārak) meaning "lucky, blessed".
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.
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, Persian
Derived from Arabic نَصْر (naṣr) meaning “triumph, victory”.
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
OMAR     Arabic, Somali, African, Malaysian, Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim), Muslim
From the Arabic given name Omar.
OUAZZANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Ouazzane, the name of a town in northern Morocco.
OUERTANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Found mainly in Tunisia.
OUESLATI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Oueslatia, the name of a town in Tunisia.
RADE     Arabic
RAHIM     Arabic
From the personal name based on Arabic Rahim.
RAHMANI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Rahman.
RAIS     Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian
From the Arabic tile رَئِيس (raʾīs) meaning "chief, leader".
RAMDANI     Arabic (Maghrebi), Indonesian
Derived from Ramadan, which is the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar devoted to fasting by Muslims.
RASHEED     Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Rashid.
RASOOL     Urdu, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Rasul.
RASUL     Urdu, Pashto, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian
From Arabic رَسُول (rasūl) meaning "messenger, apostle, prophet" (see Rasul).
REGRAGUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Of unknown meaning; predominantly found in Morocco.
REZGUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic رِزْق (rizq) meaning "livelihood, subsistence, daily bread" (chiefly Tunisian).
RIAHI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic رِيح (rīḥ) meaning "wind" or "smell, odor" (chiefly Tunisian).
RIFAI     Arabic
Elevation of all, honor and Glory... [more]
SAADAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Sa'd" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
SAADOUNE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "help", "luck" and "support".
SABA     Pakistani, Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Saba or Sabah.
SAFI     Arabic
Derived from the given name Safi; unrelated to the name of the Pashtun tribe.
SAHARAOUI     Arabic (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]
SAHRAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to the desert" from Arabic صَحْرَاوِيّ (ṣaḥrāwiyy) meaning "inhabitant of the desert, having to do with the desert" (chiefly Algerian).
SAÏDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Saïd (chiefly Maghrebi).
SALAHUDDIN     Arabic, Pakistani
Arabic origin; anglicized form is 'Saladin'. A compound name, it is formed by the root words of 'islah' (corrector) + 'deen' (faith).
SALHI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic صَالِح (ṣāliḥ) meaning "honest, good, virtuous" (chiefly Maghrebi).
SALIB     Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Egyptian Christian derived from Arabic صَلِيب (ṣalīb) meaning "cross, crucifix".
SALIBA     Arabic, Maltese
From Syriac ܨܠܝܒܐ (ṣalībā) or Arabic صَلِيب (ṣalīb) both meaning "crucifix, cross", a reference to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The Saliba are a predominantly Christian family of Lebanon, the Levant, and Malta.
SAMAHA     Arabic
From a personal name based on Arabic samạ̄ha meaning ‘magnanimity’.
SAMIR     Arabic, Bengali, Indian
From the given name Samir (1).
SARDAR     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Marathi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Afghani
From the Persian title سردار (sardâr) meaning "commander, headmaster", traditionally denoting a prince, nobleman, or aristocrat.
SARKIS     Arabic
Mainly used in Lebanon.
SARSOUR     Arabic
Means "cockroach" or "roach" in Arabic.
SAYEGH     Arabic
Means “goldsmith” in Arabic.
SEDDIK     Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend".
SEDDIKI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi cognate of Siddiqui (chiefly Algerian).
SHAHEEN     Arabic, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Shahin.
SHAHIN     Bengali (Muslim), Arabic, Persian
From the given name Shahin.
SHAKSHUKI     Arabic (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.
SHALADI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Of unknown meaning (chiefly Libyan).
SHALHOUB     Arabic
From a personal name based on the word shalhub meaning "generous".
SHARIF     Arabic
From the given name Sharif.
SHEBANI     Arabic (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).
SHEHADEH     Arabic
Shehadeh is a personal name based on the Arabic shahadah 'testimony', 'belief in Islam'.... [more]
SHEIKH     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Somali, Arabic, Persian, Punjabi
From the Arabic title شَيْخ (šayḵ) meaning "chief, chieftain, head", used as title for a political or spiritual leader of a Muslim community.
SHIBANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Shebani.
SHISHANI     Chechen, Arabic
Means "Chechen" in Arabic. It is a common surname among Chechens living in the Arab world or the United States.
SHUKRI     Arabic
Derived from Arabic شُكْرِيّ (šukriyy) meaning "thankful, of thanks".
SIDDIG     Northern African, Arabic
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend" (chiefly Sudanese).
SIDDIQ     Pakistani, Muslim, Arabic
From the Arabic word صدیق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend" or "truthful" (see Siddiqi or Siddiqui). It was traditionally used as an honorific title or a nickname for a trustworthy person.
SLIMANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Slimane (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
SOLIMAN     Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Sulayman.
SOUDANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "Sudanese (referring to a person from Sudan)", derived from Arabic سُودَانِيّ (sūdāniyy).
STAMBOULI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "from Istanbul" (chiefly Algerian and Tunisian).
TADROS     Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Arabic form of Theodore, chiefly used by Copts.
TAHA     Arabic
From the given name Taha.
TAHIR     Arabic, Urdu, Malay, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name 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.
TARABAY     Arabic
History of this surname is unknown. A famous bearer with this last name is Nick E. Tarabay, a Lebanese-American actor.
TLEMSANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Tlemcen, the name of a city in north-western Algeria.
TOUATI     Arabic (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.
TOUILBINI     Arabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Abdelaziz Touilbini (1978-), an Algerian boxer.
TOUNSI     Arabic (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.
TOUZANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; this surname is predominantly used in Morocco.
TRABELSI     Arabic (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".
TURKIEH     Ancient Hebrew, Arabic, Jewish
A Lebanese jewish surname that is often used among Lebanese jews in Israel.
ULLAH     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Afghani, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From Arabic اللّٰه (allāh), referring to the monotheistic god in Islam (see Allah).
YAHIA     Arabic
From the given name Yahya.
YAHIAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Yahya" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
YAHYA     Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Malay, Swahili
From the given name Yahya.
YAHYAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Yahiaoui used in Tunisia.
YALAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Algerian family name possibly derived from Arabic يَعْلَى (yaʿlā) or يَعْلَ (yaʿla) both meaning "exalted, high".
YASEEN     Urdu, Arabic
Variant transcription of Yasin.
YAZBECK     Arabic
Mostly used in Lebanon
YOUCEFI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Cognate of Yousfi (chiefly Algerian).
YOUSFI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Yousef (see Joseph).
ZAFAR     Arabic
Taken from the Arabic word meaning "victory, triumph".
ZAGHLOUL     Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "young pigeon" or, metaphorically, "free soul" in Arabic.
ZAHER     Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Zaher.
ZAHIR     Bengali (Muslim), Muslim, Arabic, Afghani
From the given name Zahir.
ZAHRANI     Arabic
From the Arabic زهراني (zahran) meaning "flowering, blossoming"; ultimately from زَهْرَة (zahra) meaning "flower, blossom" (see Zahrah). This surname is prevalent in Saudi Arabia.
ZAHRAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "related to Zahra" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
ZAÏDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
French transcription of Zaidi used in the Maghreb.
ZAIDI     Pakistani, 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.
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 زَيْتُون (zaytūn) meaning "olive", a cognate of the Maghrebi Zitouni. It could also be linked to the famous El-Zeitoun district in Cairo, Egypt.
ZEROUAL     Arabic (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.
ZERROUGUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Zerrouki.
ZERROUKI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic أزرق (ʾazraq) meaning "blue" (chiefly Algerian).
ZGHEIB     Arabic
Lebanese surname of unknown meaning.
ZIADEH     Arabic
Means surplus, extra in Arabic
ZIANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Zayyan meaning "beautifer, very beautiful".
ZIDANE     Arabic (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 retired French footballer of Algerian descent.
ZITOUNI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived Arabic زَيْتُون (zaytūn) meaning "olive" (chiefly Algerian).
ZOGHEIB     Arabic
Variant transcription of Zgheib.
ZOUAOUI     Arabic (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]
ZOUARI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown (chiefly Tunisian).
ZOUBIR     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zoubir; mainly used in Algeria and Morocco.
ZOUHAIR     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zouhair; mainly used in Morocco.
ZUBAIR     Arabic
From the given name Zubayr.
ZZOHA     Arabic
Probably from the given name Zoha, which means "Morning light"
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