Arabic Submitted Surnames
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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
SAHRAOUI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic صَحْرَاوِيّ (ṣaḥrāwiyy)
meaning "inhabitant of the desert, having to do with the desert", ultimately from صَحْرَاء (ṣaḥrāʾ)
"desert" (chiefly Algerian).
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".
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.
From a personal name based on Arabic samạ̄ha meaning ‘magnanimity’.
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.
From a personal name based on the word shalhub
Shehadeh is a personal name based on the Arabic shahadah 'testimony', 'belief in Islam'.... [more]
SHEIKH Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Assamese, Urdu, Marathi, Pakistani, Somali, Arabic, Persian, Punjabi
From the Arabic شَيْخ (šayḵ)
meaning "chief, chieftain, head, patriarch"; used as title for a political or spiritual leader of a community.
SHISHANI Chechen, Arabic
Means "Chechen" in Arabic. It is a common surname among the Chechens in the Arab world and the United States.
SIDDIQ Pakistani, Muslim, Arabic
From the Arabic word صدیق (ṣadīq)
meaning "friend" or "truthful" (see Siddiqi
). It was traditionally used as an honorific title or a nickname for a trustworthy person.
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.
History of this surname is unknown. A famous bearer with this last name is Nick E. Tarabay, a Lebanese-American actor.
TOUATI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Habitual family name denoting someone who originated from Touat
, the name of a group of oases in the Sahara in Algeria.
TOUNSI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the 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.
TRABELSI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic طرابلس (Ṭarābulus)
or Tamazight ⵟⵔⵉⵒⵓⵍⵉ (Ṭrables)
, the Arabic and Berber names for the capital city of Tripoli, Libya. The name is ultimately derived from Greek Τρίπολις (Trípolis)
meaning "three cities", from τρι- (tri-)
meaning "three" combined with πόλις (pólis)
meaning "city"... [more]
Taken from the Arabic word meaning "victory, triumph".
From the Arabic زهراني (zahran)
meaning "flowering, blossoming"; ultimately from زَهْرَة (zahra)
meaning "flower, blossom" (see Zahrah
). This surname is prevalent in Saudi Arabia.
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)
Means "one who has blue eyes" in Amazigh through the Arabic أزرق (ʾazraq)
meaning "blue". A notable bearer is Liamine Zéroual (1941–), the former president of Algeria from 1994 to 1999.
ZIDANE Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zaydan
, which in turn is derived from the Arabic زاد (zāda)
meaning "to add, to increase". A famous bearer is Zinedine
Zidane (1972–), a retired French footballer of Algerian descent.
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]
Probably from the given name Zoha, which means "Morning light"