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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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ODA     Arabic
Means "Several" in Arabic
OMAR     Arabic, Somali, African, Malaysian, Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim), Muslim
From the Arabic given name Omar.
OUAZZANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Refers to Ouazzane, 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.
RAHMAN     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Pakistani, Malay, Arabic, Afghani, Assamese, Malayalam, Hindi, Urdu
From the given name Rahman, used throughout the Muslim world.
RAHMANI     Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Rahman.
RAMDANI     Arabic (Maghrebi), Indonesian
Derived from Ramadan, which is the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar devoted to fasting by Muslims.
RASHID     Arabic
Derived from the given name Rashid.
RASUL     Pakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian, Pashto
From the Arabic رَسُول (rasūl) meaning "messenger, apostle, prophet" (see Rasul). This was applied to the Islamic Propet Muhammad, who was also called رسول الله (Rasūl Allāh) meaning "messenger of Allah (God)".
RIFAI     Arabic
Elevation of all, honor and Glory... [more]
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)
Derived from Arabic صَحْرَاوِيّ (ṣaḥrāwiyy) meaning "inhabitant of the desert, having to do with the desert", ultimately from صَحْرَاء (ṣaḥrāʾ) "desert" (chiefly Algerian).
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, 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’.
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.
SAYEGH     Arabic
Means “goldsmith” in Arabic.
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), Northern African
Possibly related to Arabic شَلَّال (šallāl) meaning "waterfall" (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), Northern African
From the name of an Arab tribe which in turn is derived from Arabic شيب (šīb) meaning "white hair, grayness" or "cold, snow" (chiefly found in Libya).
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.
SHISHANI     Chechen, Arabic
Means "Chechen" in Arabic. It is a common surname among Chechens living in the Arab world or the United States.
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 (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.
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)
Habitual family name denoting someone who originated from Touat, the name of a group of oases in the Sahara in Algeria.
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)
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]
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).
YAHIAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Yahya (chiefly Algerian).
YALAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; predominantly used in Algeria.
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.
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".
ZAOUCHE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Mainly found in Algeria.
ZEGHLACHE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Algerian surname of unknown meaning.
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.
ZEMMAMOUCHE     Arabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
This is the surname of Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche (1985–), an Algerian football player.
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.
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 the Arabic زاد (zāda) meaning "to add, to increase". A famous bearer is Zinedine 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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