Eastern African Submitted Surnames
Eastern African names
include those from Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. See also about African names
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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.