Indian (Muslim) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of Indian names used more often by Indian Muslims. See also about Indian names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ADIL     Urdu, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Adil.
AKBAR     Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim), Indonesian, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Arabic, Persian
From the given name Akbar, itself derived from the Arabic أَكْبَر (’akbar) "greater, greatest", the elative degree of كَبِير (kabīr) "big, large, great". It is most widely used in the Islamic takbir: الله أكبر (Allāhu Akbar) meaning "God is the greatest".
AKHTAR     Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pashto
Derived from Persian اختر (axtar) meaning "star".
ALAM     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam).
ANJUM     Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From the Arabic نَجْم (najm) meaning "celestial body, star, planet".
ARIF     Urdu, Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Malay, Arabic
From the given name Arif.
BEGUM     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Kashmiri, Urdu, Punjabi
From the Persian title بیگم (beygom) meaning "lady, madam", traditionally used as a royal title for Muslim females in Central and South Asia. It is the feminine equivalent of the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg).
BEY     Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
HAQ     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Punjabi
Variant spelling of Haque.
HAQUE     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Pakistani
Derived from Arabic حَقَّ (ḥaqqa) meaning "true, right, correct".
HASHMI     Pakistani, Urdu, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Afghani
From the Arabic هاشم (hashim) meaning "crusher, breaker of bread" (see Hashim). This surname refers to the Arab Banu Hashim clan (also called Hashemites) of the Quraysh tribe that the Islamic Prophet Muhammad was a member of.
HOSSAIN     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Husayn.
IMAM     Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Nigerian, Arabic, Indonesian
From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used to denote a leader within a Muslim community.
ISLAM     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Assamese, Hindi
Derived directly from the name of the religion of Islam, which is from Arabic الإسلام (al-ʾIslām), which in turn is derived from the Arabic إسلام (ʾislām) meaning "submission".
KABIR     Bengali (Muslim), Nigerian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great" (see Akbar).
KHAN     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Pashto, Kashmiri, Punjabi
Derived from the Turkic military title khan, which is ultimately of Mongolian origin from ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ (qaɣan) meaning "king, emperor, sovereign".
MALEK     Indian (Muslim), Gujarati, Persian, Bengali (Muslim), Arabic
Variant of Malik. A notable bearer is Rami Malek (1981-), an Egyptian-American actor.
MALIK     Indian (Muslim), Odia, Bengali (Muslim), Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Arabic, Indonesian, Nigerian
From the Arabic ملك (malik) meaning "king, sovereign, monarch" (see Malik (1)).
MIRZA     Muslim, Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Marathi
Derived from the given name Mirza, taken directly from the Persian title of the same name denoting a prince.
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.
NOOR     Pakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Punjabi, Malay, Pashto, Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Muslim
From the given name Noor, from the Arabic نُور (nūr) "light".
QURESHI     Urdu, Sindhi, Indian (Muslim)
From قُرَيْش (Qurayš) referring to an ancient Bedouin tribe of Saudi Arabia (the Islamic Prophet Muhammad belonged to a sub-clan of the tribe). The name itself is derived from Arabic قَرَشَ (qaraša) meaning "to gnash, to grind, to chew".
RAHMAN     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Pakistani, Malay, Arabic, Afghani, Assamese, Malayalam, Hindi, Urdu
From the given name Rahman, used throughout the Muslim world.
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)".
SABA     Pakistani, Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Saba or Sabah.
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.
SHAIKH     Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Sheikh.
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.
SIDDIQUI     Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Bengali, Indian (Muslim)
From Arabic صَادِق (ṣādiq) meaning "true, truthful, veracious". It was traditionally used as an honorific title or a nickname for a trustworthy person.
TAHIR     Arabic, Urdu, Malay, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Tahir.
UDDIN     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu
From Arabic الدين (ad-dīn) meaning "the religion" (referring to Islam).
ULLAH     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Afghani, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From Arabic اللّٰه (allāh), referring to the monotheistic god in Islam (see Allah).
ZAHEER     Pakistani, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Variant of Zahir used in Pakistan and India.
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