Pakistani Submitted Surnames

Pakistani names are used in the country of Pakistan in southern Asia. Compare also Indian names.
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AAMIR     Pakistani
From the given name Aamir.
ACHAKZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Achak" in Pashto, from the name Achak (referring to Achak Khan, the grandson of Barak Khan, the founder of the Barakzai tribe) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)"... [more]
ADIL     Urdu, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Adil.
ADVANI     Sindhi, Indian
Sindhi Hindu surname meaning "descendant of Adu", most likely referring to the name of a past ancestor of the clan.
AGARWAL     Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain surname meaning "people of Agroha", referring to a town in the Indian state of Haryana.
AHMADZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Ahmad", from the given name Ahmad combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son". This is the name of a Pashtun Wazir tribe in Pakistan and a Ghilji tribe in Afghanistan.... [more]
AHUJA     Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Indian (Sikh)
Sikh name meaning "descendant of Ahu", based on the name of a clan in these communities (see Arora). Ahu is presumably the name of an ancestor; the suffix -jā is patronymic.
AISHA     Urdu
AKHTAR     Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pashto
Derived from Persian اختر (axtar) meaning "star".
ALAKOZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Alako", derived from the name Alako (most famously borne by a son of King Zirak Khan of Afghanistan) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Alakozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Durrani inhabiting Afghanistan.
ALAM     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam).
ALIZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Ali" from the given name Ali (1) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Alizai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
ALVI     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic علوي (ʿalawiyy) meaning "pertaining to Ali (1)". The Alvi are a Muslim clan from India and Pakistan claiming descent from Ali ibn Abi Talib (601-661), a cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
AMEEN     Urdu, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Amin.
ANJUM     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From Arabic نَجْم (najm) meaning "celestial body, star, planet".
ANWARZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Anwar" in Pashto, from the given name Anwar combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)".
ANWER     Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of Anwar.
ARIF     Urdu, Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Malay, Arabic
From the given name Arif.
ARORA     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi
Hindu and Sikh name derived from اروهڙ (Aror), the name of the former capital of Sindh, India (now a part of Pakistan and known as Rohri). The name itself is derived from Hindi and Punjabi Aur meaning "someone else", used by the past Aroras to escape persecution.
ASHIQ     Pakistani, Punjabi, Urdu
From Arabic عَاشِق (ʿāšiq) meaning "in love with, enamored, infatuated" or "admirer, lover, adorer", ultimately from عِشْق (ʿišq) "being in love".
ASIF     Urdu
AURAKZAI     Pashto
Variant transcription of Orakzai.
AURANGZEB     Urdu
From the given name Aurangzeb.
AYOUBI     Persian, Pashto, Arabic
From the given name Ayoub.
AYUBI     Persian, Pashto, Urdu
Variant transcription of Ayoubi.
AZAM     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic أَعْظَم (ʾaʿẓam) meaning "greater, greatest".
AZMAT     Urdu
Derived from the Arabic عَظَمَة (ʿaẓama) meaning "majesty, glory".
BAI     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Malayalam
Perhaps derived from Hindi बाई (bāī) meaning "lady".
BAJWA     Pakistani, Urdu, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
From the Persian باز (bâz) meaning "hawk, falcon". Used by both Pakistani Muslims and Indian Sikhs.
BANSAL     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Most likely from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśa) meaning "bamboo, sugar cane" or "lineage, stock, pedigree".
BARAKZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Barak", from the given name Barak (2) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Barakzai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
BATRA     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Of unknown meaning, based on a clan of the Hindu and Sikh Arora community.
BAWA     Punjabi
Sikh name based on the name of a Jat clan. It is also a title given to the male descendants of the first three Sikh gurus.
BEGUM     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Kashmiri, Urdu, Punjabi, Turkish
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).
BHAGAT     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain name derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, adorer".
BHATTI     Punjabi, Sindhi, Indian
Punjabi Rajput name derived from Sanskrit भट्ट (bhaṭṭa) meaning "lord".
BUTT     Punjabi, Urdu
Most likely derived from Sanskrit भटट (bhatt) meaning "scholar".
CHAND     Indian, Fijian, Nepali, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon" (see Chand).
CHANDER     Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant of Chandra.
CHANDIA     Punjabi
Surname rarely used in Pakistani Punjab. The origin of Chandia is Pali. Chandia is a variation of the name Chanda (English and Indian).
CHAUDARY     Urdu
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHAUDHRY     Urdu, Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHAUDRI     Urdu
Variant of Chaudhary.
CHAUDRY     Urdu
Variant of Chaudhary.
CHAUHAN     Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Assamese, Punjabi, Gujarati
Of unknown meaning. Folk etymologies derive it from Sanskrit चतुर् (cátur) meaning "four" or possibly from a hero named Chahamana (of whom members of the caste trace their ancestry from).
CHEEMA     Punjabi
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Punjabi-speaking subclan of the Jat people found in India and Pakistan, with most members being either Muslim or Sikh.
CHOPRA     Indian, Punjabi
Khatri Sikh, Hindu, and Jain name of unknown meaning.
CHOUDARY     Urdu, Indian, Telugu
Variant of Chaudhary.
CHOUDHRY     Urdu, Indian, Hindi
Variant of Chaudhary.
CHOUHAN     Pakistani
Surname (or family name) Chouhan has Indian, Pakistani origin, most common language spoken by them is Hindi, they are originated and/or found widely in Madhya Pradesh state
CHOWDHARY     Indian, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHOWDHRY     Urdu, Bengali, Hindi
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
DAR     Kashmiri, Pakistani, Indian
Variant of Dhar used by Kashmiris in Pakistan.
DASS     Indian, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Malaysian
Variant of Das.
DAWLATZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Means "descendants of Dawlat"; a combination of the given name Dawlat and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Dawlatzai is a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Tanoli inhabiting eastern Afghanistan.
DAWOOD     Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Dawud.
DEVI     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Odia
From Sanskrit देवी (devī́) meaning "goddess, female deity" (see the given name Devi). It is used as a surname by women who did not originally have a family name. In 2014, this was the second most common surname in the world and the most common in several Indian states.
DEWAN     Indian, Pakistani
Status name for a treasurer or court official, from Arabic diwan "royal court", "tribunal of justice", or "treasury". Under the Mughal administration in India the dewan was usually the highest official in a state.
DHALIWAL     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Sikh name possibly from Daranagar, the name of an ancestral town in India.
DHAR     Indian, Urdu, Kashmiri
Kashmiri Brahmin surname of unknown meaning.
DURANI     Pashto
Variant transcription of Durrani.
DURRANI     Pashto
Derived from Pashto durran meaning "pearl", ultimately from Persian در (dorr). It was historically used in the phrase padshah durr-i durran meaning "king pearl of the age", a title used by Ahmad Shah Durrani, the founder of the modern state of Afghanistan... [more]
FAROOQ     Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pashto, Arabic
From the given name Farooq.
GANDHI     Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil
Means "perfume seller", derived from Sanskrit गन्ध (gandha) meaning "odour, fragrance, perfume". Notable bearers include Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), an Indian civil rights and independence leader, and Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), the first female Prime Minister of India.
GANJOO     Indian, Urdu, Persian
Ganjoo is a surname from Kashmiri Pandit clan . The original name was Ganwar, meaning Person in charge of Treasury in Kings court. This name gradually changed to Ganjoo or Ganju.
GAUTAM     Nepali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
From the given name Gautama.
GOPAL     Indian, Hindi, Odia, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi
From the given name Gopal.
HABIBZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Habib" in Pashto. The Habibzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Popalzai.
HADIA     Arabic (Maghrebi), Indonesian, Pakistani
From the given name Hadia.
HAIDER     Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Haider.
HAMDANI     Urdu, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Hamdan.
HAQ     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Punjabi
Variant spelling of Haque.
HAQUE     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu
Derived from Arabic حَقَّ (ḥaqqa) meaning "true, right, correct".
HASANZAI     Pashto
Variant transcription of Hassanzai.
HASHMI     Urdu, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim), Arabic
From Arabic هاشم (hashim) meaning "crusher, breaker of bread" (see Hashim). It also refers to the Banu Hashim clan (also called Hashemites) of the Quraysh tribe that the Islamic Prophet Muhammad belonged to.
HASSAN     Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From the given name Hassan.
HASSANZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Hassan" in Pashto. The Hassanzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Yousafzai.
HIDAYAT     Indonesian, Javanese, Urdu
From the given name Hidayat.
HUSAIN     Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Bengali (Muslim)
From the given name Husain.
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.
ISHAQ     Arabic, Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali
From the given name Ishaq.
ISHAQZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Ishaq", from the given name Ishak combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son". This is the name of a Pashtun tribe from southwest Afghanistan.
ISLAM     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Arabic
Derived from the name of the religion of Islam, itself from Arabic إسلام (ʾislām) meaning "submission (to God)".
JALALI     Persian, Urdu
From the given name Jalal.
JALBANI     Balochi, Pakistani
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Balochi tribe residing in Pakistan.
JHA     Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upādhyāya) meaning "teacher (of the Vedas)".
KABIR     Bengali (Muslim), Nigerian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great" (see Akbar).
KALSI     Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Meaning unknown. Kalsi is a clan to Sikhs while it is a sub-caste to Lohars.
KAMALIAZAD     Pakistani, Persian
It's derived from the words Kamali meaning "Ascetic's blanket" & aazaad meaning "free or independent", or even kamaal-i-aazaad meaning "perfection of the free, or independent".
KAPOOR     Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Punjabi Kshatriya name derived from Sanskrit कर्पूर (karpūra) meaning "camphor" (referring to a white crystalline substance used in medicine), itself possibly of Proto-Austronesian origin.
KASHIF     Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Kashif.
KAZIM     Pakistani, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Kazim.
KHALIL     Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From the given name Khalil.
KHALSA     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Theorised to be derived from Arabic خَلَصَ (ḵalaṣa) meaning "to be pure, to be clear". In Sikhism, the term refers baptised or initiated Sikhs.
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".
KHATEEB     Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of Khatib.
KHAWAJA     Urdu, Arabic, Bengali
From the Persian title خواجه (xâje) meaning "lord, master, owner".
KUMAKI     Pashto
I was given this name from my dad who comes from Afghanistan. It's extremely rare in the UK. My dad always told me that my name was created. My grandfather used to help out refugees near the area (in Afghanistan) and the name "Kumaki" was his nickname from the people he helped out... [more]
KUMARI     Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Sinhalese, Pakistani
From the given name Kumari, the feminine form of Kumar. It is exclusively used by women.
LAL     Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Nepali, Bengali
Means "darling, precious, beloved", from Sanskrit lala meaning "cajoling". It can also mean "boy" or "red, ruby" in Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali.
MAHAJAN     Indian, Marathi, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
Means "great people", from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with जन (jána) "people, subjects".
MAHMOOD     Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali (Muslim), Arabic
Variant transcription of Mahmud.
MAJID     Urdu
MALICK     Indian, Bengali, Pakistani, Western African
From the Arabic ملك (malik) meaning "king, sovereign, monarch" (see Malik (1)), used by Indian Hindus and Muslims.
MALIK     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Indonesian
From the Arabic title ملك (malik) meaning "king, sovereign, monarch".
MALIKZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Malik (1)" in Pashto.
MALLICK     Indian, Bengali, Odia, Urdu
Variant transcription of Malick.
MANSOOR     Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Mansoor.
MASIH     Indian, Urdu, Punjabi
Derived from Arabic مَسِيح (masīḥ) referring to the Messiah in Islam (Isa) or Christianity (Jesus).
MEHTA     Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large, big".
MIRZA     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Arabic
From the Persian title میرزا (mirzâ) denoting a prince or nobleman, ultimately from the Persian words میر (mir) meaning "master" and the suffix -زاده (-zâde) meaning "child (of), offspring (of)".
MOHAMMADZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Mohammad", from the given name Mohammad combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Mohammadzai are a sub-tribe of the Barakzai inhabiting Afghanistan. The Muhammadzai, a separate tribe, inhabits Hashtnagar in Pakistan.
MUSHARRAF     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic مُشْرِف (mušrif) meaning "supervisor, overseer" or "honourable, dominant".
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.
NAKAI     Punjabi
This surname originates from the Punjab. It is a sub-cast of Sandhu Jats and are descendants of Nakai Misl, a principality of the Sikh Empire from 1748 to 1810.
NATH     Indian, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Khmer
From Sanskrit नाथ (nātha) meaning "refuge, help" or "protector, owner".
NIAZAI     Pashto
Most likely from Persian نیاز (niyaz) meaning "need, necessity, desire, wish" (see Niaz or Niyaz) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Niazai are a Pashtun tribe inhabiting Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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).
NOORZAI     Pashto
Means "son of the light", derived from Arabic نور (nūr) meaning "light, illumination" (see Nur) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Noorzai (or Nurzai) are a large Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan.
OMAR     Arabic, Somali, African, Malaysian, Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim), Muslim
From the Arabic given name Omar.
ORAKZAI     Pashto, Pakistani
Means "lost son" in Pashto; a combination of wrak meaning "lost" and زوی (zoy) meaning "son". The Orakzai (or Aurakzai) are a Pashtun tribe from the Orakzai Agency and North West Frontier Province of Pakistan.
PANDEY     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "scholar, teacher". In Hindi, the word also refers to a Brahman who either teaches or cooks.
PARVEZ     Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Kashmiri
From the given name Parvez.
PARWAZ     Urdu
Meaning... [more]
PATHAK     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit पाठक (pāṭhaka) meaning "reader, learner".
PATHAN     Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Urdu, Pashto
Derived from Hindustani पठान (paṭhān) meaning "a Pashtun (person)", referring to the Pashtun ethnic group inhabiting present-day Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is sometimes used by Pashtuns who ancestrally migrated to India.
PERVAIZ     Urdu, Punjabi
Variant transcription of Parvez.
POPALZAI     Pashto
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Persian پوپل‎‎ (pupal) meaning "betel nut". The Popalzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Durrani in Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan.
QAYYUM     Urdu
Derived from Arabic قيوم (qayyum) meaning "subsistence, independent, sustainer".
QURESHI     Urdu, Sindhi, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic قُرَيْش (Qurayš), which refers to an ancient Bedouin tribe of the Arabian peninsula (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".
RAFIQUE     Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Variant of Rafiq used in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
RAHMANZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Rahman" in Pashto.
RAI     Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Urdu
From Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign" (see Raj, Raja, or Rajan).
RAIS     Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian
From the Arabic tile رَئِيس (raʾīs) meaning "chief, leader".
RAJ     Indian, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhalese
From Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign", ultimately from राजन् (rājan) meaning "king, sovereign, prince, chief".
RAJA     Pakistani, Indian, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil, Malaysian, Bengali, Urdu
Variant of Raj; also a South Asian title of Indian origin used to denote a prince or ruler.
RAJPUT     Urdu, Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi
Means "son of the king", derived from Sanskrit राजा (rājā) meaning "king, sovereign, prince" combined with पुत्र (putrá) meaning "son, child". This is also the name of a caste originating from the Indian subcontinent.
RAJU     Indian, Bengali, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi
Means "king" from Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, sovereign, chief".
RAM     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Kashmiri, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Indian (Sikh)
Derived from the given name Ram (2).
RANDHAWA     Pakistani, Indian, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Sikh and Jat tribe in Punjab.
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).
SABA     Pakistani, Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Saba or Sabah.
SACHDEV     Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi, Thai
From Sanskrit सत्य (satya) meaning "true, virtuous, good" combined with देव (devá) meaning "deity, god".
SACHDEVA     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant transcription of Sachdev.
SADOZAI     Pashto, Balochi
Means "son of Sado" from the given name Sado combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Sadozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Popalzai mainly inhabiting Pakistan. This is also the name of a Baloch tribe in Iran (of Pashtun origin)... [more]
SAEED     Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Persian
Variant transcription of Sa'id.
SAEEDI     Persian, Urdu
From the given name Saeed.
SAFI     Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Meaning unknown. This is the name of branch of the Ghurghakhti Pashtun tribe in regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
SAHNI     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Possibly from Sahni, the name of a village in Punjab.
SAHU     Indian, Odia, Hindi, Pakistani, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Telugu, Gujarati
Generally means "businessman, moneylender", but also means "gentle, patient" among Jats. Most commonly used by the Odia people in India.
SAID     Arabic, Swahili, Somali, Indian (Muslim), Malay, Urdu
From the given name Sa'id.
SALAHUDDIN     Arabic, Pakistani
Arabic origin; anglicized form is 'Saladin'. A compound name, it is formed by the root words of 'islah' (corrector) + 'deen' (faith).
SALEEM     Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Pashto
From the given name Saleem.
SANDHU     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Sikh name derived from Sindhu, a historical name of the Indus River flowing through Pakistan, ultimately from Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu) meaning "river, stream". The Sandhus are the largest Jat clan in Punjab.
SARDAR     Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Bengali, Arabic, Persian
From the Persian title سردار (sardâr) meaning "commander, headmaster", traditionally denoting a prince, nobleman, or aristocrat.
SARWAR     Pakistani, Bengali (Muslim)
From the Persian title سرور (sarvar) meaning "master, leader, chief".
SAWHNEY     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Variant of Sahni, which is possibly from Sahni, a village in Punjab.
SETH     Indian, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh) meaning "merchant, banker", ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭh) meaning "excellent, best".
SETHI     Indian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Thai
Contraction of Sanskrit श्रेष्ठी (śreṣṭhi) denoting the head of a mercantile or other guild.
SHAH     Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sādhú) meaning "gentleman, virtuous man". Not to be confused with the Persian surname Shah.
SHAHEEN     Arabic, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Shahin.
SHAHZAD     Urdu, Pashto
From the given name Shahzad.
SHAIKH     Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Sheikh.
SHAKUR     Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Urdu
From the given name Shakur.
SHARIF     Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic, Somali
From the Arabic title شَرِيف (šarīf) meaning "noble, honoured, excellent", denoting a Muslim ruler, religious leader, or descendant of Muhammad.
SHEIKH     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Somali, Arabic, Persian, Punjabi
From the Arabic title شَيْخ (šayḵ) meaning "chief, chieftain, head", used as title to denote a political or spiritual leader of a Muslim community.
SHERZAI     Pashto
Variant transcription of Shirzai.
SHINWARI     Pashto
Perhaps from Shinwar, the name of a Pashtun-inhabited district in Afghanistan. The Shinwari are a Pashtun tribe found in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
SHIRZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Sher", from the given name Sher combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son".
SHUKLA     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit शुक्ल (śukla) meaning "white, bright, pure".
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.
SIDDIQUI     Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Bengali, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic صَادِق (ṣādiq) meaning "true, truthful, veracious". It was traditionally used as an honorific title or a nickname for a trustworthy person.
SIDHU     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Sikh clan name derived from Sanskrit सिद्ध (siddha) meaning "accomplished, proven".
SIDIQI     Pashto, Persian, Afghani
Means "the veracious" from Arabic صَدَقَ (ṣadaqa) meaning "to be truthful, to be sincere". It is also a variant of Persian Sadeghi.
SIINGH     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Variant of Singh.
SRIVASTAV     Indian, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Telugu
Variant transcription of Shrivastav.
SRIVASTAVA     Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali, Kannada
Variant transcription of Shrivastav.
STANIKZAI     Pashto
Of unknown meaning. The Stanikzai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan.
SURI     Punjabi, Hindi, Indian (Sikh)
Based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community, from Sanskrit suri "sun", ‘priest’, ‘sage’. It is also an epithet of Krishna.
TAHIR     Arabic, Urdu, Malay, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Tahir.
TANDON     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Punjabi Hindu (Khatri) and Sikh surname of unknown meaning.
UDDIN     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu
From Arabic الدين (ad-dīn) meaning "the religion" (referring to Islam).
ULLAH     Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic اللّٰه (allāh) referring to the monotheistic god in Islamic belief (see Allah).
WALIA     Indian, Punjabi
Punjabi name of unknown meaning.
WARDAK     Pashto
Meaning uncertain. The Wardak are a Pashtun tribe from the Maidan Wardak Province in Afghanistan.
YADAV     Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali, Punjabi
From Sanskrit यादव (yādava) meaning "descendant of Yadu", referring to a legendary Hindu king and an alleged ancestor of Krishna. The term traditionally refers to a peasant caste in India and Nepal.
YAHYA     Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Malay, Swahili
From the given name Yahya.
YAMEEN     Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
Variant transcription of Yamin.
YASEEN     Urdu, Arabic
Variant transcription of Yasin.
YASMIN     Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Yasmin.
YOUSAFZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Yusuf", from the given name Yousaf combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son". The Yousafzai are a Pashtun tribe inhabiting Pakistan and Afghanistan.... [more]
YOUSUFZAI     Pashto
Variant transcription of Yousafzai.
YUSUFI     Afghani, Tajik, Urdu
Cognate of Yousfi.
YUSUFZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Variant transcription of Yousafzai.
ZADRAN     Pashto
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Pashtun tribe inhabiting Afghanistan and Waziristan (Pakistan).
ZAFAR     Urdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name Zafar.
ZAHEER     Pakistani, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Variant of Zahir used in Pakistan and India.
ZAHID     Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali (Muslim), Afghani
From the given name Zahid.
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.
ZALMAI     Afghani, Pashto
From the Pashto given name Zalmai.
ZAZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Meaning unknown. The Zazai (or Zazi) are a Karlani Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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