Pashto Submitted Surnames

Pashto names are used in Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ACHAKZAI     Pashto, Pakistani, Afghani
Means "son of Achak", a combination of Achak (referring to Achak Khan, the grandson of Barak Khan, the founder of the Barakzai tribe) and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Achakzai are a Pashtun tribe near the Pakistani-Afghanistani border, though most reside in Pakistan.
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]
AKHTAR     Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pashto
Derived from Persian اختر (axtar) meaning "star".
ALAKOZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Means "son of Alako", a combination of Alako (referring to the son of King Zirak Khan) and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Alakozai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan.
ALIZAI     Pashto
Means "descendant 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.
AURAKZAI     Pakistani, Pashto
Variant transcription of Orakzai.
BARAKZAI     Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Means "sons of Barak"; a combination of the given name Barak and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Barakzai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan my Pakistan.
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.
DURRANI     Pashto, Pakistani, Afghani
Derived from Pashto padshah durr-i durran meaning "king pearl of the age", a title used by Ahmad Shah Durrani, founder of the state of Afghanistan. This is the name of a Pashtun tribe in Pakistan and Afghanistan... [more]
ISHAQZAI     Pashto, Afghani
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.
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".
MALIKZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Means "son of the king"; from the given name Malik meaning "king" and the Pashto زوی (zoy) "son (of)".
MOHAMMADZAI     Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Means "sons of Mohammad"; a combination of the given name Mohammad and Pashto زوی (zoy) "son (of)". The Mohammadzai is a sub-tribe of the Barakzai, of which inhabits Afghanistan... [more]
NIAZAI     Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
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".
NOORZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Means "son of light", from Arabic نور (nūr) meaning "light, ray of light, light beam" (see Nur) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Noorzai (or Nurzai) are a large Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan.
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.
POPALZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Meaning unknown; a combination of Popal with an unknown meaning and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Popalzai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan.
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)".
SADOZAI     Pashto, Pakistani
Means "son of Sado", a combination of the given name Sado and the Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Sadozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Popalzai mainly inhabiting Pakistan and a Balochi clan of Pashtun origin... [more]
SAFI     Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Meaning unknown. This is the name of branch of the Ghurghakhti Pashtun tribe in regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
SHERZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Variant transcription of Shirzai.
SHIRZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Means "son of Sher", from the given name Sher combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son".
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, Afghani
Variant of Yousafzai primarily found in Afghanistan.
YUSUFZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Variant transcription of Yousafzai.
ZADRAN     Pashto, Afghani
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Pashtun tribe inhabiting Afghanistan and Waziristan (Pakistan).
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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