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Type Surname (from nickname)
Scripts قذافي(Arabic)
Other Forms FormsGadhafi, Qaddafi, al-Gaddafi, Gaddafy

Meaning & History

From قذاذفة (Qadhadhfa), the Arabic name for a Berber tribe in Libya. The name possibly means "thrower, archer", from Arabic قَذَفَ (qaḏafa) meaning "to throw". A famous bearer was Muammar Gaddafi (1942–2011), a Libyan politician and revolutionary.
Added 3/17/2017 by HL
Edited 2/15/2020 by HL