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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Arabic, Urdu
Scripts قريشي(Arabic) قریشی(Urdu)
Pronounced Pron. koo-reh-SHEE(Urdu)  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsQureshi, Qurashi, Qurashy, Quraishi, Qurayshi, Qureshy, Quraishy, Qoraishi, Qoreshi, Koraishi, Kureshi, Kureshy, Kureishi, Qureish, etc.

Meaning & History

Denotes a member of the Quraysh, a mercantile Arab tribe that the Prophet Muhammad belonged to, itself is derived from Arabic قرش (qarasha) meaning "to gnash, to grind, to chew".
Added 4/25/2017 by HL
Edited 1/5/2021 by HL