Type Surname (from nickname)
Scripts قريشي(Arabic) قریشی(Urdu)
Other Forms FormsQureshi, Quraishi, Qurayshi, Qureshy, Quraishy, Qoraishi, Qoreshi, Koraishi, Kureshi, Kureshy, Kureishi. Qureish
Originally denoted a member of the Quraysh, a historical Arab tribe that the Prophet Muhammad belonged to. The name itself is derived from Arabic قَرَشَ (qaraša) meaning "to gnash, to grind, to chew".