Type Surname (from occupation)
Scripts شيخ (Arabic), শেখ (Bengali), شیخ (Urdu)
Other Forms FormsShaikh, Sheykh, Shaykh
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 9/14/2016
From the Arabic title شَيْخ (šayḵ) meaning "chief, chieftain, head". It is used to denote a political or spiritual leader of a Muslim community.