Type Surname (from occupation)
Scripts شيخ(Arabic) শেখ(Bengali) شیخ(Urdu)
Other Forms FormsShaikh, Sheykh, Shaykh
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Meaning & History
From the Arabic title شَيْخ (šayḵ) meaning "chief, chieftain, head". It is used to denote a political or spiritual leader of a Muslim community.