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Type Surname (from location)
Scripts طرابلسي‎‎(Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. TRA-BEHL-SEE(French)  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsTrabelssi

Meaning & History

Habitational name for someone originally from the city of Tripoli in Libya from Arabic طَرَابُلُس (ṭarābulus). The city's name ultimately comes from Ancient Greek Τρίπολις (Trípolis) meaning "three cities", from τρι- (tri-) meaning "three" and πόλις (pólis) meaning "city".
Added 8/7/2016 by HL
Edited 6/21/2020 by HL