Arabic Surnames

Arabic names are used in the Arab world, as well as some other regions within the larger Muslim world. They are not necessarily of Arabic origin, though most in fact are. Compare also Persian names and Turkish names. See also about Arabic names.
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ABBASعبّاسArabic, Urdu
From the given name ABBAS.
ABDULLAHعبد اللهArabic
Derived from the given name ABD ALLAH.
ABDULRASHIDعبد الرشيدArabic
Derived from the given name ABD AL-RASHID.
AHMADأحمدArabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name AHMAD.
AHMEDأحمدArabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name AHMAD.
AJAMعجمArabic
From Arabic عَجَم ('ajam) meaning "foreigner, non-Arab".
AL-AMINالأمينArabic
Means "the truthful" from Arabic امين (amin).
ALFARSIالفارسيArabic
Means "the Persian" in Arabic, derived from Arabic فارس (Faris) meaning "Persia".
AL-GHAZZAWIالغزّاويArabic
Originally indicated a person who came from Gaza in Palestine.
AL-HASHIMالهاشمArabic
From the given name HASHIM.
ALIعليّArabic
From the given name ALI (1).
AL-MUFTIالمفتيArabic
Refers to a mufti, a Muslim legal advisor consulted in applying a religious law.
AMJADأمجدArabic
Derived from the given name AMJAD.
BOULOSبولسArabic
From the given name BULUS.
BOUSAIDبوسعيدArabic
Means "father of SA'ID" in Arabic.
EL-AMINالأمينArabic
Variant transcription of AL-AMIN.
EL-GHAZZAWYالغزّاويArabic
Variant transcription of AL-GHAZZAWI.
EL-HASHEMالهاشمArabic
Variant transcription of AL-HASHIM.
EL-MOFTYالمفتيArabic
Variant transcription of AL-MUFTI.
HAKIMحكيمArabic
Derived from the given name HAKIM.
HUSSAINحسينArabic
Derived from the given name HUSAYN.
KADER (2)قادرArabic
Variant transcription of QADIR.
KARIMكريمArabic
Derived from the given name KARIM.
KARIMIكريميArabic, Persian
Derived from the given name KARIM.
MOHAMMEDمحمّدArabic, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name MUHAMMAD.
MUHAMMADمحمّدArabic, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name MUHAMMAD.
NAAJIناجيArabic
From the given name NAAJI.
NAGIناجيArabic
Variant transcription of NAAJI.
NAJMنجمArabic
From the given name NAJM.
NEJEMنجمArabic
Variant transcription of NAJM.
QADIRقادرArabic
Derived from the given name QADIR.
SAABصعبArabic
Possibly from the Arabic given name SABAH.
SAMARAسمارةArabic
Meaning unknown.
SAQQAFسقافArabic
From Arabic سقف (saqaf) meaning "roof".
SULTANسلطانArabic
From a nickname meaning "sultan, ruler" in Arabic.
TAWFEEKتوفيقArabic
Variant transcription of TAWFIQ.
TAWFIQتوفيقArabic
From the given name TAWFIQ.
ZAMANزمانArabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name ZAMAN.