This is a list of submitted surnames in which the person who added the name is highexpectasians
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABDUL GAYYOOM Dhivehi
From the given name Abdul Qayyum
. It is borne by current Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom (1959-) and former President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom (1937-).
Means "son of Abdylday
" from a given name either derived from Arabic ABDULLAH
or from Arabic عبد ال (ʿabd al)
meaning "servant of the" combined with the Turkish word day
meaning "support, foundation".
From Hebrew אָב (áv)
meaning "father" and Arabic قَصَّاص (qaṣṣāṣ)
meaning "storyteller, narrator" (used as a title for community leaders and rabbis among North African Jews).
Means "one-legged" or "one-footed" in Moroccan Arabic, from Arabic رِجْل (rijl)
meaning "leg, foot".
Means "father of drums" (figuratively referring to a drum maker) from Arabic أَبُو (abū)
meaning "father" and طَبْل (ṭabl)
Derived from Georgian აფხაზი (apxazi)
meaning "Abkhaz person". Alternatively, it may be of Adjarian origin (referring to the Adjara region of Georgia) from the Muslim name Abkhas
derived from Arabic أَب (ʾab)
meaning "father" and خَاصّ (ḵāṣṣ)
Possibly denoted someone who originally came from a location named Abtah in Saudi Arabia.
From Arabic أبو العافية (abū l-ʿāfiya)
meaning "father of health" from أبو (abū)
meaning "father" and عافية (ʿāfiya)
meaning "health, well-being".
Means "sturdy, hardy" or "bold, fearless" in Turkish.
Most likely from the given name Adlei
, itself derived from Arabic عَادِل (ʿādil)
meaning "fair, just", combined with Abkhaz аҧа (āpā)
meaning "son"... [more]
ADVANI Sindhi, Indian
Sindhi Hindu surname meaning "descendant of Adu
", most likely referring to the name of a past ancestor of the clan.
Means "son of the effendi" from the Ottoman title افندي (efendi)
meaning "lord, master".
AFGHANZADA Persian, Afghani
Means "son of the Afghan", from Pashto and Persian افغان (afǧân)
referring to an inhabitant of Afghanistan or a member of the Pashtun ethnic group combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde)
Means "son of the ağa", from the Turkish title ağa
meaning "lord, master".
Derived from the Persian title آقا (âqâ)
meaning "sir, lord", of Turkic borrowing.
Most likely derived from Abkhaz агыруа (ā́gər-uā)
meaning "Mingrelian, farm labourer, serf", historically used to refer to the Mingrelians, an ethic sub-group of the Georgians. Alternatively, it could be from Abkhaz агара (āgārā)
meaning "to take" or "to bring"... [more]
AHLUWALIA Indian, Punjabi
From a village named Ahlu that existed as a misl (state) of the Sikh Confederacy during the 18th century.
From the given name AHMAD
combined with the Persian suffix -زاده (-zâde)
Means "son of AHMAD
" in Pashto. A notable bearer is Ashraf
Ghani Ahmadzai (1949-), the current President of Afghanistan.
AÏT Berber, Northern African
Derived from Tamazight ⴰⵢⵜ (aït)
meaning "son", also commonly used a component for compound names and surnames.
Derived from Abkhaz akhba
meaning "elder" or аб (āb)
ALAM Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
Means "world, universe" (عالم) or "flag, sign, mark" (علم) in Arabic. This spelling represents two separate words in Arabic.
ALAMI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic عَلِيم (ʿalīm)
meaning "knowing, learned, education" (see ALIM
), mainly used in a religious context.
Means "red flag" from Turkish al
meaning "red" and bayrak
Derived from Loir
, the name of a village in present-day North Ossetia-Alania.
ALGERIE Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the French Algérie
meaning "Algeria" (referring directly to the country itself). It also refers to someone from Annaba, Algeria.
Means "the Ghamdi", referring to the Ghamd tribe of Saudi Arabia.
Possibly an occupational name for a weaver from Arabic الهداف (al-̣haddāf)
meaning "the weaver's shuttle". Alternately, it may be from Arabic الهدى (al-hadā)
meaning "the guided one".
Refers to the Alhambra, a palace complex located in Granada, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic الْحَمْرَاء (Al-Ḥamrā)
meaning "the red one" or, ultimately, from Arabic أَحْمَر (ʾaḥmar)
Means “belonging to war” from Arabic حَرْب (ḥarb)
meaning “war, fight, battle”.
ALIEV Chechen, Avar, Lak, Kumyk, Lezgin, Dargin, Uzbek, Tajik, Kazakh, Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Turkmen, Kyrgyz
Means "son of ALI (1)
From the given name ALI (1)
combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde)
Originally indicated a person from Almanza, a city in northern Spain. The city's name itself is derived from Arabic المنزل (al-manzil)
meaning "the house".
Means “the Mutairi” referring to the Mutayr (مطير) tribe of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Means "the Otaibi", referring to the Otaibah (عتيبة) tribe of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian peninsula.
Means "the Qahtani" in Arabic, referring to a Qahtanite person from the southern Arabian Peninsula and Yemen.
Variant of AL SAQQAF
primarily used in Southeast Asia. This is the name of a prominent Arab family in Singapore.
AL SAQQAF Arabic
Means "the roofer" from Arabic سَقْف (saqf)
meaning "ceiling, roof".
AL SAUD Arabic
From Arabic سُعُود (suʿūd)
, the verbal noun form of سَعَدَ (saʿada)
meaning "to be fortunate, to be propitious". This is the name of the House of Saud (آل سعود), the ruling Royal Family of Saudi Arabia... [more]
Means "the Levantine or "the Syrian", derived from Arabic شَامِيّ (šāmiyy)
meaning "Levantine, Syrian, Damascene".
Means "the Shehri" in Arabic, referring to a member of the Shehri (شهري) tribe of Saudi Arabia.
From Arabic الثاني (althani)
meaning "the second". This is the family name of the House of Thani, the ruling family of Qatar.
Means "the Zahrani" in Arabic, referring to the Zahran (زهران) tribe in Saudi Arabia. The name itself is derived from Arabic زهراني (zahran)
meaning "flowering, blossoming", ultimately from زَهْرَة (zahra)
meaning "flower, blossom" (see ZAHRAH
Derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara)
meaning “undying, immortal, imperishable” combined with शेखर (śekhara)
meaning "crown, crest, wreath" or "peak, summit".
Derived from Sanskrit अमर (amara)
meaning “undying, immortal, imperishable” combined with सिंह (siṃhá)
AMIDANE Northern African, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; used by the native Sahrawi people of the disputed region of Western Sahara. Two known bearers are El Wali Amidane (1986-) and Elkouria Amidane (1985-), both Sahrawi human rights activists.
Derived from Persian انار (anâr)
meaning "pomegranate" combined with Turkic bay
meaning "rich, wealthy".
Derived from Tuvan анай (anay)
meaning "goat, kid" combined with оол (ool)
meaning "son, boy".
Means "son of ANDRONIKOS
". This was the name of a Georgian family of nobility that claimed descent from Andronikos I, the emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 1183-1185.
Means "Arabic, Arab" in Georgian, referring to Arabs who historically resided in the region of Khevsureti in Georgia.
Means "son of silver" from Abkhaz араʒны (ārāʒnə)
"silver" and аҧа (āpā)
ARFAOUI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly derived from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa)
meaning "to know" or أَرْفَع (ʾarfaʿ)
meaning "high, lofty, elevated" (chiefly Tunisian).
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz name Арстаа (Arstaa)
ultimately derived from the Ancient Greek personal name ARISTARCHUS
Occupational name for an arms maker or soldier, from Spanish armas
meaning "arms, weapons".
ARORA Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi
Hindu and Sikh name derived from اروهڙ (Aror)
, the name of the former capital of Sindh, India (now a part of Pakistan and known as Rohri). The name itself is derived from Hindi and Punjabi Aur
meaning "someone else", used by the past Aroras to escape persecution.
Most likely from a contracted form of Arabic أَرْشَد (ʾaršad)
meaning "most sensible, most reasonable" or Persian ارشد (arshad)
"senior, superior, eldest" combined with Abkhaz аԥа (āpā)
Topographic surname denoting someone who dwelled by an ash tree, from Middle English asche
meaning "ash tree".
ASHIQ Punjabi, Urdu
Derived from Arabic عَاشِق (ʿāšiq)
meaning "enamored, infatuated" or "admirer, lover", ultimately from عِشْق (ʿišq)
"being in love".
ASHKENAZI Hebrew, Jewish
From the name of a kingdom referenced in the Hebrew Bible named Ashkenaz
, also used to refer to Jews living in Europe or Slavic countries. The name itself is mostly likely derived from Assyrian Aškūza
, in turn, the Assyrians probably based the name off of that of the Scythians.
Possibly from Abkhaz ашә (āš°)
meaning "cheese" or "beech" or ашәа (āš°ā)
AUSHEV Ingush (Russian)
Russified form of an Ingush surname derived from Nakh ауш (aush)
or аус (aus)
literally meaning "rock, slope", figuratively meaning "strong, solid, confident".
Derived from Georgian ავი (avi)
meaning "currish, severe, sullen" combined with ძე (dze)
"son" and Abkhaz аԥа (āpā)
"son". The name was most likely borne by Georgians under the spelling Avidze, which was modified with the Abkhaz suffix -ba
after migration to Abkhazia.
AYARI Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār)
or Persian عیار (ayyâr)
meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
From the given name AZAD
. This term also means "freedom, liberty" in Persian.
Derived from the Arabic عَظَمَة (ʿaẓama)
meaning "majesty, glory".
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from French azur
or Spanish azul
both meaning "blue" (of Persian origin), from Tamazight izîl
meaning "good, pure, sublime", or from an acronym of the Biblical passage אִשָּׁ֨ה זֹנָ֤ה וַחֲלָלָה֙ לֹ֣א יִקָּ֔חוּ (’iš-šāh zō-nāh wa-ḥă-lā-lāh lō yiq-qā-ḥū)
meaning "They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane".
BACUNAWA Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano bakunawa
referring to a type of serpent or dragon in Visayan mythology.
Korean form of BAI
, from Sino-Korean 白 (baek)
Means "son of BAGRAT
" in Georgian. This was the name of a royal dynasty that ruled Georgia from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.
BAGUINDA Filipino, Maguindanao, Maranao
From the Minangkabau title bagindo
denoting a prince or member of royalty. It was probably adopted in honour of Rajah Baguinda Ali (Raja Bagindo Ali in Indonesian sources), a Minangkabau prince who became a ruler of the Sulu Archipelago.
BAHŞIŞ Crimean Tatar
Derived from Persian بخشش (baxšeš)
meaning "forgiveness, amnesty" or بخشیش (bakhšīš)
meaning "present, gratuity, reward".
BAKSHI Indian, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Persian بخشی (baxši)
meaning "paymaster, scribe, secretary", used as a title for officials who distributed wages in Muslim armies.
Possibly derived from Bandāra, a group of guardian deities in the Sinhala Buddhist faith. The term was also used to refer to high officials within the Sinhala Kingdom.
From বাংলা (Bangla)
, the endonym of the Bengali people, the region of Bengal (including Bangladesh), and the Bengali language. The word itself is derived either from Vanga
, the name of an ancient kingdom on the Indian subcontinent, or from an Austric word meaning "sun god".