Afghani Submitted Surnames

Afghani names are used in the country of Afghanistan in central Asia.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ACHAKZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Achak" in Pashto, from the name Achak (referring to Achak Khan, the grandson of Barak Khan, the founder of the Barakzai tribe) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)"... [more]
AFGHAN     Afghani
Means "from Afghanistan".
AFGHANZADA     Afghani, Persian
Means "son of the Afghan", from the Pashto and Persian exonym افغان‎‎ (afǧân) referring to an inhabitant of Afghanistan or a member of the Pashtun ethnic group combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
AHMADZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Ahmad", from the given name Ahmad combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son". This is the name of a Pashtun Wazir tribe in Pakistan and a Ghilji tribe in Afghanistan.... [more]
AKHTAR     Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pashto
Derived from Persian اختر (axtar) meaning "star".
ALAKOZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Alako", derived from the name Alako (most famously borne by a son of King Zirak Khan of Afghanistan) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Alakozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Durrani inhabiting Afghanistan.
ALAM     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam).
ALIZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Ali" from the given name Ali (1) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Alizai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
ANWARZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Anwar" in Pashto, from the given name Anwar combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)".
AURAKZAI     Pashto
Variant transcription of Orakzai.
BARAKZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Barak", from the given name Barak (2) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Barakzai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
DAWLATZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Means "descendants of Dawlat"; a combination of the given name Dawlat and Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Dawlatzai is a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Tanoli inhabiting eastern Afghanistan.
DURANI     Pashto
Variant transcription of Durrani.
DURRANI     Pashto
Derived from Pashto durran meaning "pearl", ultimately from Persian در (dorr). It was historically used in the phrase padshah durr-i durran meaning "king pearl of the age", a title used by Ahmad Shah Durrani, the founder of the modern state of Afghanistan... [more]
FAROOQ     Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pashto, Arabic
From the given name Farooq.
HABIBZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Habib" in Pashto. The Habibzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Popalzai.
HASANZAI     Pashto
Variant transcription of Hassanzai.
HASSANZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Hassan" in Pashto. The Hassanzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Yousafzai.
ISHAQZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Ishaq", from the given name Ishak combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son". This is the name of a Pashtun tribe from southwest Afghanistan.
KABIR     Bengali (Muslim), Nigerian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim), Afghani, Persian
From the Arabic كَبِير (kabīr) meaning "big, large, great" (see Akbar).
KHAN     Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Pashto, Kashmiri, Punjabi
Derived from the Turkic military title khan, which is ultimately of Mongolian origin from ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ (qaɣan) meaning "king, emperor, sovereign".
KUMAKI     Pashto
I was given this name from my dad who comes from Afghanistan. It's extremely rare in the UK. My dad always told me that my name was created. My grandfather used to help out refugees near the area (in Afghanistan) and the name "Kumaki" was his nickname from the people he helped out... [more]
MALIKZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Malik (1)" in Pashto.
MOHAMMADZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Mohammad", from the given name Mohammad combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Mohammadzai are a sub-tribe of the Barakzai inhabiting Afghanistan. The Muhammadzai, a separate tribe, inhabits Hashtnagar in Pakistan.
NIAZAI     Pashto
Most likely from Persian نیاز (niyaz) meaning "need, necessity, desire, wish" (see Niaz or Niyaz) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Niazai are a Pashtun tribe inhabiting Afghanistan and Pakistan.
NOOR     Pakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Punjabi, Malay, Pashto, Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Muslim
From the given name Noor, from the Arabic نُور (nūr) "light".
NOORZAI     Pashto
Means "son of the light", derived from Arabic نور (nūr) meaning "light, illumination" (see Nur) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Noorzai (or Nurzai) are a large Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan.
NURISTANI     Afghani
Derived from the name of Nuristan (meaning "land of light"), a province in northern Afghanistan.
ORAKZAI     Pashto, Pakistani
Means "lost son" in Pashto; a combination of wrak meaning "lost" and زوی (zoy) meaning "son". The Orakzai (or Aurakzai) are a Pashtun tribe from the Orakzai Agency and North West Frontier Province of Pakistan.
POPALZAI     Pashto
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Persian پوپل‎‎ (pupal) meaning "betel nut". The Popalzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Durrani in Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan.
RAHMANZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Rahman" in Pashto.
RASUL     Urdu, Pashto, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian
From Arabic رَسُول (rasūl) meaning "messenger, apostle, prophet" (see Rasul).
SADOZAI     Pashto, Balochi
Means "son of Sado" from the given name Sado combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)". The Sadozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Popalzai mainly inhabiting Pakistan. This is also the name of a Baloch tribe in Iran (of Pashtun origin)... [more]
SAFI     Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Meaning unknown. This is the name of branch of the Ghurghakhti Pashtun tribe in regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
SALEEM     Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Pashto
From the given name Saleem.
SEDIQI     Afghani, Persian
Afghani Persian variant of Sadeghi.
SHAH     Persian, Afghani
From the Persian word شاه (šâh) meaning "king, monarch", referring to a title used by Iranian monarchs.
SHAHZAD     Urdu, Pashto
From the given name Shahzad.
SHERKHANZAI     Afghani
Meaning "son of Sherkhan" in Pashto. Sherkhan itself means "lion king" in Persian. This surname is found among Afghans belonging to the Barech, one of the Durrani Pashto tribes.
SHERZAI     Pashto
Variant transcription of Shirzai.
SHINWARI     Pashto
Perhaps from Shinwar, the name of a Pashtun-inhabited district in Afghanistan. The Shinwari are a Pashtun tribe found in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
SHIRZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Sher", from the given name Sher combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son".
SIDIQI     Pashto, Persian, Afghani
Means "the veracious" from Arabic صَدَقَ (ṣadaqa) meaning "to be truthful, to be sincere". It is also a variant of Persian Sadeghi.
STANIKZAI     Pashto
Of unknown meaning. The Stanikzai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan.
ULLAH     Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Afghani, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From Arabic اللّٰه (allāh), referring to the monotheistic god in Islam (see Allah).
WARDAK     Pashto
Meaning uncertain. The Wardak are a Pashtun tribe from the Maidan Wardak Province in Afghanistan.
YOUSAFZAI     Pashto
Means "son of Yusuf", from the given name Yousaf combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son". The Yousafzai are a Pashtun tribe inhabiting Pakistan and Afghanistan.... [more]
YOUSUFZAI     Pashto
Variant transcription of Yousafzai.
YUSUFI     Afghani, Tajik, Urdu
Cognate of Yousfi.
YUSUFZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Variant transcription of Yousafzai.
ZADRAN     Pashto
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Pashtun tribe inhabiting Afghanistan and Waziristan (Pakistan).
ZAHID     Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali (Muslim), Afghani
From the given name Zahid.
ZAHIR     Bengali (Muslim), Muslim, Arabic, Afghani
From the given name Zahir.
ZALMAI     Afghani, Pashto
From the Pashto given name Zalmai.
ZAZAI     Pashto, Afghani
Meaning unknown. The Zazai (or Zazi) are a Karlani Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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