Afghani Submitted Surnames

Afghani names are used in the country of Afghanistan in central Asia.
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ACHAKZAI اڅکزی‎ Pashto
Means "son of ACHAK" in Pashto.
AFGHAN Afghani
Means "from Afghanistan".
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) meaning "offspring".
AHMADZAI احمدزی Pashto
Means "son of AHMAD" in Pashto. A notable bearer is Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (1949-), the current President of Afghanistan.
ALAKOZAI الکوزی Pashto
Means "son of Alako" in Pashto.
ALIZAI عليزي Pashto
Means "son of ALI (1)" in Pashto.
ANWARI Afghani, Persian
From the given name ANWAR.
ANWARZAI انورزی Pashto
Means "son of ANWAR" in Pashto.
AURAKZAI اوركزى Pashto
Alternate transcription of ORAKZAI.
AYUBI ايوبي‎‬ Persian, Pashto, Urdu
Variant transcription of AYOUBI.
BARAKZAI بارکزي, بارکزۍ, بارکزی Pashto
Means "son of BARAK (2)" in Pashto.
DAWLATZAI دولتزی Pashto
Means "son of Dawlat" in Pashto.
DURANI دراني Pashto
Variant transcription of DURRANI.
DURRANI دراني Pashto
Derived from Persian در (dorr) meaning "pearl". 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.
GUL گل Pakistani, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose".
HABIBZAI حبيبزی Pashto
Means "son of HABIB" in Pashto. The Habibzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the POPALZAI.
HAIDER حيدر Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, Bengali, Arabic
From the given name HAIDER.
HASANZAI حسنزی Pashto
Variant transcription of HASSANZAI.
HASSANZAI حسنزی Pashto
Means "son of HASSAN" in Pashto. The Hassanzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the YOUSAFZAI.
HUSSAINI Persian, Afghani, Urdu, Arabic
From the given name HUSSAIN.
IBRAHIMI ابراهيمي Pashto, Arabic, Albanian
From the given name IBRAHIM.
ISHAQZAI اسحاقزی Pashto
Means "son of ISHAQ" in Pashto.
JAHAN جهان Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Persian, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi
From the given name JAHAN.
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 ملکزی Pashto
Means "son of MALIK (1)" in Pashto.
MOHAMMADZAI محمدزی 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... [more]
NABIZADA Persian, Afghani
Dari (Afghan Persian) variant of Nabizadeh.
NIAZAI نيازي‎ Pashto
Most likely from Persian نیاز (niyaz) meaning "need, necessity, desire, wish" (see NIAZ or NIYAZ) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)"... [more]
NOORZAI نورزي Pashto
Means "son of light", from Arabic نور (nūr) meaning "light, illumination" combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)".
NURISTANI نورستانی Afghani
Derived from the name of Nuristan (meaning "land of light"), a province in northern Afghanistan.
OMARZAI عمرزی Pashto
Means "son of OMAR (1)" in Pashto.
ORAKZAI اوركزى Pashto
Means "lost son" from Pashto ورک (worak) meaning "lost" and زوی (zoy) meaning "son".
PATHAN Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Urdu, Pashto
Derived from Hindustani पठान (paṭhān) meaning "a Pashtun (person)", referring to the Pashtun ethnic group inhabiting present-day Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is sometimes used by Pashtuns who ancestrally migrated to India.
POPALZAI پوپلزي 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 رحمانزی Pashto
Means "son of RAHMAN" in Pashto.
SADOZAI سادزی Pashto, Balochi
Means "son of SADO" in Pashto. The Sadozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the POPALZAI mainly inhabiting Pakistan as well as a Baloch tribe living by the Gulf of Oman in Iran... [more]
SAFI ساپی‎ Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Meaning unknown. This is the name of branch of the Ghurghakhti Pashtun tribe in regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
SEDIQI Afghani, Persian
Afghani Persian variant of SADEGHI.
SHAHZAD شهزاد 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 شېرزی Pashto
Alternate transcription of SHIRZAI.
SHINWARI شينواري 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 شېرزی Pashto
Means "son of SHER".
SIDIQI صديقي 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 ستانکزی Pashto
Of unknown meaning. The Stanikzai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan.
ULLAH Pakistani, Pashto, Urdu, Punjabi, Balochi, Sindhi, Bengali, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic اللّٰه (allāh) referring to the monotheistic god in Islamic belief (see ALLAH).
WALI ولي Urdu, Pashto, Bengali, Arabic
Derived from Arabic وَلِيّ (waliyy) meaning "helper, friend, protector", used in Islam to describe a saint.
WARDAK وردگ Pashto
Meaning uncertain. The Wardak are a Pashtun tribe from the Maidan Wardak Province in Afghanistan.
YOUSAFZAI يوسفزی Pashto
Means "son of YUSUF" in Pashto. A notable bearer is Malala Yousafzai (1997-), a Pakistani education and human rights activist and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
YOUSUFZAI يوسفزی Pashto
Alternate transcription of YOUSAFZAI.
YUSUFZAI يوسفزی Pashto
Alternate transcription of YOUSAFZAI.
ZADRAN ځدراڼ‎ Pashto
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Pashtun tribe inhabiting Afghanistan and Waziristan (Pakistan).
ZALMAI زلمی Afghani, Pashto
From the Pashto given name ZALMAI.
ZAZAI ځاځی‎ Pashto
Meaning uncertain.
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