Arabic Submitted 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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AALI Arabic
Derived from the given name AALI.
AAZIZ عزيز Arabic
From the given name AZIZ.
ABABNEH عبابنة Arabic
Meaning uncertain.
ABAZA أباظة Arabic (Egyptian)
Refers to a member of the Abkhaz or Abazin (Abaza) ethnic groups of the Caucasus.
ABBOUD عبود Arabic
Derived from a nickname for any name beginning with Abdul.... [more]
ABDALLA عبد الله Arabic
From the given name ABD ALLAH.
ABDALLAH عبد الله Arabic
From the given name ABD ALLAH.
ABDELLAOUI عبد اللاوي Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name ABD ALLAH.
ABDELMASSIH عبد المسيح Arabic
Means "servant of the anointed (Christ)" from Arabic عبد ال (‘abd al) meaning "servant of the" and مسيح (masīḥ) meaning "anointed, Messiah, Christ", used by Arabic-speaking Christians.
ABDELNOUR عبد النور Arabic
From the given name Abd al-Nur.
ABDERRAZZAQ عبدالرزاق Arabic
Means "Servant of the Sustainer" in Arabic.
ABDUL-JABBAR عبد الجبار Arabic, Indian
This last name is famous for a basketball player, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
ABDUL-KARIM عبدالكريم Arabic
Derived from the given name Abd al-Karim.
ABDULRAFI Arabic
Abd "slave/servant", Al Rafi "The Exaulted" as in God
ABIDAOUD Arabic
Arabic surname meaning "son of Dawud".
ABISAMRA Arabic
Means "Father of Brown" - comes from AbouSamra, which means "Son of Brown."
ABOUELKASSEM Arabic (Egyptian, Rare)
Rare Egyptian form of Abo al-Qassem. A notable bearer is ALAAELDIN Abouelkassem (1990–), an Egyptian fencer.
ABOUROUPHAEL Arabic
Means "father of rouphael" in Arabic, used especially in Lebanon and the Maghreb region (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia).
ADIL عادل Arabic, Urdu
From the given name ADIL.
ADLANI عدلاني Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name ADLÈNE (chiefly Moroccan).
AFIF عفيف‎‎ Arabic
From the given name AFIF.
AGEEB Arabic
Means exotic or strange
AHMADI أحمدي Arabic, Persian
From the given name AHMAD.
AISSAOUIA عيساوية Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name AÏSSA (chiefly used in Algeria). This is also the name of a town in Médéa Province, Algeria.
AKBAR أكبر Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name AKBAR.
ALABED العبد Arabic
means "The Servant of" in Arabic
ALAM علم, عالم 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.
ALAOUI علوي Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name ALI (1). This is the name of the current ruling royal family of Morocco, which was founded in 1631.
AL-ATTAR العطار Arabic
Means "the perfumer, the druggist" from Arabic عَطَّار (ʿaṭṭār) "perfumer, druggist, pharmacist".
AL BEHAIRY البحيري Arabic
Linguistic: Comes from the word BOHAYṘA which means lake, the name "lake" is being employed as an adjective.
AL DELAIMI الدليمي Arabic (Rare)
Variant transcription of Al Dulaimi.
ALGERIE Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the French Algérie meaning "Algeria" (referring directly to the country itself). It also refers to someone from Annaba, Algeria.
AL-GHAMDI الغامدي‎‎ Arabic
Means "the Ghamdi", referring to the Ghamd tribe of Saudi Arabia.
AL-HARBI الحربي Arabic
Means “belonging to war” from Arabic حَرْب (ḥarb) meaning “war, fight, battle”.
AL-KASHGARI آل قشقري Uyghur, Arabic
Variant form of Kashgari. A famous bearer was Mahmud al-Kashgari (1005-1102), an 11th-century Kara-Khanid scholar and lexicographer of the Turkic languages from Kashgar, Xinjiang, People's Republic of China.
AL KUWARI الكواري Arabic
Mainly found in Qatar.
ALLALI العلالي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from a shortened form of the name ABD ALLAH (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
ALLAM Arabic
originally an arabic name but has been used by english speakers. the name means "recognized" or "famous". in other languages it means "one who represents us" and in some languages translates as "flag"
ALLAOUI علاوي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of ALAOUI.
ALMATHRAHI Arabic (Rare)
Origin unknown, but most likely an anglicized version of 'Almathami'.... [more]
AL MOKADDEM المقدم Arabic
History: Descendants of the blessed Fatima the daughter of prophet Mohammed in the Arabian Peninsula.... [more]
AL-MUTAIRI المطيري Arabic
Means “the Mutairi” referring to the Mutayr (مطير) tribe of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
AL-OTAIBI العتيبي Arabic
Means "the Otaibi", referring to the Otaibah (عتيبة) tribe of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian peninsula.
AL-QAHTANI القحطاني Arabic
Means "the Qahtani" in Arabic, referring to a Qahtanite person from the southern Arabian Peninsula and Yemen.
AL QATRANI Arabic
A tarrer, from 'qatrani' (tar). Most common in Yemen and Libya.... [more]
ALSAGGAF السقاف Arabic
Alternate transcription of AL SAQQAF.
ALSAGOFF السقاف Arabic
Variant of AL SAQQAF primarily used in Southeast Asia. This is the name of a prominent Arab family in Singapore.
AL-SALEH الصالح Arabic
Means "the virtuous" or "the honest" in Arabic (see SALIH).
AL SAQQAF السقاف Arabic
Means "the roofer" from Arabic سَقْف (saqf) meaning "ceiling, roof".
AL-SAQQAF السقاف Arabic
Alternate transcription of AL SAQQAF.
AL SAUD آل سعود 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]
AL-SHAMI الشامي Arabic
Means "the Levantine or "the Syrian", derived from Arabic شَامِيّ (šāmiyy) meaning "Levantine, Syrian, Damascene".
AL-SHEHRI الشهري‎‎ Arabic
Means "the Shehri" in Arabic, referring to a member of the Shehri (شهري) tribe of Saudi Arabia.
AL-SHISHANI الشيشاني Arabic, Chechen (Expatriate)
Means "the Chechen" in Arabic. This was adopted by Chechens who migrated to the Arab world from the Caucasus.
AL-THANI اَل ثاني, الثاني‎‎ Arabic
From Arabic الثاني (althani) meaning "the second". This is the family name of the House of Thani, the ruling family of Qatar.
AL-ZAHRANI الزهراني Arabic
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).
ALZAHRANI الزهراني Arabic
Variant of AL-ZAHRANI.
AMARI عماري Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name AMMAR (chiefly Algerian).
AMEEN أمين Arabic, Urdu
From the given name AMIN.
AMER عامر Arabic, Urdu
Variant of 'AAMIR.
AMIDANE اميدين 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.
AMIN أمين Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
From the given name AMIN.
AMINE Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of AMIN (see AMIN).
AMINI أميني Persian, Arabic
From the given name AMIN.
AMIR أمير, عامر Arabic, Urdu
From the given name AMIR (1) or 'AAMIR.
AMIRI أميري Persian, Arabic
From the given name AMIR (1).
AMMARI عماري Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name AMMAR (chiefly Algerian).
AMRANI عمراني Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name IMRAN (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
ANBAR عنبر Arabic
Means "amber" in Arabic (see English name AMBER). Notable actress Nihal Anbar was born in 1960.
ANSARI أنصاري Arabic, Persian, Urdu
From the given name ANSAR.
ANWAR أنور Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ANWAR.
ANWER أنور Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of ANWAR.
ARABI عربي Arabic, Persian
Means "Arab" in Arabic and Persian.
ARAFA عرفة Arabic (Egyptian)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning “to know”.
ARFAOUI عرفاوي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly derived from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning "to know" or أَرْفَع (ʾarfaʿ) meaning "high, lofty, elevated" (chiefly Tunisian).
ARIF عارف Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ARIF.
AROUSI Jewish, Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, Arabic
Yemenite Jewish and Arabic name possibly deriving from Arabic words aroosi, "bridal, relating to a wedding", rousi, "groom". El Aroussi, a variant, is found densely in Morocco and Francophone populations (France, Canada).
ASAD أسد Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ASAD.
ASAL Arabic
means "honey" in Arabic
ASHRAF أشرف Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name ASHRAF.
ASSAGAF السقاف Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of AL SAQQAF primarily used in Indonesia.
ASSAGAFF السقاف Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of AL SAQQAF primarily used in Indonesia.
ASSEGAF السقاف Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of AL SAQQAF primarily used in Indonesia.
ASSEGAFF السقاف Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of AL SAQQAF primarily used in Indonesia.
ATIYA عطيّة Arabic
From the given name ATIYA.
AYARI عياري Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār) or Persian عیار (ayyâr) meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
AYOUB أيوب Arabic
From the given name AYOUB.
AYOUBI أيوبي Persian, Arabic
From the given name AYYUB.
AZAM أعظم Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name AZAM.
AZIZ عزيز Arabic, Urdu
From the given name AZIZ.
AZIZI عزيزي Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name AZIZ.
BA Arabic
Arabic from a shortened form of Aba, accusative case of Abu ‘father’.
BABIKER بابكر Northern African, Arabic
Possibly from Arabic بَكَرَ (bakara) meaning "first born" or "to be early" (chiefly Sudanese).
BADAWY بدوي Arabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic بَدَوِيّ (badawiyy) meaning "Bedouin".
BAKR Arabic
From the given name BAKR. A famous bearer was Abu Bakr (573-634), the first Islamic caliphate.
BALAA بلعة Arabic
BATAWI بتاوي Indonesian, Arabic
Means "Betawi" in Arabic, referring to an Indonesian ethnic group native to Jakarta. It is mostly borne by Saudi Arabian citizens of Indonesian descent.
BAZZI بزي Arabic
Perhaps derived from an Arabic word meaning "foster brother(s)".
BEKHTI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic بخت (bakht) "fortune, chance" (see the Persian name BAKHTIAR); mainly found in Algeria. A notable bearer is LEÏLA Bekhti (1984-), a French actress of Algerian origin.
BELGASEM بلقاسم Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of BELKACEM (chiefly Libyan).
BELHADI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From an Arabic name meaning "father of HADI" (chiefly Algerian).
BELHADJ Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the pilgrim", from Arabic حَاجّ (ḥājj) meaning "pilgrim" (chiefly Algerian and Tunisian). It mainly refers to a Muslim who has embarked on the Hajj to Mecca.
BELKACEM Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi form of ABU AL-QASIM meaning "father of QASIM" (chiefly Algerian).
BELKALEM Arabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of ESSAÏD Belkalem (1989-), an Algerian footballer.
BEN بن Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Arabic بْن (bn), a form of اِبْن (ibn) meaning "son (of), offspring". It is often used as a prefix for other Maghrebi patronymic names (such as BENALI "son of Ali" or BEN AMOR "son of AMOR").
BEN AHMED بن أحمد Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of AHMAD" (chiefly used in Tunisia).
BENAÏSSA بن عيسى Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of AÏSSA" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
BEN ALI بن علي Arabic (Maghrebi), Comorian
Maghrebi transcription of Arabic بن علي (bin Ali) meaning "son of ALI (1)". A notable bearer was Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936-2019), who served as the president of Tunisia from 1987 to 2011.
BENALI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali"; used in Algeria and Morocco.
BEN AMOR بن عمر Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of UMAR" in Arabic, chiefly used in Tunisia.
BEN BRAHIM بن إبراهيم Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of BRAHIM" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
BENBRAHIM بن إبراهيم Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of BEN BRAHIM (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BENFARÈS بن فارس Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of FARÈS" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
BEN HADJ Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the pilgrim"; the title Hadj refers to a Muslim who has successfully completed the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This surname is mainly found in Tunisia.
BENHASSI Arabic (Maghrebi)
A notable bearer is HASNA Benhassi (1978-), a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner.
BEN HASSINE بن حسين Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of HUSAYN" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN JEDDOU بن جدو Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning uncertain; primarily used in Tunisian Arabic.
BENJELLOUN بن جلون Arabic (Maghrebi)
From a Moroccan surname of Andalusian origin and unknown meaning.
BEN KHALIFA بن خليفة Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of KHALIFA" (primarily used for Tunisian and Algerian Arabic).
BENKIRANE بن كيران Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic بْن (bn) meaning "son" combined with كِيرَان (kīrān) meaning "forges, furnaces", possibly denoting descent of a blacksmith or metalworker (chiefly Moroccan).
BEN LARBI بن لعربي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of LARBI" in Arabic (primarily Tunisian and Moroccan).
BEN MANSOUR بن منصور Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of MANSOUR" (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN MOHAMED محمد بن Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of MOHAMED" (chiefly Maghrebi).
BENMOUSSA بن موسى Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of MOUSSA" in Arabic.
BENNANI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Morocco. A notable bearer is Princess Lalla SALMA of Morocco (1978–), born as Salma Bennani.
BENNOUNA بنونة Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown, most likely of Arabic origin (chiefly Moroccan).
BENRAMDANE Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of BEN ROMDHANE (chiefly Algerian).
BEN ROMDHANE Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of RAMADAN" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN SAID Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of SA'ID", mainly used in Tunisia.
BENSAÏD بن سعيد Arabic (Maghrebi), Judeo-Spanish
Means "son of SA'ID" in Arabic and Hebrew, used in Morocco and Algeria.
BENSALEM Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of SALEM" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BENSLIMANE بنسليمان Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of SLIMANE" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BENTALEB بن طالب Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of TALEB" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BEN YAHIA بن يحيى Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of YAHIA" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BENYAHIA بن يحيى Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of BEN YAHIA.
BEN YAHYA بن يحيى Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of YAHYA".
BENYAMINA Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of YAMINA" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BENYOUCEF بن يوسف Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of YUSUF" in Arabic (chiefly used in Algeria).
BEN YOUNES بن يونس Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of YOUNES" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN YOUSSEF بن يوسف Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Arabic بن يوسف (bin Yusuf) meaning "son of YUSUF".
BEN ZAIED بن زيد Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means “son of ZAYD” in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BENZEMA Arabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of French professional footballer Karim Benzema who is of Algerian descent.
BERA Turkish, Arabic
Means "knowledgeable, smart, beautiful".
BEY باي, بيه Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
BIN LADEN بن لادن Arabic (Rare)
Means "son of Laden", from a name derived from Arabic لدن (ladin) meaning "soft, mellow". It was most notoriously borne by Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden (1957-2011), though it is also the surname of an wealthy upper-class Saudi family (of which the former is descended from).
BITAR بيطار Arabic
Means "farrier, blacksmith, smith" in Arabic.
BOTROS بطرس Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
From the given name BOTROS.
BOUALEM Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of ALAM" (see BOUALEM); mainly found in Algeria.
BOUAZIZ بوعزيز Arabic (Maghrebi), Judeo-Spanish
Means "father of AZIZ" in Arabic and Hebrew, used in Algeria and Tunisia. It is also used by North African Sephardic Jews.
BOUAZIZI بوعزيزي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of AZIZ" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi). A notable bearer was Mohamed Bouazizi (1984-2011), a Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire... [more]
BOUCHAIB Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of SHOAIB"; mainly found in Morocco and Algeria.
BOUCHAREB بوشارب Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of the moustache" or "father of the drinker" from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father" and شَارِب (šārib) meaning "moustache" or "drinker".
BOUDIAF بوضياف‎‎‎ Arabic (Maghrebi)
BOUHIRED Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is DJAMILA Bouhired (1935-), an Algerian militant and nationalist who opposed the French rule over Algeria.
BOUKHALFA بوخالفة Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of the successor" in Arabic (see KHALAF or KHALIFA).
BOUKHAROUBA بوخروبة Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown, possibly of Kabyle origin. A notable bearer was Algerian revolutionary and President HOUARI BOUMEDIENE (1932-1978), who was born as MOHAMED ben Brahim Boukharouba.
BOUMEDIENE بومدين Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of MIDIAN" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian). A notable bearer was HOUARI Boumediene (1932-1978), born as MOHAMED ben Brahim Boukharouba, an Algerian revolutionary who served as the second President of Algeria from 1976-1978.
BOUTAYEB بوطيب Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of TAYEB" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan).
BOUTEFLIKA بوتفليقة‎‎ Arabic (Maghrebi)
Of unknown meaning, possibly of Kabyle origin.... [more]
BOUTELLA بوتلة Arabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Means "father of the mountain" or "father of the hill", from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father (of)" and تَلّ (tall) meaning "hill, foothill". Two notable bearers include father and daughter Safy (1950-) and Sofia (1982-) Boutella, an Algerian singer and an Algerian-French actress, respectively.
BOUTROS بطرس Arabic, Coptic
Variant transcription of BOTROS.
BOUZAHER بوزاهر Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of ZAHER" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BOUZAID Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly a variant of BOUZID.
BOUZIAD Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of ZIAD" in Arabic.
BOUZIANE بوزيان‎‎ Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of ZAYYAN" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
BOUZID بوزيد‎‎ Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of ZAID" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
BOUZIDI بوزيدي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of ZAYD" in Arabic (chiefly used in the Maghreb).
BRAHIM إبراهيم, براهيم‎‎ Central African, Arabic (Maghrebi), Western African
From the given name BRAHIM.
BRAHIMI براهيمي Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name BRAHIM (chiefly Algerian).
BRAHMI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of BRAHIMI used in Algeria and Tunisia.
CHAHINE شاهين Arabic
Variant transcription of SHAHIN (chiefly Lebanese).
CHALHOUB شلهوب Arabic
Variant transcription of SHALHOUB.
CHERGUI شرقي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "eastern, one from the east" (chiefly Algerian). It is a cognate of Moroccan CHERKAOUI and Sephardi CHOURAQUI.
CHÉRIF شريف‎‎ Arabic (Maghrebi), Western African
Maghrebi and Western African transcription of SHARIF, influenced by French orthography.
CHERIFI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Cherif (chiefly Algerian).
CHERKAOUI شرقاوي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "eastern", denoting someone who comes from the east (chiefly Moroccan).
CHOUKRI شكري Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of SHUKRI chiefly used in Morocco.
DABBAGH صباغ Arabic, Persian
Means "dyer" in Arabic.
DAHMANI دحماني‎‎ Arabic (Maghrebi), Berber
From the given name DAHMANE (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
DAOUDI داودي Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name DAWUD (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
DAROUICH درويش Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of DARVISH (chiefly Moroccan).
DARWICH درويش Arabic
Variant transcription of DARWISH.
DARWICHE درويش Arabic
Lebanese spelling of DARWISH.
DARWISH درويش Arabic
Arabic form of DARVISH.
DAWOOD داود Arabic, Urdu
From the given name DAWUD.
DHAOUADI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Tunisia.
DIAB دياب Arabic
Derived from Arabic ذِئْب (ḏiʾb) meaning "wolf".
DJABOU جابو Arabic (Maghrebi), Central African
Meaning unknown. A bearer is ABDELMOUMENE Djabou (1987-), an Algerian footballer.
DJAZAIRI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic الجزائر (al-Jazā’ir) meaning "the islands", referring to the country of Algeria or referring to an Algerian person. This surname could be used to refer to someone from the city of Algiers, or just a general Algerian person.
DRIDI دريدي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown (chiefly Tunisian and Algerian).
DUDIN دودين Arabic
EBRAHIM إبراهيم Arabic, Persian, Maguindanao
From the given name IBRAHIM.
EISA عيسى Arabic
From the given name ISA (1).
EISSA عيسى Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name ISA (1).
EL ALAOUI العلوي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the ALAOUI" in Arabic.
EL AMARI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the AMARI", from the Arabic given name AMMAR. Mainly found in Morocco.
EL AMRANI العمراني Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the AMRANI", from the given name IMRAN (chiefly Moroccan).
ELBAZ الباز Judeo-Spanish, Arabic
Alternate transcription of ALBAZ.
ELDESOKY الدسوقي Arabic (Egyptian)
Variant of ELDESSOUKY.
ELDESOUKY الدسوقي Arabic (Egyptian)
Variant of ELDESSOUKY.
EL DESSOUKY الدسوقي Arabic (Egyptian)
Variant of ELDESSOUKY.
ELDESSOUKY الدسوقي Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Dessouky" in Arabic, most likely referring to the city of Desouk in northern Egypt.
EL HACHIMI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the HACHIMI" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan).
EL HAJJ الحاج Arabic
Means "the pilgrim" in Arabic.
ELHASSAN الحسن Northern African, Arabic
From Arabic حَسُنَ (ḥasuna) meaning "to be good, to be beautiful" (chiefly Sudanese).
EL IDRISSI الإدريسي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the IDRISSI" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan).
EL JAOUHARI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the JAOUHARI" in Arabic, Jaouhari being derived from Arabic جوهر (jawhar) "jewel, precious stone, gem, essence" (see JAWAHIR)... [more]
EL KHOURY الخوري‎‎ Arabic
Means "the KHOURY" in Arabic, referring to the title of a Christian priest.
EL MAHDY المهدي Arabic (Egyptian)
Variant of ELMAHDY.
ELMAHDY المهدي Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Mahdi" from Arabic مَهْدِيّ (mahdiyy) meaning "guided one, rightly guided". In Islam, the term refers to a figure who will restore peace to the world.
ELMALEH المالح Judeo-Spanish, Arabic
From Arabic مَالِح (māliḥ) meaning "salty, savoury", probably used to refer to a salt trader.
ELMALIK المالك Northern African, Arabic
From Arabic الْمَالِك (al-mālik) meaning "the king" or "the owner" (chiefly Sudanese).
EL MASRY المصري Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Egyptian", from Arabic مِصْرِيّ (miṣriyy) meaning "Egyptian person".
ELMASRY المصري Arabic (Egyptian)
Variant of EL MASRY.
EL OUAFI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Ouafi", derived from the given name WAFI. A bearer was AHMED BOUGHÈRA El Ouafi (1898-1959), an Algerian athlete during the French rule over the country.
EL OUAZZANI الوزاني Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the OUAZZANI", originally indicating a person who came from the town of Ouazzane in Morocco.
EL-QASES Arabic
It means "the narrative (which refers to the title of a chapter of the Quran)".
ELRASHIDY الرشيدي Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the rightly guided" from Arabic رَشِيد (rašīd) meaning "well-guided, following the right course".
EL SAYED السيد Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the master", from Arabic سَيِّد (sayyid) meaning "master, lord, prince" (see SAYYID).
EL-SHAFEI Arabic
It means "the intercessor (which refers to the Prophet of Islam, who will hopefully intercede on one's behalf before God on the day of judgement)".
ELSHARKAWY الشرقاوي Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the easterner, the one from the east" from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "east, eastern".
EL-ZEIN Arabic
It means "the ornament".
ESSAM Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name 'ISAM.
FAISAL فيصل Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name FAYSAL.
FAKHOURI فاخوري Arabic
Alternate transcription of FAKHOURY.
FAKHOURY فاخوري Arabic
From Arabic فَخُور (faḵūr) meaning "proud".
FAKHRY فخري Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from Arabic فَخَرَ (faḵara) meaning "to glory in, to be proud of".
FARAH Arabic
From the given name FARAH.
FARAJ فرج Arabic
From the given name FARAJ.
FARES فارس Arabic
Variant of FARIS used in Egypt and the Maghreb.
FARID فريد Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name FARID.
FARIS فارس Arabic
From the given name FARIS.
FAROOQ فاروق Arabic, Urdu
From the given name FARUQ.
FAROUK فاروق Arabic
From the given name FARUQ.
FATHI فتحي Arabic, Persian
From the given name FATHI.
FATHY Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name FATHY.
FAZAL Arabic
In Islam Imam Hussain's brother (Abbas) was named Fazal, however he was not his biological brother. Imam Hasan was his biological brother. Fazal was rather referred to as Abbas, in his life (c. 566 – c. 653 CE) he was referred to as Abbas and is also referred to today as Abbas
FELEMBAN فلمبان Arabic, Indonesian
Originally denoted someone who came from the city of Palembang in South Sumatra, Indonesia. This surname is mostly borne by Saudi Arabian citizens of Indonesian descent.
FERONZ Arabic
Variant of FEROZ.
GADDAFI قذافي Arabic (Maghrebi)
From قذاذفة (Qadhadhfa), the Arabic name for a Berber tribe in Libya. The name possibly means "thrower, archer", from Arabic قَذَفَ (qaḏafa) meaning "to throw". A famous bearer was Muammar Gaddafi (1942–2011), a Libyan politician and revolutionary.
GAMAL Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name JAMAL.
GHALEB غالب Arabic
From the given name GHALIB.
GHANNOUCHI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is MOHAMED Ghannouchi (1941–), the former Prime Minister of Tunisia.
GHARBI غربي Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic غَرْب (ḡarb) meaning "stranger" or "west, Occident" (chiefly Tunisian).
GHASSAN Arabic (Modern)
The Ghassan surname originated in the village of Furzol in eastern Lebanon. It is believed that the name came from Shefa-'Amr in Israel, and was brought by Ghassans that were fleeing the unjust rule of Ahmed al-Jazzar, the Wali of Sidon and Damascus in the late 18th century... [more]
HAAMID حامد Arabic
From the first name HAAMID, meaning "praiser".
HABIB حبيب Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name HABIB.
HABIBI حبيبي Persian, Arabic
From the given name HABIB.
HACHEMI هاشمي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of HASHMI (chiefly Algerian).
HACHIMI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name HASHIM (chiefly Moroccan).
HACHMI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of HASHMI (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
HADAD حداد Arabic, Hebrew
Variant transcription of HADDAD.
HADDAD حداد Arabic, Hebrew, Persian
Means "blacksmith" in Arabic, ultimately from Syriac ܚܰܕܳܕܳܐ (hadado), though it could also be derived from the name of a Semitic deity, HADAD.
HADIA هادية Arabic
From the given name HADIA.
HADJ حاج Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic حاج (ḥājj) meaning "pilgrim", referring to the Islamic hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia (chiefly Maghrebi).
HAFIDI حافيظي Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name HAFIZ.
HAIDER حيدر Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, Bengali, Arabic
From the given name HAIDER.
HAJJAR حجار Arabic
Means "stonemason" from Arabic حَجَر (ḥajar) "stone, weight".
HALABI حلبي Arabic
Means "Aleppine" in Arabic, referring to someone from the city of Aleppo in Syria.
HALABY حلبي Arabic
Variant transcription of HALABI.
HALAWA حلاوة Indonesian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic حُلْو (ḥulw) meaning "sweet".
HAMADA حمادة‎‎ Arabic
From the given name HAMADA.
HAMDANI حمداني Arabic, Urdu
From the given name HAMDAN.
HAMDAOUI حمداوي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Hamid" or "relating to HAMAD" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
HAMDY حمدي Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of HAMDI.
HAMIDI حميدي Persian, Arabic
From the given name HAMID (1).
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