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 Arabic
Variant of Aziz.
ABABNEH Arabic
Of unknown meaning, predominantly used in Jordan.
ABAZA Arabic (Egyptian)
Refers to a member of the Abkhaz or Abazin (Abaza) ethnic groups of the Caucasus.
ABBOUD Arabic
Derived from a nickname for any name beginning with Abdul.... [more]
ABDELLAOUI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Abdellah" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
ABDELMASSIH 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 Arabic
From the given name Abd al-Nur meaning "servant of the light".
ABDERRAZZAQ Arabic
Means "Servant of the Sustainer" in Arabic.
ABDUL-JABBAR Arabic, Indian
This last name is famous for a basketball player, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
ABDULKARIM 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 Urdu, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Adil.
ADLANI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Adlène (chiefly Moroccan).
AFIF Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Afif.
AGEEB Arabic
Means exotic or strange
AHMADI Arabic, Persian
From the given name Ahmad.
AISSAOUIA 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 Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name Akbar.
ALABED Arabic
means "The Servant of" in Arabic
ALAM Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam).
ALAMI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic عَلِيم (ʿalīm) meaning "knowing, learned, education" (see Alim), mainly used in a religious context.
ALAOUI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Ali (1)" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan). This is the name of the current ruling royal family of Morocco founded in 1631.
AL-ATTAR Arabic
Means "the perfumer, the druggist" from Arabic عَطَّار (ʿaṭṭār) "perfumer, druggist, pharmacist".
AL BEHAIRY Arabic
Linguistic: Comes from the word BOHAYṘA which means lake, the name "lake" is being employed as an adjective.
AL DELAIMI 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 Arabic
Means "the Ghamdi", referring to the Ghamd tribe of Saudi Arabia.
AL-HARBI Arabic
Means “belonging to war” from Arabic حَرْب (ḥarb) meaning “war, fight, battle”.
AL-KASHGARI 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 Arabic
Mainly found in Qatar.
ALLALI 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"
ALMATHRAHI Arabic (Rare)
Origin unknown, but most likely an anglicized version of 'Almathami'.... [more]
AL MOKADDEM Arabic
History: Descendants of the blessed Fatima the daughter of prophet Mohammed in the Arabian Peninsula.... [more]
AL-MUTAIRI Arabic
Means “the Mutairi” referring to the Mutayr (مطير) tribe of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
AL-OTAIBI Arabic
Means "the Otaibi", referring to the Otaibah (عتيبة) tribe of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian peninsula.
AL-QAHTANI 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]
AL-SALEH Arabic
Means "the virtuous" or "the honest" in Arabic (see Salih).
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]
AL-SHAMI Arabic
Means "the Levantine or "the Syrian", derived from Arabic شَامِيّ (šāmiyy) meaning "Levantine, Syrian, Damascene".
AL-SHEHRI Arabic
Means "the Shehri" in Arabic, referring to a member of the Shehri (شهري) tribe of Saudi Arabia.
AL-SHISHANI Arabic, Chechen (Expatriate)
Means "the Chechen" in Arabic. This was adopted by Chechens who migrated to the Arab world from the Caucasus.
AL-THANI 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 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).
AMARI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMEEN Urdu, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Amin.
AMER Arabic, Urdu
Variant of 'Aamir.
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.
AMIN Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
From the given name Amin.
AMINE Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Amin (see Amin).
AMINI Persian, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Amin.
AMIRI Persian, Arabic, Swahili
From the given name Amir (1).
AMMARI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMRANI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Imran (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
ANBAR Arabic
Means "amber" in Arabic (see English name Amber). Notable actress Nihal Anbar was born in 1960.
ANSARI Arabic
Derived from Arabic الأنصار al-Anṣār, meaning "The Helpers", an Islamic term for the local inhabitants of Medina who took the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and his followers (the Muhajirun) into their homes when they emigrated from Mecca (hijra).
ANWAR Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Anwar.
ANWER Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of Anwar.
ARABI Persian, Arabic
Means "Arab" or "Arabic" in Persian and Arabic.
ARAFA Arabic (Egyptian)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning “to know”.
ARCHILA Arabic (Hispanicized, Rare), American (Hispanic, Rare)
Archila (Also written as “Archila”) means “the waterfall” in Arabic. Its origin are arabs and it comes from the word “Al-shilal” (الشلال). This last name is recognized in Levante and Mashrek and also common in Palestine, Lebanon and Siria... [more]
ARFAOUI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly derived from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning "to know" or أَرْفَع (ʾarfaʿ) meaning "high, lofty, elevated" (chiefly Tunisian).
ARIF Urdu, Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Malay, Arabic
From the given name Arif.
AROUSI Jewish, Hebrew, Jewish (Australian, Expatriate), 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).
ASAL Arabic
means "honey" in Arabic
ATIYA Arabic
From the given name Atiya.
AYARI Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār) or Persian عیار (ayyâr) meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
AYOUB Arabic
From the given name Ayoub.
AYOUBI Persian, Pashto, Arabic
From the given name Ayoub.
AZAM Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic أَعْظَم (ʾaʿẓam) meaning "greater, greatest".
AZIZI Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Aziz.
BA Arabic
Arabic from a shortened form of Aba, accusative case of Abu ‘father’.
BABIKER Northern African, Arabic
Possibly from Arabic بَكَرَ (bakara) meaning "first born" or "to be early" (chiefly Sudanese).
BADAWY 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.
BATAWI 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 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 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 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 Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ahmed"; predominantly used in Tunisia.
BENAÏSSA Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Aïssa" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
BEN ALI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali (1)" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian). A notable bearer is Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936-), the second President of Tunisia.
BENALI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali"; used in Algeria and Morocco.
BEN AMOR Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Umar" in Arabic, chiefly used in Tunisia.
BEN BRAHIM Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Brahim" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
BENBRAHIM Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Ben Brahim (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BENFARÈS 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 Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Husayn" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN JEDDOU Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning uncertain; primarily used in Tunisian Arabic.
BENJELLOUN Arabic (Maghrebi)
From a Moroccan surname of Andalusian origin and unknown meaning.
BEN KHALIFA Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Khalifa" (primarily used for Tunisian and Algerian Arabic).
BENKIRANE 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 Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Larbi" in Arabic (primarily Tunisian and Moroccan).
BEN MANSOUR Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Mansour" (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN MOHAMED Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Mohamed" (chiefly Maghrebi).
BENMOUSSA 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 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 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 Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Slimane" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BENTALEB Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Taleb" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BEN YAHIA Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahia" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BENYAMINA Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yamina" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BENYOUCEF Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Youcef (see Joseph)"; mainly found in Algeria.
BEN YOUNES Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Younes" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN YOUSSEF Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Youssef"; mainly used in Tunisia.
BEN ZAIED 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 Indian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
BIN LADEN 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 Arabic
Means "farrier, blacksmith, smith" in Arabic.
BOTROS Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
From the given name Botros.
BOUALEM Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Alam" (see Boualem); mainly found in Algeria.
BOUAZIZ 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 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. His death initiated the start of the Tunisian Jasmine Revolution.
BOUCHAIB Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Shoaib"; mainly found in Morocco and Algeria.
BOUCHAREB Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of the moustache" or "father of the drinker", from the Arabic بو (bu) "father (of)" and شَارِب (šārib) meaning "drinking, drinker" or "moustache". It is mainly found in Algeria.
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 Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of the successor" in Arabic (see Khalaf or Khalifa).
BOUKHAROUBA 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 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 Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Tayeb" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan).
BOUTEFLIKA Arabic (Maghrebi)
Of unknown meaning, possibly of Kabyle origin.... [more]
BOUTELLA Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of the mountain" or "father of the hill", derived from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father (of)" and تَلّ (tall) "hill, foothill"; mainly used in Algeria.... [more]
BOUTROS Arabic, Coptic
Variant transcription of Botros.
BOUZAHER 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 Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zayyan" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
BOUZID Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zaid" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
BOUZIDI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zayd" in Arabic (chiefly used in the Maghreb).
BRAHIMI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Brahim (chiefly Algerian).
BRAHMI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Brahimi used in Algeria and Tunisia.
CHAHINE Arabic
Variant transcription of Shahin (chiefly Lebanese).
CHALHOUB Arabic
Variant transcription of Shalhoub.
CHERGUI 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 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 Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "eastern", denoting someone who comes from the east (chiefly Moroccan).
CHOUKRI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Shukri (chiefly Moroccan).
DABBAGH Arabic, Persian
Means "dyer" in Arabic.
DAHMANI Arabic (Maghrebi), Berber
From the given name Dahmane (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
DAOUDI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Dawud (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
DAROUICH Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Darvish (chiefly Moroccan).
DARWICH Arabic
Variant transcription of Darwish.
DARWICHE Arabic
Lebanese spelling of Darwish.
DARWISH Arabic
Arabic variant of Darvish.
DAWOOD Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Dawud.
DHAOUADI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Tunisia.
DIAB Arabic
Derived from Arabic ذِئْب (ḏiʾb) meaning "wolf".
DJABOU 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 Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown (chiefly Tunisian and Algerian).
EL ALAOUI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Alaoui" in Arabic; used predominantly in Morocco.
EL AMARI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Amari", from the Arabic given name Ammar. Mainly found in Morocco.
EL AMRANI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Amrani", from the given name Imran (chiefly Moroccan).
ELDESSOUKY 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 Arabic
Means "the pilgrim" in Arabic.
ELHASSAN Northern African, Arabic
From Arabic حَسُنَ (ḥasuna) meaning "to be good, to be beautiful" (chiefly Sudanese).
EL IDRISSI 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). This surname is mainly found in Morocco.
EL KHOURY Arabic
Means "the Khoury" in Arabic, referring to the title of a Christian priest.
ELMAHDY Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Mahdi" from Arabic مَهْدِيّ (mahdiyy) meaning "rational, sensible" or "guided one, rightly guided". In Islam, the term refers to a saviour figure who will restore peace to the world.
ELMALIK Northern African, Arabic
From Arabic الْمَالِك (al-mālik) meaning "the king" or "the owner" (chiefly Sudanese).
EL MASRY Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Egyptian", from Arabic مِصْرِيّ (miṣriyy) meaning "Egyptian person".
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 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 Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the rightly guided" from Arabic رَشِيد (rašīd) meaning "well-guided, following the right course".
EL SAYED 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 Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the easterner, the one from the east" from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "east, eastern".
EL-ZEIN Arabic
It means "the ornament".
FAKHOURI Arabic
Variant transcription of Fakhoury.
FAKHOURY Arabic
Derived from Arabic فَاخِر (fāḵir) meaning "proud, outstanding, excellent"; mainly used by Arab Christians.
FAKHRY Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from Arabic فَخَرَ (faḵara) meaning "to glory in, to be proud of".
FARAH Arabic
From the given name Farah.
FARAJ Arabic
From the given name Faraj.
FARES Arabic
Variant of Faris used in Egypt and the Maghreb.
FARIS Arabic
From the Arabic فَارِس (fāris) meaning "knight, horseman, rider" (see Faris).
FAROUK Arabic
From the given name Farouk.
FATHY Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Fathy, a variant of Fathi.
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 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 Arabic (Maghrebi), Northern African
From the name of an Libyan Berber tribe named Qadhadhfa, possibly meaning "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 Gamal.
GHANNOUCHI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is Mohamed Ghannouchi (1941–), the former Prime Minister of Tunisia.
GHARBI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic غَرْب (ḡarb) meaning "stranger" or "west, Occident" (chiefly Tunisian).
HAAMID Arabic, Arabic (Australian)
From the first name Haamid, meaning "praiser".
HABIB Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
From the given name Habib.
HABIBI Persian, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Habib.
HACHEMI 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 Arabic, Hebrew
Variant transcription of Haddad.
HADDAD 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.
HADJ Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic حاج (ḥājj) meaning "pilgrim", referring to the Islamic hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia (chiefly Maghrebi).
HAFIDI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hafid, mainly found in Morocco.
HAJJAR Arabic
Means "stonemason" from Arabic حَجَر (ḥajar) "stone, weight".
HALABI Arabic
Means "Aleppine" in Arabic, referring to someone from the city of Aleppo in Syria.
HALABY Arabic
Variant transcription of Halabi.
HALAWA Indonesian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic حُلْو (ḥulw) meaning "sweet".
HAMADA Arabic
From the given name Hamada.
HAMDANI Urdu, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Hamdan.
HAMDAOUI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Hamid" or "relating to Hamad" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
HAMDY Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Hamdi.
HAMIDI Persian, Arabic, Indonesian
From the given name Hamid.
HAMMAMI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Hammam (see Hamam). A bearer is Hamma Hammami (1952–), a Tunisian communist speaker. In 2014, this was the third most common surname in Tunisia.
HAMMOUDI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hammoud (chiefly Algerian).
HAMZA Arabic
From the given name Hamza.
HAMZAOUI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "relating to Hamza" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
HANAE Arabic (Maghrebi)
From a Moroccan transcription of the Arabic name Hana (1) or Hanaa.
HANNACHI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Refers to Hanencha, a tribe inhabiting eastern Algeria and western Tunisia.
HASAN Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian, Somali
From the given name Hasan.
HASHMI Urdu, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim), Arabic
From Arabic هاشم (hashim) meaning "crusher, breaker of bread" (see Hashim). It also refers to the Banu Hashim clan (also called Hashemites) of the Quraysh tribe that the Islamic Prophet Muhammad belonged to.
HASSAN Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From the given name Hassan.
HAYEK Arabic
Means "weaver" in Arabic.
HEGAZY Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Hijazi.
HICHEM Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hichem, a variant of Hisham; mainly found in Algeria.
HIDAD Arabic
In Arabic this means "black smith".
HIJAZI Arabic
Denotes someone who was originally from the region of Hejaz in western Saudi Arabia.
HUSSAINI Persian, Afghani, Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Hussain.
IBRAHIM Arabic, Somali, Urdu
From the given name Ibrahim.
IBRAHIMI Pashto, Arabic, Albanian
From the given name Ibrahim.
IDRISSI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Idriss (chiefly Moroccan).