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]
ABDALLA     Arabic
Variant of Abdullah.
ABDALLAH     Arabic
Variant of Abdullah.
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.
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     Persian, Indonesian, Swahili, Arabic
From the given name Ahmad.
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.
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 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 member of the Qahtanite people from the southern Arabian Peninsula and Yemen.
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, the Syrian" from Arabic شَامِيّ (šāmiyy) meaning "Levantine, Syrian, Damascene".
AL-SHEHRI     Arabic
Means "the Shehri" in Arabic, referring to 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.
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) sub-tribe of the Azd (أزد) of Saudi Arabia. The name itself is derived from Arabic زهراني (zahran) meaning "flowering, blossoming", ultimately from زَهْرَة (zahra) meaning "flower, blossom" (see Zahrah).
ALZAHRANI     Arabic
Variant of Al-Zahrani.
AMARI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ammar (chiefly Algerian).
AMEEN     Urdu, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Amin.
AMER     Arabic
Variant of Amir.
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.
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).
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 (Latinized, Rare)
From arabic "Al shalal" that means "the fall".... [more]
ARCHILA     Arabic (Latinized, Archaic)
Its origins are Arabic. It comes from the Arabic word "al-shilañ" which means "the waterfall". This name is not very popular but recognized in countries of the Mashrek and Levante. Countries like Jordan, Israel and Lebanon have citizens with that surname... [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.
ASAL     Arabic
means "honey" in Arabic
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), Malaysian
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".
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 Tunisian).
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 JEDDOU     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Mainly found in Tunisia.
BENJELLOUN     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From a Moroccan surname of Andalusian origin and unknown meaning.
BEN KHALIFA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Khalifa"; prevalent in Tunisia.
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"; mainly found in Tunisia.
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 (see Musa)".
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).
BEN YAHYA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahya".
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
Derived from Arabic بَيْطَار (bayṭār) meaning "farrier, blacksmith, smith".
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)
Derived from the given name Bouzid meaning "father of Zaid (see Zayd)". This surname is mainly used in Algeria and Morocco.
BRAHIMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Brahim (chiefly Algerian).
BRAHMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Brahimi used in Algeria and Tunisia.
BREK     Arabic
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).
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.
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".
FAISAL     Arabic
good
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)
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).
FAROOQ     Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pashto, Arabic
From the given name Farooq.
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
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).
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.
HADIA     Arabic (Maghrebi), Indonesian, Pakistani
From the given name Hadia.
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.
HAIDER     Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Haider.
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.
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.
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.
HASSANI     Swahili, Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
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.
IDRISSI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Idriss (chiefly Moroccan).
IMAM     Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Nigerian, Arabic, Indonesian
From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used to denote a leader within a Muslim community.
ISHAK     Malay, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Ishak.
ISKANDAR     Indonesian, Arabic
Derived from the given name Iskandar (see Alexander).
ISLAM     Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Arabic
Derived from the name of the religion of Islam, itself from Arabic إسلام (ʾislām) meaning "submission (to God)".
JAOUADI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Jaouad (chiefly Tunisian).
JAOUHARI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic جَوْهَر (jawhar) meaning "jewel, gem, essence" (chiefly Moroccan).
JELASSI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Jlassi (chiefly Tunisian).
JENDOUBI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Jendouba, the name of a large city in northwestern Tunisia. The name itself is derived from Berber (Tamazight) jen meaning "market" and douba meaning "wheat".
JLASSI     Arabic (Maghrebi), Berber
From the name of an Tamazight (Berber) tribal confederation in Tunisia; the name could be from Arabic إِخْلَاص (ʾiḵlāṣ) meaning "sincerity, devotion, loyalty" or of unknown Berber meaning.
JUMA     Swahili, Arabic
From the given name Juma.
KASHIF     Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Kashif.
KASMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Kissami, used more frequently in modern times.
KASSEM     Arabic, Persian
Kassem, Kassim, Kasim, or Qasim \q(a)-sim\ is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Kassem is "charitable, generous; one who gives to the people".... [more]
KATEB     Arabic
From Arabic كَاتِب (kātib) meaning "writer, scribe, clerk".
KAZIM     Pakistani, Arabic, Muslim
From the given name Kazim.
KENZA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Kenza.
KHALAF     Arabic
Means "successor, descendant" in Arabic.
KHALID     Arabic
From the given name Khalid.
KHALIFA     Arabic
From the given name Khalifa.
KHALIL     Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From the given name Khalil.
KHATEEB     Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of Khatib.
KHATIB     Arabic
From Arabic خَطِيب (ḵaṭīb) meaning "speaker, preacher, orator". In Islam, the word also refers to the person who delivers the sermon (khutbah) during the Friday and Eid prayers.
KHAWAJA     Urdu, Arabic, Bengali
From the Persian title خواجه (xâje) meaning "lord, master, owner".
KHOURI     Arabic
Variant transcription of Khoury.
KHOURY     Arabic
Means "priest" in Arabic, ultimately from the Latin curia "court". The meaning denotes a Christian priest, therefore the surname is used by Arab Christians.
KISSAMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "descendants of Qasim" in Arabic. This was the name of a Moroccan family descended from the Idrisid dynasty.
KOURI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Khoury.
LAAYOUNI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Laayoune, the name of a city in the Western Sahara (chiefly Moroccan).
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