Arabic (Egyptian) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of Arabic names used more often in Egypt. See also about Arabic names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABAZA     Arabic (Egyptian)
Refers to a member of the Abkhaz or Abazin (Abaza) ethnic groups of the Caucasus.
ABOUELKASSEM     Arabic (Egyptian, Rare)
Rare Egyptian form of Abo al-Qassem. A notable bearer is Alaaeldin Abouelkassem (1990–), an Egyptian fencer.
ARAFA     Arabic (Egyptian)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning “to know”.
BADAWY     Arabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic بَدَوِيّ (badawiyy) meaning "Bedouin".
BOTROS     Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
From the given name Botros.
ELDESSOUKY     Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Dessouky" in Arabic, most likely referring to the city of Desouk in northern Egypt.
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.
EL MASRY     Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Egyptian", from Arabic مِصْرِيّ (miṣriyy) meaning "Egyptian person".
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).
ELSHARKAWY     Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the easterner, the one from the east" from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "east, eastern".
FAKHRY     Arabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic فَخَرَ (faḵara) meaning “to glory in, to be proud of”.
FAROUK     Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Farouk.
FATHY     Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Fathy, a variant of Fathi.
GAMAL     Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Gamal.
HAMADA     Arabic, Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Hamada.
HAMDY     Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Hamdi.
HEGAZY     Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Hijazi.
MADBOULI     Arabic (Egyptian)
Variant transcription of Madbouly.
MAGDY     Arabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic مَجَّدَ (majjada) meaning "to praise, to glorify".
MANSOUR     Arabic (Egyptian)
Habitational name for someone from Mansoura, the name of a city in Egypt.
MEKKY     Arabic (Egyptian)
Refers to the city of Mecca or Makka (مكة) in Saudi Arabia, considered the most holy city in Islam.
MESBAH     Arabic (Maghrebi), Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from Arabic مِصْبَاح (miṣbāḥ) meaning "lamp, light, luminary".
MOUSSA     Western African, Arabic (Egyptian), Central African
Derived from the given name Moussa (see Moses).
MOUSTAFA     Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian variant of Mustafa.
MUBARAK     Arabic, Arabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic مُبَارَك (mubārak) meaning "lucky, blessed".
NIMR     Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic
From Arabic نمر (nimr) meaning "leopard, tiger, panther"; mainly used in Egypt.
SALIB     Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Egyptian Christian derived from Arabic صَلِيب (ṣalīb) meaning "cross, crucifix".
SEDDIK     Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend".
SOLIMAN     Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Sulayman.
TADROS     Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Arabic form of Theodore, chiefly used by Copts.
TAMMAM     Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from the given name Tammam.
ZAGHLOUL     Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "young pigeon" or, metaphorically, "free soul" in Arabic.
ZAHER     Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Zaher.
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