Arabic (Maghrebi) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of Arabic names used more often in the Maghreb (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya). See also about Arabic names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Touati تواتي Arabic (Maghrebi), Judeo-Spanish
Habitational name denoting someone who originally came from the region of Touat (or Tuat) in Algeria.
Touilbini تولبيني Arabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Abdelaziz Touilbini (1978-), an Algerian boxer.
Tounsi تونسي‎‎ Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic تُونِسِيّ (tūnisiyy) meaning “Tunisian”, ultimately from تُونِس (tūnis) meaning "Tunisia, Tunis". It can refer to a native of the country of Tunisia, someone from the city of Tunis (in Tunisia), or the Tunisian Tounsi dialect of Arabic.
Touzani توزاني Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly derived from Aït Touzine, the name of a Rifian tribe in Morocco.
Trabelsi طرابلسي‎‎ Arabic (Maghrebi)
Habitational name for someone originally from the city of Tripoli in Libya from Arabic طَرَابُلُس (ṭarābulus). The city's name ultimately comes from Ancient Greek Τρίπολις (Trípolis) meaning "three cities", from τρι- (tri-) meaning "three" and πόλις (pólis) meaning "city".
Trabelssi طرابلسي‎‎ Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Trabelsi.
Yahiaoui يحياوي Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Yahya.
Yahyaoui يحياوي Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Yahya.
Yalaoui يعلاوي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Algerian family name possibly derived from Arabic يَعْلَى (yaʿlā) or يَعْلَ (yaʿla) both meaning "exalted, high".
Youcefi يوسفي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Algerian cognate of Yousfi.
Yousfi يوسفي‎‎ Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Yusuf.
Zahraoui زهراوي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "related to Zahra" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
Zaïdi زيدي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Zaidi chiefly used in the Maghreb and influenced by French orthography.
Zerhouni زرهوني Arabic (Maghrebi), Northern African, Berber
Possibly refers to the Zerhoun mountain in Morocco. The family name originates from the city of Nedroma in Tlemcen, Algeria.
Zeroual زروال‎‎ Arabic (Maghrebi), Berber
Nickname for a person with blue eyes from Berber aẓerwal meaning "blue".
Zerrougui زروقي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Zerrouki.
Zerrouki زروقي Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic أَزْرَق (ʾazraq) meaning "blue".
Ziadi زيادي Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Ziyad.
Ziani زياني‎‎ Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zayyan.
Zidane زيدان Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zaydan. A notable bearer is Zinedine Zidane (1972-), a French former footballer of Algerian descent.
Zitouni زيتوني‎‎ Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic زَيْتُون (zaytūn) meaning "olive".
Zoheir زهير Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zuhayr.
Zouaoui زواوي‎‎ Arabic (Maghrebi)
Indicates a member of the Igawawen (called Zouaoua in French) Kabyle tribe, from Maghrebi Arabic زواوة (zwāwa). The tribe's name is of uncertain meaning; it may be derived from the name of a massif in Kabylie, Algeria.
Zouari زواري Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown (chiefly Tunisian).
Zoubir زوبير Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zubair (chiefly used in Algeria and Morocco).
Zouhair زهير Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Zuhayr (chiefly used in Morocco).