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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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Dabbagh دباغ Arabic, Persian
Means "tanner, currier" in Arabic.
Dahmani دحماني‎‎ Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Dahmane.
Danial دانيال Arabic, Persian, Malay, Indonesian, Maguindanao
From the given name Danyal.
Danyal دانيال Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Turkish
From the given name Danyal.
Daou ضو Arabic
Light.
Daoud داود, داوود Arabic
From the given name Dawud.
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.
Daud داود Arabic, Urdu, Filipino, Maguindanao, Maranao, Tausug
From the given name Daud.
Dawood داود Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Dawud.
Dawoud داود, داوود Arabic
From the given name Dawud.
Dawud داود, داوود 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".
Din دين Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "religion, faith, belief" in Arabic.
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, Filipino, 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.
El Hani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Arabic given name Hani and translates to "The Hani".
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 priest" from Arabic خوري (ḵūriyy).
El-Khoury الخوري‎‎ Arabic
Alternate transcription of El Khoury.
El-kindy Arabic (?)
A variant of Al-Kindy.
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 Marnissi المرنيسي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Marnissi".
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 Ouahabi الواهابي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Ouahabi" from the given name Ouahab.
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".
Esmail إسماعيل Arabic, Persian, Filipino, Maguindanao, Maranao
From the given name Ismail.
Essam Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name 'Isam.
Faisal فيصل Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
From the given name Faysal.
Faiz فائز Arabic
From the given name Faiz.
Fakhouri فاخوري Arabic
Alternate transcription of Fakhoury.
Fakhoury فاخوري Arabic
From Arabic فَخُور (faḵūr) meaning "proud".
Fakhri فخريّ Arabic
From the given name Fakhri.
Fakhry فخري Arabic
Means "honourary" in Arabic.
Farag فرج Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Faraj chiefly used in Egypt.
Farah Arabic
From the given name Farah.
Faraj فرج Arabic
From the given name Faraj.
Fareed فريد Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Farid.
Fares فارس Arabic
Variant of Faris used in Egypt and the Maghreb.
Farid فريد Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name Farid.
Faridi فريدي Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Farid.
Faris فارس Arabic
From the given name Faris.
Farkhani فرخاني Arabic (Maghrebi)
Habitational name for someone from the town of Farkhana in Morocco.
Farooq فاروق Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Faruq.
Farouk فاروق Arabic
From the given name Faruq.
Farrag فراج Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Farraj chiefly used in Egypt.
Farrah فرح Arabic
From the given name Farah
Fathi فتحي Arabic, Persian
From the given name Fathi.
Fathy Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Fathi.
Fatima فاطمة Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Fatimah.
Fawzi فوزيّ Arabic
From the given name Fawzi
Fawzy فوزي Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Fawzi chiefly used in Egypt.
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
Name for someone from the city of Palembang in South Sumatra, Indonesia. This name is mostly borne by Saudis of Indonesian descent.
Feronz Arabic
Variant of Feroz.
Fouad فؤاد Arabic
From the given name Fuad.
Gabr جبر Arabic
From the given name Jabr.
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.
Ghafoor غفور Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Ghafur.
Ghaith غيث Arabic
From the given name Ghayth
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)
Means "westerner, one from the west" from Arabic غرب (gharb) meaning "west, occident". In Tunisia it is typically used as a name for someone originally from Algeria or Morocco (being the two westernmost countries in North Africa).
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]
Ghulam غلام Arabic, Pashto, Urdu
From the given name Ghulam.
Gobara جبارة Arabic (Egyptian, Anglicized), Arabic
In Egypt and Sudan the surname Jabbar is pronounced with a ‘G’ sound in English. It is also feminine form hence the additional ‘A’ at the end of the name.
Haamid حامد Arabic
From the first name Haamid, meaning "praiser".
Habeeb حبيب Arabic, Dhivehi
From the given name Habib.
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, Persian
Means "blacksmith, ironsmith" in Arabic, ultimately from Syriac ܚܕܕܐ (hadado).
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.
Haidar حيدر Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Haidar.
Haider حيدر Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Haider.
Hajjar حجار Arabic
Means "stonemason" from Arabic حَجَر (ḥajar) "stone, weight".
Hakeem حكيم Arabic
From the given name Hakim.
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 Arabic
Means "sweetness" in Arabic.
Haleem حليم Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Halim.
Hamada حمادة‎‎ Arabic
From the given name Hamada.
Hamdan همدان‎ Arabic
From the given name Hamdan.
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.
Hamed حامد Arabic
From the given name Hamed.
Hameed حميد Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Hamid 1.
Hamid حامد, حميد Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Filipino, Tausug
From the given name Hamid 1 or Hamid 2.
Hamidi حميدي Persian, Arabic
From the given name Hamid 1.
Hammami Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Hammam (see Hamam)... [more]
Hammoudi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hammoud (chiefly Algerian).
Hamza حمزة Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Hamza.
Hamzaoui حمزاوي Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hamza.
Hanae هناء Arabic (Maghrebi)
From a Moroccan transcription of the Arabic name Hana 1 or Hanaa.
Haneef حنيف Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Hanif.
Hannachi حناشي‎‎ Arabic (Maghrebi)
Refers to Hanencha, a tribe inhabiting eastern Algeria and western Tunisia.
Harb حرب Arabic
Means "war" in Arabic.
Haroon هارون Urdu, Arabic, Dhivehi
From the given name Harun.
Harun هارون Arabic, Somali, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Harun.
Hasan حسن Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Persian
From the given name Hasan.
Hashem هاشم Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Hashim.
Hashim هاشم Arabic, Urdu, Filipino, Tausug
From the given name Hashim.
Hashmi هاشمي Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Hashimi.
Hassani حساني Persian, Arabic, Swahili
From the given name Hassan.
Hatam Arabic
From the given name Hatam.
Hawa حواء Arabic, Somali, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Hawa.
Hayat حياة Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Turkish
From the given name Hayat.
Hayek حايك Arabic
Means "weaver" in Arabic.
Hegazy حجازي Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Hijazi chiefly used in Egypt.
Heider هايدر Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, Bengali, Arabic
From the given name Haidar.
Hichem Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Hichem, a variant of Hisham; mainly found in Algeria.
Hidad حداد Arabic
In Arabic this means "black smith".
Hidayat هداية Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Hidayat.
Hijazi حجازي Arabic
Denotes someone who was originally from the region of Hejaz in western Saudi Arabia.
Hoceimi Arabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Habitational name for someone originally from Al Hoceima, a town and province in Algeria.
Hosni حسني Arabic
From the given name Husni.
Husain حسين Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Husayn.
Husaini الحسيني Persian, Afghani, Urdu, Arabic, Bengali, Hausa
From the given name Husayn.
Hussaini حسيني Persian, Afghani, Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Hussain.
Hussein حسين Arabic
From the given name Husayn.
Husseini الحسيني Persian, Afghani, Urdu, Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Husayn.
Ibraheem ابراهيم Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Ibrahim.
Ibrahem ابراهيم Kurdish, Arabic
From the given name Ibrahim.
Ibrahim إبراهيم Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
From the given name Ibrahim.
Ibrahimi إبراهيمي Pashto, Arabic, Albanian
From the given name Ibrahim.
Idrees إدريس Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Idris 1.
Idrissi إدريسي Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Idriss (chiefly Moroccan).
Ikram إكرام Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Ikram.
Ilyas إلياس Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Ilyas.
Imam إمام Arabic, Bengali, Persian, Urdu
From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used to denote a Muslim leader.
Iman إيمان Arabic, Urdu, Somali, Bengali, Persian
From the given name Iman.
Imran عمران Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Imran.
Iqbal إقبال Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Iqbal.
Isa عيسى‎ Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Isa 1.
Ishak إسحاق Arabic
From the given name Ishak.
Ishaq إسحاق Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Ishaq.
Iskandar إسكندر Arabic
From the given name Iskandar.
Iskander إسكندر Arabic
From the given name Iskandar.
Islam إسلام Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Islam.
Islami إسلامي Persian, Urdu, Arabic, Albanian
From the given name Islam.
Ismael إسماعيل Arabic, Filipino, Tausug
From the given name Isma'il.
Ismail إسماعيل Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi, Somali (Arabized)
From the given name Isma'il.
Jabari جباري Arabic
From the given name Jabbar.
Jabbar جبار Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Jabbar.
Jabbari جباري Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Jabari.
Jabr جبر Arabic
From the given name Jabr
Jadallah جاد الله Arabic
Means "the generosity of Allah" in Arabic.
Jafar جعفر Arabic, Persian
From the given name Jafar
Jaffar جعفر Arabic
From the given name Jaffar
Jalal جلال Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Jalal.
Jaleel جليل Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Jalil.
Jalil جليل Arabic, Persian
From the given name Jalil
Jamali جمالي Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi), Urdu
From the given name Jamal.
Jameel جميل Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Jamil.
Jandali جندلي Arabic
Jaouadi جوادي Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Jaouad (chiefly Tunisian).
Jaouhari جوهري Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic جَوْهَر (jawhar) meaning "jewel, gem, essence" (chiefly Moroccan).
Jawad جواد Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Jawad.
Jelassi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Jlassi (chiefly Tunisian).
Jendoubi جندوبي 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".
Jibril جبريل Arabic
From the given name Jibril.
Jlassi جلاصي 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 جمعة Swahili, Arabic
From the given name Juma.
Kabir كبير Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Kabir.
Kamal كمال Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Kamal 1.
Kamel كمال Arabic
From the given name Kamal 1.
Kandil قنديل Arabic
Means "lamp, candle, lantern" in Arabic.
Kashgari كاشغري Uyghur, Arabic
Originally denoted someone who came from the city of Kashgar, located in the Xinjiang region of western China. The city's name is of Persian origin probably meaning "rock mountain".
Kashif كاشف Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Kashif.
Kasim قاسم Arabic, Filipino, Maguindanao, Tausug
From the given name Qasim.
Kasmi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Kissami, used more frequently in modern times.
Kassem قاسم Arabic
From the given name Kassem, a form of Qasim.
Kateb كاتب Arabic
From Arabic كَاتِب (kātib) meaning "writer, scribe, clerk".
Kazim كاظم Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic
From the given name Kazim.
Kenza Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Kenza.
Khalaf خلف Arabic
Means "successor, descendant" in Arabic.
Khaled خالد Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Khalid.
Khaleel خليل Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Khalil.
Khalid خالد Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Khalid.
Khalidi خالدي Arabic
From the given name Khalid.
Khalifa خليفة Arabic
From the given name Khalifa.
Khalil خليل Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Khalil.
Khalili خليلي Persian, Arabic
From the given name Khalil.
Khashoggi خاشقجي Arabic
Arabized form of the Turkish surname Kaşıkçı.
Khateeb خطيب Arabic, Urdu
Arabic alternate transcription of Khatib as well as the Urdu form.
Khatib خطيب Arabic
Means "speaker, orator" in Arabic. In Islam this is the name of the person who delivers sermons (khutbah) during Friday and Eid prayers.
Khouri خوري Arabic
Alternate transcription of Khoury.
Khoury خوري Arabic
Means "priest" in Arabic, ultimately from Latin curia meaning "court". It is mostly used by Arabic-speaking Christians.
Kissami قيسامي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "descendants of Qasim" in Arabic. This was the name of a Moroccan family descended from the Idrisid dynasty.
Kochab الكوكب Hebrew (Germanized, Archaic), Arabic (Germanized, Archaic)
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Laayouni لعيوني Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Laayoune, the name of a city in the Western Sahara (chiefly Moroccan).
Labidi العبيدي‎‎ Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic عابد (ʿābid) "worshiper, adorer, server" (chiefly Tunisian).
Lahlou لحلو Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic حُلْو (ḥulw) meaning "sweet" or "nice, charming", chiefly used in Moroccan Arabic.
Lahmar لحمر, الأحمر Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the red (one)", derived from Arabic الأحمر (al-ʾaḥmar).
Lamari العماري Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of El Amari.
Lamrani العمراني‎ Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of El Amrani. A famous bearer is former Moroccan prime minister Mohammed Karim Lamrani (1919-2018).
Lamrini لمريني Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; Possibly a variant of Lemrini.
Laroussi العروسي Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of El Aroussi.
Layla ليلى Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Layla.
Lazrak لزرق Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic الأزرق (al ʾazraq) meaning "the blue (one)", from أَزْرَق (ʾazraq) "blue". It is chiefly used for Moroccan Arabic.
Lela Kiswahli, Arabic, Persian
NOT A SURNAME!... [more]
Lemrini مريني Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of El Merini.