Eastern African Submitted Surnames
Eastern African names
include those from Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. See also about African names
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
RAMADHANI Swahili, Indonesian
From Arabic رَمَضَان (ramaḍān)
, the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a period of fasting for Muslims.
SAYYID Swahili, Muslim
From the Arabic honourific title سَيِّد (sayyid)
which means "master, lord, prince, mister".
SHARIF Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic, Somali
From the Arabic title شَرِيف (šarīf)
meaning "noble, honoured, excellent", denoting a Muslim ruler, religious leader, or descendant of Muhammad