Indian (Muslim) Submitted Surnames
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ALAM Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Hindi, Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic, Indonesian, Afghani
Means "flag, banner, emblem", derived from the Arabic علم ('alam)
ALVI Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic علوي (ʿalawiyy)
meaning "pertaining to Ali (1)
". The Alvi are a Muslim clan from India and Pakistan claiming descent from Ali ibn Abi Talib (601-661), a cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad
KHAN Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Kashmiri, Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim)
Derived from the Turkic military title khan
, which is ultimately from Mongolian ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ (qaɣan)
meaning "king, emperor, sovereign".
MIRZA Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Arabic
From the Persian title میرزا (mirzâ)
denoting a prince or nobleman, ultimately from the Persian words میر (mir)
meaning "master" and the suffix -زاده (-zâde)
meaning "child (of), offspring (of)".
MUSLIM Arabic, Indonesian, Pakistani, Indian (Muslim)
From the Arabic مُسْلِم (muslim)
, the active participle of أَسْلَمَ (ʾaslama)
"to surrender, expose" (from the same root of the word Islam
). The term denotes a follower of Islam.
PATHAN Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Urdu, Pashto
Derived from Hindustani पठान (paṭhān)
meaning "a Pashtun (person)", referring to the Pashtun ethnic group inhabiting present-day Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is sometimes used by Pashtuns who ancestrally migrated to India.
QURESHI Sindhi, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Balochi, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic قُرَيْش (Qurayš)
, which refers to an ancient Bedouin tribe of the Arabian peninsula that the Islamic Prophet Muhammad
was a member of. The name itself is derived from Arabic قَرَشَ (qaraša)
meaning "to gnash, to grind, to chew".
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