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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
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 Arabic, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Originally denoted a member of the Quraysh, a historical Arab tribe that the Prophet MUHAMMAD
was born into. The name itself is derived from Arabic قَرَشَ (qaraša)
meaning "to gnash, to grind, to chew".
SEEDAT Indian (Muslim)
“Lord” in Hindustani. Comes from "Sidi". May be Egyptian, Arabic or Persian in origin.