Pashto Submitted Surnames

Pashto names are used in Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abdul عبدال Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Bengali, Punjabi
From Arabic عبد ال (abdul) meaning "servant of the", commonly used as a prefix for given names (such as عبد العزيز ('Abd al-'Aziz) meaning "servant of the powerful").
Achakzai اڅکزی‎ Pashto
Means "son of Achak" in Pashto.
Ahmadzai احمدزی Pashto
Means "son of Ahmad" in Pashto. A notable bearer is Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (1949-), the current President of Afghanistan.
Alakozai الکوزی Pashto
Means "son of Alako" in Pashto.
Alizai عليزي Pashto
Means "son of Ali 1" in Pashto.
al-Logari ال لوګری Pashto, Persian
Denoted a person from Logar, one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan.
Anwarzai انورزی Pashto
Means "son of Anwar" in Pashto.
Aurakzai اوركزى Pashto
Alternate transcription of Orakzai.
Ayubi ايوبي‎‬ Persian, Pashto, Urdu
Variant transcription of Ayoubi.
Baig بیګ Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Assamese, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Punjabi, Turkish, Arabic
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master". It is especially common in Pakistan and the Maghreb.
Barakzai بارکزي, بارکزۍ, بارکزی Pashto
Means "son of Barak 2" in Pashto.
Benyamin بینیمین Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Bengali
From the given name Benyamin.
Dawlatzai دولتزی Pashto
Means "son of Dawlat" in Pashto.
Durani دراني Pashto
Variant transcription of Durrani.
Durrani دراني Pashto
Derived from Persian در (dorr) meaning "pearl". It was historically used in the phrase padshah durr-i durran meaning "king pearl of the age", a title used by Ahmad Shah Durrani, the founder of the modern state of Afghanistan.
Ghulam غلام Arabic, Pashto, Urdu
From the given name Ghulam.
Gohar ګوهر Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From the given name Gohar.
Gul گل Pakistani, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose".
Guli ګلالی Uzbek, Kurdish, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Albanian, Bosnian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose". It is sometimes borne by Georgians and Armenians of Persian descent.
Habibzai حبيبزی Pashto
Means "son of Habib" in Pashto. The Habibzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Popalzai.
Hasanzai حسنزی Pashto
Variant transcription of Hassanzai.
Hassanzai حسنزی Pashto
Means "son of Hassan" in Pashto. The Hassanzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Yousafzai.
Heider هیدر Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, Bengali, Arabic
From the given name Haidar.
Ibrahimi ابراهيمي Pashto, Arabic, Albanian
From the given name Ibrahim.
Ishaqzai اسحاقزی Pashto
Means "son of Ishaq" in Pashto.
Khaton خټون Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Odia, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of Khatun.
Kul کل Pakistani, Pashto, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Persian, Kurdish, Odia, Thai, Khmer, Lao
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose".
Kumaki Pashto
I was given this name from my dad who comes from Afghanistan. It's extremely rare in the UK. My dad always told me that my name was created. My grandfather used to help out refugees near the area (in Afghanistan) and the name "Kumaki" was his nickname from the people he helped out... [more]
Malikzai ملکزی Pashto
Means "son of Malik 1" in Pashto.
Mohammadzai محمدزی Pashto
Means "son of Muhammad" in Pashto.
Niazai نيازي‎ Pashto
Most likely from Persian نیاز (niyaz) meaning "need, necessity, desire, wish" (see Niaz or Niyaz) combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)"... [more]
Noorzai نورزي Pashto
Means "son of light", from Arabic نور (nūr) meaning "light, illumination" combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)".
Omarzai عمرزی Pashto
Means "son of Omar 1" in Pashto.
Orakzai اوركزى Pashto
Means "lost son" from Pashto ورک (worak) meaning "lost" and زوی (zoy) meaning "son".
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.
Popalzai پوپلزي Pashto
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Persian پوپل‎‎ (pupal) meaning "betel nut". The Popalzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Durrani in Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan.
Rahmanzai رحمانزی Pashto
Means "son of Rahman" in Pashto.
Sadozai سادزی Pashto, Balochi
Means "son of Sado" in Pashto. The Sadozai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Popalzai mainly inhabiting Pakistan as well as a Baloch tribe living by the Gulf of Oman in Iran... [more]
Safi ساپی‎ Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Meaning unknown. This is the name of branch of the Ghurghakhti Pashtun tribe in regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Shahzad شهزاد Urdu, Pashto
From the given name Shahzad.
Sherzai شېرزی Pashto
Alternate transcription of Shirzai.
Shinwari شينواري Pashto
Perhaps from Shinwar, the name of a Pashtun-inhabited district in Afghanistan. The Shinwari are a Pashtun tribe found in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Shirzai شېرزی Pashto
Means "son of Sher".
Sidiqi صديقي Pashto, Persian, Afghani
Means "the veracious" from Arabic صَدَقَ (ṣadaqa) meaning "to be truthful, to be sincere". It is also a variant of Persian Sadeghi.
Sikandar سکندر Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From the given name Sikandar.
Stanikzai ستانکزی Pashto
Of unknown meaning. The Stanikzai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan.
Wali ولي Urdu, Pashto, Bengali, Arabic
Derived from Arabic وَلِيّ (waliyy) meaning "helper, friend, protector", used in Islam to describe a saint.
Wardak وردگ Pashto
Meaning uncertain. The Wardak are a Pashtun tribe from the Maidan Wardak Province in Afghanistan.
Xatun زاتون Indian, Hindi, Assamese, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Odia, Punjabi, Kurdish, Azerbaijani, Albanian, Bosnian
Alternate transcription of Khatun. It is common in Xinjiang, China. It is also sometimes borne by Georgians and Armenians of Azerbaijani descent.
Yousafzai يوسفزی Pashto
Means "son of Yusuf" in Pashto. A notable bearer is Malala Yousafzai (1997-), a Pakistani education and human rights activist and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Yousufzai يوسفزی Pashto
Alternate transcription of Yousafzai.
Yusufzai يوسفزی Pashto
Alternate transcription of Yousafzai.
Zadran ځدراڼ‎ Pashto
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Pashtun tribe inhabiting Afghanistan and Waziristan (Pakistan).
Zalmai زلمی Afghani, Pashto
From the Pashto given name Zalmai.
Zazai ځاځی‎ Pashto
Meaning uncertain.