Urdu Submitted Surnames

Urdu names are used in Pakistan and India.
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ADIL Urdu, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Adil.
AKHTAR Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pashto
Derived from Persian اختر (axtar) meaning "star".
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.
AMEEN Urdu, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Amin.
AMER Arabic, Urdu
Variant of 'Aamir.
ANJUM Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From Arabic نَجْم (najm) meaning "celestial body, star, planet".
ANWER Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of Anwar.
ARIF Urdu, Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Malay, Arabic
From the given name Arif.
ASHIQ Punjabi, Urdu
Derived from Arabic عَاشِق (ʿāšiq) meaning "enamored, infatuated" or "admirer, lover", ultimately from عِشْق (ʿišq) "being in love".
AURANGZEB Urdu
From the given name Aurangzeb.
AYUBI Persian, Pashto, Urdu
Variant transcription of Ayoubi.
AZAM Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic أَعْظَم (ʾaʿẓam) meaning "greater, greatest".
AZMAT Urdu
Derived from the Arabic عَظَمَة (ʿaẓama) meaning "majesty, glory".
BAJWA Pakistani, Urdu, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh)
From the Persian باز (bâz) meaning "hawk, falcon". Used by both Pakistani Muslims and Indian Sikhs.
BEGUM Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Kashmiri, Urdu, Punjabi, Turkish
From the Persian title بیگم (beygom) meaning "lady, madam", traditionally used as a royal title for Muslim females in Central and South Asia. It is the feminine equivalent of the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg).
BHAGAT Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain name derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, adorer".
BUTT Punjabi, Urdu
Most likely derived from Sanskrit भटट (bhatt) meaning "scholar".
BUX Sindhi, Urdu, Balochi, Punjabi
Derived from Persian بخش (baxš) meaning "part, district, section" or "fortune".
CHAND Indian, Fijian, Nepali, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon" (see Chand).
CHAUDARY Urdu
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHAUDHRY Urdu, Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHAUHAN Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Assamese, Punjabi, Gujarati
Of unknown meaning. Folk etymologies derive it from Sanskrit चतुर् (cátur) meaning "four" or possibly from a hero named Chahamana (of whom members of the caste trace their ancestry from).
CHOWDHARY Indian, Bengali, Urdu, Hindi
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHOWDHRY Urdu, Bengali, Hindi
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
DAWOOD Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Dawud.
DHAR Indian, Urdu, Kashmiri
Kashmiri Brahmin surname of unknown meaning.
GANJOO Indian, Urdu, Persian
Ganjoo is a surname from Kashmiri Pandit clan . The original name was Ganwar, meaning Person in charge of Treasury in Kings court. This name gradually changed to Ganjoo or Ganju.
GUL Pakistani, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose".
HAMDANI Urdu, Indonesian, Arabic
From the given name Hamdan.
HAQUE Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu
Derived from Arabic حَقَّ (ḥaqqa) meaning "true, right, correct".
HASHMI Urdu, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim), Arabic
From Arabic هاشم (hashim) meaning "crusher, breaker of bread" (see Hashim). It also refers to the Banu Hashim clan (also called Hashemites) of the Quraysh tribe that the Islamic Prophet Muhammad belonged to.
HASSAN Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From the given name Hassan.
HIDAYAT Indonesian, Javanese, Urdu
From the given name Hidayat.
HUSSAINI Persian, Afghani, Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Hussain.
IBRAHIM Arabic, Somali, Urdu
From the given name Ibrahim.
IMAM Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Nigerian, Arabic, Indonesian
From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used to denote a leader within a Muslim community.
ISHAQ Arabic, Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali
From the given name Ishaq.
ISLAM Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Arabic
Derived from the name of the religion of Islam, itself from Arabic إسلام (ʾislām) meaning "submission (to God)".
JALALI Persian, Urdu
From the given name Jalal.
JAMALI Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi), Urdu
From the given name Jamal.
KASHIF Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Kashif.
KAZIM Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic
From the given name Kazim.
KHALIL Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From the given name Khalil.
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".
KHATEEB Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of Khatib.
KHAWAJA Urdu, Arabic, Bengali
From the Persian title خواجه (xâje) meaning "lord, master, owner".
KUMARI Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Sinhalese, Pakistani
From the given name Kumari, the feminine form of Kumar. It is exclusively used by women.
LAL Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Nepali, Bengali
Means "darling, precious, beloved", from Sanskrit lala meaning "cajoling". It can also mean "boy" or "red, ruby" in Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali.
MAHAJAN Indian, Marathi, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
Means "great people", from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with जन (jána) "people, subjects".
MAHMOOD Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali (Muslim), Arabic
Variant transcription of Mahmud.
MALIK Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Indonesian
From the Arabic title ملك (malik) meaning "king, sovereign, monarch".
MALLICK Indian, Bengali, Odia, Urdu
Variant transcription of Malick.
MANSOOR Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Mansoor.
MASIH Indian, Urdu, Punjabi
Derived from Arabic مَسِيح (masīḥ) referring to the Messiah in Islam (Isa) or Christianity (Jesus).
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)".
MOOSA Urdu, Sindhi, Dhivehi
Variant transcription of Musa.
MUSHARRAF Urdu, Bengali (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic مُشْرِف (mušrif) meaning "supervisor, overseer" or "honourable, dominant".
NOOR Pakistani, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Punjabi, Malay, Pashto, Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Muslim
From the given name Noor, from the Arabic نُور (nūr) "light".
NOORI Persian, Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Noor (1).
PARWAZ Urdu
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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.
PERVAIZ Urdu, Punjabi
Variant transcription of Parvez.
QAMAR Urdu
From the given name Qamar.
QAYYUM Urdu
Derived from Arabic قيوم (qayyum) meaning "subsistence, independent, sustainer".
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".
RAFIQUE Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Variant of Rafiq used in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
RAI Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhutanese, Urdu
From Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign" (see Raj, Raja, or Rajan).
RAIS Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian
From the Arabic tile رَئِيس (raʾīs) meaning "chief, leader".
RAJ Indian, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Odia, Urdu, Nepali, Sinhalese
From Sanskrit राज (rāja) meaning "king, chief, sovereign", ultimately from राजन् (rājan) meaning "king, sovereign, prince, chief".
RAJA Pakistani, Indian, Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil, Malaysian, Bengali, Urdu
Variant of Raj; also a South Asian title of Indian origin used to denote a prince or ruler.
RAJPUT Urdu, Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi
Means "son of the king", derived from Sanskrit राजा (rājā) meaning "king, sovereign, prince" combined with पुत्र (putrá) meaning "son, child". This is also the name of a caste originating from the Indian subcontinent.
RAMADAN Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic
From Arabic رَمَضَان (ramaḍān) referring to the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which is marked by fasting in Muslim tradition.
RASOOL Urdu, Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Rasul.
RASUL Urdu, Pashto, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Arabic, Indonesian
From Arabic رَسُول (rasūl) meaning "messenger, apostle, prophet" (see Rasul).
SAEED Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Persian
Variant transcription of Sa'id.
SAEEDI Persian, Urdu
From the given name Saeed.
SARDAR Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Bengali, Arabic, Persian
From the Persian title سردار (sardâr) meaning "commander, headmaster", traditionally denoting a prince, nobleman, or aristocrat.
SETHI Indian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Thai
Contraction of Sanskrit श्रेष्ठी (śreṣṭhi) denoting the head of a mercantile or other guild.
SHAH Persian, Urdu
Derived from Persian شاه (šâh) meaning "king, monarch", referring to a title used by former Iranian monarchs.
SHAHEEN Arabic, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Shahin.
SHAHZAD Urdu, Pashto
From the given name Shahzad.
SHAKUR Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Urdu
From the given name Shakur.
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.
SHEIKH Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Somali, Arabic, Persian, Punjabi
From the Arabic title شَيْخ (šayḵ) meaning "chief, chieftain, head", used as title to denote a political or spiritual leader of a Muslim community.
SIDDIQI Persian, Urdu, Sindhi, Balochi, Bengali
Variant transcription of Siddiqui.
SIDDIQUI Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Balochi, Pashto, Bengali, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic صَادِق (ṣādiq) meaning "true, truthful, veracious". It was traditionally used as an honorific title or a nickname for a trustworthy person.
SOUDAGAR Urdu
soudagar is the word related to one who do the business
TAHIR Arabic, Urdu, Malay, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Tahir.
UDDIN Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu
From Arabic الدين (ad-dīn) meaning "the religion" (referring to Islam).
ULLAH Pakistani, Pashto, Urdu, Punjabi, Balochi, Sindhi, Bengali, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic اللّٰه (allāh) referring to the monotheistic god in Islamic belief (see Allah).
WALI Urdu, Pashto, Bengali, Arabic
Derived from Arabic وَلِيّ (waliyy) meaning "helper, friend, protector", used in Islam to describe a saint.
YAHYA Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Malay, Swahili
From the given name Yahya.
YAMEEN Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
Variant transcription of Yamin.
YASEEN Urdu, Arabic
Variant transcription of Yasin.
YASMIN Bengali, Urdu
From the given name Yasmin.
ZAFAR Urdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name Zafar.
ZAHEER Pakistani, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Variant of Zahir used in Pakistan and India.
ZAIDI Pakistani, Urdu, Arabic (Maghrebi), Malaysian, Muslim
Derived from the given name Zaid. Bearers of this surname are descended from Zaid ibn Ali, the great-grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.