Egyptian Last Names and Their Origin

Egyptian Last Names 


Egyptian last names are of Arabic origin and are also classified as Muslim last names, as they are mainly used in Egypt.

Most Egyptian surnames have a religious connotation. The most popular Egyptian last name is Mohammed, which was the name of the Muslim Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be Upon Him).

Egyptian Last Names
Egyptian Last Names


Famous Egyptian Last Names From HistoryEgyptian Surnames:

Listed below are the most popular surnames in Egypt, in descending order. These are all Arabic origin names and are also popular as Muslim last names. We have put the meanings with the names for you to get a better understanding of these surnames. Enjoy!

Mohamed/Mohammed – The name of the Prophet Muhammed (P.B.U.H)

Ahmed – The praised one.

Hassan – Handsome

Ali – High, Lofty

Mahmoud – The praised one.

Ibrahim – The father of all or the exalted father.

Gamal/Jamal – Beautiful, Handsome.

Abdel – The servant of. This name is usually followed by one of the 99 names of Allah, indicating that they are the Servant of God (Allah).

Mostafa – Appointed One, Chosen One.

Salah – Righteousness

Adel – Noble

Hussein – To be handsome or beautiful.

Samir – Gentle Breeze

Magdy – Glory

Saad – Prosperity and Happiness

Soliman – Man of Peace

Kamal – Perfection

Hamdy – Praiseworthy

Saleh – Righteousness

Salem – Peace

Nabil – Noble

Youssef – God increases

Samy – Exalted

Said – Happy

Fathy – Victory, Conqueror

Elsayed – Lord, Master

Khalil – Friend

Sayed – Lord, Master

Kamel – Perfect One

Omar – Long Lived, Flourishing

Fawzy – Triumph, Victory

Amin – Trustworthy

Mansour – One who is victorious

Fouad – Heart

Ramadan – Name of the Holy Month of Ramadan

Zaki – Pious

Farouk/Farooq – Moral One

Taha – First word in Surah Taha, and the meaning is unknown.

Fahmy – Intelligent

Abdallah – Servant of Allah

Maher – Talented, Skillful

Ismail – God Will Hear

Salama – Peace

Sabry – White dove

Hamed – One Who Praises

Galal/Jalal – Might, Strength, Power

Khaled – Eternal



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