Pakistani Last Names – 65+Popular Pakistani Surnames

Pakistani Last Names – Popular Pakistani Surnames

 

The majority of Pakistani last names are of Muslim or Islamic origin. They usually have a religious connotation and are quite popular surnames even outside of Pakistan. The most popular last name in Pakistan is Khan, and is ranked at 16th for the most popular surnames in the whole world.

Pakistani surnames are passed down from father to child, through generations. A woman will usually keep her last name even after marriage, as it is seen as important for Pakistani’s to keep to their roots.

Pakistani Last Names
Pakistani Last Names

 

Most Popular Pakistani Last Names With Meanings

Here we have compiled a list of the most popular last names in Pakistan, along with their meaning. Have a look and see if you recognise any.

  1. Khan – Ruler, Leader (Turkish origin, the most popular last name in Pakistan.)
  2. Ali – High, Lofty, Exalted
  3. Hussain -Handsome, Beautiful
  4. Ahmad/Ahmed – To thank God
  5. Mohammad/Muhammad – Name of the Prophet Muhammed (P.B.U.H)
  6. Shah – King, Emperor
  7. Bakhash – Fate, Destiny
  8. Iqbal – Fortunate, Blessed
  9. Ullah – Of Allah/God
  10. Din/Deen – Religion, Way of Life, Faith
  11. Allah – God (Usually the given name precedes this to give another meaning, for example Abdullah meaning servant of God. )
  12. Nawaz – Caring One
  13. Mehmood/Mahmood – The Praised One. One of the Prophet Muhammed’s names.
  14. Aslam – Popular Pakistani surname.
  15. Gul – Rose
  16. Ashraf – Noble
  17. Abbas  – Lion
  18. Akhtar – Star
  19. Rehman – Merciful
  20. Zaman – Age, Era (Usually combined with another name)
  21. Rasool – Messenger
  22. Hassan – Strong, Handsome
  23. Uddin – Of The Way of Life (Usually used as a suffix to the first name)
  24. Akbar – Greatest
  25. Begum – An honorific title for a lady, a woman of high rank.
  26. Akram – Most Generous
  27. Sharif – Noble
  28. Hayat/Hayaat – Life
  29. Saleem – Safe
  30. Afzal – Better, Best
  31. Anwar – Luminous
  32. Siddique – The Truthful
  33. Haider – Big, Strong
  34. Sadiq – Loyal, True
  35. Daad – Giver of Life
  36. Jutt – A name of a clan.
  37. Alam – World, Universe
  38. Ramzan – Variation of Ramadan.
  39. Bibi – Respectful title for a woman.
  40. Qadir – Capable
  41. Imran – Prosperity, Happiness
  42. Jan/Jaan – Life, Soul
  43. Ramadan – The muslim holy month of fasting.
  44. Riaz – Garden, Meadow
  45. Rasheed – Wise
  46. Arshad – Guided one
  47. Khatoon – Female
  48. Nabi – Referring to Prophets
  49. Malik – King, Lord
  50. Saeed – Lucky, Happy
  51. Arif – Learned
  52. Farooq – Moral One
  53. Ibrahim – Name of one of the Prophets of Islam.
  54. Raza – Content
  55. Javed – Eternal
  56. Yousaf – Prophet name
  57. Mustafa – Chosen One, Appointed
  58. Ur Rehman – Gracious
  59. Asif – Forgiveness
  60. Yar – My Love (Kurdish origin)
  61. Shafi – Mediator
  62. Shahzad – Son of the King
  63. Sher – Lion
  64. Yaqoob – Prophet
  65. Sultan  -Ruler
  66. Aziz – The dearest one
  67. Hanif – A True Believer
  68. Elahi – My God
  69. Latif – Gentle, Kind

 

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