Pashto Names

Pashto names are used in Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.
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ABDULعبدالmArabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with عبد ال ('Abd al) meaning "servant of the" (such as عبد العزيز ('Abd al-'Aziz) "servant of the powerful").
AHMADاحمدmArabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "more commendable" in Arabic.
AHMEDاحمدmTurkish, Bosnian, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Variant transcription and Turkish and Bosnian form of AHMAD. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans.
ALI (1)عليmArabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar, Kazakh
Means "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shia Muslims, who regard him as the first rightful caliph.... [more]
GHULAMغلامmArabic, Urdu, Pashto
Means "servant, boy" in Arabic. It is often used as the first part of compound names.
GULګُلm & fUrdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
KHANخانmUrdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "king, ruler". Its origin is probably Mongolian, though the word has been transmitted into many other languages.
MAHMUDمحمودmArabic, Persian, Pashto, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
Means "praiseworthy" in Arabic, from the same root as Muhammad. This was the name of the first Muslim ruler of India (11th century). It was also borne by two Ottoman sultans.
MALALAIملالۍfPashto
Means "sad, grieved" in Pashto. This was the name of a Pashtun woman who encouraged the Afghan forces during the 1880 Battle of Maiwand against the British.
MOHAMMADمحمّدmPersian, Tatar, Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali
Persian and Tatar form of MUHAMMAD. It is also a variant transcription of the Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto and Bengali name.
MUHAMMADمحمّدmArabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Tajik, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "praiseworthy", derived from Arabic حمد (hamid) meaning "to praise". This was the name of the prophet who founded the Islamic religion in the 7th century. According to Muslim belief, at age 40 Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel, who provided him with the first verses of the Qur'an. Approximately 20 years later he conquered Mecca, the city of his birth, and his followers controlled most of the Arabian Peninsula at the time of his death in 632.... [more]
SARDARسردارmPersian, Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian sar "head, authority" and dar "possessor".
SHARIFشریفmArabic, Urdu, Pashto, Persian, Malay
Means "eminent, virtuous" in Arabic. This was a title used by the descendants of Muhammad.
SHERشیرmUrdu, Pashto
Means "lion" in Persian. A famous bearer of this name was Sher Shah, a 16th-century Mughal ruler.
SIKANDARسکندرmUrdu, Pashto
Urdu and Pashto form of ALEXANDER.
YAMA (2)یماmPashto
Pashto form of JAM.