Urdu Names

Urdu names are used in Pakistan and India.
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AAMIR (1)عامرmArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of 'AAMIR, as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
ABBASعبّاسmArabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "austere" in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's uncle. It was also borne by a son of Ali, the fourth caliph.
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").
ADILعادلmArabic, Urdu, Uyghur
Means "fair, honest, just" from Arabic عدل ('adala) "to act justly". This name was borne by several sultans of Bijapur.
ADNANعدنانmArabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Urdu
Means "settler" in Arabic. According to tradition, Adnan was an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad and the northern Arabian tribes.
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.
AISHAعائشہfArabic, Urdu, American
Means "alive" in Arabic. This was the name of Muhammad's third wife, the daughter of Abu Bakr. Some time after Muhammad's death she went to war against Ali, the fourth caliph, but was defeated. This name is used more by Sunni Muslims and less by Shias.... [more]
AKBARاکبرmArabic, Persian, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Means "greater, greatest" in Arabic. This was the name of a 16th-century Mughal ruler who expanded the empire to include most of India.
ALI (1)علیmArabic, 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]
AMINامینmArabic, Persian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic امين (amin) meaning "truthful". This was the name of the sixth Abbasid caliph.
AMIR (1)امیرmArabic, Persian, Urdu, Malay, Indonesian
Means "commander, prince" in Arabic. This was originally a title, which has come into English as the Arabic loanword emir.
ARIFعارفmArabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Means "learned, knowing, expert" in Arabic.
ASADاسدmArabic, Urdu
Means "lion" in Arabic.
AYESHAعائشہfArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of AISHA.
AZHARاظہرmArabic, Urdu
Means "shining, bright" in Arabic.
AZIZعزیزmArabic, Persian, Urdu, Uzbek
Means "powerful, respected, beloved", derived from Arabic عزّ ('azza) meaning "to be powerful" or "to be cherished". In Islamic tradition العزيز (al-'Aziz) is one of the 99 names of Allah. A notable bearer of the name was Al-'Aziz, a 10th-century Fatimid caliph.
AZRAعذراfArabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Persian, Urdu
Means "virgin" in Arabic.
Variant transcription of BABUR.
Variant transcription of BABUR.
From a Persian word meaning "tiger". This was the nickname of Zahir ud-Din Muhammad, the 16th-century founder of the Mughal Empire in India.
BILALبلالmArabic, Urdu
Means "wetting, moistening" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
DANYALدانیالmArabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish
Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Turkish form of DANIEL.
Urdu feminine form of FAHIM.
FAREEDفریدmArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of FARID.
FAREEHAفریحہfArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of FARIHA.
FARHANفرحانmArabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "happy, cheerful" in Arabic.
FARIDفریدmArabic, Persian, Urdu, Azerbaijani
Means "unique, precious", derived from Arabic فرد (farada) meaning "to be unique". This was the name of a 13th-century Persian poet.
FARIHAفریحہfArabic, Urdu
Means "happy" in Arabic.
FARRUKHفرّخmUrdu, Uzbek, Tajik
Urdu, Uzbek and Tajik form of FARUQ.
Urdu form of FIRUZ.
Variant transcription of FEROZ.
GAUHARگوہرfUrdu, Kazakh
From Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, gemstone".
GHULAMغلامmArabic, Urdu, Pashto
Means "servant, boy" in Arabic. It is often used as the first part of compound names.
GULگُلm & fUrdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
GULBADANگُلبدنfUrdu (Rare)
Means "having a body like a rose" in Persian. This was the name of a daughter of the Mughal emperor Babur.
GULBAHARگُلباحارf & mUrdu
Urdu form of GOLBAHAR.
GULNAZگُلنازfKazakh, Georgian, Urdu
Kazakh, Georgian and Urdu form of GOLNAZ.
Means "rose faced" in Persian. This was the name of a wife of the Mughal emperor Babur.
GULSHANگُلشنmIndian, Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of GOLSHAN.
GULZARگُلزارm & fUrdu
Urdu form of GOLZAR.
HARIS (1)حارثmBosnian, Urdu, Arabic
Bosnian and Urdu form of HARITH, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
Urdu form of HARUN.
HASANحسنmArabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian
Means "handsome", derived from Arabic حسن (hasuna) meaning "to be beautiful, to be good". Hasan was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. He was poisoned by one of his wives and is regarded as a martyr by Shia Muslims. This was also the name of two kings of Morocco. It is sometimes transcribed as Hassan, though this is a distinct name in Arabic.
HASSANحسّانmArabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "beautifier, improver" in Arabic. Hassan ibn Thabit was a 7th-century poet who was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad. This name is sometimes transcribed as Hasan, though the two names are spelled distinctly in Arabic.
HUMAIRAحمیراfArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of HUMAYRA.
IMRANعمرانmArabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Malay, Bengali
Arabic form of AMRAM. This is the name Muslims traditionally assign to the father of the Virgin Mary (analogous to the Christian Joachim).
IMTIAZامتیازmArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of IMTIYAZ.
IMTIYAZامتیازmArabic, Urdu
Means "distinction" in Arabic.
JAHANGIRجہانگیرmPersian, Urdu
Means "world conqueror" in Persian. This was the name of a 17th-century Mughal emperor.
Variant transcription of JAVED.
JAVEDجاویدmPersian, Urdu
Means "eternal" in Persian.
KHANخانmUrdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "king, ruler". Its origin is probably Mongolian, though the word has been transmitted into many other languages.
KHURSHIDخورشیدm & fPersian, Urdu, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Hvare Khshaeta meaning "shining sun". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata (or angel) who was associated with the sun.
KIRANکرنf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit किरण (kirana) which can mean "dust" or "thread" or "sunbeam".
MAQSOODمقصودmArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of MAQSUD.
MAQSUDمقصودmArabic, Urdu
Means "intention, aim" in Arabic.
MARYAMمریمfArabic, Persian, Urdu
Arabic, Persian and Urdu form of Miryam (see MARY). In Iran it is also the name of a flower, the tuberose, which is named after the Virgin Mary.
Variant transcription of MEHMUD.
Urdu form of MAHMUD.
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]
MURADمرادmArabic, Urdu, Azerbaijani, Avar
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic. This name was borne by several Ottoman sultans.
MURTAZAمرتضیmUrdu, Arabic
Urdu form and Arabic variant transcription of MURTADA.
NADEEMندیمmArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NADIM.
NADIMندیمmArabic, Urdu
Means "drinking companion", derived from Arabic ندم (nadima) meaning "to drink together".
NASEEMنسیمm & fArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NASIM.
NASIMنسیمm & fArabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
NIDAنداfArabic, Urdu
Means "call, proclaim" in Arabic.
NOOR (1)نورf & mArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NUR.
NURنورf & mArabic, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition النور (al-Nur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
QASIMقاسمmArabic, Urdu
Means "one who divides goods among his people", derived from Arabic قسم (qasama) "to share" or "to divide". This was the name of a son of Muhammad who died while young.
RAFIQرفیقmArabic, Urdu
Means either "friend" or "gentle" in Arabic.
RAJA (2)راجاmUrdu, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king, ruler", from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan).
RANA (2)راناmPunjabi, Urdu, Bengali
From the Sanskrit title राणा (rana) meaning "king".
RIZWANرضوانmUrdu, Arabic
Urdu form and variant Arabic transcription of RIDWAN.
RIZWANAرضوانہfUrdu, Arabic
Urdu form and variant Arabic transcription of RIDWANA.
Possibly from Arabic meaning "follower of another religion", a name given to Muhammad and other Muslims by non-Muslim Arabs.
SADIAسعدیہfUrdu, Bengali
Urdu and Bengali form of SA'DIA.
Possibly means "traveller" in Arabic.
SARDARسردارmPersian, Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian sar "head, authority" and dar "possessor".
SHABNAMشبنمfPersian, Urdu
Means "dew" in Persian and Urdu.
SHAHIDشاہدmArabic, Urdu
Means "witness" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الشاهد (al-Shahid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
SHAHJAHANشاہ جہانmUrdu
Means "king of the world" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) "king" and جهان (jahan) "world". This was the name of the 17th-century Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal.
SHAHNAZشہنازf & mPersian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "pride of the king" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) "king" and ناز (naz) "pride".
SHAHRUKHشاہرخmUrdu, Indian, Hindi
Urdu and Hindi form of SHAHROKH. A notable bearer is Indian actor Shahrukh Khan (1965-).
SHAHZADشہزادmPersian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "prince, son of the king" in Persian.
Means "fabulous" in Urdu.
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.
Means "star" in Urdu, ultimately from Persian.
Variant transcription of SUHAIL.
SUHAILسہیلmArabic, Urdu
Derived from Arabic سَهُلَ (sahula) meaning "level, even". This is the Arabic name of the second brightest star in the sky, known in the western world as Canopus.
SULTANسلطانm & fArabic, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali, Avar
Means "ruler, king, sultan" in Arabic. In the Arab world this name is typically masculine, but Turkey it is given to both boys and girls.
SULTANAسلطانہfArabic, Urdu, Bengali
Feminine form of SULTAN.
SYEDسیدmUrdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali form of SAYYID.
Urdu form of SAYYIDA.
UMARعمرmArabic, Urdu
Means "populous, flourishing", derived from Arabic عمر ('umr) meaning "life". Umar was a companion and strong supporter of Muhammad who became the second caliph of the Muslims. He is considered to be one of the great founders of the Muslim state. The name was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Persia, Umar Khayyam.
YASINیاسینmArabic, Persian, Urdu
From the Arabic letters ي (called ya) and س (called sin). These letters begin the 36th chapter of the Qur'an (surah Ya Sin).
YASIRیاسرmArabic, Urdu
Means "to be rich", derived from Arabic يسر (yasira) meaning "to become easy". This was the name of an early Islamic martyr. It was also borne by Yasir Arafat (1929-2004), a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
ZAFARظفرmArabic, Urdu
Means "victory" in Arabic.
ZAHIDزاہدmArabic, Urdu
Means "pious, devout" in Arabic.
ZAHIDAزاہدہfArabic, Urdu
Feminine form of ZAHID.
ZAHIRظہیرmArabic, Persian, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from Arabic ظهير (zahir) meaning "helper, supporter". This can also be a variant transcription of ZAAHIR (1) or ZAAHIR (2).
ZAINABزینبfArabic, Urdu
Variant Arabic transcription of ZAYNAB, as well as the Urdu form.
ZAMANزمانmArabic, Urdu
Means "time, age, era" in Arabic.
ZAWARزوارmArabic, Urdu
Means "pilgrim, visitor" in Arabic.
ZIAUDDINضیاء الدینmArabic, Urdu
Variant Arabic transcription of ZIYA AL-DIN, as well as the usual Urdu transcription.