Urdu Names

Urdu names are used in Pakistan and India.
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ABDUL   عبدال   m   Arabic, 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").
ADNAN   عدنان   m   Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Urdu
Means "settler" in Arabic. According to tradition, Adnan was an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad and the northern Arabian tribes.
AHMAD   احمد   m   Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay
Means "more commendable" in Arabic.
AHMED   احمد   m   Turkish, Bosnian, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Variant transcription and Turkish and Bosnian form of AHMAD. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans.
AISHA   عائشہ   f   Arabic, 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]
AKBAR   اکبر   m   Arabic, 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)   علی   m   Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay
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]
AMIN   امین   m   Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic امين (amin) meaning "truthful". This was the name of the sixth Abbasid caliph.
AMIR (1)   امیر   m   Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Malay, Indonesian
Means "commander, prince" in Arabic. This was originally a title, which has come into English as the Arabic loanword emir.
ARIF   عارف   m   Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Means "learned, knowing, expert" in Arabic.
AYESHA   عائشہ   f   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of AISHA.
AZHAR   اظہر   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "shining, bright" in Arabic.
AZIZ   عزیز   m   Arabic, 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.
AZRA   عذرا   f   Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Persian, Urdu
Means "virgin" in Arabic.
BABAR   بابر   m   Urdu
Variant transcription of BABUR.
BABER   بابر   m   Urdu
Variant transcription of BABUR.
BABUR   بابر   m   Urdu
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.
BILAL   بلال   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "wetting, moistening" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
DANYAL   دانیال   m   Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish
Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Turkish form of DANIEL.
FAHMIDA   فہمیدہ   f   Urdu
Urdu feminine form of FAHIM.
FAREED   فرید   m   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of FARID.
FAREEHA   فریحہ   f   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of FARIHA.
FARHAN   فرحان   m   Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "happy, cheerful" in Arabic.
FARID   فرید   m   Arabic, Iranian, Urdu, Azerbaijani
Means "unique, precious", derived from Arabic فرد (farada) "to be unique". This was the name of a 13th-century Persian poet.
FARIHA   فریحہ   f   Arabic, Urdu
Means "happy" in Arabic.
FARRUKH   فرّخ   m   Urdu, Uzbek, Tajik
Urdu, Uzbek and Tajik form of FARUQ.
FEROZ   فیروز   m   Urdu
Urdu form of FIRUZ.
FEROZE   فیروز   m   Urdu
Variant transcription of FEROZ.
GHULAM   غلام   m   Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Means "servant, boy" in Arabic. It is often used as the first part of compound names.
GUL   گُل   m & f   Urdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
GULBADAN   گُلبدن   f   Urdu (Rare)
Means "having a body like a rose" in Persian. This was the name of a daughter of the Mughal emperor Babur.
GULBAHAR   گُلباحار   f & m   Urdu
Urdu form of GOLBAHAR.
GULNAZ   گُلناز   f   Kazakh, Georgian, Urdu
Kazakh, Georgian and Urdu form of GOLNAZ.
GULRUKH   گُلرخ   f   Urdu
Means "rose faced" in Persian. This was the name of a wife of the Mughal emperor Babur.
GULSHAN   گُلشن   m   Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of GOLSHAN.
GULZAR   گُلزار   m & f   Urdu
Urdu form of GOLZAR.
HARIS (1)   حارث   m   Bosnian, Urdu, Arabic
Bosnian and Urdu form of HARITH, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
HAROON   ہارون   m   Urdu
Urdu form of HARUN.
HASAN   حسن   m   Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian
Means "handsome", derived from Arabic حسن (hasuna) "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.
HASSAN   حسّان   m   Arabic, 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.
HUMAIRA   حمیرا   f   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of HUMAYRA.
IMRAN   عمران   m   Arabic, 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).
JAHANGIR   جہانگیر   m   Persian, Urdu
Means "world conqueror" in Persian. This was the name of a 17th-century Mughal Emperor.
JAVAID   جاوید   m   Urdu
Variant transcription of JAVED.
JAVED   جاوید   m   Persian, Urdu
Means "eternal" in Persian.
KHAN   خان   m   Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "king, ruler". Its origin is Mongolian, though the word has been transmitted into many other languages.
KHURSHID   خورشید   m & f   Persian, 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.
KIRAN   کرن   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit किरण (kirana) which can mean "dust" or "thread" or "sunbeam".
MAQSOOD   مقصود   m   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of MAQSUD.
MAQSUD   مقصود   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "intention, aim" in Arabic.
MEHMOOD   محمود   m   Urdu
Variant transcription of MEHMUD.
MEHMUD   محمود   m   Urdu
Urdu form of MAHMUD.
MOHAMMAD   محمّد   m   Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali
Persian form of MUHAMMAD. It is also a variant transcription of the Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto and Bengali name.
MUHAMMAD   محمّد   m   Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Tajik, Indonesian, Malay
Means "praiseworthy", derived from Arabic حمد (hamid) "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]
MURAD   مراد   m   Arabic, Urdu, Azerbaijani
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic. This name was borne by several Ottoman sultans.
NADEEM   ندیم   m   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NADIM.
NADIM   ندیم   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "drinking companion", derived from Arabic ندم (nadima) "to drink together".
NASEEM   نسیم   m & f   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NASIM.
NASIM   نسیم   m & f   Arabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
NIDA   ندا   f   Arabic, Urdu
Means "call, proclaim" in Arabic.
NOOR (1)   نور   f & m   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NUR.
NUR   نور   f & m   Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition النور (al-Nur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
QASIM   قاسم   m   Arabic, 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.
RAFIQ   رفیق   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means either "friend" or "gentle" in Arabic.
RAJA (2)   راجا   m   Urdu, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king, ruler", from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan).
RANA (2)   رانا   m   Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali
From the Sanskrit title राणा (rana) meaning "king".
RIZWAN   رضوان   m   Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form and variant Arabic transcription of RIDWAN.
RIZWANA   رضوانہ   f   Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form and variant Arabic transcription of RIDWANA.
SABEEN   صبین   f   Urdu
Possibly from Arabic meaning "follower of another religion", a name given to Muhammad and other Muslims by non-Muslim Arabs.
SADIA   سعدیہ   f   Urdu, Bengali
Urdu and Bengali form of SA'DIA.
SAIRA   سائرہ   f   Urdu
Possibly means "traveller" in Arabic.
SARDAR   سردار   m   Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian sar "head, authority" and dar "possessor".
SHABNAM   شبنم   f   Persian, Urdu
Means "dew" in Persian and Urdu.
SHAHID   شاہد   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "witness" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الشاهد (al-Shahid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
SHAHJAHAN   شاہ جہان   m   Urdu
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.
SHAHNAZ   شہناز   f & m   Persian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "pride of the king" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) "king" and ناز (naz) "pride".
SHAHRUKH   شاہرخ   m   Urdu, Indian, Hindi
Urdu and Hindi form of SHAHROKH. A notable bearer is Indian actor Shahrukh Khan (1965-).
SHAHZAD   شہزاد   m   Persian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "prince, son of the king" in Persian.
SHANDAR   شاندار   m   Urdu
Means "fabulous" in Urdu.
SHARIF   شریف   m   Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, Persian, Malay
Means "eminent, virtuous" in Arabic. This was a title used by the descendants of Muhammad.
SHER   شیر   m   Urdu, Pashto
Means "lion" in Persian. A famous bearer of this name was Sher Shah, a 16th-century Mughal ruler.
SIKANDAR   سکندر   m   Urdu, Pashto
Urdu and Pashto form of ALEXANDER.
SITARA   ستارہ   f   Urdu
Means "star" in Urdu, ultimately from Persian.
SOHAIL   سہیل   m   Urdu
Variant transcription of SUHAIL.
SUHAIL   سہیل   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "level, even" in Arabic. This is the Arabic name of the second brightest star in the sky, known in the western world as Canopus.
SULTAN   سلطان   m & f   Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali
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.
SULTANA   سلطانہ   f   Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Feminine form of SULTAN.
SYED   سید   m   Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali form of SAYYID.
SYEDA   سیدہ   f   Urdu
Urdu form of SAYYIDA.
YASIN   یاسین   m   Arabic, 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).
YASIR   یاسر   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "to be rich", derived from Arabic يسر (yasira) "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.
ZAHID   زاہد   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "pious, devout" in Arabic.
ZAINAB   زینب   f   Arabic, Urdu
Variant Arabic transcription of ZAYNAB, as well as the Urdu form.
ZAMAN   زمان   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "time, age, era" in Arabic.
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