Afghani Submitted Names

Afghani names are used in the country of Afghanistan in central Asia.
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AASHNAmAfghani, Pashto
Means "familiar, friend" in Pashto.
ABDALmPashto (Rare, Archaic)
Means "strong" in archaic Pashto.
ABDUL BAQImArabic, Afghani, Muslim
Means "servant of the everlasting" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) "servant of the" combined with باقي (bāqī) "remaining, eternal, lasting".
ABDUL ZAHIRmArabic, Afghani, Pakistani, Muslim
Means "servant of the apparent", from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) "servant of the" and ظاهر (zahir) meaning "clear, apparent, to emerge".
AFRASIABmPersian Mythology, Pashto (Rare)
Possibly means “fearsome” from Middle Persian plʾsy̲d̲ʾp̄. In Persian mythology, Afrasiab was the mythical king of Turan (a region in Central Asia). He was the main antagonist of the epic poem 'Shahnameh'.
AGHALAfPashto
Means "pleasing" in Pashto.
ANOfPashto
A kind of plant (anise) in Pashto.
APANAfPashto
Means "almond" in Pashto.
APRIDAYfPashto
Means "blessed" in Pashto.
ARAfPashto
Means "original" or "unique" in Pashto.
ARIANAfPersian, Afghani, Tajik
Feminine form of Aria (2).
ASGHARmUrdu, Punjabi, Persian, Pashto
Derived from Arabic أصغر (ʾaṣḡar) meaning "smallest, youngest".
ASHRAFm & fArabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From Arabic أَشْرَف (ʾašraf) meaning "most noble, most honoured", the elative degree of شَرِيف (šarīf) "noble, excellent".
ATALmPashto, Indian
Means "hero", "leader", "guide" in Pashto.
AZIZULLAHmPashto, Urdu
Means "dear to Allah", derived from Arabic عَزِيز (ʿazīz) meaning "dear, darling" combined with Allah.
BALBALAfPashto
From Persian بلبل‎ (bulbul) "nightingale".
BARSALAfPashto
Means "eyelashes" in Pashto.
BASOORmPashto
This name was first given to Basirullah , know as Basoor Afg
BISMILLAHmUrdu, Pashto, Muslim
From the Arabic phrase بِسْمِ ٱللّٰه‏ (bi-smi llāh) meaning "in the name of Allah (God)", from اِسْم (ism) "name" combined with اللّٰه (allāh) "Allah".
BOBAfPashto
Means "innocent" or "genuine" in Pashto.
DEWAfPashto
Means "candle" or "light" in Pashto.
FERESHTAfAfghani
Probably an Afghani form of Fereshteh.
GABINAfPashto
Means "honey" in Pashto.
GHAZALAfPashto, Punjabi, Pakistani
From Arabic غَزَالَة (ḡazāla) meaning “gazelle”.
GOŠTĀSPmKurdish, Pashto, Balochi
Kayanian king of Iranian traditional history and patron of Zoroaster.
GULALAIfPashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Either means "beautiful flower buds" or related to Pashto ګلابي (gwëlâbi) meaning "pink"; ultimately from Persian گلابی (golâbi) meaning "pear".
HAMIDULLAHmMuslim, Afghani, Pashto
Combination of Hamid and Allah.
HASKmPashto
Means "acme of mountain", a poetic reference to the sky, in Pashto.
HEELAfPashto
Means "to hope" or "to wish" in Pashto.
HELAIfPashto
Pashto female name meaning "swan".
HELEYfPashto
Means "swan" in Pashto.
HEWADmPashto
Means "homeland" in Pashto.
HILAfPashto
Means "hope" in Pashto.
HOSAIfPashto
Means "deer" in Pashto.
ISHAQmArabic, Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Pashto
Variant transcription of Ishak.
ISMATULLAHmAfghani, Muslim
Combination of 'Ismat and Allah.
JAGṚALImPashto
Means "warlike" or "aggressive" in Pashto.
KAKImPashto
Means "small" in Pashto.
KASHMALAfPashto, Urdu, Pakistani
Pashto female name meaning "basilica flower".
KHADAFImAfghani (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Gaddafi.
KHUSHALmPashto, Urdu, Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Persian خوشحال (xošhâl) meaning "happy, merry". Alternatively, it could also be a variant of Kushal. It is most likely given in honour of Khushal Khan Khattak (1613-1689), a Pashtun poet and freedom fighter.
KHYBERmAfghani
Supposedly from a Hebrew word meaning "fort" or "palace". This is the name of a mountain pass that links Pakistan and Afghanistan.
KUBRAfArabic, Afghani, Persian, Muslim, Pakistani
From Arabic كُبْرَى (kubrā), the feminine singular form of أَكْبَر (ʾakbar) meaning "greater, greatest" (see Akbar).
LALZARIfPashto
Derived from Pashto lal meaning "ruby" and zar meaning "gold".
LAROmPashto
Means "preserver" or "protector" in Pashto.
LAWANGAfPashto
Means "clove" in Pashto.
LETAFATfPersian, Afghani, Arabic
Letafat means grace, beautiful, and elagance in Farsi and Dahri
MALALAfPashto
Variant of Malalai. A notable bearer is Malala Yousafzai (1997-), a Pakistani Pashtun activist for female education and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. She was named after the Afghani folk hero of which her name is derived.
MALANGmPashto
Means "mystic" in Pashto.
MALGHALARAfPashto
Pashto feminine name meaning "pearl".
MINAfPashto
Means "love" in Pashto.
MIRANmPashto
Means "sun-like" in Pashto.
MIRWAISmPashto
Possibly means "noble ruler", derived from Persian میر‎ (mir) meaning "leader, ruler, headman" possibly combined with Arabic أُوَيْس (ʾawais) meaning "little wolf". This was the name of an 18th-century Pashtun tribal chief who founded the Hotak dynasty of Afghanistan.
MUSKAfAfghani
Means "smile" in Pashto.
NAGHMAfPashto
Means "melody" in Pashto.
NANGUYALAImPashto
Means "honourable" derived from Pashto ننګ (nang) "honour".
NANGYALImPashto
Means "honorable" in Pashto.
NASRATmAfghani
Afghani form of Nusrat.
NOMYALImPashto
Means "of good name" or "famous" in Pashto.
NOORZAImAfghani (Rare)
Means "son of the light", a combination of Arabic نور (nur) and Pashto زوی (zoy), meaning "son (of)".
OBAIDULLAHmArabic, Afghani, Pakistani
Means "little servant of God".
ORBALAfPashto
Means "firefly" in Pashto.
ORZALAfPashto
Means "firelight" in Pashto.
PALAYmPashto
Means "caretaker" in Pashto.
PANRAfPashto
Means "leaf" in Pashto.
PATMANmPashto
Means "man of honour", from Pashto pat "honour" and man "self".
PATSONmPashto
Means "uprising" or "self-defence" in Pashto.
POHYALImPashto
Meaning "knowledge-seeker" or "student" in Pashto.
ROMALmAfghani, Indian
Meaning uncertain.
ROSTUMmPashto
Means "strong" in Pashto.
RUBBINAHfAfghani, Muslim, Pashto
Variation of Rubina (Pashto, not Italian).
SADOmPashto
Means "wise" or "intelligent" in Pashto. This is the name of a famous afghan tribal leader of the 17th century.
SAKmPashto
Means "archer" in archaic Pashto.
SALARmPakistani, Afghani, Arabic
Means "leader" or "commander" in Arabic.
SAMANDARmHindi (Rare), Pashto (Rare)
Derived from Hindi समन्दर (samandar) or Pashto سمندر (samandar) both meaning "sea, ocean".
SANGAfPashto
Means "branch" in Pashto.
SELAIfPashto
Means "wind" in Pashto.
SHAHLALAIfPashto
Means "queen of flowers" in Pashto.
SHAIRmArabic, Indian, Afghani
Means "poet" in Arabic.
SHAMSIAfAfghani, Bengali (Muslim)
From Arabic شَمس (shams) meaning "sun" (cf. Shams, Shams al-Din, Shamsi). This is borne by Afghani artist Shamsia Hassani (1988-).
SHAPERAIfPashto (Rare)
Pashto female name meaning "fairy".
SHAPOORmPashto
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SHARBATfAfghani, Pashto
This is the name of the Afghan Girl who appeared on the June 1985 cover of National Geographic: Sharbat Gula.
SHASTAIfPashto
Means "chrysanthemum" in Pashto.
SHAZMINAfPashto
Means "too much love" in Pashto.
SHEKIBAfAfghani
This name means "gift". Shekiba is the main character of the book "the pearl that broke its shell" by Nadia Hashimi.
SHINOmPashto
From the Pashto word "shīn" (cyan, a kind of green), refering to a child with cyan-coloured eyes, a distinguishing feature of the ancient nomads of Central Asia (incl. the Scythians, Tocharians, Huns, Ashina etc.).
SHPONmPashto
Meaning "herdsman" in Pashto.
SPARLImPashto
Meaning "spring" in Pashto.
SPINm & fPashto
Meaning "white", "pure" or "holy" in Pashto.
SPINZARm & fPashto
Means "silver", from Pashto spin "white" and zar "gold".
STORAIfPashto
Means "star" in Pashto.
SURABmPersian, Afghani
The shadow cast by the setting sun. Illustrious and bright.
TAHMINAfAfghani, Persian, Persian Mythology, Literature
Derived from Pahlavi tahm or Avestan takhma, both of which mean "brave, valiant" as well as "strong". Also compare Tahmasp and Tahmuras.... [more]
TAMEEMmAfghani
Variant of Tamim.
TANIMAfPashto
Pashto female name meaning "wave (of the sea)".
TERImPashto
Name of a Khattak Ancestor.
TOOBAfAfghani, Urdu, Pakistani, Muslim
From Arabic طُوبَى (ṭūbā) meaning "better, best, more pleasant", a feminine form of أَطْيَب (ʾaṭyab). It is etymologically related to Tayyib.
TORAKIfAfghani
Variation of Taraki, used in reference to Nur Muhammad Taraki.
TORYALmPashto
Means "sword fighter" in Pashto.
WAJIAfPashto
Pashto feminine name meaning "melody".
WARDAKmPashto
Meaning "victor" in Pashto. The god of war of the eastern-iranian pantheon, equalent to Persian Bahram and Greek Ares, also the Pashto name of the planet Mars.
WOWREENAfPashto
Means "white like snow" or "snow white" in Pashto, ultimately from واوره (wâwra) "snow".
ZALAfPashto
Means "shininess" in Pashto.
ZALMAImPashto
Means "young" in Pashto.
ZALMAYmPashto
Variant transcription of Zalmai.
ZARBAHAfPashto
Derived from Pashto zar meaning "gold".
ZARGHUNAfPashto
Means "green" in Pashto.
ZARKAfPashto
Means "crane (bird)" in Pashto.
ZARSANGAfPashto
Means "golden branch", derived from Pashto زر (zar) meaning "gold, metal" combined with څانګه (śangah) meaning "branch".
ZARTAJfPashto
Means "golden crown" in Pashto.
ZLAIKHAfPashto
Pashto form of Zulaykha.
ZMARAImPashto
Means "lion" in Pashto.
ZULAIKHAfPashto
Variant transcription of Zulaykha.
ZULËIXAfPashto
Pashto form of Zuleika.