Afghani Submitted Names

Afghani names are used in the country of Afghanistan in central Asia.
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AASHNA m Afghani, Pashto
Means "familiar, friend" in Pashto.
ABDAL ابدال m Pashto (Rare, Archaic)
Means "strong" in archaic Pashto.
ABDUL GHAFAR عبد الغفار m Malay, Pashto, Urdu
Malay, Pashto, and Urdu form of ABDUL GHAFFAR.
ABDUL KHALIQ عبدالخالق m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Variant transcription of ABD AL-KHALIQ.
ABDUL RAHIM عبدالرحيم m Arabic, Urdu, Malay, Pashto
Alternate transcription of ABD AL-RAHIM as well as the Urdu, Malay, and Pashto form.
ABDUL ZAHIR عبدالظاهر m Arabic, Pashto
Variant transcription of Abd al-Zahir.
ABUL m Arabic, Afghani, Pakistani, Urdu
Means "father of the" in Arabic, derived from Arabic أبو (abu) meaning "father of" (see ABU) combined with Arabic ال (al) meaning "the". Also compare names like ABUL-FAZL.... [more]
AFRASIAB افراسياب m Persian 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'.
AGHALA اغله f Pashto
Means "pleasing" in Pashto.
ANDAM اندام m Pashto
Means "forever" in Pashto.
ANGAR انګار m Pashto
Means "embers" in Pashto.
ANO انو f Pashto
A kind of plant (anise) in Pashto.
APANA آپانه f Pashto
Means "almond" in Pashto.
APRIDAY اپریدی f Pashto
Means "blessed" in Pashto.
ARA آره f Pashto
Means "original" or "unique" in Pashto.
ARIANA f Persian, Afghani, Tajik
Feminine form of ARIA (2).
ASADULLAH اسد الله m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto
Means "lion of ALLAH", derived from Arabic أَسَد (ʾasad) meaning "lion" and الله (Allah).
ASHRAF اشرف m & f Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto
Means "nobler, more honorable" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition, this term is used to refer to descendants of Muhammad through his daughter, Fatimah... [more]
ATAL اتل m Pashto, Indian
Means "hero", "leader", "guide" in Pashto.
AZIZULLAH عزيز الله m Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Pashto
Means "dear to Allah", from Arabic عَزِيز (ʿazīz) meaning "dear, darling" and الله (Allah).
BADAM بادام m Pashto
Means "almond" in Pashto.
BAHRAMAND بهره مند m Pashto
Means "fortunate" in Pashto.
BAKHT بخت m & f Urdu, Pashto
Derived from Persian بخت (baxt) meaning "fortune, prosperity, luck".
BALBALA بلبله f Pashto
From Persian بلبل‎ (bulbul) "nightingale".
BARLAS برلاس m Pashto
Means "powerful" in Pashto.
BARSALA برساله f Pashto
Means "eyelashes" in Pashto.
BARYAL بريال m Pashto
Means "brave" in Pashto.
BASOOR بصور m Pashto
This name was first given to Basirullah , know as Basoor Afg
BENAFSHA f Afghani
Afghani variant of BANAFSHEH.
BENAZIRA ںېنظيره f Pashto (Rare)
Variant of BENAZIR.
BISMILLAH بسم الله m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
From the Arabic phrase بِسْمِ ٱللّٰه‏ (bi-smi llāh) meaning "in the name of God (Allah)", from اِسْم (ism) "name" combined with اللّٰه (allāh) "ALLAH".
BOBA بوبه f Pashto
Means "innocent" or "genuine" in Pashto.
BREKHNA بريښنا f Pashto
Means "lightning" in Pashto.
DARMAN درمان m Pashto
Means "medicine" in Pashto.
DARWESH دروېش m Pashto
Means "mystic" in Pashto.
DAWAR دوړ m Pashto
Means "prominant" in Pashto.
DEWA دیوه f Pashto
Means "candle" or "light" in Pashto.
FAIZULLAH فيض الله m Arabic, Pashto
Alternate transcription of Faiz Allah.
FERESHTA f Afghani
Probably an Afghani form of FERESHTEH.
GABINA ګبينه f Pashto
Means "honey" in Pashto.
GAHEZ ګهېز m Pashto
Means "morning" in Pashto.
GHAIBULLAH غیب الله m Arabic, Afghani
Derived from the Arabic noun غيب (ghaib) meaning "absence, the unseen, that what is hidden or concealed" combined with the Arabic noun الله (Allah) meaning "God" (see ALLAH).
GHATOLA غټوله f Pashto
Means "tulip" in Pashto.
GHAZALA غزاله f Pashto, Punjabi, Pakistani
From Arabic غَزَالَة (ḡazāla) meaning “gazelle”.
GHOTAI غوټې f Pashto
Means "bud" in Pashto.
GORBAT غوربت m Pashto
Means "eagle" in Pashto.
GOŠTĀSP m Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi
Most likely means "whose horses are let loose (for the race)". It was the name of a Kayanian king of Iranian traditional history and patron of Zoroaster.
GULALAI ګلالۍ f Pashto
Derived from Pashto ګلابي (gwëlâbi) meaning "pink, rosy".
HAMIDULLAH حمیدالله m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Means "praiseworthiness of ALLAH", from Arabic حَمِيد (ḥamīd) meaning "praiseworthy" and الله (Allah).
HASK ھسک m Pashto
Means "acme of mountain", a poetic reference to the sky, in Pashto.
HEELA f Pashto
Means "to hope" or "to wish" in Pashto.
HELAI هېلۍ f Pashto
Means "duck" or "swan" in Pashto.
HELEY هيلی f Pashto
Means "swan" in Pashto.
HEWAD ھیواد m Pashto
Means "homeland" in Pashto.
HILA هيله f Pashto
Means "hope" in Pashto.
HOSAI f Pashto
Means "deer" in Pashto.
ISMATULLAH عصمت الله m Arabic, Indonesian, Pashto
Means "protection of ALLAH" or "perfection of ALLAH", from Arabic عِصْمَة‎ (ʿiṣma) "protection, defence" or "flawlessness, perfection" combined with الله (Allah).
JAGṚALI جګړالې‎ m Pashto
Means "warlike" or "aggressive" in Pashto.
KAKI کاکې m Pashto
Means "small" in Pashto.
KARAMATULLAH کرامت الله m Arabic, Afghani, Pakistani
The first element of this name is derived from Arabic كرامات (karamat), which is the plural form of كرامة (karama) meaning "dignity, generosity" (compare KARAM)... [more]
KASHMALA کشماله f Pashto, Urdu, Pakistani
Means "basilica flower" in Pashto.
KEFAYATULLAH کفایت الله m Afghani, Balochi, Persian
Afghan, Baloch and Persian form of KIFAYATULLAH.
KEYUMARS کیومرث m Persian, Persian Mythology, Tajik, Afghani
Derived from Avestan gaya meaning "life" and marətan meaning "mortal, human being".
KHADAFI m Afghani (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Gaddafi.
KHAIRULLAH خير الله m Arabic, Afghani
Derived from the Arabic noun خير (khair) meaning "goodness, benevolence" (see KHAIR) combined with the Arabic noun الله (Allah) meaning "God" (see ALLAH).
KHARO ښارو f Pashto
Means "bird" in Pashto.
KHATOL خاټول f Pashto
Means "golden poppy" in Pashto.
KHIALAY خيالې m Pashto
Means "smart" in Pashto.
KHUSHAL خوشحال m Pashto, 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.
KHYBER خیبر‎ m Afghani
Supposedly from a Hebrew word meaning "fort" or "palace". This is the name of a mountain pass that links Pakistan and Afghanistan.
KONTARA کونتره f Pashto
Means "dove" in Pashto.
LAJAWARD m & f Afghani
Means "lapis lazuli" in Dari, ultimately from Persian لاجورد (lajavard).
LAKHTA لخته f Pashto
Means "earring" in Pashto.
LALZARI لال زاري f Pashto
Derived from Pashto lal meaning "ruby" and zar meaning "gold".
LARO لرو m Pashto
Means "preserver" or "protector" in Pashto.
LAWANGA لونګه f Pashto
Means "clove" in Pashto.
LETAFAT لطافت f Persian, Afghani, Arabic
Letafat means grace, beautiful, and elagance in Farsi and Dahri
LUTFULLAH لطف الله m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Means "kindness of ALLAH", from Arabic لُطْف (luṭf) meaning "kindness, gentleness" and الله (Allah).
MALALA ملاله f Pashto
Variant of MALALAI. A notable bearer is Malala Yousafzai (1997-), a Pakistani activist for female education and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. She was named after the Afghani folk hero from which her name is derived.
MALANG ملنګ m Pashto
Means "mystic" in Pashto.
MALGHALARA ملغلره f Pashto
Derived from Pashto مرغلره (marghalara) meaning "pearl".
MALINA f Afghani
Meaning:?... [more]
MALYAR ماليار m Pashto
Means "gardener" in Pashto.
MAYEL مايل m & f Persian, Afghani
Means "toward, inclined, willing" in Persian.
MINA مينه f Pashto
Means "love" in Pashto.
MINATBAR منت بار m Pashto
Means "grateful" in Pashto.
MIRAN میران m Pashto
Means "sun-like" in Pashto.
MIRWAIS ميرويس m Pashto
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.
MUSKA f Afghani
Means "smile" in Pashto.
NAGHMA نغمه f Pashto
Means "melody" in Pashto.
NAJIBULLAH نجیب‌الله m Arabic, Afghani
Derived from the Arabic adjective نجيب (najib) meaning "noble, distinguished" as well as "intelligent" (see NAJIB) combined with the Arabic noun الله (Allah) meaning "God" (see ALLAH).... [more]
NANGIAL ننګيالې m Pashto
Means "honourable" in Pashto.
NANGIALAI ننګيالئ f Pashto
Feminine form of NANGIAL.
NANGUYALAI ننګیالی m Pashto
Means "honourable" derived from Pashto ننګ (nang) "honour".
NANGYALI ننګیالې m Pashto
Means "honorable" in Pashto.
NAQIBULLAH نقیب‌الله m Arabic, Afghani
Derived from the Arabic noun نقيب (naqib) meaning "chief, leader, captain" (see NAQIB) combined with the Arabic noun الله (Allah) meaning "God" (see ALLAH).... [more]
NASIMULLAH m Arabic, Afghani
The first element of this name is likely derived from either the Arabic noun نَسِيم‎ (nasim) meaning "breeze" (see NASIM) or from the Arabic noun نَاظِم‎ (nazim) meaning "organizer" (see NAZIM)... [more]
NASRAT m Afghani
Afghani form of NUSRAT.
NATHRAD نژاد m Urdu, Afghani
Means "born" in Urdu.
NIMATULLAH نعمت الله m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian
Means "blessing of ALLAH", from Arabic نِعْمَة (niʿma) meaning "blessing" and الله (Allah).
NOMYALI نوميالې m Pashto (Rare)
Means "of good name" or "famous" in Pashto.
NOORZAI نورزي m Afghani (Rare)
Means "son of the light", a combination of Arabic نور (nur) and Pashto زوی (zoy), meaning "son (of)".
NUFAIL نفېل m Pashto
Means "gracious" in Pashto.
OBAIDULLAH عبيدالله m Arabic, Afghani, Pakistani
Afghan and Pakistani form of UBAIDULLAH as well as an Arabic variant transcription of the name.... [more]
OLAS اولس m Pashto
Means "friend" in Pashto.
ORBALA اوربله f Pashto
Means "firefly" in Pashto.
ORZALA اورژاله f Pashto
Means "firelight" in Pashto.
PALAY پالے m Pashto
Means "caretaker" in Pashto.
PANRA پاڼه f Pashto
Means "leaf" in Pashto.
PATMAN پاتمن m Pashto
Means "man of honour", from Pashto pat "honour" and man "self".
PATSON پاڅون m Pashto
Means "uprising" or "self-defence" in Pashto.
PERKHA پرخه f Pashto
Means "dew" in Pashto.
POHYALI پوھیالې m Pashto
Meaning "knowledge-seeker" or "student" in Pashto.
QAIS قیس m Arabic, Pashto
Alternate transcription of QAYS as well as the Pashto form.
RAHMAT رحمت m & f Arabic, Indonesian, Malay, Pashto, Persian
Derived from Arabic رَحْمَة (raḥma) meaning "compassion, mercy". It is typically masculine, though a Mughal princess bore this name.
RANRHA رڼا f Pashto
Means "light" in Pashto.
ROMAL m Afghani, Indian
Meaning uncertain.
ROSTUM رستم m Pashto
Means "strong" in Pashto.
RUBBINAH f Afghani, Muslim, Pashto
Variation of RUBINA (Pashto, not Italian).
SADO سدو m Pashto
Means "wise" or "intelligent" in Pashto. This is the name of a famous afghan tribal leader of the 17th century.
SAK ساک m Pashto
Means "archer" in archaic Pashto.
SALAR m Pakistani, Afghani, Arabic
Means "leader" or "commander" in Arabic.
SAMANDAR سمندر m Hindi (Rare), Pashto (Rare)
Derived from Hindi समन्दर (samandar) or Pashto سمندر (samandar) both meaning "sea, ocean".
SANGA څانګه f Pashto
Means "branch" in Pashto.
SELAB سيلاب m Pashto
Means "flood" in Pashto.
SELAI سيلئ f Pashto
Means "wind" in Pashto.
SHAHIDULLAH شهيد الله m Arabic, Bengali, Pashto
Means "witness of ALLAH", from Arabic شَهِيد (šahīd) "witness" and الله (Allah).
SHAIR شاعر m Arabic, Indian, Afghani
Means "poet" in Arabic.
SHAMSIA f Afghani, Bengali (Muslim)
From Arabic شَمس (shams) meaning "sun" (cf. SHAMS, SHAMS AL-DIN, SHAMSI)... [more]
SHAPERAI ښاپېرۍ f Pashto
Means "fairy" in Pashto.
SHARBAT f Afghani, Pashto
This is the name of the Afghan Girl who appeared on the June 1985 cover of National Geographic: Sharbat Gula.
SHASTAI شاستئي f Pashto
Means "chrysanthemum" in Pashto.
SHAZMINA شازمينه f Pashto
Means "too much love" in Pashto.
SHEGUFA f Afghani
Afghan form of SHAGUFTA.
SHEKIBA f Afghani
This name means "gift". Shekiba is the main character of the book "the pearl that broke its shell" by Nadia Hashimi.
SHINO شینو m Pashto
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.).
SHPON شپون m Pashto
Meaning "herdsman" in Pashto.
SHUJA شجاء m Pashto
Means "brave" in Pashto.
SIFAT صفت m Pashto
Means "praise" in Pashto.
SPARLI سپرلې m Pashto
Meaning "spring" in Pashto.
SPIN سپين m Pashto
Means "white, pure" in Pashto.
SPINZAR سپينزر m Pashto
Means "silver" in Pashto, derived from سپين (spin) meaning "white" and زر (zar) "metal".
STORAI ستوری f Pashto
Means "star" in Pashto.
STORAY ستوری f & m Pashto
Variant transcription of STORAI.
SUNNATULLAH سنة الله m Arabic (Rare), Afghani (Rare)
Derived from the Arabic noun سنة (sunnah) meaning "the Sunnah" as well as "way, custom, tradition, habitual practice" combined with the Arabic noun الله (Allah) meaning "God" (see ALLAH)... [more]
SURAB m Persian, Afghani
The shadow cast by the setting sun. Illustrious and bright.
TAMEEM m Afghani
Variant of TAMIM.
TANIMA تنيمه f Pashto
Means "wave (of the sea)" in Pashto.
TERI ټيري m Pashto
Name of a Khattak Ancestor.
TORAKI f Afghani
Variation of Taraki, used in reference to Nur Muhammad Taraki.
TORYAL توريال m Pashto
Means "sword fighter" in Pashto.
WAJIA وجيه f Pashto, Urdu
Possibly means "melody" in Pashto or derived from Arabic وَجِيه (wajīh) meaning "eminent, distinguished".
WALI ولي m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Means "helper, protector, friend" in Arabic. The term is also used to refer to saints in Islamic tradition.
WARDAK وردک m Pashto
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.
WAWRINA واورينه f Pashto
Means "snow white" in Pashto.
WOWREENA واورينه f Pashto
Means "white like snow" or "snow white" in Pashto, ultimately from واوره (wâwra) "snow".
ZAIB زیب f & m Pashto, Urdu
Means "beauty" in Pashto and "ornament" in Urdu ultimately from Persian زیب zib.
ZALA ژاله f Pashto
Means "shininess" in Pashto.
ZALMAI زلمی m Pashto
Means "young" in Pashto.
ZALMAY زلمی m Pashto
Variant transcription of ZALMAI.
ZARBAHA زر باحه f Pashto
Derived from Pashto zar meaning "gold".
ZARGHUNA زرغونه f Pashto
Derived from Pashto زرغون (zërǧun) meaning "green".
ZARKA زرقه f Pashto
Means "crane (bird)" in Pashto.
ZARSANGA زرڅانگه f Pashto
Means "golden branch", derived from Pashto زر (zar) meaning "gold, metal" combined with څانګه (śangah) meaning "branch".
ZARTAJ زرتاج f & m Pashto
Means "golden crown" from Pashto زر (zar) meaning "gold, metal" and تاج (taj) meaning "crown".
ZLAIKHA f Pashto
Pashto form of ZULAYKHA.
ZMARAI زمری m Pashto
Means "lion" in Pashto. This is also the name of the fifth month of the Afghan calendar.
ZMARAY زمری m Pashto
Variant transcription of ZMARAI.
ZULËIXA زلیخا f Pashto
Pashto form of ZULEIKA.
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