Afghani Submitted Names
are used in the country of Afghanistan in central Asia.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABDUL BAQI m Arabic, Afghani, Muslim
Means "servant of the everlasting" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al)
"servant of the" combined with باقي (bāqī)
"remaining, eternal, lasting".
AFRASIAB 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'.
ANO f Pashto
A kind of plant (anise) in Pashto.
ARA f Pashto
Means "original" or "unique" in Pashto.
ASHRAF m & f Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From Arabic أَشْرَف (ʾašraf)
meaning "most noble, most honoured", the elative degree of شَرِيف (šarīf)
AZIZULLAH m Pashto, Urdu
Means "dear to Allah", derived from Arabic عَزِيز (ʿazīz)
meaning "dear, darling" combined with Allah
BASOOR m Pashto
This name was first given to Basirullah , know as Basoor Afg
BISMILLAH m Urdu, 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)
BOBA f Pashto
Means "innocent" or "genuine" 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 f Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Either means "beautiful flower buds" or related to Pashto ګلابي (gwëlâbi)
meaning "pink"; ultimately from Persian گلابی (golâbi)
HASK m Pashto
Means "acme of mountain", a poetic reference to the sky, in Pashto.
KHUSHAL 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 m Afghani
Supposedly from a Hebrew word meaning "fort" or "palace". This is the name of a mountain pass that links Pakistan and Afghanistan.
LALZARI f Pashto
Derived from Pashto lal
meaning "ruby" and zar
LARO m Pashto
Means "preserver" or "protector" in Pashto.
MALALA f Pashto
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.
MIRWAIS 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.
NOORZAI m Afghani (Rare)
Means "son of the light", a combination of Arabic نور (nur)
and Pashto زوی (zoy)
, meaning "son (of)".
PATMAN m Pashto
Means "man of honour", from Pashto pat
"honour" and man
PATSON m Pashto
Means "uprising" or "self-defence" in Pashto.
POHYALI m Pashto
Meaning "knowledge-seeker" or "student" in Pashto.
SADO m Pashto
Means "wise" or "intelligent" in Pashto. This is the name of a famous afghan tribal leader of the 17th century.
SAK m Pashto
Means "archer" in archaic Pashto.
SHAPOOR m Pashto, Persian
Derived from Persian شاه (šâh)
meaning "king" combined with پسر (pesar)
"son, boy", ultimately from Old Persian xšāyaθiyahyāpuθra
SHARBAT f Afghani, Pashto
This is the name of the Afghan Girl who appeared on the June 1985 cover of National Geographic: Sharbat Gula.
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 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.).
SPIN m & f Pashto
Meaning "white", "pure" or "holy" in Pashto.
SPINZAR m & f Pashto
Means "silver", from Pashto spin
"white" and zar
WAJIA f Pashto, Urdu
Possibly means "melody" in Pashto or derived from Arabic وَجِيه (wajīh)
meaning "eminent, distinguished".
WARDAK 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.
WOWREENA f Pashto
Means "white like snow" or "snow white" in Pashto, ultimately from واوره (wâwra)
ZAIB f & m Pashto, Urdu
Means "beauty" in Pashto and "ornament" in Urdu ultimately from Persian زیب zib
ZARSANGA f Pashto
Means "golden branch", derived from Pashto زر (zar)
meaning "gold, metal" combined with څانګه (śangah)
ZMARAI m Pashto
Means "lion" in Pashto. This is also the name of the fifth month of the Afghan calendar.