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 m Pashto (Rare, Archaic)
Means "strong" in archaic Pashto.
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".
ABDUL ZAHIR m Arabic, 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".
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'.
AGHALA f Pashto
Means "pleasing" in Pashto.
ANO f Pashto
A kind of plant (anise) in Pashto.
APANA f Pashto
Means "almond" in Pashto.
APRIDAY f Pashto
Means "blessed" in Pashto.
ARA f Pashto
Means "original" or "unique" in Pashto.
ARIANA f Persian, Afghani, Tajik
Feminine form of Aria (2).
ASGHAR m Urdu, Punjabi, Persian, Pashto
Derived from Arabic أصغر (ʾaṣḡar) meaning "smallest, youngest".
ASHRAF m & f Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From Arabic أَشْرَف (ʾašraf) meaning "most noble, most honoured", the elative degree of شَرِيف (šarīf) "noble, excellent".
ATAL m Pashto, Indian
Means "hero", "leader", "guide" in Pashto.
AZIZULLAH m Pashto, Urdu
Means "dear to Allah", derived from Arabic عَزِيز (ʿazīz) meaning "dear, darling" combined with Allah.
BALBALA f Pashto
From Persian بلبل‎ (bulbul) "nightingale".
BARSALA f Pashto
Means "eyelashes" in Pashto.
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) "Allah".
BOBA f Pashto
Means "innocent" or "genuine" in Pashto.
DEWA f Pashto
Means "candle" or "light" in Pashto.
FERESHTA f Afghani
Probably an Afghani form of Fereshteh.
GABINA f Pashto
Means "honey" in Pashto.
GHAZALA f Pashto, Punjabi, Pakistani
From Arabic غَزَالَة (ḡazāla) meaning “gazelle”.
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) meaning "pear".
HAMIDULLAH m Pashto, Persian, Urdu, Turkish
Variant transcription of Hamid Allah.
HASK 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 f Pashto
Means "duck" or "swan" in Pashto.
HELEY f Pashto
Means "swan" in Pashto.
HEWAD m Pashto
Means "homeland" in Pashto.
HILA f Pashto
Means "hope" in Pashto.
HOSAI f Pashto
Means "deer" in Pashto.
ISHAQ m Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Pashto
Variant transcription of Ishak.
ISMATULLAH m Afghani, Muslim
Combination of 'Ismat and Allah.
JAGṚALI m Pashto
Means "warlike" or "aggressive" in Pashto.
KAKI m Pashto
Means "small" in Pashto.
KASHMALA f Pashto, Urdu, Pakistani
Means "basilica flower" in Pashto.
KHADAFI m Afghani (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Gaddafi.
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.
KUBRA f Arabic, Afghani, Persian, Muslim, Pakistani
From Arabic كُبْرَى (kubrā), the feminine singular form of أَكْبَر (ʾakbar) meaning "greater, greatest" (see Akbar).
LALZARI f Pashto
Derived from Pashto lal meaning "ruby" and zar meaning "gold".
LARO m Pashto
Means "preserver" or "protector" in Pashto.
LAWANGA f Pashto
Means "clove" in Pashto.
LETAFAT f Persian, Afghani, Arabic
Letafat means grace, beautiful, and elagance in Farsi and Dahri
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.
MALANG m Pashto
Means "mystic" in Pashto.
MALGHALARA f Pashto
Means "pearl" in Pashto.
MINA f Pashto
Means "love" in Pashto.
MIRAN m Pashto
Means "sun-like" in Pashto.
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.
MUSKA f Afghani
Means "smile" in Pashto.
NAGHMA f Pashto
Means "melody" in Pashto.
NANGUYALAI m Pashto
Means "honourable" derived from Pashto ننګ (nang) "honour".
NANGYALI m Pashto
Means "honorable" in Pashto.
NASRAT m Afghani
Afghani form of Nusrat.
NATHRAD m Urdu, Afghani
Means "born" in Urdu.
NOMYALI m Pashto (Rare)
Means "of good name" or "famous" in Pashto.
NOORZAI m Afghani (Rare)
Means "son of the light", a combination of Arabic نور (nur) and Pashto زوی (zoy), meaning "son (of)".
OBAIDULLAH m Arabic, Afghani, Pakistani
Means "little servant of God".
ORBALA f Pashto
Means "firefly" in Pashto.
ORZALA f Pashto
Means "firelight" in Pashto.
PALAY m Pashto
Means "caretaker" in Pashto.
PANRA f Pashto
Means "leaf" in Pashto.
PATMAN m Pashto
Means "man of honour", from Pashto pat "honour" and man "self".
PATSON m Pashto
Means "uprising" or "self-defence" in Pashto.
POHYALI m Pashto
Meaning "knowledge-seeker" or "student" in Pashto.
ROMAL m Afghani, Indian
Meaning uncertain.
ROSTUM m Pashto
Means "strong" in Pashto.
RUBBINAH f Afghani, Muslim, Pashto
Variation of Rubina (Pashto, not Italian).
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.
SALAR m Pakistani, Afghani, Arabic
Means "leader" or "commander" in Arabic.
SAMANDAR m Hindi (Rare), Pashto (Rare)
Derived from Hindi समन्दर (samandar) or Pashto سمندر (samandar) both meaning "sea, ocean".
SANGA f Pashto
Means "branch" in Pashto.
SELAI f Pashto
Means "wind" in Pashto.
SHAIR 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). This is borne by Afghani artist Shamsia Hassani (1988-).
SHAPERAI f Pashto (Rare)
Means "fairy" in 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.
SHASTAI f Pashto
Means "chrysanthemum" in Pashto.
SHAZMINA f Pashto
Means "too much love" in Pashto.
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.).
SHPON m Pashto
Meaning "herdsman" in Pashto.
SPARLI m Pashto
Meaning "spring" in Pashto.
SPIN m & f Pashto
Meaning "white", "pure" or "holy" in Pashto.
SPINZAR m & f Pashto
Means "silver", from Pashto spin "white" and zar "gold".
STORAI f Pashto
Means "star" in Pashto.
STORAY f & m Pashto
Variant transcription of Storai.
SURAB m Persian, Afghani
The shadow cast by the setting sun. Illustrious and bright.
TAHMINA f Afghani, 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]
TAMEEM m Afghani
Variant of Tamim.
TANIMA f Pashto
Means "wave (of the sea)" in Pashto.
TERI m Pashto
Name of a Khattak Ancestor.
TOOBA f Afghani, Urdu, Pakistani, Muslim
From Arabic طُوبَى (ṭūbā) meaning "better, best, more pleasant", a feminine form of أَطْيَب (ʾaṭyab). It is etymologically related to Tayyib.
TORAKI f Afghani
Variation of Taraki, used in reference to Nur Muhammad Taraki.
TORYAL m Pashto
Means "sword fighter" in Pashto.
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) "snow".
ZAIB f & m Pashto, Urdu
Means "beauty" in Pashto and "ornament" in Urdu ultimately from Persian زیب zib.
ZALA f Pashto
Means "shininess" in Pashto.
ZALMAI m Pashto
Means "young" in Pashto.
ZALMAY m Pashto
Variant transcription of Zalmai.
ZARBAHA f Pashto
Derived from Pashto zar meaning "gold".
ZARGHUNA f Pashto
Means "green" in Pashto.
ZARKA f Pashto
Means "crane (bird)" in Pashto.
ZARSANGA f Pashto
Means "golden branch", derived from Pashto زر (zar) meaning "gold, metal" combined with څانګه (śangah) meaning "branch".
ZARTAJ f Pashto
Means "golden crown" in Pashto.
ZLAIKHA f Pashto
Pashto form of Zulaykha.
ZMARAI m Pashto
Means "lion" in Pashto. This is also the name of the fifth month of the Afghan calendar.
ZMARAY m Pashto
Variant transcription of Zmarai.
ZULAIKHA f Pashto
Variant transcription of Zulaykha.
ZULËIXA f Pashto
Pashto form of Zuleika.