Urdu Submitted Names

Urdu names are used in Pakistan and India.
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AADILmUrdu, Indian (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Adil.
AAFIAfUrdu (Rare), Indian (Muslim, Rare)
From Arabic عافية (ʿāfiya) meaning "health, well-being, freedom from illness".
AAINAfUrdu, Indian, Hindi
Derived from Urdu آئینہ (ā'īnā) or Hindi आईना (āīnā) both meaning "mirror", ultimately from Persian آئینه (â’ine).
AAMERmUrdu, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim)
Variant transcription of 'Aamir.
AAMILAHfUrdu, Arabic
Means "worker" in Arabic. It may also mean "one who hopes", making it related to Amal (1).
ADEELmUrdu, Punjabi
Variant transcription of Adil.
AFSHANfUrdu, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Persian افسانه (afsâne) meaning "tale, story" (see Afsaneh).
AHSANmUrdu, Arabic
From Arabic أَحْسَن (ʾaḥsan) meaning "best, most beautiful", the elative degree of حَسُنَ (ḥasuna) "to be good, to be beautiful".
AJMALmArabic, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
From Arabic أَجْمَل (ʾajmal) meaning "most beautiful, prettiest", the elative degree of جَمِيل (jamīl) "beautiful, handsome" (see Jamil).
ALAMmArabic, Urdu
Alam also spelled Aalam is an Urdu name, originated from Arabic. Not to be confused with Alim, Alam means the universe or the whole world. It is used in Pakistan.
ANJUMf & mIndian (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi
Derived from Arabic أَنْجُم (ʾanjum) meaning "stars", the plural of نَجْم (najm) "star, celestial body" (see Najm).
ANWAARf & mArabic, Urdu
Derived from Arabic أَنْوَار (ʾanwār) meaning "lights", the plural of نُور (nūr) (see Nur or Anwar). It is typically given to females by Muslim Arabs while it is masculine in Urdu.
AQSAf & mArabic, Urdu
Means "farthest, more distant" in Arabic. The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Israel is considered the third holiest site in Islam.
ARASmKurdish, Persian, Turkish, Urdu
In Kurdish and Persian it means “equal”, “balanced”. The word Aras commonly refers to the Aras River, which flows through Turkey, Armenia, Iran and Azerbaijan.
ARSALANmUrdu, Persian, Punjabi
Derived from Turkish arslan or Ottoman Turkish ارسلان‎ (arslan) meaning "lion".
ARSHADmIndian (Muslim), Urdu
Derived from Persian ارشد (arshad) meaning "elder, senior, superior".
ASGHARmUrdu, Punjabi, Persian, Pashto
Derived from Arabic أصغر (ʾaṣḡar) meaning "smallest, youngest".
ASHIQmUrdu (Modern), Arabic, Hindi
Means "lover" in Arabic.
ASHIQ ULLAHmUrdu (Modern), Arabic (Modern)
Means "lover of Allah" in Arabic.
ASHRAFm & fArabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From Arabic أَشْرَف (ʾašraf) meaning "most noble, most honoured", the elative degree of شَرِيف (šarīf) "noble, excellent".
ASIYAfArabic, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Means "wistful, melancholic", derived from Arabic أَسَى (ʾasā) meaning "agony, sorrow, grief".... [more]
AYAANmIndian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit अयन (áyana) meaning "path, road, way".
AYANmUrdu, Persian, Tamil, Sanskrit, Hindi, Turkish
Persian and Urdu meaning is prima-facie. Hindi and Tamil usage is from 'Ayan' the name of Brahma, the Creator. Ayan' in Turkish, means "obviously" or "clearly". Ayan in Sanskrit means 'Speed'.
AYSHAfKazakh, Kyrgyz, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Aisha.
AZANmMalay, Indonesian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic أَذَان‎ (ʾadhan) which refers to the Islamic call to prayer, called adhan or azan. The word itself is derived from أَذِنَ (ʾaḏina) "to listen" or أُذُن (ʾuḏun) "ear".
AZIZULLAHmPashto, Urdu
Means "dear to Allah", derived from Arabic عَزِيز (ʿazīz) meaning "dear, darling" combined with Allah.
BAKHTAWARf & mIndian, Urdu
Urdu form of Bakhtavar.
BAKHTIARmPersian, Urdu, Indonesian, Malay, Bengali
Derived from Persian بختیار (baxtiâr) meaning "auspicious, lucky".
BATOOLfArabic, Urdu
Variant of Batul.
BENAZIRfPakistani, Indian, Urdu
Urdu feminine given name of Arabic origin meaning "incomparable, unique". A notable bearer of this name was Pakistan's first female prime minister, Benazir Bhutto (1958-2007).
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".
BUSHRAfArabic, Pakistani, Urdu
From Arabic بَشَّرَ (baššara) meaning "to bring good news" (see Bashir).
CHENABm & fUrdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Sanskrit
From Chenab river in Pakistan. The name stands for "river in the moonlight". This name originated from old Indus civilization.
DANIALmMalay, Persian, Urdu, English (Modern)
Malay, Persian, and Urdu form of Danyal and English variant of Daniel.
DANIYALmUrdu, Pakistani, Kazakh (Rare)
Urdu and Kazakh form of Daniel.
DILAWARmUrdu, Indian (Muslim), Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Literally means "one who has heart" with the figurative meaning of "courageous, brave", derived from Persian دل (del) meaning "heart" or "courage".
DURDANAf & mArabic, Urdu
Means "single pearl" in Arabic.
FAHEEMmUrdu, Indian (Muslim)
Urdu and Indian variant of Fahim.
FALAKf & mUrdu, Punjabi, Indian
Perhaps derived from Sanskrit फलक (phalak) meaning "panel, board, canvas" or "slab, face" or from Persian فلک (falak) meaning "sky, heavens".
FARAZmUrdu, Persian
Derived from Persian فراز (farâz) meaning "ascent, height, elevation".
FARZANAfBengali, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bashkir
Variant transcription of Farzaneh.
FAWADmArabic, Urdu
Variant of Fuad.
FOUZIAfArabic (Maghrebi), Urdu
Maghrebi (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan) transcription and Urdu form of Fawziyya.
GHANIAfArabic (Maghrebi), Urdu (Rare)
Means “rich, prosperous” from Arabic غَنِيّ (ḡaniyy) meaning “rich, wealthy”.
HAARISmPakistani, Urdu, Arabic
Variant transcription of Haris.
Urdu form of Hajar.
HAMMADmUrdu, Arabic
Derived from Arabic حَمِيد (ḥamīd) meaning "praiseworthy".
HAREEMfUrdu, Punjabi
Variant transcription of Harim.
HASNAINmUrdu, Indian (Muslim), Punjabi
Derived from Arabic حَسَن (ḥasan) meaning "handsome, beautiful" or "good, fine, well" (see Hasan).
HINAfUrdu, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from the Arabic حناء (ḥinnāʾ), which refers to a dye taken from the Lawsonia inermis plant (called "henna" in English). In South Asian and Middle Eastern culture, it was traditionally used for body art and dying.
HUMAYUNmBengali (Muslim), Urdu
Derived from Persian همایون (homâyun) meaning "blessed, sacred, fortunate". This was the nickname of Nasir-ud-Din Muhammad, a 16th-century Mughal emperor.
IFFATfArabic, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim)
From Arabic عَفَا (ʿafā) meaning "to forgive, to excuse". A notable bearer was Iffat Al-Thunayan (1916–2000), a queen of Saudi Arabia and the wife of King Faisal Al Saud (1906–1975).
IFTIKHARmUrdu, Punjabi
Derived from Persian افتخار (eftekhâr) meaning "honour, pride, glory".
INQUILAABmIndian, Hindi, Urdu
A famous bearer of this name is Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan (born Inquilaab Srivastava; 1942-). The name was inspired by the Hindi-Urdu phrase "Inquilab Zindabad!", meaning "long live the revolution!".
INSIYAfArabic (Rare), Urdu (Rare), Hindi (Rare), Persian (Rare)
Means "humanity". Comes from the Arabic انسن 'human'.
INTISARf & mArabic, Urdu
Means "victory, triumph, revenge" in Arabic.
Means "to recite" in Urdu.
IRSHADmUrdu, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic إِرْشَاد (ʾiršād) meaning "guidance", through Persian ارشاد (eršâd).
ISHAQmArabic, Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Pashto
Variant transcription of Ishak.
From Persian اشتیاق (eshtiâq) meaning "longing, desire".
JAMALUDDINmIndonesian, Malay, Urdu
Indonesian, Malay, and Urdu form of Jamal ad-Din.
JAWADmArabic, Urdu, Persian
Either from Arabic جَوَاد (jawād) meaning "generous" or جَوَاد (jawād) meaning "steed, horse".
JHELUMmPakistani, Indus, Urdu
The word Jhelum is reportedly derived from the words Jal(pure water) and Ham (snow). The name thus refers to the waters of a river (flowing besides the city) which have their origins in the snow-capped Himalayas.
KAMRANmPersian, Urdu, Punjabi, Azerbaijani
Means "successful, prosperous, fortunate" in Persian.
KASHIFmUrdu, Indian (Muslim), Arabic
Derived from Arabic كاشِف (kāšif) meaning "discoverer, revealer".
KASHMALAfPashto, Urdu, Pakistani
Pashto female name meaning "basilica flower".
KHADIMmWestern African, Wolof, Fula, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic خَادِمْ (ḵādim) meaning "servant, attendant".
Means "wisdom" in Urdu.
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.
KHUSHBOOfIndian, Punjabi, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu
Derived from Persian خوشبو (xošbu) meaning "fragrance, perfume, pleasant smell".
Urdu form of Kulthum.
Eye of the light
LIAQATmArabic, Urdu
Derived from Arabic لِيَاقَة (liyāqa) meaning "fitness, aptitude" or "eligibility, capability".
LIAQUATmPakistani, Urdu
Variant transcription of Liaqat.
MALIHAfUrdu, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Judeo-Arabic (Archaic)
Derived from Arabic مَلِيح (malīḥ) meaning "handsome, beautiful, fair".
MARIYAMfKazakh, Dhivehi, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Kazakh, Dhivehi (Maldivian), and Urdu form of Maryam.
Variant transcription of Maruf.
MAWRAfUrdu, Punjabi
Meaning uncertain, most likely of Arabic origin.
MEHBOOBmIndian (Muslim), Urdu
Variant transcription of Mahbub.
Either from Urdu مہر (mihir) meaning "moon" (of Sanskrit origin) or مہر (mihr) meaning "kindness, compassion, love" (of Persian origin).
MEHTABm & fUrdu, Punjabi
Urdu and Punjabi form of Mahtab.
Meaning unknown.
MOHSINmUrdu, Indian (Muslim)
Urdu transcription of Muhsin.
MUSHARRAFmUrdu, Arabic
Derived from Arabic مُشْرِف (mušrif) meaning "supervisor, overseer" or "honourable, dominant".
MUSLIMmArabic, Chechen, Indonesian, Urdu, Kazakh, Dagestani, Kumyk
From Arabic مُسْلِم (muslim) denoting a follower of the monotheistic religion of Islam.
NABImArabic, Urdu, Bengali, Persian
Means "prophet" in Arabic.
NAGEENAHfUrdu, Pakistani
Means "precious stone".
NAYABf & mUrdu, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim)
Means "rare, unique" in Hindustani (Urdu and Hindi), ultimately from Persian نایاب (nâyâb).
NOMANmUrdu, Punjabi, Bengali (Muslim)
Urdu, Punjabi, and Bengali form of Nu'man.
NOSHEENfUrdu, Punjabi
Variant of Noushin used in Pakistan.
NUSRATm & fUrdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim)
From Arabic نَصْر (naṣr) meaning "victory, triumph" or نَصَرَ (naṣara) meaning "to help, to assist".
Means "the guided" in Urdu.
OVAISmUrdu, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic أويس (uwais) meaning "wolf".
PAKIZAfUrdu, Azerbaijani
Derived from Persian پاكىز (pakiz) meaning "clean, pure, chaste".
PARASm & fHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali, Pakistani, Urdu
In Hindi and Urdu, this name means "touchstone" or "philosopher's stone."... [more]
RAFImArabic, Urdu
From Arabic رَفِيع (rafīʿ) meaning "high, elevated, sublime".
RAQEEBmUrdu, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic رَقِيْب (raqiyb) meaning "overseer, observer" or "rival, competitor".
RASOOLmPersian, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Rasul.
RIHAMfUrdu, Arabic
Means "drizzle" in Arabic and Urdu.
SABIRmBashkir, Tatar, Urdu, Azerbaijani, Muslim
Derived from Arabic صَابِر (ṣābir) meaning "patient, steadfast".
SABIRAfIndian (Muslim), Urdu, Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Derived from Arabic صَابِر (ṣābir) meaning "patient, steadfast".
SAEEDmArabic, Urdu, Persian, Indian (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Sa'id.
Feminine form of Saghir.
SAGHEERmUrdu, Punjabi
Variant transcription of Saghir.
SAGHIRmUrdu, Arabic
From Arabic صَغِير (ṣaḡīr) meaning "small, young".
SAHIRmArabic, Pakistani, Urdu
Means "wakeful" in Urdu.
SAKEENAHfArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of Sakina.
SAMEEm & fUrdu, English (Rare)
As an Urdu masculine name, means "one who hears." It is a convention to use either a prefix Abdus or a suffix Ullah along the name, which gives meanings of the servant of All Hearing or hearer of God respectively.... [more]
SAMEENm & fArabic, Persian, Urdu
Arabic variant form (or simplified transcription) of Thameen and Persian and Urdu form of Thameen. Also compare the Arabic feminine name Samina.... [more]
Means "true, sincere, genuine" in Urdu.
SANIYAfKazakh, Tatar, Kyrgyz, Urdu
Either derived from Arabic ثَانِي (ṯānī) meaning "second (child)" or a variant of Saniyya.
Variant transcription of Sanober.
Means "pine" or "pine tree" in Urdu, ultimately from Arabic صَنَوْبَر (ṣanawbar).
SAQIBmArabic, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
From Arabic ثَاقِب‏ (ṯāqib) meaning "keen, insightful, sharp".
SAVERAfHindi, Urdu, Arabic
"dawn, new beginning"
SHAGUFTAfIndian (Muslim), Urdu
Derived from Persian شگفت (šegeft) meaning "surprise, wonder, amazement".
SHAHNOORmPersian, Urdu
Means "king of light" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) "king" and نور (nur) "light".
SHAJIAfUrdu (Rare), Bengali (Rare)
Possibly from Arabic شَجَاعَة (šajāʿa) meaning "courage, bravery".
SHAMEELmIndian (Muslim), Urdu, South African
Variant transcription of Shamil.
Malay and Urdu form of Sharif al-Din.
SHARMEENfUrdu, Bengali
Variant transcription of Sharmin.
SHAZIAfArabic, Urdu
Shazia is a name originated from Arabic and it means unique,extraordinary,exceptional,beautiful
SHEHERfUrdu (Rare)
Means "city, town" in Urdu.
SHIGARAmPakistani, Urdu, Balti, Tibetan
From the word Shigar, which means "Rock" in Balti and Tibetan.
SOBIAfPakistani, Urdu, Muslim, Arabic
Possibly means "good, noble girl". In Islamic belief, Sobia was a nurse who took care of the Prophet Muhammad before Halima Sadia.
SUFYANmArabic, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
The meaning of this name is disputed. It could be derived from Arabic صُوف (ṣūf) meaning "wool" or صَفَا (ṣafā) "to be pure", from a Persian word meaning "he who walks fast" or "thunderstorm, sandstorm", or from Armenian meaning "comes with a sword".
SUHANAfHindi, Urdu
Means "pleasant" in Hindi and Urdu.
TAIMOORmUrdu, Punjabi
Variant transcription of Taimur.
TAIMURmUrdu, Punjabi
Form of Timur used in Pakistan.
TALHAmArabic, Turkish, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic طَلْح (ṭalḥ) meaning "fruit-bearing tree". Talha ibn Ubaydullah was a companion of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
TAQImUrdu, Islamic
Means "devout; pious; God-fearing" in Urdu.
Urdu form of Tahmina.
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.
ULFATfUrdu (Rare), Indian (Muslim, Rare), Bengali (Rare)
Means "harmony, intimacy" from Arabic أَلَّفَ (ʾallafa) meaning "to unite, join, combine".
WAHABmArabic, Urdu, Malay
Means "giver, bestower" derived from Arabic وَهَبَ (wahaba) meaning "to give, to present, to bestow". In Islamic tradition الوهاب (al-Wahāb) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
WAQASmUrdu, Punjabi
Means "warrior, destroyer, breaker" in Arabic.
WARDAfArabic, Urdu
Means "rose" in Arabic.
YAKOOBmUrdu, Indian (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Yaqub.
YAQUTfArabic, Urdu
Means "ruby" in Arabic and Urdu.
YASEENmArabic, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Yasin.
YOUSAFmUrdu, Punjabi
Urdu and Punjabi form of Yusuf.
ZAFARULLAHmArabic, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Means "victory of God" from Arabic ظَفَر (ẓafar) meaning "success, victory" combined with Allah.
ZAHEENm & fUrdu, Indian (Muslim)
From Urdu ذہین (zahīn) meaning "intellectual, sagacious, clever".
ZAKIRmBengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Azerbaijani, Bashkir
Derived from Arabic ذَاكَرَ (ḏākara) meaning "to memorise, to remember, to study".
ZAMIRmArabic, Urdu
Means "mind, heart, secret, conscience" derived from Arabic ضَمِير (ḍamīr) "conscience".
ZUHRAfUrdu (Rare)
From Arabic زُهْرَة (zuhra) meaning "brilliance, light" or زهرة (zuhra) meaning "Venus (the planet)".
ZUNAIRmPakistani, Urdu
Means "moonlight, shine of the moon" in Urdu.
ZUNAIRAfUrdu, Punjabi
Feminine form of Zunair.
Means "guiding light"or "flower in paradise" in Urdu.