Pakistani Names

Pakistani names are used in the country of Pakistan in southern Asia. Compare also Indian names.
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AAMIR (1) عامر m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic عامر (see 'AAMIR), as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
ABBAS عبّاس m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "austere" in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's uncle. It was also borne by a son of Ali, the fourth caliph.
ABDUL عبدال m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with عبد ال ('Abd al) meaning "servant of the" (such as عبد العزيز ('Abd al-'Aziz) "servant of the powerful").
ABHISHEK m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "anointing" in Sanskrit.
ADIL عادل m Arabic, Urdu, Uyghur
Means "fair, honest, just" from Arabic عدل ('adala) "to act justly". This name was borne by several sultans of Bijapur.
ADNAN عدنان m Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Urdu
Means "settler" in Arabic. According to tradition, Adnan was an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad and the northern Arabian tribes.
AHMAD احمد m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "more commendable" in Arabic.
AHMED احمد m Turkish, Bosnian, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Turkish and Bosnian form of AHMAD. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans.
AISHA عائشہ f Arabic, Urdu, American
Means "alive" in Arabic. This was the name of Muhammad's third wife, the daughter of Abu Bakr. Some time after Muhammad's death she went to war against Ali, the fourth caliph, but was defeated. This name is used more by Sunni Muslims and less by Shias.... [more]
AJEET m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Hindi अजीत, Marathi अजित, Gurmukhi ਅਜੀਤ or Bengali অজিত (see AJIT).
AJIT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Means "unconquered, invincible", from Sanskrit (a) meaning "not" and जित (jita) meaning "conquered". This is a name of the gods Shiva and Vishnu, and of a future Buddha.
AKBAR اکبر m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Means "greater, greatest" in Arabic. This was the name of a 16th-century Mughal ruler who expanded the empire to include most of India.
ALI (1) علی m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar, Kazakh
Means "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali ibn Abi Talib was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shia Muslims, who regard him as the first rightful caliph.... [more]
AMIN امین m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic امين (amin) meaning "truthful". This was the name of the sixth Abbasid caliph.
AMIR (1) امیر m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Malay, Indonesian
Means "commander, prince" in Arabic. This was originally a title, which has come into English as the Arabic loanword emir.
AMIT (1) m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "immeasurable, infinite" in Sanskrit.
AMRITA f Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali
Feminine form of AMRIT.
ANIL m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit अनिल (anila) "air, wind". This is another name of Vayu, the Hindu god of the wind.
ARIF عارف m Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Means "learned, knowing, expert" in Arabic.
ASAD اسد m Arabic, Urdu
Means "lion" in Arabic.
AYESHA عائشہ f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة or Urdu عائشہ (see AISHA).
AZHAR اظہر m Arabic, Urdu
Means "shining, bright" in Arabic.
AZIZ عزیز m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Uzbek
Means "powerful, respected, beloved", derived from Arabic عزّ ('azza) meaning "to be powerful" or "to be cherished". In Islamic tradition العزيز (al-'Aziz) is one of the 99 names of Allah. A notable bearer of the name was Al-'Aziz, a 10th-century Fatimid caliph.
AZRA عذرا f Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Persian, Urdu
Means "virgin" in Arabic.
BABAR بابر m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu بابر (see BABUR).
BABER بابر m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu بابر (see BABUR).
BABUR بابر m Urdu
From a Persian word meaning "tiger". This was the nickname of Zahir ud-Din Muhammad, the 16th-century founder of the Mughal Empire in India.
BILAL بلال m Arabic, Urdu
Means "wetting, moistening" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
DANYAL دانیال m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish
Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Turkish form of DANIEL.
DEEP m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दीप, Gujarati દીપા, Bengali দীপ or Gurmukhi ਦੀਪ (see DIP).
DEEPA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi दीपा, Gurmukhi ਦੀਪਾ, Bengali দীপা, Malayalam ദീപ or Tamil தீபா (see DIPA).
DEEPAK m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi/Nepali दीपक, Bengali দীপক, Gujarati દીપક, Gurmukhi ਦੀਪਕ, Malayalam ദീപക്, Kannada ದೀಪಕ್, Tamil தீபக் or Telugu దీపక్ (see DIPAK).
DIP m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Masculine form of DIPA.
DIPA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "light, lamp" in Sanskrit.
FAHMIDA فہمیدہ f Urdu
Urdu feminine form of FAHIM.
FAREED فرید m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic فريد or Urdu فرید (see FARID).
FAREEHA فریحہ f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic فريحة or فرحة or Urdu فریحہ (see FARIHA).
FARHAN فرحان m Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "happy, cheerful" in Arabic.
FARID فرید m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Azerbaijani
Means "unique, precious", derived from Arabic فرد (farada) meaning "to be unique". This was the name of a 13th-century Persian poet.
FARIHA فریحہ f Arabic, Urdu
Means "happy" in Arabic.
FARRUKH فرّخ m Urdu, Uzbek, Tajik
Urdu, Uzbek and Tajik form of FARUQ.
FEROZ فیروز m Urdu
Urdu form of FIRUZ.
FEROZE فیروز m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu فیروز (see FEROZ).
GAUHAR گوہر f Urdu, Kazakh
From Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, gemstone".
GHULAM غلام m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Means "servant, boy" in Arabic. It is often used as the first part of compound names.
GUL گُل m & f Urdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
GULBADAN گُلبدن f Urdu (Rare)
Means "having a body like a rose" in Persian. This was the name of a daughter of the Mughal emperor Babur.
GULBAHAR گُلباحار f & m Urdu
Urdu form of GOLBAHAR.
GULNAZ گُلناز f Kazakh, Georgian, Urdu
Kazakh, Georgian and Urdu form of GOLNAZ.
GULRUKH گُلرخ f Urdu
Means "rose faced" in Persian. This was the name of a wife of the Mughal emperor Babur.
GULSHAN گُلشن m Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Hindi and Urdu form of GOLSHAN.
GULZAR گُلزار m & f Urdu
Urdu form of GOLZAR.
HARIS (1) حارث m Bosnian, Urdu, Arabic
Bosnian and Urdu form of HARITH, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
HAROON ہارون m Urdu
Urdu form of HARUN.
HASAN حسن m Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian
Means "handsome", derived from Arabic حسن (hasuna) meaning "to be beautiful, to be good". Hasan was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. He was poisoned by one of his wives and is regarded as a martyr by Shia Muslims. This was also the name of two kings of Morocco. It is sometimes transcribed as Hassan, though this is a distinct name in Arabic.
HASSAN حسّان m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "beautifier, improver" in Arabic. Hassan ibn Thabit was a 7th-century poet who was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad. This name is sometimes transcribed as Hasan, though the two names are spelled distinctly in Arabic.
HUMAIRA حمیرا f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic حميراء (see HUMAYRA).
IMRAN عمران m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Malay, Bengali
Arabic form of AMRAM. This is the name Muslims traditionally assign to the father of the Virgin Mary (analogous to the Christian Joachim).
IMTIAZ امتیاز m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic إمتياز or Urdu امتیاز (see IMTIYAZ).
IMTIYAZ امتیاز m Arabic, Urdu
Means "distinction" in Arabic.
JAHANGIR جہانگیر m Persian, Urdu
Means "world conqueror" in Persian. This was the name of a 17th-century Mughal emperor.
JAVAID جاوید m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu جاوید (see JAVED).
JAVED جاوید m Persian, Urdu
Means "eternal" in Persian.
KARAN m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi
Means "clever, skillful" in Sanskrit.
KHAN خان m Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "king, ruler". Its origin is probably Mongolian, though the word has been transmitted into many other languages.
KHURSHID خورشید m & f Persian, Urdu, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Hvare Khshaeta meaning "shining sun". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata (or angel) who was associated with the sun.
KIRAN کرن f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit किरण (kirana) which can mean "dust" or "thread" or "sunbeam".
MAHMUD m Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
Means "praiseworthy" in Arabic, from the same root as Muhammad. This was the name of the first Muslim ruler of India (11th century). It was also borne by two Ottoman sultans.
MALALAI f Pashto
Means "sad, grieved" in Pashto. This was the name of a Pashtun woman who encouraged the Afghan forces during the 1880 Battle of Maiwand against the British.
MANISH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Nepali
From Sanskrit मनीषा (manisha) meaning "thought, wisdom".
MAQSOOD مقصود m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Urdu مقصود (see MAQSUD).
MAQSUD مقصود m Arabic, Urdu
Means "intention, aim" in Arabic.
MARYAM مریم f Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Arabic, Persian and Urdu form of Miryam (see MARY). In Iran it is also the name of a flower, the tuberose, which is named after the Virgin Mary.
MEHMOOD محمود m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu محمود (see MEHMUD).
MEHMUD محمود m Urdu
Urdu form of MAHMUD.
MOHAMMAD محمّد m Persian, Tatar, Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali
Persian and Tatar form of MUHAMMAD, as well as an alternate transcription of Arabic/Urdu/Shahmukhi/Pashto محمّد or Bengali মুহাম্মদ (see MUHAMMAD).
MUHAMMAD محمّد m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Tajik, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "praiseworthy", derived from Arabic حمد (hamid) meaning "to praise". This was the name of the prophet who founded the Islamic religion in the 7th century. According to Muslim belief, at age 40 Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel, who provided him with the first verses of the Qur'an. Approximately 20 years later he conquered Mecca, the city of his birth, and his followers controlled most of the Arabian Peninsula at the time of his death in 632.... [more]
MURAD مراد m Arabic, Urdu, Azerbaijani, Avar
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic. This name was borne by several Ottoman sultans.
MURTAZA مرتضی m Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form of MURTADA, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
NADEEM ندیم m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic نديم or Urdu ندیم (see NADIM).
NADIM ندیم m Arabic, Urdu
Means "drinking companion", derived from Arabic ندم (nadima) meaning "to drink together".
NASEEM نسیم m & f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic نسيم or Urdu نسیم (see NASIM).
NASIM نسیم m & f Arabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
NEHA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu
Possibly from Sanskrit स्नेह (sneha) meaning "love, tenderness".
NIDA ندا f Arabic, Urdu
Means "call, proclaim" in Arabic.
NOOR (1) نور f & m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Urdu نور (see NUR).
NUR نور f & m Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition النور (al-Nur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
POOJA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi/Nepali पूजा, Gujarati પૂજા, Bengali পূজা, Gurmukhi ਪੂਜਾ, Telugu పూజా, Malayalam പൂജ, Tamil பூஜா or Kannada ಪೂಜಾ (see PUJA).
PUJA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Means "honour, worship" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual of reverence.
QASIM قاسم m Arabic, Urdu
Means "one who divides goods among his people", derived from Arabic قسم (qasama) "to share" or "to divide". This was the name of a son of Muhammad who died while young.
RAFIQ رفیق m Arabic, Urdu
Means either "friend" or "gentle" in Arabic.
RAHUL m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu
Possibly means "able, efficient" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a son of Gautama Buddha.
RAJ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "empire, royalty", from Sanskrit राज्य (rajya).
RAJA (2) راجا m Urdu, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king, ruler", from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan).
RAJESH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "ruler of kings" from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".
RAKESH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Means "lord of the full moon" from Sanskrit राका (raka) meaning "full moon" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".
RANA (2) رانا m Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali
From the Sanskrit title राणा (rana) meaning "king".
RAZA رضا m Urdu
Urdu form of RIDHA.
RIZWAN رضوان m Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form and variant Arabic transcription of RIDWAN.
RIZWANA رضوانہ f Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form and variant Arabic transcription of RIDWANA.
SABEEN صبین f Urdu
Possibly from Arabic meaning "follower of another religion", a name given to Muhammad and other Muslims by non-Muslim Arabs.
SADIA سعدیہ f Urdu, Bengali
Urdu and Bengali form of SA'DIA.
SAIRA سائرہ f Urdu
Possibly means "traveller" in Arabic.
SANJEEV m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi संजीव, Gujarati સંજીવ, Gurmukhi ਸੰਜੀਵ, Telugu సంజీవ్ or Kannada ಸಂಜೀವ್ (see SANJIV).
SANJIV m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit संजीव (sanjiva) meaning "living, reviving".
SARDAR سردار m Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian sar "head, authority" and dar "possessor".
SHABNAM شبنم f Persian, Urdu
Means "dew" in Persian and Urdu.
SHAHID شاہد m Arabic, Urdu
Means "witness" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الشاهد (al-Shahid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
SHAHJAHAN شاہ جہان m Urdu
Means "king of the world" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) "king" and جهان (jahan) "world". This was the name of the 17th-century Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal.
SHAHNAZ شہناز f & m Persian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "pride of the king" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) "king" and ناز (naz) "pride".
SHAHRUKH شاہرخ m Urdu, Indian, Hindi
Urdu and Hindi form of SHAHROKH. A notable bearer is Indian actor Shahrukh Khan (1965-).
SHAHZAD شہزاد m Persian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "prince, son of the king" in Persian.
SHANDAR شاندار m Urdu
Means "fabulous" in Urdu.
SHARIF شریف m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, Persian, Malay
Means "eminent, virtuous" in Arabic. This was a title used by the descendants of Muhammad.
SHEKHAR m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati
Means "crest, peak" in Sanskrit.
SHER شیر m Urdu, Pashto
Means "lion" in Persian. A famous bearer of this name was Sher Shah, a 16th-century Mughal ruler.
SHIV m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Northern Indian form of SHIVA (1).
SIKANDAR سکندر m Urdu, Pashto
Urdu and Pashto form of ALEXANDER.
SITARA ستارہ f Urdu
Means "star" in Urdu, ultimately from Persian.
SOHAIL سہیل m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu سہیل (see SUHAIL).
SUHAIL سہیل m Arabic, Urdu
Derived from Arabic سَهُلَ (sahula) meaning "level, even". This is the Arabic name of the second brightest star in the sky, known in the western world as Canopus.
SULTAN سلطان m & f Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali, Avar
Means "ruler, king, sultan" in Arabic. In the Arab world this name is typically masculine, but Turkey it is given to both boys and girls.
SULTANA سلطانہ f Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Feminine form of SULTAN.
SUMEET m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi सुमित, Bengali সুমিত or Gurmukhi ਸੁਮਿਤ (see SUMIT).
SUMIT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Means "well measured" in Sanskrit.
SUNIL m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
From Sanskrit सु (su) meaning "good, very" combined with नील (nila) meaning "dark blue".
SWARAN m & f Punjabi
Punjabi form of SWARNA.
SYED سید m Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali form of SAYYID.
SYEDA سیدہ f Urdu
Urdu form of SAYYIDA.
UMAR عمر m Arabic, Urdu
Means "populous, flourishing", derived from Arabic عمر ('umr) meaning "life". Umar was a companion and strong supporter of Muhammad who became the second caliph of the Muslims. He is considered to be one of the great founders of the Muslim state. The name was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Persia, Umar Khayyam.
VIJAY m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi
Modern masculine form of VIJAYA.
VISHAL m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali
Means "wide, broad, spacious" in Sanskrit.
YAMA (2) m Pashto
Pashto form of JAM.
YASH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit यशस् (yashas) meaning "fame, praise, glory".
YASIN یاسین m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
From the Arabic letters ي (called ya) and س (called sin). These letters begin the 36th chapter of the Qur'an (surah Ya Sin).
YASIR یاسر m Arabic, Urdu
Means "to be rich", derived from Arabic يسر (yasira) meaning "to become easy". This was the name of an early Islamic martyr. It was also borne by Yasir Arafat (1929-2004), a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
ZAFAR ظفر m Arabic, Urdu
Means "victory" in Arabic.
ZAHID زاہد m Arabic, Urdu
Means "pious, devout" in Arabic.
ZAHIDA زاہدہ f Arabic, Urdu
Feminine form of ZAHID.
ZAHIR ظہیر m Arabic, Persian, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from Arabic ظهير (zahir) meaning "helper, supporter". This can also be an alternate transcription of Arabic زاهر (see ZAAHIR (1)) or ظاهر (see ZAAHIR (2)).
ZAINAB زینب f Arabic, Urdu
Variant Arabic transcription of ZAYNAB, as well as the Urdu form.
ZAMAN زمان m Arabic, Urdu
Means "time, age, era" in Arabic.
ZAWAR زوار m Arabic, Urdu
Means "pilgrim, visitor" in Arabic.
ZIAUDDIN ضیاء الدین m Arabic, Urdu
Variant Arabic transcription of ZIYA AL-DIN, as well as the usual Urdu transcription.