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.
ABDAL m Pashto (Rare, Archaic)
Means "strong" in archaic pashto. Ancestor name of the modern Durrani-tribe, the name finds its historical roots in the name of the Central Asian Hephthalites.
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.
ARIANA f Persian, Afghani, Tajik
This name is Persian (Iranian) in origin. It comes from the Persian word Aryan, which means "noble". The masculine version is Aria.
ASHRAF m & f Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From Arabic أَشْرَف (ʾašraf)
meaning "most noble, most honoured", the elative degree of شَرِيف (šarīf)
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.
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.
HELEY f Afghani
It's a Pashto female given name, meaning Swan. Most likely a variant of the Greek name Helene (Ἑλένη), from the Greek mythology "Leda and the Swan".
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 famous bearer is Malala Yousafzai (1997–), a Pakistani Pashtun activist for female education and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. She was mentioned to be named after the Afghani folk hero of which her name is derived.
MIRAN m Pashto
Compound of Pashto "mir" (sun) and the Persian relating suffix "-an", making up the meaning "sun-like".
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 (pat) "honor" and (man) "self".
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
Meaning "archer" in archaic Pashto. Name of the forefathers of the Pashtuns (the Indo-Scythians, or Saka).
SENZALA f Pashto
Pashto female name refering to a kind of flower of the region.
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
Compound of the Pashto words "spin" (white) and "zar" (gold), meaning "silver".
TANIMA f Pashto
Pashto female name meaning "wave (of the sea)".
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)