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".
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".
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".
ABUL   m   Afghani
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
Meaning "pleasing" in Pashto.
ANO   f   Pashto
A kind of plant (anise) in Pashto.
APANA   f   Pashto
Pashto female name meaning "almond".
APRIDAY   f   Pashto
Meaning "blessed" in Pashto.
ARA   f   Pashto
Meaning "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) "noble, excellent".
ATAL   m   Pashto, Indian
Means "hero", "leader", "guide" in Pashto.
BALBALA   f   Pashto
Name of a bird (nightingale) in Pashto.
BARSALA   f   Pashto
Pashto female name meaning "eyelashes".
BASOOR   m   Pashto
This name was first given to Basirullah , know as Basoor Afg
BENAZIRA   f   Pashto (Rare)
Variant of Benazir.
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
Meaning "innocent" or "genuine" in Pashto.
DEWA   f   Pashto
Meaning "candle" or "light" in Pashto.
FARKHUNDA   f   Persian, Afghani (Rare)
Afghani variant of Farkhondeh.
FERESHTA   f   Afghani
Probably an Afghani form of Fereshteh.
GABINA   f   Pashto
Pashto female name meaning "honey".
GHAZALA   f   Pashto, Punjabi, Pakistani
From Arabic غَزَالَة (ḡazāla) meaning “gazelle”.
GOŠTĀSP   m   Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi
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   Muslim, Afghani, Pashto
Combination of Hamid and 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
Pashto female name meaning "swan".
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".
HEWAD   m   Pashto
Means "homeland" in Pashto.
HILA   f   Pashto
Means "hope".
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.
KAMRAN   m   Persian, Afghani, Azerbaijani, Pakistani, Kurdish
Meaning "prosperous" in Persian and "successful" in Urdu.
KASHMALA   f   Pashto, Urdu, Pakistani
Pashto female name meaning "basilica flower".
KHADAFI   m   Afghani (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Gaddafi.
KHUDAIDAD   m   Afghani
Variation of Khodadad.
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.
KOUROSH   m   Persian, Afghani
Meaning, "ancient king."
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
Pashto female name derived from lal meaning "ruby" and zar meaning "gold".
LARO   m   Pashto
Means "preserver" or "protector" in Pashto.
LAWANGA   f   Pashto
Pashto female name meaning "clove".
LETAFAT   f   Persian, Afghani, Arabic
Letafat means grace, beautiful, and elagance in Farsi and Dahri
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.
MALANG   m   Pashto
Means "mystic" in Pashto.
MALGHALARA   f   Pashto
Pashto feminine name meaning "pearl".
MINA   f   Pashto
Means "love".
MIRAN   m   Pashto
Compound of Pashto "mir" (sun) and the Persian relating suffix "-an", making up the meaning "sun-like".
MUSKA   f   Afghani
Feminine Pashto name meaning "smile."
NAGHMA   f   Pashto
Pashto female name meaning "melody".
NANGUYALAI   m   Pashto
Means “honourable” from Pashto ننګ (nang) “honour”.
NANGYALI   m   Pashto
Means "honorable" in Pashto.
NASRAT   m   Afghani
Afghani form of Nusrat.
NAZANEEN   f   Persian, Afghani
Variant transcription of Nazanin.
NOMYALI   m   Pashto
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
Pashto female name meaning "firefly".
ORZALA   f   Pashto
Pashto female name meaning "firelight".
PALAY   m   Pashto
Meaning "caretaker" in Pashto.
PANRA   f   Pashto
Pashto female name meaning "leaf".
PARGHUNDA   f   Pashto
Pashto female name meaning "cotton".
PATMAN   m   Pashto
Means "man of honour" from (pat) "honor" and (man) "self".
PATSON   m   Pashto
Meaning "uprising" or "self-defence" in Pashto.
POHYALI   m   Pashto
Meaning "knowledge-seeker" or "student" in Pashto.
ROHULLAH   m   Arabic, Afghani
Variant of Ruhullah.
ROSTUM   m   Pashto
Meaning "strong" in Pashto. Origins in the Avestan mythological character -.
RUBBINAH   f   Afghani, Muslim, Pashto
Variation of Rubina (Pashto, not Italian).
SADO   m   Pashto
Means "wise" or "intelligent" in Pashto. 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).
SALAR   m   Pakistani, Afghani, Arabic
arabic "leader or commander in chief".
SAMANDAR   m   Hindi (Rare), Pashto (Rare)
Derived from Hindi समन्दर (samandar) or Pashto سمندر (samandar) both meaning "sea, ocean".
SANGA   f   Pashto
Pashto female name meaning "branch".
SELAI   f   Pashto
Pashto female name meaning "wind".
SENZALA   f   Pashto
Pashto female name refering to a kind of flower of the region.
SHAHLALAI   f   Pashto
Pashto female name meaning "queen of flowers".
SHAIR   m   Arabic, Indian, Afghani
From the Arabic شاعر, which means "poet".
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)
Pashto female name meaning "fairy".
SHAPOOR   m   Pashto
Afghan Name... [more]
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
Pashto female name meaning "chrysantheum".
SHAZMINA   f   Pashto
Means "too much love".
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
Compound of the Pashto words "spin" (white) and "zar" (gold), meaning "silver".
STORAI   f   Pashto
Means "star".
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
Pashto female name meaning "wave (of the sea)".
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".
WAJIA   f   Pashto
Pashto feminine name meaning "melody".
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".
WOWRINA   f   Pashto, Afghani
Variant of Wowreena.
ZAIB   f   Afghani
Arabic
ZALA   f   Pashto
Means "shininess".
ZALMAI   m   Pashto, Afghani
Means "young" in Pashto.
ZALMAY   m   Pashto, Afghani
Variant transcription of Zalmai.
ZARBAHA   f   Pashto
Feminine name derived from the word zar meaning "gold".
ZARGHUNA   f   Pashto
Pashto feminine name meaning "green".
ZARKA   f   Pashto
Pashto feminine name meaning "crane (bird)"
ZARSANGA   f   Pashto
Pashto feminine name meaning "golden branch".
ZARTAJ   f   Pashto
Pashto feminine name meaning "golden crown".
ZLAIKHA   f   Pashto
Pashto form of Zulaykha.
ZMARAI   m   Pashto
Meaning "lion" in Pashto.
ZULAIKHA   f   Pashto
Variant transcription of Zulaykha.
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