Pashto Submitted Names

Pashto names are used in Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AASHNA m Afghani, Pashto
Means "familiar, friend" in Pashto.
ABDAL m Pashto (Rare, Archaic)
Means "strong" in archaic Pashto.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NOMYALI m Pashto (Rare)
Means "of good name" or "famous" in Pashto.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TANIMA f Pashto
Means "wave (of the sea)" in Pashto.
TERI m Pashto
Name of a Khattak Ancestor.
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.