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 ابدال m Pashto (Rare, Archaic)
Means "strong" in archaic Pashto.
Abdul Ghafar عبد الغفار m Arabic, Malay, Urdu, Pashto
Arabic alternate transcription of Abd al-Ghaffar as well as the Malay, Urdu and Pashto form.
Abdul Khaliq عبدالخالق m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Variant transcription of Abd al-Khaliq.
Abdul Rahim عبدالرحيم m Arabic, Urdu, Malay, Pashto
Alternate transcription of Abd al-Rahim as well as the Urdu, Malay, and Pashto form.
Abdul Zahir عبدالظاهر m Arabic, Pashto
Variant transcription of Abd al-Zahir.
Afrasiab افراسياب 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 اغله f Pashto
Means "pleasing" in Pashto.
Ahmadshah احمدشاه m Afghani, Malay, Malaysian, Pashto
Combination of Ahmad with Shah.
Amrullah امرالله m Arabic, Pashto, Indonesian
Means "command of Allah" from Arabic أمر ('amr) meaning "order, command" combined with الله (Allah).
Andam اندام m Pashto
Means "forever" in Pashto.
Angar انګار m Pashto
Means "embers" in Pashto.
Ano انو f Pashto
Means "anise" in Pashto.
Apana آپانه f Pashto
Means "almond" in Pashto.
Apriday اپریدی f Pashto
Means "blessed" in Pashto.
Ara آره f Pashto
Means "original" or "unique" in Pashto.
Arzo آرزو f Afghani, Pashto
Afghan form of Arezou.
Asadullah اسد الله m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto
Means "lion of Allah", derived from Arabic أَسَد (ʾasad) meaning "lion" and الله (Allah).
Ashraf اشرف m & f Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto
Means "nobler, more honorable" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition, this term is used to refer to descendants of Muhammad through his daughter, Fatimah... [more]
Atal اتل m Pashto, Indian
Means "hero", "leader", "guide" in Pashto.
Azizullah عزيز الله m Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Pashto
Means "dear to Allah", from Arabic عَزِيز (ʿazīz) meaning "dear, darling" and الله (Allah).
Badam بادام m Pashto
Means "almond" in Pashto.
Bahramand بهره مند m Pashto
Means "fortunate" in Pashto.
Bakht بخت m & f Urdu, Pashto
Derived from Persian بخت (baxt) meaning "fortune, prosperity, luck".
Balbala بلبله f Pashto
From Persian بلبل‎ (bulbul) "nightingale".
Barlas برلاس m Pashto
Means "powerful" in Pashto.
Barsala برساله f Pashto
Means "eyelashes" in Pashto.
Baryal بريال m Pashto
Means "brave" in Pashto.
Basoor بصور m Pashto
This name was first given to Basirullah , know as Basoor Afg
Benazira ںېنظيره f Pashto (Rare)
Variant of Benazir.
Bismillah بسم الله m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
From the Arabic phrase بِسْمِ ٱللّٰه‏ (bi-smi llāh) meaning "in the name of God (Allah)", from اِسْم (ism) "name" combined with اللّٰه (allāh) "Allah".
Boba بوبه f Pashto
Means "innocent" or "genuine" in Pashto.
Brekhna بريښنا f Pashto
Means "lightning" in Pashto.
Darman درمان m Pashto
Means "medicine" in Pashto.
Darwesh دروېش m Pashto
Means "mystic" in Pashto.
Darwish دروېش m Arabic, Pashto
Means "dervish" in Arabic, referring to a member of an ascetic Sufi Muslim religious order. The term itself is derived from Persian درویش (darvish) meaning "poor, needy".
Dawar دوړ m Pashto
Means "prominant" in Pashto.
Dewa دیوه f Pashto
Means "candle" or "light" in Pashto.
Faizullah فيض الله m Arabic, Pashto
Alternate transcription of Faiz Allah.
Gabina ګبينه f Pashto
Means "honey" in Pashto.
Gahez ګهېز m Pashto
Means "morning" in Pashto.
Ghatola غټوله f Pashto
Means "tulip" in Pashto.
Ghazala غزاله f Pashto, Punjabi, Pakistani
From Arabic غَزَالَة (ḡazāla) meaning “gazelle”.
Ghotai غوټې f Pashto
Means "bud" in Pashto.
Gorbat غوربت m Pashto
Means "eagle" in Pashto.
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 ګلالۍ f Pashto
Derived from Pashto ګلابي (gwëlâbi) meaning "pink, rosy".
Hamidullah حمیدالله m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Means "praiseworthiness of Allah", from Arabic حَمِيد (ḥamīd) meaning "praiseworthy" and الله (Allah).
Hask ھسک 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 هېلۍ f Pashto
Means "duck" or "swan" in Pashto.
Heley هيلی f Pashto
Means "swan" in Pashto.
Henna حنا f Afghani, Pashto
Afghan form of Hannah.
Hewad ھیواد m Pashto
Means "homeland" in Pashto.
Hila هيله f Afghani, Pashto
Means "hope" in Pashto.
Hilla هیله f Afghani, Pashto
Alternate transcription of Hila.
Hosai f Pashto
Means "deer" in Pashto.
Ismatullah عصمت الله m Arabic, Indonesian, Pashto
Means "protection of Allah" or "perfection of Allah", from Arabic عِصْمَة‎ (ʿiṣma) "protection, defence" or "flawlessness, perfection" combined with الله (Allah).
Jagṛali جګړالې‎ m Pashto
Means "warlike" or "aggressive" in Pashto.
Jalaluddin جلال الدين m Arabic, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic alternate transcription of Jalal al-Din as well as the Pashto, Indonesian and Malay form.
Janwar m & f Pashto, Kazakh, Hindi, Afghan, Urdu
Means "animal" in Pashto, Kazakh, Hindi, & Urdu.
Kaki کاکې m Pashto
Means "small" in Pashto.
Kashmala کشماله f Pashto, Urdu, Pakistani
Means "basilica flower" in Pashto.
Kharo ښارو f Pashto
Means "bird" in Pashto.
Khatera خاطرة f Afghani, Pashto
Afghan form of Khatereh.
Khatol خاټول f Pashto
Means "golden poppy" in Pashto.
Khialay خيالې m Pashto
Means "smart" in Pashto.
Khushal خوشحال 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.
Koko کوکو f Pashto
Means "cute" in Pashto. It is used as a nickname in Afghanistan, often together with Gul.
Kontara کونتره f Pashto
Means "dove" in Pashto.
Lakhta لخته f Pashto
Means "earring" in Pashto.
Lalzari لال زاري f Pashto
Derived from Pashto lal meaning "ruby" and zar meaning "gold".
Laro لرو m Pashto
Means "preserver" or "protector" in Pashto.
Lawanga لونګه f Pashto
Means "clove" in Pashto.
Lutfullah لطف الله m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Means "kindness of Allah", from Arabic لُطْف (luṭf) meaning "kindness, gentleness" and الله (Allah).
Malala ملاله f Pashto
Variant of Malalai. A notable bearer is Pakistani activist and Nobel Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai (1997-).
Malang ملنګ m Pashto
Means "mystic" in Pashto.
Malghalara ملغلره f Pashto
Derived from Pashto مرغلره (marghalara) meaning "pearl".
Malyar ماليار m Pashto
Means "gardener" in Pashto.
Mina مينه f Pashto
Means "love" in Pashto.
Minatbar منت بار m Pashto
Means "grateful" in Pashto.
Miran میران m Pashto
Means "sun-like" in Pashto.
Mirwais ميرويس 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 نغمه f Pashto
Means "melody" in Pashto.
Nangial ننګيالې m Pashto
Means "honourable" in Pashto.
Nangialai ننګيالئ f Pashto
Feminine form of Nangial.
Nanguyalai ننګیالی m Pashto
Means "honourable" derived from Pashto ننګ (nang) "honour".
Nangyali ننګیالې m Pashto
Means "honorable" in Pashto.
Nimatullah نعمت الله m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian
Means "blessing of Allah", from Arabic نِعْمَة (niʿma) meaning "blessing" and الله (Allah).
Nomyali نوميالې m Pashto (Rare)
Means "of good name" or "famous" in Pashto.
Nufail نفېل m Pashto
Means "gracious" in Pashto.
Olas اولس m Pashto
Means "friend" in Pashto.
Orbala اوربله f Pashto
Means "firefly" in Pashto.
Orzala اورژاله f Pashto
Means "firelight" in Pashto.
Palay پالے m Pashto
Means "caretaker" in Pashto.
Panra پاڼه f Pashto
Means "leaf" in Pashto.
Patman پاتمن m Pashto
Means "man of honour", from Pashto pat "honour" and man "self".
Patoni پهتونی f Afghani, Pashto
Meaning as of yet unknown. A known bearer of this name is Dr. Patoni Isaaqzai Teichmann, an Afghan feminist and social activist.
Patson پاڅون m Pashto
Means "uprising" or "self-defence" in Pashto.
Perkha پرخه f Pashto
Means "dew" in Pashto.
Pohyali پوھیالې m Pashto
Meaning "knowledge-seeker" or "student" in Pashto.
Qais قیس m Arabic, Pashto
Alternate transcription of Qays as well as the Pashto form.
Rahmat رحمت m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay, Urdu, Persian, Pashto, Bengali
Derived from Arabic رحمة (rahmah) meaning "mercy".
Ranrha رڼا f Pashto
Means "light" in Pashto.
Rostum رستم m Pashto
Means "strong" in Pashto.
Rubbinah f Afghani, Muslim, Pashto
Variation of Rubina (Pashto, not Italian).
Rukh m Persian, Kazakh, Pashto, Turkish, Tajik, Uzbek
Persian, Kazakh, Pashto, Turkish, Tajik, Uzbek, & Turkmen form of the Arabic name Ruh, meaning "spirit".
Sado سدو m Pashto
Means "wise" or "intelligent" in Pashto. This is the name of a famous afghan tribal leader of the 17th century.
Saghar ساغر f Persian (Modern), Pashto (Modern), Turkish (Modern), Urdu (Archaic)
Saghar is a feminine given name of Persian origin (before the Islamic reformation into Iran). In Farsi, Saghar (ساغر) generally means “Wine glass / cup / goblet / bowl" or "The heart of philosopher” along with multiple different meanings in Persian, Urdu & Turkish speaking countries... [more]
Sak ساک m Pashto
Means "archer" in archaic Pashto.
Samandar سمندر m Hindi (Rare), Pashto (Rare)
Derived from Hindi समन्दर (samandar) or Pashto سمندر (samandar) both meaning "sea, ocean".
Sanga څانګه f Pashto
Means "branch" in Pashto.
Seifullah m Kazakh, Turkish, Pashto
Kazakh variant spelling of Saifullah.
Selab سيلاب m Pashto
Means "flood" in Pashto.
Selai سيلئ f Pashto
Means "wind" in Pashto.
Shafiqullah شفيق الله m Arabic (Rare), Pashto
Means "Allah the compassionate" from Arabic شفيق (shafiq) meaning "compassionate" combined with الله (Allah).
Shahidullah شهيد الله m Arabic, Bengali, Pashto
Means "witness of Allah", from Arabic شَهِيد (šahīd) "witness" and الله (Allah).
Shaperai ښاپېرۍ f Pashto
Means "fairy" in Pashto.
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 شاستئي f Pashto
Means "chrysanthemum" in Pashto.
Shazmina شازمينه f Pashto
Means "too much love" in Pashto.
Shino شینو m Pashto
From the Pashto word shīn meaning "cyan (a kind of green/blue)", 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 شپون m Pashto
Meaning "herdsman" in Pashto.
Shuja شجاء m Pashto
Means "brave" in Pashto.
Sifat صفت m Pashto
Means "praise" in Pashto.
Sparli سپرلې m Pashto
Meaning "spring" in Pashto.
Spin سپين m Pashto
Means "white, pure" in Pashto.
Spinzar سپينزر m Pashto
Means "silver" in Pashto, derived from سپين (spin) meaning "white" and زر (zar) "metal".
Storai ستوری f Pashto
Means "star" in Pashto.
Storay ستوری f & m Pashto
Variant transcription of Storai.
Tanima تنيمه f Pashto
Means "wave (of the sea)" in Pashto.
Teri ټيري m Pashto
Name of a Khattak Ancestor.
Toryal توريال m Pashto
Means "sword fighter" in Pashto.
Wajia وجيه f Pashto, Urdu
Possibly means "melody" in Pashto or derived from Arabic وَجِيه (wajīh) meaning "eminent, distinguished".
Wakqbaa واكسبا m Urdu, Muslim, Tajik, Arabic, Pakistani, Pashto
The name Wakqbaa or واكسبا in Arabic means "Wake"
Wali ولي m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Means "helper, protector, friend" in Arabic. The term is also used to refer to saints in Islamic tradition.
Wardak وردک 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.
Wawrina واورينه f Pashto
Alternate transcription of Pashto واورينه (see Wowreena).
Wowreena واورينه f Pashto
Means "white like snow" or "snow white" in Pashto, ultimately from واوره (wâwra) "snow".
Zabihullah ذبيح الله m Arabic, Afghani, Pashto
Alternate transcription of Dhabihullah. A known bearer of this name is the Afghan politician Zabihullah Mojaddidy (b. 1946).
Zaib زیب f & m Pashto, Urdu
Means "beauty" in Pashto and "ornament" in Urdu ultimately from Persian زیب zib.
Zala ژاله f Pashto
Means "shininess" in Pashto.
Zalmai زلمی m Pashto
Means "young" in Pashto.
Zalmay زلمی m Pashto
Variant transcription of Zalmai.
Zarbaha زر باحه f Pashto
Derived from Pashto zar meaning "gold".
Zarghuna زرغونه f Pashto
Derived from Pashto زرغون (zërǧun) meaning "green".
Zarka زرقه f Pashto
Means "crane (bird)" in Pashto.
Zarmina زرمينه f Pashto
From Pashto زر (zar) meaning "gold, metal" and مينه (mina) meaning "love".
Zarsanga زرڅانگه f Pashto
Means "golden branch", derived from Pashto زر (zar) meaning "gold, metal" combined with څانګه (śangah) meaning "branch".
Zartaj زرتاج f & m Pashto
Means "golden crown" from Pashto زر (zar) meaning "gold, metal" and تاج (taj) meaning "crown".
Zlaikha f Pashto
Pashto form of Zulaykha.
Zmarai زمری m Pashto
Means "lion" in Pashto. This is also the name of the fifth month of the Afghan calendar.
Zmaray زمری m Pashto
Variant transcription of Zmarai.
Zulëixa زلیخا f Pashto
Pashto form of Zuleika.