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Database of Arab Surnames

Synopsis

Arab surnames (family names) contain much inherent information than they seem to have. Our database of Arab surnames is a comprehensive and bilingual dataset contains [150,000+] refined entries with classification and full information including frequency transcription; usages cover wide range of applications such as NER, name scoring, and name indexing.

The local transcription will give an insight of how each surname is actually pronounced within its geographical domain therefore indicates how far the local version deviates from legitimate Arabic version this will further facilitates the automatic generation of vowels for other surnames within the same geographical region

Two versions of Arabic script are provided vocalized and unvocalized beside the Roman transcription which is for reference only, this makes it possible to regenerate all the legitimate variants for every name in many other non-Arabic script based languages.

Note: An augmented version of this database includes four extra fields:
Sublocale: administrative area (region, city, etc.) where the surname dominates.
Social Subgroup: mainly tribe and clan.
Religion: a shallow classification to Suna and Shia.
Type: this filed shows etymological data about the surname origins (original, borrowed, etc).

DatabaseRelated DatabasesOther software of interest
Database of Arabic Given Names Database of Non-Arab Names Personal Names Transcription System
Database of Arabic Surnames Database of Local and Unique Names Personal Names Romanization System
Database of Arabic Whole Names Database of Famous Names Personal Names Arabicizing System
Database of Names of Arabic Origins   Arabic Names Location System

Entry: unvocalized surnameRoman: Roman phonemic transcription "Romanization"
Arabic: legitimate vocalized Arabic version of the surnameLocale: geographical region where the surname frequency is considered high
vocalized: vocalized "as pronounced" local versionVariants: other common orthographic variants (*)

Please download more organized samples in TXT format from dbsamples.htm.

ID Entry Arabic vocalized Roman Locale Variants
0001 المساعفه الْمَسَاعِفَة الْمَسَاعْفَه Almasaafa Jordan  
0002 الشمري الشمري الْشِمِّرِي Ash-shimmiri KSA  
0003 فضل الله فَضْلُ الله فَضْلْ الله Fadl-lallah Sudan  
0004 حفناوي حَفْنَاوِيّ حَفْنَاوِي Hafnaawi Egypt  
0005 حسنين حَسَنَيْن حَسَنين Hasanen Egypt  
0006 قائد قَائِد قَائِد Gaayid Yemen قايد
0007 الدوسري الْدَّوْسَرِيّ الْدَّوْسَرِي Ad-dawsari KSA  
0008 خلايلة خَلايِلَة خَلاَيْلَة khalaaylah Jordan  
0009 باعبود أبَا عَبُّود بَاعَبُود Ba-abbud Yemen  
0010 كاظم كَاظِم كَاظِم Kaadhim Iraq  
0011 الرملاوي الْرَّمْلاَوِيّ الْرَّمْلاَوِي Ar-ramlaawi Palaestine  
0012 بوزيان أبُو زِيَان بُوزْيَان Buzyaan Algeria  
0013 الخوري الْخُورِيّ الْخُورِي Alkhuuri Lebanon  
0014 بنسعيد بِنْ سَعِيد بِنْسَعِيد Binsaaid Morocco  
0015 البشير الْبَشَير الْبَشَير Albashir Sudan  
0016 العلوي الْعَلَوِيّ الْعَلَوِي Alalawi Tunis  
0017 الإدريسي الإدْرِيسِيّ لِيدْرِيسِي lydrisi Morocco  
0018 مهدي مَهْدِيّ مَهْدِي Mahdi Iraq  
0019 فرغلي فَرْغَلِيّ فَرْغَلِي Farghali Egypt  
0020 شنب شَنَب شَنَب Shanab Libya  
0021 الشيباني الْشَيْبَانِيّ الْشَيْبَانِي Ash-shaybaani Yemen  
0022 الحربي الْحَرْبِيّ الْحَرْبِي Alharbi KSA  
0023 البلاونة الْبَلاَوِنَة الْبَلاَوْنَة Albalaawnah Jordan  
0024 بودربالة أبُو دَرْبَالَة بُودَرْبَالَة Budarbaala Algeria  
0025 الهيتي الْهِيتِيّ الْهِيتِي Alheeti Iraq  
0026 الهنائي الْهَنَائِيّ الْهَنَائِيّ Al-hanaei Oman  
0027 الحمصي الْحِمْصِي الْحِمْصِي Alhimsi Syria  
0028 البلوشي الْبَلُوشِي الْبَلُوشِي Albalushy Oman  
0029 القليوبي الْقَلْيُوبِيّ الْقَلْيُوبِي Alqalyuubi Egypt  
0030 الضوء الْضَّوْء الْضَّو Aldaw Sudan  
0031 ملاسي مَلاَّسيّ مَلاَّسي Mallasi Iraq  
0032 العسكري الْعسْكَرِيّ الْعسْكَرِي Alaskari UAE  
0033 الفزاني الْفَزَّانِيّ الْفَزَّانِي Alfazzaani Libya  
0034 الذيابات الْذِّيَابَات الْذِّيَابَات Adh-dhiyaabat Jordan  
0035 الكباشي الْكَبَّاشِيّ الْكَبَّاشِي Alkabbaashi Sudan  
0036 العجمي الْعَجَمِيّ الْعَجَمِي Alajami Kuwait  
0037 الشراح الْشَّرَّاح الْشَّرَّاح Ash-sharraah Kuwait  
0038 القلاف الْقَلاف الْقَلاف Alqallaaf Kuwait  
0039 الجيلاني الْجَيْلانِيّ الْجَيْلانِي Aljelaani Tunis  
0040 الأخرس الأخْرَس الأخْرَس Al-akhras Palestine  
0041 البلوشي الْبَلُوشِيّ الْبَلُوشِي Al-baluushi Oman  
0042 المحروقي الْمَحْرُوقِيّ الْمَحْرُوقِي Al-mahruuqi Oman  
0043 النجار الْنَجَّار الْنَجَّار An-naggaar Egypt  
0044 المجيد الْمَجِيد الْمَجِيد Almajeed Iraq  
0045 عواملة عَوَامِلَة عَوَامْلَة Awamla Jordan  
0046 حجو حَجُّو حَجُّو Haj-ju Syria  
0047 اللبابيدي الْلَبَابِيدِيّ الْلَبَابِيدِي Al-labaabidi Syria  
0048 يحيى يَحْيَى يَحْيَى Yahia Mauritania  
0049 تجاني تِيجَانِي تِجَانِي Tijaani Mauritania  
0050 التريكي الْتُرَيْكِي الْتِريكِي At-tireki Libya  

* variants are rare in Arabic, those included here may be considered as common typographic errors rather than real variants.

Statistical Database of Arab Surnames

This is a statistical (1) image of some of the above listed surnames; the statistical database contains [150,000+] entries including names from all Arab countries as well as other countries known for using borrowed Arab surnames; percentage frequency counters calculated using our whole database of Arab names; No vocalized version is supplied.

In the table below the columns are assigned to surnames, rows are assigned to the countries due to space constraints; in the actual database the case is vice versa.


الدوسري العجمي بودربالة البلوشي حفناوي قائد تجاني التريكي
Country Addawsari Alajami Budarbala Albalushi Hafnaawi Qayid Tijani Attireki
Algeria 0.00% 0.00% 0.50% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.05% 0.00%
Bahrain 0.93% 0.05% 0.00% 0.26% 0.00% 0.13% 0.01% 0.00%
Djibouti % % % % % % % %
Egypt 0.00% 0.04% 0.00% 0.00% 0.87% 0.01% 0.01% 0.00%
Iraq 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01%
Jordan 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
KSA 1.02% 0.14% 0.00% 0.05% 0.00% 0.04% 0.00% 0.91%
Kuwait 0.58% 3.69% 0.00% 0.36% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.02%
Lebanon 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Libya 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.21% 0.37%
Mauritania 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00%
Morocco 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.14% 0.01%
Oman 0.00% 0.83% 0.00% 5.35% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Palestine 0.00% 0.02% 0.00% 0.00% 0.08% 0.00% 0.00% 0.03%
Qatar 1.35% 0.27% 0.00% 0.36% 0.00% 0.13% 0.00% 0.07%
Somalia % % % % % % % %
Sudan 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.58% 0.00%
Syria 0.00% 0.03% 0.00% 0.00% 0.05% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Tunis 0.00% 0.00% 0.09% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.07% 0.00%
UAE 0.01% 0.08% 0.00% 2.42% 0.01% 0.07% 0.00% 0.08%
Yemen 0.01% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.68% 0.00% 0.02%
All 0.57% 0.22% 0.01% 0.30% 0.02% 0.43% 0.01% 0.01%

(1) figures based on our database volume

Facts

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