Database of Arabic Surnames

Synopsis

Arabic surnames (family names) contain much inherent information than they seem to have. Our database of Arab surnames is a comprehensive and bilingual dataset contains [+250,000] refined entries with classification and full information including frequency transcription; usage covers a 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 geographic 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 geographic 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 extra three fields:
(1) Sublocale: administrative area (region, city, etc.) where the surname dominates.
(2) Social Subgroup: mainly tribe and clan.
(3) Type: this field shows etymological data about the surname origins (original, borrowed, etc).
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Entry: unvocalized surnameRoman: Roman phonemic transcription "Romanization"
Arabic: legitimate vocalized Arabic version of the surnameLocale: geographic region where the surname frequency is considered high
vocalized: vocalized "as pronounced" local versionVariants: other common orthographic variants (*)

Please download larger Arabic surnames sample in TXT format, or other related samples from dbsamples.htm.

ID Entry Arabic vocalized Roman Locale Variants
1 المساعفه الْمَسَاعِفَة الْمَسَاعْفَه Almasaafa Jordan  
2 الشمري الشمري الْشِمِّرِي Ash-shimmiri KSA  
3 فضل الله فَضْلُ الله فَضْلْ الله Fadl-lallah Sudan  
4 حفناوي حَفْنَاوِيّ حَفْنَاوِي Hafnaawi Egypt  
5 حسنين حَسَنَيْن حَسَنين Hasanen Egypt  
6 قائد قَائِد قَائِد Gaayid Yemen قايد
7 الدوسري الْدَّوْسَرِيّ الْدَّوْسَرِي Ad-dawsari KSA  
8 خلايلة خَلايِلَة خَلاَيْلَة khalaaylah Jordan  
9 باعبود أبَا عَبُّود بَاعَبُود Ba-abbud Yemen  
10 كاظم كَاظِم كَاظِم Kaadhim Iraq  
11 الرملاوي الْرَّمْلاَوِيّ الْرَّمْلاَوِي Ar-ramlaawi Palestine  
12 بوزيان أبُو زِيَان بُوزْيَان Buzyaan Algeria  
13 الخوري الْخُورِيّ الْخُورِي Alkhuuri Lebanon  
14 بنسعيد بِنْ سَعِيد بِنْسَعِيد Binsaaid Morocco  
15 البشير الْبَشَير الْبَشَير Albashir Sudan  
16 العلوي الْعَلَوِيّ الْعَلَوِي Alalawi Tunisia  
17 الإدريسي الإدْرِيسِيّ لِيدْرِيسِي lydrisi Morocco  
18 مهدي مَهْدِيّ مَهْدِي Mahdi Iraq  
19 فرغلي فَرْغَلِيّ فَرْغَلِي Farghali Egypt  
20 شنب شَنَب شَنَب Shanab Libya  
21 الشيباني الْشَيْبَانِيّ الْشَيْبَانِي Ash-shaybaani Yemen  
22 الحربي الْحَرْبِيّ الْحَرْبِي Alharbi KSA  
23 البلاونة الْبَلاَوِنَة الْبَلاَوْنَة Albalaawnah Jordan  
24 بودربالة أبُو دَرْبَالَة بُودَرْبَالَة Budarbaala Algeria  
25 الهيتي الْهِيتِيّ الْهِيتِي Alheeti Iraq  
26 الهنائي الْهَنَائِيّ الْهَنَائِيّ Al-hanaei Oman  
27 الحمصي الْحِمْصِي الْحِمْصِي Alhimsi Syria  
28 البلوشي الْبَلُوشِي الْبَلُوشِي Albalushy Oman  
29 القليوبي الْقَلْيُوبِيّ الْقَلْيُوبِي Alqalyuubi Egypt  
30 الضوء الْضَّوْء الْضَّو Aldaw Sudan  
31 ملاسي مَلاَّسيّ مَلاَّسي Mallasi Iraq  
32 العسكري الْعسْكَرِيّ الْعسْكَرِي Alaskari UAE  
33 الفزاني الْفَزَّانِيّ الْفَزَّانِي Alfazzaani Libya  
34 الذيابات الْذِّيَابَات الْذِّيَابَات Adh-dhiyaabat Jordan  
35 الكباشي الْكَبَّاشِيّ الْكَبَّاشِي Alkabbaashi Sudan  
36 العجمي الْعَجَمِيّ الْعَجَمِي Alajami Kuwait  
37 الشراح الْشَّرَّاح الْشَّرَّاح Ash-sharraah Kuwait  
38 القلاف الْقَلاف الْقَلاف Alqallaaf Kuwait  
39 الجيلاني الْجَيْلانِيّ الْجَيْلانِي Aljelaani Tunisia  
40 الأخرس الأخْرَس الأخْرَس Al-akhras Palestine  
41 البلوشي الْبَلُوشِيّ الْبَلُوشِي Al-baluushi Oman  
42 المحروقي الْمَحْرُوقِيّ الْمَحْرُوقِي Al-mahruuqi Oman  
43 النجار الْنَجَّار الْنَجَّار An-naggaar Egypt  
44 المجيد الْمَجِيد الْمَجِيد Almajeed Iraq  
45 عواملة عَوَامِلَة عَوَامْلَة Awamla Jordan  
46 حجو حَجُّو حَجُّو Haj-ju Syria  
47 اللبابيدي الْلَبَابِيدِيّ الْلَبَابِيدِي Al-labaabidi Syria  
48 يحيى يَحْيَى يَحْيَى Yahia Mauritania  
49 تجاني تِيجَانِي تِجَانِي Tijaani Mauritania  
50 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.


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