159 Pashto Baby Names With Meanings


Pashtuns, also called Paktun, Pushtan, or Pathan are one the largest ethnic groups in Pakistan and Afghanistan. They are united by the Pashto language, which is tied with the Indo-Iranian language family.

The majority of Pashto names is derived from Turkish, Arabic, and Persian names, which have roots in Islamic names. Children are given two or three names at the time of birth. In the case of more than one given name, one will be the child’s informal name or the ‘most called name’.

For males, Muhammad, the name of the prophet of Islam, is picked as the first given name in case of more than one given name. But Muhammad isn’t the informal name or most called name amongst the Pashtuns, considering the popularity of this name in Islamic countries. Pashtun girls have at the most two given names. The female names mostly end in –ai or –a. Upon marriage, women take the family name of their husband’s.

The use of family names is prominent amongst Pashto speaking families. The family names of the Pashtuns are derived from tribe or region they live in. The surnames derived from tribe usually end in –i or ai. Below, MomJuction has listed some of the most popular Pashto baby boy and girl names for you. Take a look!

GhatoolName of tulip flower in PashtoBoy
GhazanGhazan is Pashto for Ghazi. It's the name of a holy war fighterBoy
GhiljiSon of mountain. It's the name of the largest Pashtun confederacyBoy
GhorzangLong strides or panther's stridesBoy
GhunchaA bunch of flowersGirl
GogalOne with high vocal cordsBoy
GranOne who is dear and beloved to the heartBoy
Gul BanoGul Bano is the name of the Princess of flowers.Girl
Gul Makai"Gul Makai is the name of the heroine of the famous folk tale ""Musa Khan aw Gul Makai"""Girl
Gul WarinThe name is derived from Gulwari and means the one who sprinkles flower.Girl
HelaiHelai is a Pashto word for swanGirl
HusayDeer or gazelle, a small and slender antelope with curved hornsGirl
JandolJandol is the name of place in Pashtun Khwa.Boy
KaroA bird, Pashto term for Mayna birdGirl
KarwanCaravan, a vehicle equipped for living in.Boy
KhaanKhaan means Ruler, He who is The KingBoy
KhaghalayAlso pronounced as Shaghalay, Khaghalay means honorable or noteworthyBoy
KhaistaPashto version of Shaista, meaning beautifulGirl
KhakKhak is a Pashto term used to denote humilityBoy
KhaloBlack beauty marks or adorned with Khal'sBoy
KhaperaiA girl as beautiful and dainty as a fairyGirl
KhialayOne who is smart, wise and intelligentBoy
KhkulayA girl who is extremely beautifulGirl
Khush BakhtaA girl with a happy luckGirl
KhwagaSweet, a girl with sweet natureGirl
LajbarA Pashto name for a precious stoneBoy
LalmaA piece of land that defends only on rainGirl
LmarPronounced as Almar, Lmar means sun.Boy
MahamadouA praiseworthy and admirable individualBoy
MahzalaBrightness of moon.Girl
MalalaOne who is grieving, sad oneGirl
MalangMystic, saint, someone who is extremely passionate about somethingBoy
MalghalaraPashto word for pearlGirl
MalyarAn occupational term for gardenerBoy
MinatbarA boy who is grateful and appreciativeBoy
MunawaraAn enlightened and wise womanGirl
NangialAn honorable and respectable personBoy
NangialaiAn honorable and notable womanGirl
NazoSomeone who is whimsy and beautiful. It's the name of a famous Pashtun female poet of 18th century.Girl
NiazminaA girl who dear one or apple of the eyeGirl
NoomyalayThe one destined to be famousBoy
NufailGracious or gracious to the AlmightyBoy
OlasyarPeople's friend, one with a friendly dispositionBoy
OrzalaThe light and brightness emitted by fire.Girl
PamirPashto term for mountain rangeBoy
PariwarshA girl who is as beautiful as a fairyGirl
ParkhaDew or tiny droplets of water falling at nightGirl
PasoonA person who is upright and always stands for defenseBoy
PatmanHonorable man. It's derived from the elements 'pat' which means honor and 'man', which means self.Boy
PaywastunConnection or someone who connects on a deeper levelBoy
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