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!

PeghraTo praise or someone worthy of a praiseGirl
PerzoA person who wishes well for everyone, deservingBoy
PsarlayThe name denotes the month of springBoy
Qajeer GulQajeer means presentable or something that has least degree of negative criticism, Gul means flower, Qajeer Gul is a term of endearment used by mothers to express love for their childrenBoy
RekhminaSilken, name of a fabricGirl
ReshteenOf truthful nature and characterBoy
ReshtinaTruthful, a stern believer of truth.Girl
RoshinaThe one who gives lightGirl
SabawoonA Pashtun term for dawn or morningBoy
Sahar GulMorning flowerBoy
SamsorFresh, ripe, blooming and flourishingBoy
SanginaThe one who is polite with everyoneGirl
SenzalaSenzala is a type of flower found in Central AsiaGirl
Shahay"Beautiful. It's the name of the heroine of folk tale ""Dalay aw Shahay, a love story at the times of Mughal Emperor Akbar"""Girl
ShanzaiTree of the paradiseGirl
ShastaiPashto word for chrysanthemumGirl
ShazminaThe one who is capable of too much loveGirl
ShinogaiOne with green eyesGirl
ShughlaRay of lightGirl
SialA man of equal status, or competitionBoy
SilaiPashto word for windGirl
SparghaiEmber or fire sparkGirl
SpezalaA woman who is incredibly talentedGirl
TabanaBright moonlightGirl
TirichA shadow or darkness, A valley from MulkowBoy
Tor PikaiA girl with black hairGirl
ToryalA promising sword fighterBoy
WadaanA boy destined to be wealthy and prosperousBoy
WadaanaA girl destined to be wealthy and prosperousGirl
WafaFaithfulness, fidelity and loyaltyGirl
WagmaBreeze accompanied with a pleasant smellGirl
WajiaA beautiful melodyGirl
WakdarA man of high authority.Boy
WardaPashto term for roseGirl
YaqutName of a gem found in SwatBoy
ZakiaA woman of great intelligenceGirl
ZalaShine and brightnessGirl
ZalaanSomething that is shining, sparkling, radiant and outstandingBoy
ZamdaName of a plant that grows in quick sandGirl
Zar BibiZar means gold and Bibi means woman.Girl
Zar WareenThe woman who sprinkles goldGirl
ZaramA child who is unique or one in thousandBoy
ZareeshA woman with great wealthGirl
ZarghunaThe color greenGirl
ZarlashtaA beautiful, golden branchGirl
ZarminaA old Pashto name meaning lovely and precious goldGirl
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