Followers of Islam often take on a last name with religious connotation. Last names are often associated with God or the Prophet. For instance, Abdullah means "servant of god," abd meaning "servant" and -ullah being a variation of Allah. But Muslim naming practices have moved beyond believers of Islam.
Use the list below to find your last name and learn about its meaning and origins.
In Egypt, for instance, a Christian might have the name Abdel-Massih, which means "servant of Christ."
Popular Muslim Last Names on FamilyEducation: Abad, Amir, Safar
Image: Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco