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Updated February 29, 2024

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Muslim : from Arabic ‛abdul, ‛abd al ‘servant of the …’. Abdul is normally a component of a compound name referring to one of the attributes of Allah mentioned in the Qur’an or the Hadith, for example ‛Abdul‛Azīz ‘servant of the Powerful’, ‛Abdul-̣Hakīm ‘servant of the Wise’, ‛Abdul-Qādir ‘servant of the Capable’.

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