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Updated June 9, 2019

How Popular Is The Name Shams

Family name origins & meanings

  • Muslim : from a personal name based on Arabic shams ‘sun’. Al-Shams (Ash-Shams) ‘the Sun’ is the title of the 91st sura of the Qur’an. It is found as a personal name in combinations such as Shams ud-Dīn ‘sun of religion’. This was the name borne by a famous Persian poet (died 1319).

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