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List Updated: June 7, 2013

Total boy names in List: 256


A

Abasin (اباسين) The Indus River
Aimal (اېمل) Friend, (خوا خوږې), Also Emal Khan Afridi, 17th Century
Alam / Alamzeb (عالم \ عالم زيب) Alam: World, Zeb: Beauty
Amail (امېل) Necklace
Amu (امو) The River Amu
Andam (اندام) Forever
Angar (انګار) Embers
Armaghan (ارمغان) Gift
Arman (ارمان) Hope
Arsal / Arsalan (ارسلان)
Aryan (آرئين) Aryans
Asfand / Asfandyar (اسفند \ اسفنديار) Persian appearing in Shah Nama
Atal (اتل) Hero, Leader, Guide
Atsak (اتڅک)
Aurang (اورنگ) Wisdom
Awalmir (اول مير) Prime Chief
Azlan (ازلان)
Azmaray (ازمرې) Varient for Zmaray (زمرې) Lion

B

Babak (بابک) from Shahnama
Babrak (بابرک) Little Basilica Flower
Bacha (باچا) Nickname of Famous Pashtun Leader. Meaning king
Badam (بادام) Almond
Bahram (بهرام)
Bahramand (بهره مند) Fortunate, happy, thriving
Bahrawar (بهرور) big heart
Bakht (بخت) Luck
Bakht Rawan (بخت روان) Running Luck
Bakhtawar / Bakht (بختور) Lucky
Balach (بلاڅ) Locks; in Hair
Balay (بلی) Cornice or Eaves
Barlas (برلاس) Strong, Powerful, Authoritative
Baryal / Baryalai (بريال \ بريالې) Successful / Brave
Baseer (بصير) Vision
Batoor (باټور) Brave
Baz (باز) Eagle
Bazgar (بازګر) Peasant
Bazir (بازير) One who keeps eagles
Behroz (بهروذ)
Beltoon (بېلتون) Separation
Beroj (بېروج) Aquamarine, Gemstone found in Kunar

C

Chargul (چارګل) Jewellery for the Nose
Chinar (چنار) A Tree

D

Dagar (ډګر) Open Space / Battle Field
Darab (دراب) Admiral
Darman (درمان) Medicine, medication, remedy
Darwesh (دروېش) mystic
Darya (دريا) River
Daryab (درياب) River
Daulat (دولت) Wealth
Dawar (دوړ) Prominent, also name of tribe in North Waziristan
Diar (ديار) An expensive wood
Dilawar (دلاور) Bold
Droon (درون) Respectable, Literary: Heavy

E

Elam (ايلام) Mountain in Pashtunkhwa, Swat

F

Farhang (فرهنګ) Well bred
Faridun (فريدون) Three times strong, appears in Shahnama

G

Gahez (ګهېز) Morning
Gedi (ګېډئ) Bunch of Flowers
Ghairat (غېرت) Bravery
Ghakhtalay (غښتالې) Strong
Ghalji (غلجي) Name of an Ancestor
Ghamay (غمې) Precious Stone
Gharsanay (غرڅنې) Of the mountains
Ghatool (غټول) Tulip
Ghazan / Ghazin (غزن / غزين) Holy War Fighter, pashto form of arabic Ghazi
Ghorzang (غورزنګ) Long Strides, Panther's Strides
Ghuncha Gul (غونچه ګل) Bunch of Flowers
Ghurghusht (غورغشت) Name of an Ancestor
Gogal (ګوګل) Vocal cords
Gorbat (غوربت) Eagle
Gran (ګران) Dear / Beloved
Gul (ګل) Flower
Gul Baz (ګلباز) Playing with Flowers
Gul Jan (ګل جان) Gul - Flowers, Jan - Life
Gul Mast (ګل مست) Gul - Flowers, Mast - Excitement
Gul Rang (ګل رنګ) Colour of Flowers
Gul Yar (ګل يار) Loving Flowers
Gul Zaman (ګل زمان) Zaman - Times
Gulab (ګلاب) Rose
Gulzar (ګلزار) Flower Garden

H

Hask (هسک) Acme of Mountain
Helmand (هېلمند) A River that flows East to West in South Western Afghanistan, Near Qandahar, in Helmand
Hewad (هېواد) Homeland
Hukam (حکم) Order

I

Izat (عزت) Respect

J

Janan (جانان) Beloved
Janat Gul (جنت ګل) Janat - Paradise
Jandol (جنډول) Name of Place in Pashtun Khwa

K

Kakay (کاکې) Little
Karlan / Karlani (کرلاڼي) Name of an Ancestor
Karmal (کارمل)
Karwan (کاروان) Caravan
Khaghalay (ښاغلې) Honourable/Noteworthy. Also pronounced Shaghalay
Khaista (ښائسته) Beautiful
Khak (خاک) Sand / dirt, used to denote humbleness
Khalo (خالو) Adorned by 'Khal's', i.e., black beauty marks
Khandawar (خاندور) Laughing
Khialay (خيالې) Smart
Khog (خوږ) Sweet / Cute
Khushal (خوشال) Happy
Khushdil (خوش دل) Happy heart
Khwazun (خوزون) Movement / Moving
Khyber (خيبر) Famous Pass
Kochai (کوچې) Nomad
Kushan (کوشان) Hard working

L

Lajbar (لاجبر) Name of precious stone
Lakhkar / Lashkar (لښکر) Army
Lal (لعل) Name of precious stone
Lawang (لؤنګ) Clove
Lawangin (لونګين) Pendant Made of clove
Liwal (لېوال)
Lmar (لمر) Meaning: Sun. Also pronounced as Almar, Lemar, Nwar, Anwar

M

Mairanay (ميړانې) Brave
Maiwand (ميوند) Famous Place near Qandahar
Malang (ملنګ) Mystic
Malook (ملوک) Gentle, nice, sweetheart
Malyar (ماليار) Gardener
Manan (منان)
Mangal (منګل) name of tribe
Marghoz (مرغوز)
Marjan (مرجان)
Marwand (مړوند) Hands
Mashal (مشال) Lamp, night light
Mateen (متين)
Mehtar (مهتر) prince
Minatbar (منت بار) appreciative, grateful, obliged
Mir Wais (مير ويس) Chief of Ghilzai's in the 18th century in Kandahar
Mirzal (ميرزل)
Mohambar (موهمبر)

N

Nang (ننګ) Honor
Nangial (ننګيالې) Honorable
Noomyalay (نوميالې) Famous
Nufail (نفېل) Gracious

O

Olasyar (اولسيار \ اولس يار) Olas: People, Yar - Friend, Literally: People's Friend

P

Paiman (پېمان) Promise
Pamir (پامير) Mountain Range
Pashtoon (پشتون)
Pason (پاڅون) Uprising
Pasoon (پاڅون) Upright, standing for defence
Patang (پتنګ) Butterfly
Patman (پاتمن) Man of Honor, Two words; Pat = Honor; Man; Self
Patwal (پټوال)
Patyal (پتيال) د پت پالؤنکښې
Paywastun (پيوستون) Connection / Someone who Connects
Pelabo (پېلابو) Lightning Bolt
Perzo (پېرزو) Deserving, well wishing
Pohand (پوهاند) Knowing
Pordal (پور دل)
Powenda (پونده) Kochai / Nomad
Psarlay / Sparlay (سپرلې) Spring

Q

Qajeer Gul (قجير ګل) Qajeer - Presentable, Something that has least degree of negative criticism, Gul - Flower, Generally used by mothers for their beloved children to express their love for them
Qalandar (قلندر) One who does not care for worldly affairs, mystic

R

Raham Dil (رحم دل) Raham - Mercy, Dil - Heart
Rangeen (رنګين) Colored
Reday (ړيدې) Poppy
Reshteen / Rekhteen (ريشتين) Truthful
Rokhan / Roshan (روشان / روښان) Clear / Bright
Rustam (رستم) Son of Sohrab, see Sohrab

S

Sabawoon (سباون) Dawn/Morning
Sadin (سادين) Desert greenery
Sahar (سحر) Morning
Sahar Gul (سحر ګل) Morning Flower
Sahim (سهيم) Participant in a cause
Saifur (سېفور) Name of precious stone
Salar (سالار) Leader
Samandar (سمندر) Ocean
Samoon (سمون)
Samsor (سمسور) Ripe, Fresh, Blooming, Flourishing
Sangar (سنګر) Battleground / Fighting Point
Sangin (سنګين) Polite
Sangrez (سنګرېز) Stone breaker
Sanobar (سنوبر) Name of a tree
Sarban (سرابن) Cameleer, Caravan Leader, also name of ancestor
Sarbaz (سرباز) Eagle
Sartor (سرتور) Bear Headed
Sayel (سائل) equality
Selab (سيلاب) Flood
Selani (سېلاني) Free Flying
Shah Sawar (شاه سوار) King of horse riders
Shahzar (شاه زر) King of gold
Shamal (شمال) North
Shamshad (شمشاد) Name of a tree called box tree
Sher Dil (شير دل) Lion Heart
Sherin (شېرين) Very sweet
Shin Gul (شين ګل) Green / Blue Flower
Shindi Gul (شيندي ګل) One who spreads flowers
Shino (شينو) Having green eyes
Shpol (شپول) Aureole of the moon, Fence
Shpoon (شپون) Herdsman
Shuja (شجاء) Brave
Sifat (صفت) Praise
Sohrab (سهراب) of Shahnama fame, Champion, name of a Persian warrior
Sparlay (سپرلې) Spring Season
Spetselay (سپېڅلې) Holly, Pious
Spin (سپين) White
Spin Gul (سپين ګل) White Flower
Spinzar (سپين زر) White Gold
Storay (ستورې) Star
Sur Gul (سور ګل) Red Flower
Suweil (سوئېل) Name of star
Syal/Sial (سيال) Man of equal status, Competitor

T

Taban (تعبان) Bright moon light
Tanim (تنيم) Wave of sea
Taroon (تړون) Tie / Connection
Tawas (تاؤس) Name of a Bird
Teri (ټيري) Name of a Khattak Ancestor
Tofan (طوفان) Storm
Tolwak (ټولواک) Tol = Everybody; Wak = Authority
Tor Gul (تور ګل) Black Flower
Toryal (توريال) Sword Fighter
Toti (طوطي) Parrot
Turan (توران) Brave
Turialai (توريالې) Brave

W

Wadaan (ودان) Prosperous
Wais (وېس)
Wakdar (واکدار) Man of Authority
Wakman (واکمن) Lord, Man of Authority, Two words; Wak = Authority; Man = Self
Wali (ولي) Saint

Y

Yama (يمه) Old Lord
Yaqut (ياقوت) Name of gem (opal) found in Swat
Yoon (يون) Journey

Z

Zafran (زعفران) see Zapran
Zalaan (ځلان) Shining, sparking, radiant, outstanding, Similar in meaning to Zaland, Actual pronunciation as dzalan but can be spelt as Zalaan or (زالان) for non-pashto references
Zaland (ځلاند، ځلند) Bright, clear, evident, oustanding, shining, radiant, feminine Zalanda, pronunced dzaland but written as zaland for non-pashto references
Zalmay (زلمې) Young
Zapran (زپران) Derived from Zarparan for gold stigma of flower. Also Zafran.
Zar Gul (زر ګل) Gold Flower
Zar Wali (زرولي)
Zarak / Zark (زرک) Local name of a partridge like bird, Alectoris chukar
Zaram (زرم) One in Thousand
Zarang (زرنګ) Clever
Zarbat (زربت) Gold Lamp
Zardab (زرداب) Gold Water
Zardad (زرداد)
Zargar (زرګر) Goldsmith
Zarghun (زرغون) Green
Zarhawar (زړور) Brave
Zarhgay (زړګې) Little Heart
Zarin (زرين) of Gold, made of
Zarkanay (زرکاڼې) Gold Stone
Zarlesh (زرلېش)
Zarmast (زرمست) Zar - Gold, Mast - Excitement
Zarnosh (زرنوش)
Zaryab (زرياب) Possessor of Gold/Riches
Zawaar (زوار)
Zawar (ژور) Deep
Zgard (زږرد) Without Fear
Ziar (زيار) Laborious
Ziarmal (زيار مل) Hardworker
Zigar (زيګر) Liver
Zmarak (زمرک) Little Lion
Zmaray (زمرې) Lion
Zorak (زورک)
Zorawar (زورور) Forceful
Zwak (ځواک) Force
Zwandun (ژوندون) Life