First name origin & meaning:

Hindi: The whole world

First name variations: Aalam

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic ‛alam ‘emblem’, ‘banner’, hence an epithet for a distinguished man. ‛Alam-al-Huda (‘banner of guidance’) is an honorific title of the Prophet Muhammad. Alam is generally found in names in combination with other words.
  2. Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic ‛ālam, literally ‘world’. ‛Ālamgir (in combination with the Persian word gir ‘conqueror’) was a title of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb (1618–1707), who ruled the Indian subcontinent from 1658 to 1707. This name is found in a variety of compounds, which are popular in the subcontinent, for example Badrul-‛Ālam ‘full moon of the world’.
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