Irrespective of religion, typical names of people in Bangladesh contains first and last names like the west. However, most people in family and close circles are also called by Nicknames, which can be totally different from First and Last Name. The use of Nickname is more popular in Bangladeshi people, then their First and Last Name.
The Muslims typically use Muhammed, Mohammad, Muhammad or Md. at the beginning of their name. This should have been an title. However, it became a part of the name. So, a typical Muslim name contains 3 parts: Mohammad First Last.
Again in Muslim names, you can rarely find family names. Moreover, the last name may not always be the family name. Some of the most popular family names in Bangladesh are:
- Chowdhury or Chaudhury
- Kazi or Quazi
The popular last names for both males and females in Bangladesh:
- (ul) Islam,
- (ur) Rahman,
- (ul) Hassan,
- Hossain or Hussain,
- Haque or Haq,
- Akter (Female, but used by males also), etc.
- Pervin, Parvin or Parveen, etc.
- Alam, etc.