Ghulam

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A Ghulam.

Ghulam (Arabic: غلام ‎) is an Arabic word meaning servant, boy, youth. It is used to describe young servants in paradise. It is also used to refer to slave-soldiers in the Abbasid, Ottoman, Safavid and to a lesser extent, Mughal empires, as described in the article Ghilman, which is the plural form of the word.

It can be used as the first element of a Muslim male given name, meaning servant of .., or in modern times as an independent surname. Particular uses as a name element are:

Compound names listed on further pages[edit]

Individual people, given compound name[edit]

Surname[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Ghilman, young servants in paradise or slave-soldiers in the Abbasid, Ottoman, Safavid and to a lesser extent, Mughal empires.
  • Ghulam Khan, town in North Waziristan, Pakistan