Last name origin & meaning:
Arabic and Muslim (found in the Indian subcontinent as well as in
the Arab world): from a personal name based on Arabic
masị̄h ‘Messiah’. It is sometimes found in combinations
such as ‛Abd-ul Masị̄h ‘servant of the Messiah’. It is
used by Christians as well as Muslims. ‛Isa (Jesus) is mentioned as
the Messiah and a Prophet in the Qur’an (4:171).
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