Alam is commonly a Muslim surname. It can be etymologically traced back from the Mughals. It can also be traced back to Arabs and the Persians. Meaning "the world," it is Arabic/Persian in its origin and is a cognate of Hebrew "olam."

'Alam also means "flag" in Arabic.

It's a last name in Lebanon for many Christian families in Rmeich, Baskinta and few other towns.Fact|date=June 2008

Alam or Abu Alam is also the name of a well known Jordanian and Syrian family of Palestinian origins (from Zaita - Tolkarem) who were named so after their great grandfather who raised the flag in some of the Ottoman army wars in Egypt.

Alam is a surname of many families in Bangladesh that trace their origins to the village of Alampur in the district of Jagannathpur.

In Indonesia, there is a small hereditary principality named Pakualaman, the rulers of which adopt a sequential instance in the "Paku Alam" name series; for instance, see Paku Alam VIII.


Several notable people share the surname "Alam":

* Anthony Alexander Alam (1896–1983), English-Australian state politician, son of Lebanese-English parents
* Amir Asadollah Alam (1919–1978), Iranian academic administrator and Prime Minister of Iran
* Muhammad Mahmood Alam (born 1935), Indian-Pakistani decorated Pakistan Air Force officer (Air Commadore)
* Intikhab Alam (born 1941), British Indian (Pakistani) retired cricketer
* Faria Alam (born 1966), Bangladeshi society figure and television personality
* Jahangir Alam (born 1973), former Bangladeshi cricketer
* Atif Alam Lebanese actor.
* Alam Family of Rmaich

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