Atif (also spelled Atef or Atiph, Arabic: عاطف‎) is an Arabic masculine given name generally used in the Muslim world, it means "the kind one".

PronunciationArabic: [ʕaːtˤɪf]
Egyptian Arabic: [ʕɑːtˤef]
Meaning"Kind one"
Other names
Variant form(s)Aatif

Given nameEdit


  • Atef Abu Saif (born 1973), Palestinian writer
  • Atef Adwan, Minister of Refugees in the Palestinian Authority
  • Atef Bseiso (1948–1992), Palestine Liberation Organization head of intelligence
  • Atef Dkhili (born 1990), Tunisian footballer
  • Atef Ebeid (1932–2014), Prime Minister of Egypt from October 1999 to July 2004
  • Atef Maoua, Tunisian basketball player
  • Atef Najib, Syrian political security chief in the city of Daraa, and cousin of President Assad
  • Atef Saad (born 1988), Tunisian long-distance runner
  • Atef Sadat (born 1948), Egyptian Air Force pilot
  • Atef Salem (1927–2002), Egyptian film director
  • Atef Sedky (1930–2005), Egyptian politician, Prime Minister of Egypt from 1986 until 1996
  • Atef Tarawneh (born 1954), Jordanian politician, Speaker of Jordan's House of Representatives
  • Atef El-Tayeb, Arab Egyptian film director



  • Atıf Yılmaz Batıbeki (1925–2006), Turkish film director, screenwriter, and film producer



  • Bahram Atef (born 1941), Iranian football manager and academic
  • Emily Atef (born 1973), French-Iranian director, screenwriter and producer based in Berlin
  • Mohammed Atef Al-Masri (born Sobhi Abu Setta, also known as Abu Hafs al-Masri), the military chief of al-Qaida, and was considered one of Osama Bin Laden's two deputies, the other being Ayman Al Zawahiri
  • Momen Atef (born 1994), Egyptian footballer
  • Salah Atef, commonly known as Rico (born 1989), Egyptian footballer


  • Kamran Atif, member of Harkat-ul Mujahideen al-Alami. In 2002, he tried to assassinate President Pervez Musharraf.
  • Mohammad Atif Ali (born 1982), Emirati cricketer

Ben / Bin AtefEdit