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Karima grew up speaking Arabic with her parents and family. She loves her culture and language!

Finding the perfect name for your new baby boy is one of the most important decisions you'll have to make, and there are thousands of wonderful names out there! Narrowing it down by language makes it a bit easier.

Arabic is spoken by over 300 million people from 26 different countries. It is also one of the most difficult languages to learn! Its complexity, beauty, and unique sound makes it a popular language for names. Many names have multiple meanings!

Whether you love the way it sounds, want to honor your Arab heritage, or simply want to give your baby a name from the Qur'an, this list is chock-full of cute, modern, and sweet name ideas for your baby boy. Congratulations!

Unique Arabic Names Ideas for a Baby Boy

NameMeaning

Abbas

Lion

Abdul

Servant of God

Abid

Worshipper

Adil

Wise, insightful

Adam

Made from earth, clay

Adib

Cultured, scholar

Adnan

Pioneer

Afif

Modest

Ahmed

Praiseworthy, the most praised one

Ahsan

Perfection, excellence

Ajmal

Very handsome

Aladdin

Peak of faith

Ali

Exalted, high

Alim

All-knowing

Amer

Prosperous, full of life

Amin

Truthful

Amir

Prince

Anwar

Luminous

Aqeel

Knowledgable, wise

Asad

Lion

Ashraf

Most honorable one, very noble

Ayman

Righteous

NameMeaning

Aziz

Darling, precious

Azmi

Determined

Badr

Full moon

Bakri

Early worker

Bahjat

Happiness

Bashir

One who brings good news

Bilal

Freshness, moisture

Burhan

Proof

Dawoud

Beloved (Arabic version of the name David)

Deen

Religion

Ehsan

Charitable

Fadel

Virtuous

Fadir

Savior, sacrificer

Faheem

Understanding, intelligent

Faisal

Arbitrator, one who separated what's good from what's evil

Faiz

Successful

Farid

Unique

Fayez

Victorious

Fazli

Kind

Fikri

Intelligent

Modern and Cute Names for Baby Boys in Arabic

NameMeaning

Ghassan

Youthful, handsome

Ghiath

Savior, rain that falls after a long draught

Habib

Beloved, friend

Hadi

Leader, guide

Hakim

Wise

Halim

Gentle, patient

Hamza

Lion, strong, brave

Hani

Happy

Harun

Warrior lion

Hashem

Crusher, breaker

Hassan

Benefactor, good, handsome

Hatem

Decisive, determined

Haydar

Lion, brave

Hazem

Resolute

Hisham

Generous

Hussein

Handsome

Abu Hurayrah

Father of a kitten

Ibrahim

Father of nations (Arabic version of Abraham)

Idrees

Studious, smart

Iqbal

Fortunate

Iyad

Support, reinforcement

Ja'far

Small stream, creek

Jalal

Majesty, dignity

Jamal

Beauty

Jaleel

Lovely

Jawad

Generous, open-handed

NameMeaning

Jubair

Mender, unbreaker

Kamal

Excellence

Kareem

Generous

Kazem

One who controls his anger and doesn't act upon it

Khaled

Eternal, endless, immortal

Louay

Shield, protector

Mahdi

Well-guided

Mahmud

Praiseworthy

Majid

Noble, magnificent

Malik

Owner, king

Mansour

One who is victorious

Marwan

Solid stone, very strong lion, leader

Mohammed

Praised, commendable

Muhannad

Sword made in India

Mounir

Illuminating, luminous

Mustaga

The chosen one

Nadeem

Drinking and eating companion

Nabeel

Noble

Naji

Survivor

Najib

Highborn, excellent

Naeem

Happiness

Cute Arabic Names for Boys

NameMeaning

Naseem

Breeze

Nasser

Victorious

Odai

Sunrise

Omar

Flourishing, long-lived

Othman

Wise, powerful

Qasim

One who distributes

Qadir

Full of power

Rabi'

Spring

Raed

Leader, pioneer

Rahim

Merciful

Rami

The one who throws an arrow

Rasheed

Rightly guided

Rayan

Watered, luxuriant, plentiful

Sa'id

Happy

Saad

Prosperity, felicity

Salah

Righteousness, goodness, peace

Salim

Safe, secure, healthy

Salman

Safe, secure

Sami

Elevated, sublime

Sayf

Sword

Shadi

Singer, enchanter

NameMeaning

Shafiq

Compassionate

Suheil

Level, even, Canopus (the star)

Suleiman

Man of peace

Taher

Purity, cleanliness

Tahsin

Improvement, enhancement

Talal

Admirable

Tareq

Striker, one who travels at night, morning star, visitor in a dream

Tawfiq

Successful, fortunate

Wafi

Reliable

Waheed

One

Waleed

Newborn

Yahya

God is gracious

Yaseen

Chief

Yasser

One who makes things easier

Yunus

Dove

Yusef

God increases (Arabic name for Joseph)

Zaid

To prosper

Zayn

Beauty, grace

Zakariah

God has remembered

Zaki

Pure, chaste, without sin

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100+ Best Arabic Girl Names And Their Meanings (With Audio)

There are many options when choosing an Arabic name for a girl.

In most cases, people pick rather sonorous names; names that sound unique, cool, royal, or nostalgic.

Interestingly, while the majority of Western names have started to lose touch with their etymological roots, Arabic names remain so attached to their semantic backgrounds that one could mistake them for normal adjectives.

In fact, most Arabic names are adjectives.

Arabic girl names tend to lean the most towards the category of traditional femininity.

They refer to beauty, royalty, honor, honesty, modesty, and religious faithfulness.

Today I’ll share some of the best and most popular Arabic names for girls.

As you go through this selection, here are a few things to consider:

  • Not all names are Islamic: in fact, many names have Christian or Hebrew origins.
  • Some names are pronounced differently in North African and the Middle Eastern Arabic dialects (different stress).
  • Some names are more prevalent than others in certain regions of the Arab world.
  • Names that rhyme as AA-EE-AA as in: Bahija, Saida, Dalila, Naziha, etc. are not as common as they used to be a decade ago.

Arabic names take you on a bit of a linguistic and historical trip because every name has its own story.

Hopefully you’ll look at your Arab friend and see them in a way that fits their name, or an otherwise ironic contradiction between their behavior and the meaning of their name. :smile:

Arabic girl names in alphabetical order

The names listed here are by no means exhaustive. There are plenty more I could have listed.

On left side, you’ll see how the name is generally written in English and right next to it, you can see and hear how it’s pronounced.

The original Arabic is included along with its meaning.

NOTE: Names can have alternative spellings in English and sometimes even Arabic (e.g. you might see some names written with a ‘taa marbuta’ or ‘aleph’ ending). It doesn’t change the pronunciation of the name.

Also, be sure to check out my list of Arabic boy names as well.

Names starting with A

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
Aalaa’Play audio aa-LAA’آَلَاء Alaa is one of the particularly soothing Arabic names. It’s a classical name that connotes “favor” or “blessing”. This name is also mentioned in Qur’aan, and people agree that it sounds beautiful.
AbraarPlay audio Ab-RAARأَبْرَارAn adjective which means "honest" or "obedient". It’s an adjective in the plural form, and the single form is used in normal speech to refer to obedient children.
AdhkarPlay audio Adh-KAARأَذْكَار If you are familiar with some of the basic Arabic phrases, then you may have heard the phrase “adhkaar al Qur’aan”. Semantically speaking, adhkaar is a plural for “dhekr”, which is a prayer you say daily as a way to remind yourself of God’s blessings. As a name, “Adhkaar” describes someone who is loved by others and always remembered.
AhlaamPlay audio Ah-LAAMأَحْلَامPlural for “holm” (dream).
AishaPlay audio 3a2-i-shaعائشةName of the youngest wife of Muhammed and means "she who lives".
AmalPlay audio a-MALأَمَلAmal means “hope”. It’s a nice name that’s widely common among girls, but it’s also given to boys- although to a much more restricted rate. Example of a male writer with a traditionally female name: Amal Donqol (Egyptian poet).
AminaPlay audio AA-minaآمِنَةHistorically speaking, Amina is a religious figure. She was Muhammed’s wife. Semantically, it is an adjective that means “a peaceful person”, or “someone you feel peaceful and safe around”.
AnissaPlay audio a-NEES-saأَنِيسَةThe name “Anissa” implies calmness and kindness. It also refers to an obedient, wise girl who keeps people good company. This is an old Arabic name that has been used in pre-Islamic literature.
AseelPlay audio a-SEELأسِيلْ“Aseel” is an adjective that means “soft and gentle”. While referring to people, Aseel is a girl who has soft and long cheeks.
AsmaPlay audio AS-maأَسْمَاءAsmaa could refer to the plural form of the noun “Esm” (name). This name can’t be used in the singular form. However, many argue that “Asmaa” as a plural for “Esm” doesn’t make sense because one can’t be lazy enough to name their daughter “names”! They insist that “Asmaa” rather stands for the noun “somoo”, which means “majesty”. Given the poetic nature of all Arab names, assuming that “Asmaa” means “majesty” makes a lot more sense.
AssyaPlay audio AA-seyaآسيَةIn the Islamic narrative, Assya was the Pharaoh’s wife. Semantically, it refers to someone who offers comfort and solace to others. It could also imply sadness and contemplation, but it’s always recommended to embrace the positive meaning of names.
AtharPlay audio aa-THAARآثَارA monument or a fossil. It also refers to shiny swords and metals.
AreejPlay audio a-REEJأَرِيجA classical name that means “something that smells nice and soothing.”
ArwaPlay audio AR-waaأَرْوَىThis is believed to be a verb which means “to water”. Arwa is someone who is supposed to water the souls.
AyaPlay audio AA-yaأَيَةThe name “Aya” is one of the most prevalent Arabic names. It’s essentially religious in nature, and it means one or more of the following: - A strong proof - An exemplum - A line from Qur’an
AysalPlay audio AY-selآيْسلIt is argued that Aysal is an archaic Turkish name that means “moonlight”. It also has Urdu roots.
AzharPlay audio Az-HAARأَزْهَارPlural for “zahra” (flower). See singular version below.

Names starting with B

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
BaraaPlay audio Ba-RAA’بَرَاءSomeone who heals others, or someone who is innocent.
BouthaynaPlay audio Bou-THAY-naبُثَيْنَة“Bouthayna” is an adjective that refers to fertility as well as to extremely pale complexions. The most popular “Bouthayna” in Arabic literature is the poet Maamar’s lover.
BasmaPlay audio BASS-maبَسْمَةThis name means “a smile”, and it’s an authentic Arabic name.
BalkissPlay audio Bal-QEESبَلْقِيسْIn Islamic mythology, Queen Balkis is one of the most powerful women in history, which is something the Old Testament also approves of. Semantically, this name means deep agony and grief.
BahijaPlay audio Ba-HEE-jaبَهِيجَة“Bahija” is an adjective that means extreme happiness and optimism. It’s a truly positive name, but it’s rarely given to female newborns anymore.
BodourPlay audio Bo-DOORبُدُور“Bodour” is the plural form for “badr”, which means complete moon. In Arabic literature, the moon metaphor is used to describe exquisitely beautiful woman.
BatoolPlay audio Ba-TOOLبَتُولIn Hebrew, this name means “God’s home”. In Arabic, it means a woman who refuses to get married. In Christianity, Mary is described as “Batool” because she made herself available to God only.

Names starting with D

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
DimaPlay audio DEE-maدِيمَا“Dima” has two meanings: -Rain with no thunder -Continuity and eternity
DinaPlay audio DEE-naدِينَاA Hebrew name which means “female ruler”. Dina was also one of Jacob’s daughters. In the English language, it refers to the girl coming from the valley.
DanyaPlay audio DAA-nyaدَانْيَةA woman who is close to heart.
DonyaPlay audio DON-yaدُنْيَاThe world, the present moment. It also refers to the beautiful things in life.
DalalPlay audio Da-LAALدَلَالSexual attractiveness and provocative body movement. In some other cases, it may refer to wisdom.
DalilaPlay audio Da-LEE-laدَلِيلَةA derivative of “Dalal”, except that this name also means “the guide, the coach, and the clear proof”
DorraPlay audio DOR-raدُرَّةA very precious diamond
DorsafPlay audio Dor-SAAFدُرْصَافThis name is composed of two halves: “Dorra”, which means “a diamond”, and “Saaf”, which means “pure and clean.”
DoaaPlay audio Do-AAدُعَاءThe prayer we say to God. It’s a highly encouraged activity in Islam, and it exposed our deepest desires and wishes to God.
DamaaPlay audio DAM-aaدَمْعَةSemantically, this name means “a tear”, and refers to women to cry easily.
DayanaPlay audio Da-YAA-naدَيَانَاA Hindu-European name that’s widely used in the West. It’s also common among Arab Christians. In Greco-Roman mythology, Diana was the god of birth and fertility, and it also has Latin and Persian roots.

Names starting with F

Names starting with H

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
HadilPlay audio Ha-DEELهَدِيلThe sound of the dove.
HebaPlay audio HE-baهبةThis name means "gift", as in "gift from God".
HonaydaPlay audio Hon-aydaهُنيدَةThis name carries multiple meanings: (1) A derivative of “Hend”, which means South Asia. (2) Two hundred years. (3) A reference to a popular town in Syria.
HoudaPlay audio Hou-DAهُدَىThis name is one of the most sonorous names in the Arabic language. It means “ethical guidance towards the right path”, but it can also mean “daylight”.
HouyamPlay audio Hoo-YAAMهُيَام“Houyam” is one of the “lightest” names to pronounce in the language. However, people tend not to look into the real meaning of this name, which is: a disease that affects animals and causes them extreme dehydration. However, it may also connote “love fever, being thirsty for love.”
HendPlay audio HendهِنْدSemantically, this name means “India”. Historically, however, it refers to the South Asia. Etymologically, this name refers to South Asia as a region full of mysteries, wonders, and adventures. Over the time, the name “Hend” has started to acquire other concrete connotations related to power and authority.
HaouraPlay audio Haw-RAA’حَوْرَاءThis name has many positive connotations: extreme beauty and delicacy, and it refers to the beautiful women in Paradise.
HaifaPlay audio HAI-faهَيْفَاء“Haifa” is a descriptive name of a woman with a small waist and flat stomach. Earlier in history, Arabs used to say it as “Al Hayfa” to emphasize the descriptive aspect to it. The female poet Hayfa Al Qodhaeya made this name popular.
HalaPlay audio HAA-laهَالَةThe faint circular ring that surrounds the moon is called “Hala”. It’s argued that the origins of this name are Greek from “Alos”, as a reference to the halo.
HalaPlay audio Ha-LAحَلَاءIn semantic terms, “Hala” connotes sweetness. As a name, it refers to good-looking and well-spoken women. This versatile name also means “jewelry” or “moon”.
HaninPlay audio Ha-NEENحَنِينA noun which means “longing (to someone)”
HabibaPlay audio Ha-BEE-baحَبِيبَة“Habiba” refers to a beloved woman. This name is common in North Africa, and it connotes a mother’s love to her daughter.
HalimaPlay audio Ha-LEE-maحَلِيمَةFrom the word “holm”, which means “wisdom and patience”, and it’s one of Allah’s names.

Names starting with I

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
InsafPlay audio En-SAAFإنْصَافA noun that means fairness and justice.
IshraqPlay audio Esh-RAAQإشْرَاقMeans “shine”. This name implies a bright and happy person full of shine and positivity.
IslamPlay audio Es-LAAMإسْلَامThis is name that both men and women wear with pride. As the name suggests, “Islam” is someone who surrenders to Allah, and it’s one of the humble names in the language.

Names starting with J

Names starting with K

Names starting with L

Names starting with M

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
MawaddaPlay audio Ma-WAD-daمَوَدَّةThis name means “affection”, “love”, and “loyalty.”
MonaPlay audio mo-NAمنىAn Islamic name meaning "wish" or "desire".

Names starting with N

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
NoorPlay audio nurنورName used by boys and girls meaning "light".
NooraPlay audio nuraنوراA feminine variant of Noor.

Names starting with S

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
SarraPlay audio SAR-raسَارَّةAn Aramaic name that means “a princess or a noble lady.”
SaidaPlay audio Sa-EE-daسَعِيدَةSemantically, this name means “happiness”. It is less extreme than “Bahija”, and is also one of the names that is getting less common by the day. This name is common in North Africa, but extremely rare to find in the Middle East.
SoadPlay audio So-AADسُعَادA derivative of “Saida”, but it also means “good smelling”.
SoumayaPlay audio Sou-MAY-yaسُمَيَّةA derivative of “sema”(N), which means a special trait or mark. As a name, it refers to a polite girl. This name is more prevalent in North Africa.
SoulaymaPlay audio Sou-LAY-maسُلَيْمَةA derivative of the name “Salma” which means “peace.”
SamyaPlay audio SAA-myaسَامِيَةOne of the most common names in the Arab world, and it means “a highly noble and ethical woman”.
SyrinePlay audio See-REENسِيرِينIn Greek etymology, Syrine is the daughter of the Goddess of art. This name epitomizes beauty in Greek, and fullness in Arabic.
SalsabeelPlay audio Salsa-BEELسَلْسَبِيلThis is a name in the adjective form, and it’s used to describe fine liquids such as wine and good water. “Salsabeel” is a divine pure river that’s also mentioned in Qur’an.
SalmaPlay audio SAL-maسَلْمَىMeans “a safe and loyal person”. Historically, Salma was Saad Ben Waqas’ wife.
SaharPlay audio Sa-HARسَحَرThe final part of the night, and it comes just before dawn. Sahar is a widely common name.
SondosPlay audio SON-dosسُنْدُسA Persian name referring to old clothing that’s made out of brocade.
SamiraPlay audio Sa-MEE-raسَمِيرَةAn authentic Arabic name that means “someone who likes to stay up late and keep people company.”
SandraPlay audio SAN-draسَانْدْرَاOf Greek origin, short for “Alexandra” or “Casandra”, and it means “the female protector.”

Names starting with T

Names starting with W

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
WaadPlay audio WaadوَعْدCommitment to promises. This name is a noun that can be used in the plural form in normal senses, but not in proper nouns.
WajdPlay audio WAJ-dوَجدExtreme longing and desire.
WidadPlay audio We-DAADوِدَادThis name connotes love and longing. It’s a highly romantic name, but it’s not as popular as it used to be in the past.

Names starting with Y

Names starting with Z

Female Arabic names are beautiful

Girl names in Arabic are beautiful, expressive and in most cases, religiously significant.

Many of them go back to Islamic and even pre-Islamic Arabia, though you’ll find the names used by other religious groups too (and as I’ve mentioned, some have origins in Persia/Farsi and elsewhere).

If you’re expecting a girl, maybe consider one of the names listed above. :smile:


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10 Awful Mispronunciations of Arabic Names

posted on: Feb 8, 2017

BY: Nisreen Eadeh/Staff Writer

For Arab Americans touting Arabic names, their lives may have been a struggle. If you’re like me, saying your name to new people can be a real pain because it always stops them in their tracks.

Going to school as a kid, I always knew when the teacher got to my name on the classroom attendance list because he or she always paused, looked confused, then said: Niz-er-in? For some reason, my name Nisreen was always too difficult for teachers and classmates to say without several repetitions.

Now that I’m an adult, the struggle is still very, very real. When I meet people for the first time, they almost always assume I introduce myself as “Listerine”. Yes, people legitimately believe my parents named me after Listerine the mouthwash. After telling them no, my name is Nisreen, I then get a slew of other mispronunciations, such as “Mystery,” “Miss Green,” “Tangerine,” “Misery,” or “Nizer-een.”

Other Arab Americans can certainly relate to these funny mispronunciations of their names when meeting new people. Some Arab Americans may give up the fight and anglicize their names, but for those who are still sticking it out, we can laugh about those mispronunciations today. Here are 10 Arabic names that get butchered all the time.

10 Awful Mispronunciations of Arabic Names

Meaning: to accomplish with ease

This is my father’s name so I feel his pain when people call him taser – as in the weapon used to shock and subdue criminals when they’re being arrested.

10 Awful Mispronunciations of Arabic Names

Meaning: friendliness

Everyone knows a man named Anas who has suffered from relentless teasing for his name, which unfortunately resembles the English word “anus” in sound.

10 Awful Mispronunciations of Arabic Names

Meaning: bliss

Many Arabs have Hanna (John in English) as a surname, which is an ancient biblical name worthy of respect! But many men are also given Hanna as a first name, prompting assumptions that he was given the girl’s name “Hannah”. This makes Johns everywhere sad.

10 Awful Mispronunciations of Arabic Names

Meaning: savior

Fadi is a very common name in the Arab American community and every person with the name has been called “fatty” because the words sound similar.

10 Awful Mispronunciations of Arabic Names

Meaning: long live

Yehya (John the Baptist) stops a lot of people, even some Arabs. It’s not a common combination of letters, but also not an excuse to call out the chant of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

10 Awful Mispronunciations of Arabic Names

Meaning: antelope symbolizing beauty

At first glance, Maha looks like “mama” for some people who aren’t reading or listening too carefully, but that mispronunciation is far better than someone screaming “MAH-HAH” at you. Every Maha born after 1980 received this obnoxious greeting at some point from a friend who watched The Amanda Show.

10 Awful Mispronunciations of Arabic Names

Meaning: Jasmine (like the flower)

This is another name that people get wrong simply because their eyes and ears have deceived them. That was a ‘y’ not a ‘j’ – pay attention, people! Just because Walt Disney once published an Arab stereotype named Jazmin, doesn’t mean all Yasmeens share her name.

10 Awful Mispronunciations of Arabic Names

Meaning: one who sings

Poor Shadi. Everyone thinks he’s up to no good because his name reads like the English slang word “shady,” meaning suspicious or criminal. Or even worse, they make a Slim Shady aka Eminem joke to him. More often than not, Shadi is the farthest thing from a criminal and is not the real Slim Shady.

10 Awful Mispronunciations of Arabic Names

Meaning: righteousness

No one wants to be called a salad. No one. But the ambitious Arab parents who name their children after Salah Al-Din ask for their kids to be called salad.

10 Awful Mispronunciations of Arabic Names

Meaning: generous

Despite this name being rather famous, non-Arabic speakers still struggle to say the ‘a’ between the ‘k’ and ‘r’. The ‘a’ will have its revenge soon enough!

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ISLAMIC/ARABIC BABY NAMES - DIFFERENT BABY NAMES

100+ Best Arabic Boy Names And Their Meanings (With Audio)

While Arabic girl names lean more towards the notion of femininity, physical beauty, and shyness, Arabic boy names tend to connote chivalric and religious values, and don’t pay much attention to appearances.

Below you’ll find a list of the most common Arabic boy names in the Middle East and North Africa.

There are obviously more than 100 male names in the Arabic language, but you could use the following table as a starting point and experiment with the suggested names. You can always derive a second name from the initial one (example: Mohammad -> Ahmad -> Mahmoud.)

While going through this list, keep these things in mind:

  • Many names contain religious connotations: this is not a shocking point because the Arabic language relies heavily on the Quran as a linguistic reference. Adjectives and nouns that have a positive meaning in the Quran tend to be used as male names.
  • Many names are derivatives: some are derivatives of content words such as adjectives and nouns, while some others are derivatives of other similar names. You will notice the frequency of the phrase “A derivative of” and hopefully manage to create a connection between the name and its semantic source.
  • Some names have no semantic explanation, but refer to heroic or religious figures, such as “Zakaria.”
  • Many names refer to strong animals, mainly the lion. Given the symbolic figure of the signified (the lion), the signifier (what a lion stands for) makes the lion an attractive option.

NOTE: Names can have alternative spellings in English and sometimes even Arabic (e.g. you might see some names written with a ‘taa marbuta’ or ‘aleph’ ending). It doesn’t change the pronunciation of the name.


Names starting with A

Names starting with B

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
BadisPlay audio Ba-DEESبَادِيسA Berber male name meaning “Father of Bravery”. This name is prevalent in North Africa given its Berber background, but a small portion of the Middle Eastern population carries it as well.
BadrPlay audio BadrبَدْرThis unisex name means “a complete moon”.
BahijPlay audio Ba-HEEGPlay audio Ba-HEEJبَهِيجAn adjective referring to extreme states of happiness. Men called “Bahij” are expected to cheer others up and bring joy to others’ lives. \ Feminine form: Bahija
BaselPlay audio BAA-selبَاسِلThis name has chivalric implications. It means “the hero who fights a lot of combats, and who fears nothing.” Bassel is one of the names associated to lions, and it also means “a lion hearted man.”
BassemPlay audio BAA-semبَاسِمA derivative of the noun “basma”, which means “a smile” “Bassam” is someone who smiles frequently, and who makes people smile, too
BayramPlay audio BAY-ramبَيْرَمThis Arabic authentic name is still prevalent nowadays. It means “aid, blessings, and happiness.” It is argued that “Bayram” is a Turkish name, but it’s still a common name in the ARab world regardless.
BilalPlay audio Bi-LAALبِلَالAn Arabic authentic name meaning “dew”. It comes from the noun “balal” (wetness), and the most popular figure who had this name in Islamic history is the mu’adhin Bilal Al-Habashi.

Names starting with D

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
DaliPlay audio DA-leeدَالِيA derivative of “Dalal”, meaning “spoinling, treating.” Dali is someone who treats others nicely. Interestingly enough, this name means “a crazy person” in Turkish!

Names starting with G

Names starting with H

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
HabibPlay audio Ha-BEEBحَبِيبْA derivative of “hobb”, meaning “love”. In semantic terms, “Habib” means “lover” or “the beloved”, and it’s an authentic Arabic name, also largely common among all Arab populations.
HadefPlay audio HAA-defهَادِفSomeone who always hits the right target. This name derives from the noun “Hadaf”, meaning, “target.”
HadiPlay audio HAA-deeهَادِيIn Islamic theology, Al Hadi is one of Allah’s names, and it means “Allah guiding people’s hearts to Islam.” However, since Muslims are forbidden from carrying Allah’s names in their original connotations, Hedi also means, in a human sense, “someone who groups people together and guides them through the right track.”
HaidarPlay audio HAI-darحَيْدَرThis name is also one of the lion’s names. it connotes beauty and royalty, and it’s more popular among Shiite Muslims.
HaithamPlay audio HAY-tham هَيْثَمMeans “Falcon”, and it’s one of the noble birds in the Arab culture, as it does not feed on leftovers, but on what it hunts immediately.
HamadPlay audio HA-madحَامِدMeans “someone who is always thankful and grateful.” This name epitomizes gratitude and satisfaction, and can be noticed in the famous Islamic prayer:“Al hamdu lellah.”
HamzaPlay audio HAM-zaحَمْزَةA popular Arabic name meaning “the lion”, and it also means “seriousness and strictness.”
HatemPlay audio HA-temحَاتِمThe judge and commander. “Hatem” is also a name for the raven.
HasanPlay audio HA-sanحَسَنْAlthough this name sounds similar to “Hassan”, it carries slightly different connotations. In fact, this name means “extreme politeness” or “large sand piles.”
HassanPlay audio Has-SANحَسَّانThis name is a derivative of the noun “hosn”, which can mean either “extreme beauty” or “extreme sensitivity”. Both connotations are positive and desirable.
HazemPlay audio HA-zemحَازِمA derivative of the noun “hazm”, which means “strictness.”
HousseinPlay audio Hos-SEINحُسَيْنThis name is a derivative of “Hasan”, but carries connotations that are more religious. It’s mostly used in Shiite regions as well as North Africa.

Names starting with J (G in some dialects)

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
JaberPlay audio GAA-berPlay audio JAA-berجَابِرSomeone who repairs people’s emotional and psychological damage. Jaber is also someone who helps the poor. It’s a derivative of the noun “Al-Jaber”, which is one of Allah’s names. \ "Jobran” is a derivative of this name, but it’s less common, and refers mainly to the writer “Jobran Khaleel Jobran”.
JadPlay audio GAADPlay audio JAADجَادA derivative of the noun “Joud”, which means extreme generosity and fairness. This name also refers to serious people who rarely act playful.
JamalPlay audio Ga-MAALPlay audio Ja-MAALجَمَالSemantically, this name is a noun form of “Beauty”. However, unlike its female equivalent “Jamila”, this male name connotes not physical beauty, but inner peace, good manners, kindness, and positive attitude.
JasemPlay audio GAA-ssemPlay audio JAA-ssemجَاسِمThis name refers to robust male bodies. It describes muscular men who are also fair and strict.
JasserPlay audio GAA-sserPlay audio JAA-sserجَاسِرA derivative of the adjective “Jasour” and the noun “Jasara”, which mean “courage, bravery, and fearlessness.”
JannahPlay audio GAN-nahPlay audio JAN-nahجَنَّةThis name means “Paradise.”
JihadPlay audio Gi-HAADPlay audio Ji-HAADجِهَاد“Jihad” is a unisex name which means “struggle and resistance for the causes of Islam. This name is also mentioned in Qur’an, and it’s widely common among Muslim Arabs.

Names starting with K

Names starting with M

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
Ma’mounPlay audio Ma’-MOONمَأمُونA derivative of the name “A-mena”, meaning, someone who can be fully trusted.
MabroukPlay audio Mab-ROOKمَبْرُوكA widely popular name in the Gulf and in North Africa and it means “the blessed” or “someonewhoblesseshissurroundings.”
MadehPlay audio MAA-dehمَادِحْA derivative of the verb “to praise.” It also refers to poets and writers who praise royalty in their literature.
MahjoubPlay audio Mah-GOOBPlay audio Mah-JOOBمَحْجُوبIn the Arabic language, the verb “Hajab” means “to cover” or “to keep something secret.” Mahjoub is a person who is well loved by others, but who is also mysterious.
MaherPlay audio MAA-herمَاهِرAn authentic Arabic name which means “themasterful”, “theskilled”, and “theproficient.”
MajedPlay audio MAG-dPlay audio MAJ-dمَجْدThis is a noun which means “victory.” It also means “highness”, “values”, and “honor.”
MalekPlay audio MAA-lekمَالِكSomeone who owns something or is in control of a situation. This name is one of Allah’s names, as He owns the entire universe.
MarouanPlay audio Mar-WAANمَرْوَانStrong stones that are used to light the fire. It’s also a name for basil.
MohammadPlay audio Mo-HAMMADمُحَمَّدA derivative of the verb “Hamad”, meaning, to be thankful and grateful. The most popular figure with this name is Prophet Mohammad.
MohrezPlay audio MOH-rezمُحْرِزFrom the Arabic verb “Ahraz”, meaning, “theprotectorofvaluableitems and values.”
MohsenPlay audio MOH-senمُحْسِنA derivative of the noun “Ihsaan”, meaning, “thegood-doing,” and “theloyal.”
Mohy Al DinPlay audio MOH-y al DEENمُحْي الدِّينThis name translates literally into “the reviver of religion(Islam.) This composed name means “someone who fights for Islam and Islamic teachings.”
MontassarPlay audio Monta-SARمُنْتَصَرA derivative of the name “Intissar”, meaning, victory, and resistance.
MorjanPlay audio Mor-GAANPlay audio Mor-JAANمُرْجَانA Persian name meaning “coral.”
MostafaPlay audio MOS-tafaمُصْطَفَىIn Islamic theology, Al-Mostafa is the Prophet Mohammad, and it means “the chosen from many”. This name is also used as an adjective to describe all the prophets. \ In Christian theology, Mostafa refers to Paul the Apostle.
MoujahedPlay audio Mou-GAA-hedPlay audio Mou-JAA-hedمُجَاهِدA derivative of the noun “Jihad”, meaning, “to fight for Islam.” Mujahed is a name that connotes struggle, commitment, and dedication. Despite its pronounced religious implications, this name can also target other goals in life.
MouradPlay audio Mo-RAADمُرَادA derivative of the verb “Araad”, meaning, “towant”. It means “the wanted, the desired, the demanded.”

Names starting with N

Names starting with O

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
OussamaPlay audio O-SAA-maأُسَامَةThis name has been prevalent for centuries. It refers to courage, bravery, and affluence. From a semantic perspective, “Oussama” is one of the names of the lion.

Names starting with R

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
RayyanPlay audio Ray-YAANرَيَّانFrom the Arabic verb “Ertawaa” (to quench one’s thirst).Rayyan is someone who fills others with love and affection.
RiadhPlay audio Re-YAADHرِيَاضPlural noun for “Rawdha”, meaning, “a beautiful garden.”
RashedPlay audio RAA-shedرَاشِدA derivative of “Roshd”, meaning, “the rational, the wise.”
RaghebPlay audio RAA-ghebرَاغِبFrom the verb “ragheb” (to want). “Ragheb” means “someone who always wants more and aspires for better things in life.”
RaedPlay audio RAA-edرَائِدThis name derives from the verb “Raad”, which means “to check.” Raed means “the masterful, the honest, the practical, the loving, and the compassionate.”
RagiPlay audio RAA-geeرَاجِيA name which means “someone who expects forgiveness from God.”
RamiPlay audio RAA-meeرَامِيFrom the verb “Ramaa”, meaning, to aim at a target and hit it right.
RamziPlay audio RAM-zeeرَمْزِيMeans “to hint.” In this sense, the name refers to someone who prefers insinuation to overt expressiveness.
RimahPlay audio Re-MAAHرِمَاحPlural for “Romh” (a spear). This name refers to someone who makes spears and uses them skillfully.
RefaatPlay audio REF-aatرِفْعَتْFrom the verb “Rafaa” (to hold up). This name refers to someone of high value and social status.
RaoufPlay audio Ra-OOFرَؤُوفْThis name means “the kind and forgiving.” “Al Raouf” is one of Allah’s names, and it connotes mercy, divine forgiveness, and guidance to the right track.
RidhaPlay audio Ri-DHAAرِضَاThis name connotes satisfaction and gratitude.
RajabPlay audio RA-jabرَجَبْ“Rajab” is the seventh month in Hijri calendar. Semantically, it means “great”, which explains why many Arabs choose this holy month as a name for their male newborns.

Names starting with T

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
Taj Al DinPlay audio Tag al DEENPlay audio Taj al DEENتَاج الدِّينAn Urdu name that’s also widely popular in the Arab world, and it refers to the wreath which kings place on their heads as a sign of dominance.
TamerPlay audio TAA-merتَامِرA derivative of “tamr”, meaning “date”. This name is likely to mean “someone who sells dates”.
TaebPlay audio TAA-‘ebتَائِبThis name has strong religious connotations, and it means “the repentant”, someone who found his way back to God after a long history of sinning.
TayyebPlay audio TAY-yebطَيِّبAntonymous of “profane”, “impure”, and “sinful”. This name epitomizes purity, kindness, good manners, and closeness to God.
TabethPlay audio TAA-bethتَابِثْTabeth is a kind of fine and rare deer. It’s one of the most beautiful names in the Arabic language, and it originates from the Aramaic language.
TaqyPlay audio Ta-QYتَقِيThis name is originally an adjective that means “extreme fear and obedience to God”. This name has been mentioned in Qur’an multiple times However, it’s one of the names that one should avoid because it implies a lot of self-praising
TamimPlay audio Ta-MEEMتَمِيمA perfect and complete man with no vile attributes. In some regions, “Tamim” is a charm that parents attach to their children’s clothes to protect them from the evil eye.
TawfiqPlay audio Taw-FEE2Play audio Taw-FEEQتَوْفِيقSomeone who helps tribes and nations reconcile.

Names starting with W

Names starting with Y

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
YassinePlay audio YAA-SEENيَاسِينThis name was inspired from the Quranic verse:”Ya, Seen.” It is argued that this name has Ethiopian roots, which mean “Man”, or “O, Man.”
YosriPlay audio YOS-reeيُسْرِيA derivative of the noun “Yosr” which means “easinessandflexibility.” Yosr is a person who is easy to communicate with, and who doesn’t overcomplicate matters.

Names starting with Z

Name in EnglishPronunciationArabic SpellingMeaning and Etymology
ZeinPlay audio ZEE-nزَيْنA unisex name which means “extreme beauty and impeccable manners.” It can also refer to dew, but this connotation is less common than the first.
ZaydanPlay audio Zay-DAANزَيْدَانMeaning “endless growth and abundance.” This optimistic and positive name has started to flourish again.
ZohaierPlay audio Zo-HAYRزُهَيْرThis name has two meanings: 1) a highly attractive person who instantly catches everyone’s attention, 2) a derivative of the noun “Zahra”, meaning, “a flower.”
ZahiPlay audio ZAA-heeزَاهِيThe arrogant and ostentatious.
ZakariaPlay audio Zaka-REE-yaزَكَرِيَّاA reference to Prophet Zakaria. This name has Hebrew roots, and it means “God names”. It is also argued that the name “Zack” is a derivative of “Zakaria.” In all cases, this name is inherently religious, and is popular in the Arab world as well as the Western nations.
ZobeirPlay audio Zo-BEYRزُبَيْرSemantically, this name means “stones.” Accordingly, it refers to someone who is as robust as a stone, and who is noticeably smart, wise, and strong.
ZeidPlay audio ZEYDزَيْدTo multiply in number and abundance.
ZiadPlay audio Ze-YAADزِيَادA derivative of “Zeid.”

Male Arabic names reflect character

Boy names in Arabic are either religiously and historically significant, or indicative of one’s character.

Just like Arabic girl names, many of these go back to Islamic and even pre-Islamic Arabia, though you’ll find the names used by other religious groups too. Names like Muhammed and Ahmad are exclusively used by Muslims.

If you’re expecting a boy, perhaps you should consider one of the names listed above. :smile:


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Help us find an Arabic name that sounds international!

[name]Hi[/name] everyone, I wonder if anyone can help?

We have about 10 weeks to find a good boy’s name for our new baby, and I’m getting worried! My husband is Palestinian and I’m [name]German[/name]/Canadian, and we’d like to find something that sounds relatively international (i.e. can be pronounced well in several languages). We’re both have a [name]Christian[/name] background, so we’d like to steer away from names like [name]Mohammed[/name], although I find many Muslim names beautiful - and many names in the Middle [name]East[/name] are used by both Christians and Muslims. Some [name]Christian[/name] Arabs have French-influenced names, which we personally love, but since we have no French connections and are not Lebanese/Syrian, we are not sure if that’s the way to go.

To give you an idea of what we like, here are a few on our list, although none of these is really a ‘winner’ for us:

[name]Josephe[/name]
[name]George[/name] (I love! although we know too many baby [name]Georges[/name] :frowning: )
[name]Laith[/name]
Basel
[name]Issa[/name]

We are willing to relax our ‘rules’ if we really like the name!

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MUSLIM BABY NAMES WE LOVE AND MIGHT USE - ISLAMIC BABY BOY \u0026 GIRL NAMES

Karima grew up speaking Arabic with her parents and family. She loves her culture and language!

Finding the perfect name for your new baby is one of the most important decisions you'll have to make, and there are thousands of wonderful names out there! Narrowing it down by language makes it a bit easier.

Arabic is spoken by over 300 million people from 26 different countries. It is also one of the most difficult languages to learn! Its complexity, beauty, and unique sound makes it a popular language for names. Many names have multiple meanings!

Whether you love the way it sounds, want to honor your Arab heritage, or simply want to give your baby a name from the Qur'an, this list is chock-full of cute, modern, and sweet name ideas for your baby girl. Congratulations!

Unique Arabic Name Ideas for a Baby Girl

NameMeaning

Aaliyah

Exalted

Aisha

She who lives

Amal

Hope

Amani

Aspirations

Amina

Honest

Amira

Princess

Arwa

Fresh, satisfied

Aya

Miracle, verse (of the Qur'an)

Basma

Smile

Bayan

To speak with eloquence

Bushra

Good news or omen

Dalal

Coquettishness

Dalia

Slender branch

Dalila

Guide

Dana

Beautiful pearl

Dania

Close, near

Dareen

Beautiful flower

Dina

Love

Spellings May Vary

Many of the sounds in Arabic have no English equivalent, so spelling can vary for many of these names! For example, "Nora" can be spelled Nora, Nura, or Noura.

NameMeaning

Duaa

Prayer

Farida

Unique

Fairouz

Turquoise

Farah

Joy

Fatima

One who abstains

Habiba

Loved

Hala

Aura

Halima

Gentle

Hanifa

True believer

Hawa

Eve, desire

Heba

Gift

Ibtisam

Smile

Iman

Faith

Jamila

Beautiful

Jude

Generosity

Jumanah

Silver Pearl

Karima

Generous

Khadija

Premature child

Khalida

Eternal life

Khawla

Dear

NameMeaning

Layla

Night

Lana

Gentle

Lara

Shining

Latifa

Gentle, pleasant

Leen

Soft, gentle

Lina

Young palm tree, tender, delicate

Loulia

Small pearl

Maha

Beautiful eyes, like those of a wild cow

Malak

Angel

Malika

Queen

Marwa

Smooth white rock

Marya

Radiant, fair

Maryam

Lady of the sea (Arabic equivalent of the name Mary or Miriam)

Maya

Graciousness, princess

Maysoon

Beautiful face and body

Mona

Wish

Munira

Luminous, shining

Munya

Wish, desire

NameMeaning

Nabila

Noble

Nadia

Delicate

Nadine

Showered of blessings

Nada

Generosity, dew

Nahla

First drink of water, water in the desert

Naila

Achiever

Naima

Calm

Najat

Savior

Nasira

Victorious

Nesrine

Wild rose

Nawal

Gift

Neziha

Honest, virtuous

Nihal

Joyous

Nour

Light

Nuha

Sage, mind, wisdom

Nura

Filled with light

Oma

Thriving

Qamar

Moon

Qadira

Powerful, able

Qistina

Justice

Modern Arabic and Islamic Names for Girls in English

NameMeaning

Rabia

Spring

Rahima

Merciful, compassionate

Rana

Eye-catching, attractive

Rania

Delightful, content

Rashida

Righteous, wise

Reem

Gazelle

Rihanna

Fragrance, good scent

Ruqayya

Spell, enchantment

Sabah

Morning

Safiyah

Pure

Sahar

Just before dawn

Saida

Happy

Salma

Safe, peaceful

Sajida

Worshipper

Sakina

Tranquility, peace

Salma

Safe, peaceful

Samar

Fruit, reward

Samira

Of pleasant company, loved

Sarah

Joy, delight

Shahd

Pure honey

Shakira

Thankful

Shams

Sun

Sherine

Sweet, pleasant

Sumayya

Exhalted

NameMeaning

Tahira

Pure, clean

Taj

Crown

Tala

Palm tree

Tamara

Date tree

Tara

Star

Tamanna

Desire, wish

Tasnim

Fountain of paradise

Umm Kulthoum

Someone with a chubby face

Wafaa

Loyalty

Yara

Strength, courage

Yasmin

Jasmine

Yumna

Goodness, blessings

Yusra

Prosperity, good fortune

Zahra

Beautiful, flower

Zayn

Beauty, grace

Zaynab

Fragrant flower

Zeina

Ornament, pretty

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