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Arabic Names

Arabic baby names—Christian and Muslim—are steeped in history. Baby boy names include the traditional Salim, meaning “peaceful.” Popular baby girl names include Aisha, as well as the more traditional Akeelah.

Aaron

In the Bible, Moses' brother Aaron was Israel's first high priest and is remembered for his staff which blossomed miraculously... Read More

Karen

Arabic: Spelling variant of Karin

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Karina

Arabic: Companion or accomplice

English: Pure; abbreviation of Katherine

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Ali

Arabic: Greatest, Lion of God; a variant of Allah, one of the attributes of God. Storybook hero Ali Baba was the main protagonist...

Persian Origin

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Ali

Arabic: Greatest; a variant of Allah, the Supreme Being in the Muslim faith; feminine form of same name

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Fatima

Arabic: Captivating, sea fowl; Fatima was the daughter of the Prophet Mohammed and one of four perfect women mentioned in the Koran...

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Omar

Arabic: Life or thriving, long-living

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Aisha

Arabic: Lively; Aisha was the Prophet Mohammed''s favorite wife. Aish means food, wheat, or bread; it is symbolic of the sustenance...

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Amir

Arabic: Prince, commanding

Hebrew: Strong, powerful

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Laila

Arabic: Born at night, nightfall; Qays, a seventh-century Arab poet, named the central character in his poems Laila.

Finnish Origin

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Jericho

Arabic: City of the moon; In the Bible, Jericho was the City of Canaan that was destroyed when its walls collapsed.

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Khan

Arabic: Prince; a title used by central Asian tribal chieftains and ruling princes. Khan is also an inn built around a courtyard...

Turkish: Prince

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Nada

Arabic: Dew, giving

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Muhammad

Arabic: Variant used for Mohammad - founder of Islamic religion. praiseworthy; glorified.

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Camila

Arabic: Perfect, complete; feminine variant of Kamal, which means completion

Latin Origin

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Sana

Arabic: Radiance, splendor, high-ranking

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Khalil

Arabic: Companion, friend, lover; The writings of Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran in The Prophet have been translated worldwide.

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Jamal

It's no wonder why this name gets so much attention—it means "handsome"! Jamal is popular in the Arabic-speaking countries... Read More

Nadir

Arabic: Rare, precious

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Hana

Arabic: Bliss

Persian: Shrub henna

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Hussein

Arabic: Good, handsome; The founder of Shiite Islam was named Hussein.

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Zander

Arabic: Smart, intelligent, compassionate

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Amira

Arabic: Princess; feminine form of Amir

Hebrew: One who speaks

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Hassan

Arabic: Handsome, good

Persian Origin

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Ahmad

Arabic: Much praised, laudable; one of the Prophet Mohammed''s many names

Persian Origin

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Shakira

Arabic: Grateful; feminine variant of Shakir

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Hud

Arabic: Name of a Muslim prophet and used by several Muslim leaders

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Isa

Arabic: Arabic form of Jesus

Hebrew: Nickname for Isaiah and Isaac

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Iman

African Origin

Arabic: Faith

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Oma

Arabic: Mother, people, nation

German: Grandmother, probably derived from the Latin meaning

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