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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the usage is Arabic.
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AALIYAHfArabic, English (Modern)
Feminine form of AALI. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by the singer Aaliyah Haughton (1979-2001), who was known simply as Aaliyah.
AAMINAfArabic
Variant transcription of AMINAH (1).
AAMINAHfArabic
Variant transcription of AMINAH (1).
'ABLAfArabic
Means "full-figured" in Arabic. The 7th-century Arabic poet Antara dedicated much of his poetry to a woman named Abla.
ADILAfArabic
Feminine form of ADIL.
AFAFfArabic
Means "chastity" in Arabic.
AFRA (2)fArabic
Means "whitish red" in Arabic.
AIDAfArabic, Literature
Variant of AYDA. This name was used in Verdi's opera 'Aida' (1871), where it belongs to an Ethiopian princess held captive in Egypt.
'AISHAfArabic
Variant transcription of AISHA.
A'ISHAfArabic
Variant transcription of AISHA.
AISHAfArabic, Urdu, American
Means "alive" in Arabic. This was the name of Muhammad's third wife, the daughter of Abu Bakr. Some time after Muhammad's death she went to war against Ali, the fourth caliph, but was defeated. This name is used more by Sunni Muslims and less by Shias.... [more]
AISHAHfArabic, Malay
Variant Arabic transcription of AISHA, as well as the usual Malay form.
AKILAHfArabic
Variant transcription of AQILA.
ALIA (1)fArabic
Variant transcription of ALYA.
ALIYA (1)fKazakh, Tatar, Arabic
Kazakh and Tatar form of ALIYAH (1). It is also a variant transcription of Arabic ALIYAH (1).
ALIYAH (1)fArabic
Feminine form of ALI (1).
ALIYYAfArabic
Variant transcription of ALIYAH (1).
ALIYYAHfArabic
Variant transcription of ALIYAH (1).
ALMASf & mArabic
Means "diamond" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian.
ALYAfArabic, Indonesian, Malay
Means "sky, heaven, loftiness" in Arabic.
AMAALfArabic
Means "hopes, aspirations" in Arabic.
AMAL (1)f & mArabic
Means "hope, aspiration" in Arabic. It is related to Amaal.
AMANIf & mArabic
Means "wishes" in Arabic.
AMEL (2)fArabic (Maghrebi)
North African form of AMAAL.
AMINAfBosnian, Arabic
Bosnian form of AMINAH (2). It is also a variant transcription of Arabic AMINAH (1) or AMINAH (2).
AMINAH (1)fArabic, Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic أمن (amina) meaning "feel safe". This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's mother, who died when he was young.
AMINAH (2)fArabic
Feminine form of AMIN.
AMIRA (1)fArabic
Variant transcription of AMIRAH.
AMIRAHfArabic
Feminine form of AMIR (1).
AMNAfArabic
Means "safety" in Arabic.
ANISAfArabic, Indonesian
Feminine form of ANIS.
AQILAfArabic
Feminine form of AQIL.
ARIJfArabic
Means "fragrance" in Arabic.
ARWAfArabic
Possibly means "mountain goats" in Arabic. This was the name of a 12th-century queen of Yemen.
ASHRAQATfArabic
Means "brightness" in Arabic.
ASMAfArabic
Means "supreme" in Arabic.
ASMAAfArabic
Means "appellations, names" in Arabic. This was the name of a daughter of Abu Bakr, the first caliph of the Muslims.
ASRAfArabic
Means "travel at night" in Arabic. It is related to Isra.
ATIFAfArabic
Feminine form of ATIF.
ATIYAm & fArabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
AYDAfArabic
Means "returning, visitor" in Arabic.
AYESHAfArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of AISHA.
AYISHAHfArabic
Variant transcription of AISHA.
AZRAfArabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Persian, Urdu
Means "virgin" in Arabic.
BADRm & fArabic
Means "full moon" in Arabic.
BAHIGAfArabic
Variant transcription of BAHIJA.
BAHIJAfArabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
BAHIYYAfArabic
Means "beautiful" in Arabic.
BASIMAfArabic
Feminine form of BASIM.
BASIRAfArabic
Feminine form of BASIR.
BASMAfArabic
Means "smile" in Arabic.
BATULfArabic
Means "virgin" in Arabic. This is an Arabic epithet of the Virgin Mary.
BUDURfArabic
Strictly feminine form of BADR.
DALALfArabic
Means "coquettishness" in Arabic.
DANA (4)m & fPersian, Arabic
Means "wise" in Persian.
DANIA (2)fArabic
Variant transcription of DANIYAH.
DANIYAHfArabic
Means "close, near" in Arabic.
DANYA (2)fArabic
Variant transcription of DANIYAH.
DEMAfArabic
Variant transcription of DIMA (1).
DIMA (1)fArabic
Means "downpour" in Arabic.
DJAMILAfArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of JAMILA (chiefly Algerian).
DUAfArabic
Means "prayer" in Arabic.
DUHAf & mArabic
Means "morning" in Arabic.
FADIAfArabic
Feminine form of FADI.
FADILAfArabic
Feminine form of FADIL.
FAHIMAfArabic
Feminine form of FAHIM.
FAIRUZfArabic
Variant transcription of FAYRUZ.
FAIZAfArabic
Feminine form of FAIZ.
FAJRfArabic
Means "dawn, beginning" in Arabic.
FAKHRIYYAfArabic
Feminine form of FAKHRI.
FARAHm & fArabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
FAREEHAfArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of FARIHA.
FARHANAfArabic, Bengali
Feminine form of FARHAN.
FARIDAfArabic
Feminine form of FARID.
FARIHAfArabic, Urdu
Means "happy" in Arabic.
FARRAHfArabic
Variant transcription of FARAH.
FATHIYYAfArabic
Feminine form of FATHI.
FATIMAfArabic
Variant transcription of FATIMAH.
FATIMAHfArabic, Malay, Indonesian
Means "to abstain" in Arabic. Fatimah was a daughter of the Prophet Muhammad and the wife of Ali, the fourth caliph.
FATIN (1)fArabic
Means "charming, seductive, fascinating" in Arabic.
FATMAfArabic, Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of FATIMAH, as well as an Arabic variant.
FAWZIYAfArabic
Variant transcription of FAWZIYYA.
FAWZIYYAfArabic
Feminine form of FAWZI.
FAYRUZfArabic
Means "turquoise (the gemstone)" in Arabic, ultimately of Persian origin.
FAYZAfArabic
Variant transcription of FAIZA.
FIDDAfArabic
Means "silver" in Arabic.
FIKRIYYAfArabic
Feminine form of FIKRI.
FIZZAfArabic
Variant transcription of FIDDA.
GALILAfArabic
Variant transcription of JALILA.
GAMILAfArabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMILA.
GATHBIYYAfArabic
Variant transcription of JATHIBIYYA.
GAWAHIRfArabic
Variant transcription of JAWAHIR.
GAZBIYYAfArabic
Variant transcription of JATHIBIYYA.
GHADAfArabic
Means "graceful woman" in Arabic.
GHADIRfArabic
Means "stream" in Arabic.
GHALIYAfArabic
Means "precious, valuable" in Arabic.
GHUFRANf & mArabic
Means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
HABIBAfArabic
Feminine form of HABIB.
HADIAfArabic
Feminine form of HADI.
HADILfArabic
Means "cooing (of a pigeon)" in Arabic.
HADIYAfArabic
Feminine form of HADI.
HADIYYAfArabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
HADYAfArabic
Variant transcription of HADIYA.
HAFSAfArabic
Means "gathering" in Arabic. This was the name of the daughter of Umar, the second caliph, and a wife of Muhammad.
HAFSAHfArabic
Variant transcription of HAFSA.
HAFZAfArabic
Variant transcription of HAFSA.
HAGIRfArabic
Variant transcription of HAJAR.
HAIFAfArabic
Variant transcription of HAYFA.
HAJARfArabic
Arabic form of HAGAR.
HALAfArabic
Means "halo around the moon" in Arabic. This was the name of a sister-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad.
HALIMAfArabic
Feminine form of HALIM. Halima was the name of the foster mother of the Prophet Muhammad.
HAMIDAfArabic
Feminine form of HAMID (1).
HANA (1)fArabic, Bosnian
Means "bliss, happiness" in Arabic.
HANAAfArabic
Variant transcription of HANA (1).
HANAN (2)fArabic
Means "mercy, compassion" in Arabic.
HANIA (2)fArabic
Variant transcription of HANIYYA.
HANIFAfArabic
Feminine form of HANIF.
HANIYAHfArabic
Variant transcription of HANIYYA.
HANIYYAfArabic
Means "pleasant" in Arabic.
HANNAHfEnglish, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Arabic, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning "favour, grace", derived from the root חָנַן (chanan). In the Old Testament this is the name of the wife of Elkanah. Her rival was Elkanah's other wife Peninnah, who had children while Hannah remained barren. After a blessing from Eli she finally became pregnant with Samuel.... [more]
HASNAfArabic
Means "beauty" in Arabic.
HAWAfArabic
Arabic form of EVE.
HAYFAfArabic
Means "slender" in Arabic.
HIBAfArabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
HIKMATm & fArabic
Derived from Arabic حكمة (hikmah) meaning "wisdom".
HINDfArabic
Possibly means "group of camels" in Arabic. Hind bint Abi Umayyah, also known as Umm Salama, was one of the wives of the Prophet Muhammad. This is also the Arabic name for the country of India.
HOODAfArabic
Variant transcription of HUDA.
HOSNIm & fArabic
Variant transcription of HUSNI.
HOUDAfArabic
Variant transcription of HUDA.
HUDAfArabic
Means "right guidance" in Arabic.
HUMAIRAfArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of HUMAYRA.
HUMAYRAfArabic
Means "red" in Arabic. This was a name given by the Prophet Muhammad to his wife Aisha.
HUSNAfArabic
Means "more beautiful" in Arabic.
HUSNIm & fArabic
Derived from Arabic حسن (husn) meaning "beauty, excellence, goodness".
HUSNIYAfArabic
Strictly feminine form of HUSNI.
IBTIHAJfArabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
IBTISAMfArabic
Means "smile" in Arabic.
IHABm & fArabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
IHSANm & fArabic
Means "charity" in Arabic.
IKRAAMf & mArabic
Variant transcription of IKRAM.
IKRAMf & mArabic
Means "honour" in Arabic.
ILHAMm & fArabic, Indonesian, Uyghur
Means "inspiration" in Arabic.
IMANm & fArabic, Persian, Indonesian
Means "faith", derived from Arabic امن (amuna) meaning "to be faithful".
IN'AMfArabic
Means "giving, bestowal" in Arabic.
INASfArabic
Means "friendliness" in Arabic.
'ISMATm & fArabic
Derived from Arabic عصم ('Isma) meaning "safeguarding".
ISRAfArabic
Means "nocturnal journey", derived from Arabic سرى (sara) "to travel at night".
ISRAAfArabic
Variant transcription of ISRA.
I'TIDALfArabic
Means "temperance, moderation" in Arabic.
I'TIMADf & mArabic
Means "reliance" in Arabic.
IZDIHARfArabic
Means "blossoming, prospering" in Arabic.
JALILAfArabic
Feminine form of JALIL.
JAMEELAfArabic
Variant transcription of JAMILA.
JAMILAfArabic
Feminine form of JAMIL.
JAMILLAHfArabic
Feminine form of JAMIL.
JANANfArabic
Means "heart" or "soul" in Arabic.
JATHBIYYAfArabic
Variant transcription of JATHIBIYYA.
JATHIBIYYAfArabic
Means "charm, attractiveness" in Arabic.
JAWAHIRfArabic
Means "jewels" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, essence".
JAWDATm & fArabic
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) meaning "to be excellent".
JINANm & fArabic
Means "garden" or "paradise" in Arabic.
JUMANAfArabic
Means "pearl" in Arabic.
JUMANAHfArabic
Variant transcription of JUMANA.
KARAMm & fArabic
Means "generosity" in Arabic.
KARIMAfArabic
Feminine form of KARIM.
KHADIGAfArabic (Egyptian)
Variant transcription of KHADIJA. This corresponds more closely with the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of the name.
KHADIJAfArabic
Means "premature child" in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's first wife and the mother of all of his children. She was a wealthy merchant and a widow when they married in the year 595. Muhammad received his first revelation 15 years after their marriage, and she was the first person to convert to Islam.
KHADIJAHfArabic, Malay
Variant transcription of KHADIJA, as well as the usual Malay form.
KHALIDAfArabic
Feminine form of KHALID.
KHALILAHfArabic
Feminine form of KHALIL.
KHAYRATm & fArabic
Means "good deeds" in Arabic, plural of خيرة (khayrah).
KHAYRIYYAfArabic
Feminine form of KHAYRI.
LAMIA (1)fArabic
Means "shining, radiant" in Arabic.
LAMISfArabic
Means "soft" in Arabic.
LAMYAfArabic
Means "having beautiful dark lips" in Arabic.
LATEEFAHfArabic
Variant transcription of LATIFA.
LATIFAfArabic
Feminine form of LATIF.
LATIFAHfArabic
Feminine form of LATIF.
LAWAHIZfArabic (Rare)
Means "glances" in Arabic.
LAYLAfArabic, English
Means "night" in Arabic. This was the name of the object of romantic poems written by the 7th-century poet known as Qays. The story of Qays and Layla became a popular romance in medieval Arabia and Persia. The name became used in the English-speaking world after the 1970 release of the song 'Layla' by Derek and the Dominos, the title of which was inspired by the medieval story.
LEILAfArabic, Persian, English, Georgian
Variant of LAYLA. This spelling was used by Lord Byron for characters in 'The Giaour' (1813) and 'Don Juan' (1819), and it is through him that the name was introduced to the English-speaking world.
LINA (1)fArabic
Means either "palm tree" or "tender" in Arabic.
LUBNAfArabic
Means "storax tree" in Arabic. According to a 7th-century legend Lubna and Qays were a couple forced to divorce by Qays's father.
LUJAYNfArabic
Means "silver" in Arabic.
LULU (2)fArabic
Means "pearl" in Arabic.
MAHAfArabic
Means "oryx" in Arabic. The oryx is a variety of antelope that is said to represent beauty.
MALAIKAfArabic
Means "angels" from the plural of Arabic ملك (malak).
MALAKf & mArabic
Means "angel" in Arabic.
MALIKAfArabic
Means "queen" in Arabic, the feminine form of MALIK (1).
MARAMf & mArabic
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic.
MARIAMfBiblical Greek, Georgian, Armenian, Arabic
Form of MARIA used in the Greek Old Testament, as well as the Georgian and Armenian form. It is also a variant transcription of Arabic MARYAM.
MARWAfArabic
From the Arabic name of a fragrant plant. Al-Marwa is one of the names of a sacred hill near Mecca.
MARYAMfArabic, Persian
Arabic and Persian form of Miryam (see MARY). In Iran it is also the name of a flower, the tuberose, which is named after the Virgin Mary.
MASUMAfArabic
Means "innocent" in Arabic. After her death, this name was applied to Fatima, a daughter of the 9th-century Shia imam Musa al-Kadhim.
MIDHAfArabic
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
MONA (3)fArabic
Variant transcription of MUNA.
MOUNAfArabic
Variant transcription of MUNA.
MUBINAfArabic
Feminine form of MUBIN.
MUHSINAfArabic
Feminine form of MUHSIN.
MUMINAfArabic
Feminine form of MUMIN.
MUNAfArabic
Means "wishes, desires", from the plural of Arabic منية (munyah).
MUNIRAfArabic
Feminine form of MUNIR.
MUNYAfArabic
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic.
NABILAfArabic
Feminine form of NABIL.
NADA (1)fArabic
Means either "generosity" or "dew" in Arabic.
NADIA (2)fArabic
Variant transcription of NADIYYA.
NADIRAfArabic
Feminine form of NADIR.
NADIYYAfArabic
Means "moist, tender, delicate" in Arabic.
NADRAfArabic
Means "radiance" in Arabic.
NADYA (2)fArabic
Variant transcription of NADIYYA.
NAILAfArabic
Feminine form of NAIL. This was the name of the wife of Uthman, the third caliph of the Muslims. She tried in vain to prevent a mob from murdering her husband, and had several fingers cut off in the process.
NA'IMAfArabic
Feminine form of NA'IM.
NAJMAfArabic
Feminine form of NAJM.
NAJWAfArabic
Means "secret, whisper" in Arabic.
NASEEMm & fArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NASIM.
NASHWAfArabic
Means "ecstasy, elation" in Arabic.
NASIMm & fArabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
NASIRAfArabic
Feminine form of NASIR.
NASSIMm & fArabic
Variant transcription of NASIM.
NAWALfArabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
NAWRAfArabic
Means "flower, blossom" in Arabic.
NAZIHAfArabic
Feminine form of NAZIH.
NAZLIfArabic
Means "delicate, beautiful" in Arabic.
NIDAfArabic, Urdu
Means "call, proclaim" in Arabic.
NIMA (1)f & mArabic
Means "blessing" in Arabic.
NIMATf & mArabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of NIMA (1).
NISHATm & fArabic, Bengali
Means "energetic, lively" in Arabic.
NOOR (1)f & mArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NUR.
NOURf & mArabic
Variant transcription of NUR.
NUHAfArabic
Means "mind, wisdom" in Arabic.
NURf & mArabic, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition النور (al-Nur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
NURAfArabic
Strictly feminine form of NUR.
NURULm & fArabic, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with نور ال (Nur al) meaning "light of the" (such as نور الدين (Nur al-Din) "light of religion").
QAMARm & fArabic
Means "moon" in Arabic.
RAABI'AfArabic
Means "fourth" in Arabic. This name was borne by an 8th-century Sufi mystic from Basra in Iraq.
RABABfArabic
Variant transcription of RUBAB.
RABI'AfArabic
Feminine form of RABI (1). It is also a variant transcription of RAABI'A.
RAFIQAfArabic
Feminine form of RAFIQ.
RAHATm & fArabic
Means "rest, comfort" in Arabic.
RAISA (3)fArabic
Feminine form of RAIS.
RAJA (1)fArabic
Means "hope" in Arabic.
RAJIYAfArabic
Means "hopeful" in Arabic.
RAJYAfArabic
Variant transcription of RAJIYA.
RAMLAfArabic
Variant transcription of RAMLAH.
RAMLAHfArabic
Means "sand" in Arabic. This was the name of one of the wives of Muhammad.
RANA (1)fArabic
Means "an eye-catching object" from Arabic رنا (rana) meaning "to gaze".
RANDAfArabic
Means "scented tree" in Arabic.
RANIYAfArabic
Means "looking at", derived from Arabic رنا (rana) meaning "to gaze".
RANYAfArabic
Variant transcription of RANIYA.
RASHAfArabic
Means "young gazelle" in Arabic.
RASHIDAfArabic
Feminine form of RASHID.
RASIMAfArabic
Feminine form of RASIM.
RAWIYAfArabic
Means "storyteller", derived from Arabic روى (rawa) meaning "to relate".
RAWYAfArabic
Variant transcription of RAWIYA.
RAYANm & fArabic
Variant transcription of RAYYAN.
RAYHANAfArabic
Means "basil" in Arabic. This was the name of a wife of the Prophet Muhammad.
RAYYANm & fArabic
Means "watered, luxuriant" in Arabic. According to Islamic tradition this is the name of one of the gates of paradise.
REEMfArabic
Variant transcription of RIM.
RIDWANAfArabic
Feminine form of RIZWAN.
RIHANNAfArabic
Variant transcription of RAYHANA.
RIMfArabic
Means "white antelope" in Arabic.
RIZWANAfUrdu, Arabic
Urdu form and variant Arabic transcription of RIDWANA.
RUBAfArabic
Means "hill" in Arabic.
RUBABfArabic
From an Arabic word referring to a type of stringed musical instrument. This was the name of the wife of Muhammad's grandson Husayn.
RUQAYYAfArabic
Variant transcription of RUQAYYAH.
RUQAYYAHfArabic
Derived either from Arabic رقى (ruqia) meaning "rise, ascent" or from رقية (ruqyah) meaning "spell, charm, incantation". This was the name of one of the daughters of the Prophet Muhammad. She became a wife of Uthman, the third caliph of the Muslims.
RUWAfArabic
Means "beauty" in Arabic.
RUYAfArabic
Means "vision, sight" in Arabic.
SA'ADATfArabic
Means "happiness, luck" in Arabic.
SABAHf & mArabic, Turkish
Means "morning" in Arabic and Turkish.
SABRIYYAfArabic
Feminine form of SABRI.
SADAFfArabic
Means "seashell, mother-of-pearl" in Arabic.
SA'DIAfArabic
Feminine form of SA'DI.
SAFIYAfArabic
Variant transcription of SAFIYYAH.
SAFIYYAHfArabic
Feminine form of SAFI. This was the name of one of the wives of Muhammad.
SAHARfArabic, Persian
Means "dawn" in Arabic.
SA'IDAfArabic
Feminine form of SA'ID.
SAKINAfArabic
Means "calmness, peace" in Arabic.
SALHAfArabic
Feminine form of SALIH.
SALIHAfArabic
Feminine form of SALIH.
SALIMAfArabic
Feminine form of SALIM.
SALMAfArabic
Means "safe", derived from Arabic سلم (salima) meaning "to be safe".
SALWAHfArabic
Means "comfort" in Arabic.
SAMARfArabic
Means "evening conversation" in Arabic.
SAMEERA (1)fArabic
Variant transcription of SAMIRA (1).
SAMIAfArabic
Variant transcription of SAMIYA.
SAMINAfArabic
Variant transcription of THAMINA.
SAMIYAfArabic
Feminine form of SAMI (2).
SANAfArabic
Variant transcription of SANAA (1).
SANAA (1)fArabic
Means "brilliance, radiance, splendour" in Arabic.
SANIYYAfArabic
Feminine form of SANI.
SANYA (1)fArabic
Variant transcription of SANIYYA.
SARAHfEnglish, French, German, Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lady, princess, noblewoman" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Abraham's wife, considered the matriarch of the Jewish people. She was barren until she unexpectedly became the pregnant with Isaac at the age of 90. Her name was originally Sarai, but God changed it at the same time Abraham's name was changed (see Genesis 17:15).... [more]
SAWSANfArabic
Arabic form of SUSANNA.
SAYYIDAfArabic
Means "lady, mistress" in Arabic.
SELIMAfArabic
Variant transcription of SALIMA.
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