SHAHRAZAD f Persian (Rare), Arabic
Means "free city" from the Persian elements شهر (shahr)
"city" and آزاد (azad)
"free". This is the name of the fictional storyteller in 'The 1001 Nights'. She tells a story to her husband the king every night for 1001 nights in order to delay her execution.
SHAIMA f Arabic
Possibly means "beauty marks" in Arabic. This was the name of the daughter of Halima
, the foster mother of the Prophet Muhammad
SUHA f Arabic
Means "forgotten, overlooked" in Arabic. Al-Suha
(also called Alcor
) is the name of a star in the constellation Ursa Major.
SULTAN m & f Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali, Avar
Means "ruler, king, sultan" in Arabic. In the Arab world this name is typically masculine, but Turkey it is given to both boys and girls.
SUMAYYA f Arabic
Means "high above" in Arabic. This was the name of the first martyr for Islam.
THURAYYA f Arabic
Means "the Pleiades" in Arabic. The Pleiades are a group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus.
TUBA f Arabic, Turkish
From the name of a type of tree that is believed to grow in heaven in Islamic tradition. It means "blessedness" in Arabic.
ZAYNAB f Arabic
Meaning uncertain. It is possibly related to Arabic زين (zayn)
meaning "beauty"; it could be from the name of a fragrant flowering tree; or it could be an Arabic form of ZENOBIA
, a name borne by a pre-Islamic queen of Palmyra. Zaynab was the name of a daughter, a granddaughter, and two wives of the Prophet Muhammad