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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the usage is Arabic.
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AALI m Arabic
Means "high, lofty, sublime" in Arabic.
'AAMIR m Arabic
Means "prosperous, substantial" in Arabic.
AAMIR (1) m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic عامر (see 'AAMIR), as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
'ABBAS m Arabic, Persian
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Persian عبّاس (see ABBAS).
ABBAS m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "austere" in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's uncle. It was also borne by a son of Ali, the fourth caliph.
ABD AL-AZIZ m Arabic
Means "servant of the powerful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with عزيز ('aziz) meaning "powerful". This was the name of the first king of modern Saudi Arabia.
ABD AL-HAMID m Arabic
Means "servant of the praiseworthy" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with حَمِيد (hamid) meaning "praiseworthy". This was the name of two sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
ABD AL-KADER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد القادر (see ABD AL-QADIR).
ABD AL-KARIM m Arabic
Means "servant of the generous" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with كَرِيم (karim) meaning "generous".
ABD ALLAH m Arabic
Means "servant of ALLAH" from Arabic عبد ('abd) meaning "servant" combined with الله (Allah). This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's father. He died before his son's birth.
ABD AL-LATIF m Arabic
Means "servant of the gentle" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with لطيف (latif) meaning "gentle".
ABD AL-MAJID m Arabic
Means "servant of the glorious" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with مجيد (majid) meaning "glorious".
ABD AL-MALIK m Arabic
Means "servant of the king" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with ملك (malik) meaning "king". This was the name of the fifth Umayyad caliph, who made Arabic the official language of the empire.
ABD AL-QADIR m Arabic
Means "servant of the capable, powerful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with قادر (qadir) meaning "capable, powerful". This was the name of a 19th-century Algerian resistance leader.
ABD AL-RAHIM m Arabic
Means "servant of the merciful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with رحيم (rahim) meaning "merciful".
ABD AL-RAHMAN m Arabic
Means "servant of the merciful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with رحمن (rahman) meaning "merciful". This was the name of two early caliphs of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain.
ABD AL-RASHID m Arabic
Means "servant of the rightly guided" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with رَشِيد (rashid) meaning "rightly guided".
ABD AL-WALI m Arabic
Means "servant of the guardian" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with ولِي (wali) meaning "guardian, friend".
ABD AR-RAHMAN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see ABD AL-RAHMAN).
ABDELAZIZ m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد العزيز (see ABD AL-AZIZ) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
ABDELHAMID m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الحميد (see ABD AL-HAMID) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
ABDELKADER m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد القادر (see ABD AL-QADIR) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
ABDELLATIF m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد اللطيف (see ABD AL-LATIF) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
ABDELMAJID m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد المجيد (see ABD AL-MAJID) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
ABDERRAHIM m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحيم (see ABD AL-RAHIM) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
ABDERRAHMANE m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see ABD AL-RAHMAN) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
ABDUL m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Uzbek, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with عبد ال ('Abd al) meaning "servant of the" (such as عبد العزيز ('Abd al-'Aziz) meaning "servant of the powerful").
ABDUL-AZIZ m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد العزيز (see ABD AL-AZIZ).
ABDUL-HAMID m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الحميد (see ABD AL-HAMID).
ABDULLA m Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Dhivehi, Uyghur, Arabic
Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Dhivehi and Uyghur form of ABD ALLAH, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
ABDULLAH m Arabic, Turkish, Malay, Indonesian
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الله (see ABD ALLAH), as well as the regular Turkish, Malay and Indonesian form.
ABDUL-RAHMAN m Arabic, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see ABD AL-RAHMAN), as well as the regular Malay form.
ABDUR-RAHIM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحيم (see ABD AL-RAHIM).
ABDUR-RAHMAN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see ABD AL-RAHMAN).
ABDUR-RASHID m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرشيد (see ABD AL-RASHID).
ABRAR m Arabic, Urdu
Means "virtuous" in Arabic.
ABU m Arabic
Means "father of" in Arabic. This is commonly used as an element in a kunya, which is a type of Arabic nickname. The element is combined with the name of one of the bearer's children (usually the eldest son). In some cases the kunya is figurative, not referring to an actual child, as in the case of the Muslim caliph Abu Bakr.
ABU AL-FADL m Arabic
Combination of ABU and FADL. This was another name for Abbas, the son of the fourth caliph Ali.
ABU BAKR m Arabic
Combination of ABU and BAKR. Abu Bakr was a companion and father-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the first caliph of the Muslim world. His name was in fact a kunya (a nickname) formed using Abu; his real name was Abd Allah. Shia Muslims hold a more negative view of Abu Bakr, hence this name is more widely used among Sunnis.
ABUL-FAZL m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أبو الفضل (see ABU AL-FADL).
ADAM m English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make".... [more]
ADEL m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of ADIL, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
ADIL m Arabic, Urdu, Uyghur
Means "fair, honest, just" in Arabic, from the root عَدَلَ ('adala) meaning "to act justly". This name was borne by several sultans of Bijapur.
ADNAN m Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Urdu
Means "settler" in Arabic. According to tradition, Adnan was an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad and the northern Arabian tribes.
AFIF m Arabic
Means "chaste" in Arabic.
AFZAL m Arabic
Means "better, superior" in Arabic.
AHMAD m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "most commendable, most praiseworthy" in Arabic (a superlative form of HAMID (1)).
AHMED m Turkish, Bosnian, Dhivehi, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Turkish, Bosnian and Dhivehi form of AHMAD. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans.
AIMAN (2) m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أيمن (see AYMAN).
AKBAR m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Indian (Muslim)
Means "greater, greatest" in Arabic. This was the name of a 16th-century Mughal ruler who expanded the empire to include most of India.
AKRAM m Arabic
Means "most generous" in Arabic (a superlative form of KARIM).
ALA m Arabic
Means "excellence, elevation" in Arabic.
ALA AL-DIN m Arabic
Means "excellence of religion" from Arabic عَلَاء ('ala) meaning "excellence, elevation" combined with دين (din) meaning "religion, faith". This was the name of several sultans of Delhi.
AL-AMIR m Arabic (Rare)
Means "the commander, the prince" in Arabic. This was the name of a 10th-century Fatimid imam.
AL-HASAN m Arabic
Form of HASAN prefixed with the Arabic definite article.
'ALI m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عليّ (see ALI (1)).
ALI (1) m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar, Kazakh, Dhivehi, Albanian, Bosnian
Means "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali ibn Abi Talib was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shia Muslims, who regard him as the first rightful caliph.... [more]
ALIM m Arabic, Uyghur
Means "learned, expert, scholar" in Arabic.
ALMAS f & m Arabic
Means "diamond" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian.
AMAL (1) f & m Arabic
Means "hope, aspiration" in Arabic. It is related to Amaal.
AMANI f & m Arabic
Means "wishes" in Arabic.
AMIN m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic أمين (amin) meaning "truthful". This was the name of the sixth Abbasid caliph.
AMINE m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic أمين (see AMIN) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
AMIR (1) m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Malay, Indonesian
Means "commander, prince" in Arabic. This was originally a title, which has come into English as the Arabic loanword emir.
AMJAD m Arabic
Means "more glorious" in Arabic.
'AMMAR m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عمّار (see AMMAR).
AMMAR m Arabic
Means "long-lived", from Arabic عَمَرَ ('amara) meaning "to live long".
ANAS m Arabic
Means "friendliness" in Arabic. This was the name of one of the Prophet Muhammad's companions.
ANASS m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أنس (see ANAS).
ANIS m Arabic
Means "friendly, friend" in Arabic.
ANSAR m Arabic, Urdu
Means "helpers" in Arabic, referring to those who helped the Prophet Muhammad when he came to Medina.
ANWAR m Arabic, Urdu, Indonesian
Means "brighter, more luminous" in Arabic. This name was borne by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat (1918-1981), who was assassinated three years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
ANWER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أنور (see ANWAR).
AQIL m Arabic
Means "intelligent, wise" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic spellings.
ARIF m Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Means "learned, knowing, expert" in Arabic.
AS'AD m Arabic
Means "luckier" in Arabic.
ASAD m Arabic, Urdu
Means "lion" in Arabic.
ASHFAQ m Arabic
Means "compassions, kindness" in Arabic.
ASIF m Arabic
Possibly means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
ASIM (1) m Arabic
Means "protector" in Arabic.
ATA (2) m Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
ATALLAH m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عطا الله (see ATAULLAH).
ATAULLAH m Arabic
Means "gift of ALLAH" from Arabic عطاء ('ata) meaning "gift" combined with الله (Allah).
ATIF m Arabic
Means "affection, kindness" in Arabic.
ATIYA m & f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
ATUF m Arabic
Means "loving" in Arabic.
AYMAN m Arabic
Means "right-handed, blessed, lucky" in Arabic.
AYOUB m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of AYYUB, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
AYYUB m Arabic
Arabic form of JOB.
AZHAR m Arabic, Urdu, Malay
Means "shining, bright" in Arabic.
'AZIZ m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عزيز (see AZIZ).
AZIZ m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Tajik
Means "powerful, respected, beloved", derived from Arabic عزّ ('azza) meaning "to be powerful" or "to be cherished". In Islamic tradition العزيز (al-'Aziz) is one of the 99 names of Allah. A notable bearer of the name was Al-'Aziz, a 10th-century Fatimid caliph.
BADR m & f Arabic
Means "full moon" in Arabic.
BAHA m Arabic, Turkish
Means "splendour, glory" in Arabic.
BAHADUR m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of the Turkic word bagatur meaning "hero, warrior".
BAHIJ m Arabic
Masculine form of BAHIJA.
BAKI m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic باقي (see BAQI).
BAKR m Arabic
Means "young camel" in Arabic. Abu Bakr was a father-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the first caliph of the Muslim world.
BAQI m Arabic
Means "eternal" in Arabic. This was the pen name of a 16th-century Turkish poet.
BAQIR m Arabic
Means "to rip open" in Arabic. Muhammad al-Baqir was the fifth imam of the Shia Muslims.
BARACK m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic باراك (see BARAK (2)). A famous bearer is former American president Barack Obama (1961-), who was named after his Kenyan father.
BARAK (2) m Arabic
Means "blessing" in Arabic.
BARAKAT m Arabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of BARAK (2).
BASHAR m Arabic
Means "bringing good news" in Arabic.
BASIL (2) m Arabic
Means "brave, valiant" in Arabic.
BASIM m Arabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic, from the root بَسَمَ (basama) meaning "to smile".
BASIR m Arabic
Means "wise" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition البصير (al-Basir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
BASIT m Arabic
Means "one who enlarges" in Arabic.
BASSAM m Arabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic, from the root بَسَمَ (basama) meaning "to smile".
BASSEM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic باسم (see BASIM).
BILAL m Arabic, Urdu
Means "wetting, moistening" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
BINYAMIN m Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Arabic form of BENJAMIN.
BOTROS m Arabic, Coptic
Alternate transcription of Arabic بطرس (see BUTRUS).
BOULOS m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic بولس (see BULUS).
BOUTROS m Arabic, Coptic
Alternate transcription of Arabic بطرس (see BUTRUS).
BRAHIM m Arabic (Maghrebi)
North African short form of IBRAHIM.
BULUS m Arabic
Arabic form of PAUL.
BURHAN m Arabic, Turkish
Means "proof" in Arabic.
BUTRUS m Arabic, Coptic
Arabic form of PETER.
DANA (4) m & f Persian, Arabic
Means "wise" in Persian.
DANYAL m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish
Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Turkish form of DANIEL.
DAUD m Indonesian, Arabic
Indonesian form of DAVID, and also an alternate transcription of Arabic داود or داوود (see DAWUD).
DAWOOD m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic داود or داوود (see DAWUD).
DAWUD m Arabic
Arabic form of DAVID.
DIYA (2) m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ضياء (see ZIYA).
DUHA f & m Arabic
Means "morning" in Arabic.
EBRAHIM m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of ABRAHAM. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic إبراهيم (see IBRAHIM).
EESA m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عيسى (see ISA (1)).
ESMAIL m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of ISHMAEL. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic إسماعيل (see ISMA'IL).
ESSA m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عيسى (see ISA (1)).
FADI m Arabic
Means "saviour" in Arabic. This is an Arabic name of Jesus.
FADIL m Arabic
Means "virtuous, generous" in Arabic.
FADL m Arabic
Means "grace, generosity" in Arabic. This was a name of both a cousin of Muhammad and a son of Abbas (the son of the fourth caliph Ali).
FAHD m Arabic
Means "panther" in Arabic.
FAHIM m Arabic
Means "intelligent, scholar" in Arabic.
FAISAL m Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Malay, Indonesian
Alternate transcription of Arabic فيصل (see FAYSAL), as well as the usual Urdu, Bengali, Malay and Indonesian form.
FAIZ m Arabic
Means "victorious" in Arabic.
FAIZEL m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فيصل (see FAYSAL).
FAKHRI m Arabic
Means "honourary" in Arabic.
FARAG m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فرج (see FARAJ). This corresponds more closely with the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of the name.
FARAH m & f Arabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
FARAJ m Arabic
Means "remedy" or "improvement" in Arabic.
FAREED m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic فريد or Urdu فرید (see FARID).
FARHAN m Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "happy, cheerful" in Arabic.
FARID m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "unique, precious", derived from Arabic فرد (farada) meaning "to be unique". This was the name of a 13th-century Persian poet.
FARIS m Arabic, Bosnian
Means "knight" in Arabic.
FAROOQ m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فاروق (see FARUQ).
FAROUK m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فاروق (see FARUQ).
FARUK m Turkish, Arabic
Turkish form of FARUQ, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
FARUQ m Arabic
Means "person who can tell right from wrong" in Arabic. This was the name of the last king of Egypt (1920-1965).
FATHI m Arabic
Means "conqueror" in Arabic.
FATIN (2) m Arabic
Means "intelligent" in Arabic.
FAWZI m Arabic
Means "triumph" in Arabic.
FAYIZ m Arabic
Means "victor" in Arabic.
FAYSAL m Arabic
Means "a judge, arbiter" in Arabic.
FAZL m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فضل (see FADL).
FIHR m Arabic
Means "stone pestle" in Arabic. This was the name of an ancestor of Muhammad.
FIKRI m Arabic
Means "intellectual" in Arabic, a derivative of فكر (fakara) meaning "to think, to reflect".
FIRDAUS m Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu
Derived from the Arabic word فردوس (firdaws) meaning "paradise", ultimately from Avestan pairidaeza meaning "garden, enclosure".
FOUAD m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فؤاد (see FUAD).
FUAD m Arabic
Derived from Arabic فؤاد (fu'ad) meaning "heart".
FURQAN m Arabic, Urdu
Means "criterion between right and wrong" or "proof" in Arabic. This is the name of the 25th chapter (surah al-Furqan) of the Quran.
GABIR m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جابر (see JABIR).
GABR m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جبر (see JABR).
GAFAR m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جعفر (see JAFAR).
GALAL m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جلال (see JALAL).
GAMAL m Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMAL. This name was borne by Egyptian president Gamal Nasser (1918-1970).
GAMIL m Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMIL.
GAWDAT m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جودت (see JAWDAT).
GHALIB m Arabic
Means "conqueror" in Arabic.
GHASSAN m Arabic
Means "youth" in Arabic. This was the name of an Arabian tribe that existed until the 6th century.
GHAYTH m Arabic
Means "rain" in Arabic.
GHUFRAN f & m Arabic
Means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
GHULAM m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Means "servant, boy" in Arabic. It is often used as the first part of compound names.
GUDA m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جودة (see JUDA).
HAAMID m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حامد (see HAMID (2)).
HABIB m Arabic
Means "beloved, darling" in Arabic.
HABIBULLAH m Arabic
Means "friend of ALLAH", from Arabic حبيب (habib) meaning "friend" combined with الله (Allah).
HADI m Arabic, Persian
Means "leader, guide" in Arabic.
HAFEEZ m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حفيظ (see HAFIZ).
HAFIZ m Arabic
Means "custodian, guardian" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحفيظ (al-Hafiz) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
HAIDAR m Arabic
Means "lion, warrior" in Arabic. This is a title of Ali, the husband of Fatimah the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad.
HAIDER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حيدر (see HAIDAR).
HAJI m Arabic
Refers to a person who has participated in the حَجّ (hajj), the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia that Muslims must undertake at least once in their lifetimes.
HAKEEM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حكيم (see HAKIM). A famous bearer is Nigerian-born former basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon (1963-).
HAKIM m Arabic
Means "wise" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحكيم (al-Hakim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
HALIM m Arabic
Means "patient, tolerant, mild" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحليم (al-Halim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
HAMED m Arabic, Persian
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Persian حامد (see HAMID (2)).
HAMEED m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حميد (see HAMID (1)).
HAMID (1) m Arabic, Persian
Means "praiseworthy" in Arabic, from the root حَمِدَ (hamida) meaning "to praise". In Islamic tradition الحميد (al-Hamid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
HAMID (2) m Arabic, Persian
Means "praiser" in Arabic.
HAMZA m Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian
Possibly derived from Arabic hamuza meaning "strong, steadfast". This was the name of the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad who was killed in battle.
HANEEF m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic حنيف or Urdu حنیف (see HANIF).
HANI m Arabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
HANIF m Arabic, Urdu
Means "true, upright" in Arabic.
HARIS (1) m Bosnian, Urdu, Arabic
Bosnian and Urdu form of HARITH, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
HARITH m Arabic
Means "plowman, cultivator" in Arabic.
HAROUN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هارون (see HARUN).
HARUN m Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian
Arabic form of AARON. Harun al-Rashid was a 9th-century Abbasid caliph featured in the stories of The 1001 Nights.
HASAN m Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian
Means "handsome" in Arabic, from the root حَسُنَ (hasuna) meaning "to be beautiful, to be good". Hasan was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. He was poisoned by one of his wives and is regarded as a martyr by Shia Muslims. This was also the name of two kings of Morocco. It is sometimes transcribed as Hassan, though this is a distinct name in Arabic.
HASHIM m Arabic
Means "crusher, breaker" in Arabic. This was the nickname of a great-grandfather of the Prophet Muhammad. He acquired this nickname because of his practice of crumbling bread and giving it to pilgrims.
HASIB m Arabic
Means "noble, respected" in Arabic.
HASIM m Arabic
Means "decisive" in Arabic, derived from حسم (hasama) meaning "to sever, to finish, to decide".
HASSAN m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "beautifier, improver" in Arabic. Hassan ibn Thabit was a 7th-century poet who was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad. This name is sometimes transcribed as Hasan, though the two names are spelled distinctly in Arabic.
HATIM m Arabic
Means "determined, decisive" in Arabic.
HAYDER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حيدر (see HAIDAR).
HAYTHAM m Arabic
Means "young eagle" in Arabic.
HÉDI (2) m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic هادي (see HADI) chiefly used in Tunisia (using French-influenced orthography).
HESHAM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هشام (see HISHAM).
HIDAYAT m Arabic, Indonesian
Means "guidance" in Arabic.
HIKMAT m & f Arabic
Derived from Arabic حكمة (hikmah) meaning "wisdom".
HILAL m & f Arabic, Turkish
Means "crescent moon" in Arabic, also referring to the new moon on the Islamic calendar. As a given name it is typically masculine in Arabic and feminine in Turkish.
HISEIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see HUSAYN).
HISHAM m Arabic
Means "generous" in Arabic, ultimately from hashama "to crush". The meaning derives from the traditional Arab act of crushing bread into crumbs in order to share it. This was the name of an 8th-century caliph of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain.
HOSNI m & f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسني (see HUSNI).
HOSSAM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسام (see HUSAM).
HOUSSAM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسام (see HUSAM).
HUSAIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see HUSAYN).
HUSAM m Arabic
Means "sword" in Arabic, a derivative of the verb حسم (hasama) meaning "to sever, to finish, to decide".
HUSAYN m Arabic
Diminutive of HASAN. Husayn ibn Ali (also commonly transliterated Hussein) was the son of Ali and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. His older brother was named Hasan. The massacre of Husayn and his family was a major event in the split between Shia and Sunni Muslims, which continues to this day. In more recent times this was the name of a king of Jordan (1935-1999).
HUSNI m & f Arabic
Derived from Arabic حُسْن (husn) meaning "beauty, excellence, goodness".
HUSSAIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see HUSAYN).
HUSSEIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see HUSAYN).
HYDER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حيدر (see HAIDAR).
IBRAHEEM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic إبراهيم (see IBRAHIM).
IBRAHIM m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian, Dhivehi, Albanian
Form of ABRAHAM in several languages.
IDRIS (1) m Arabic
Possibly means "interpreter" in Arabic. In the Quran this is the name of an ancient prophet. He is traditionally equated with the Hebrew prophet Enoch.
IHAB m & f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
IHSAN m & f Arabic
Means "charity" in Arabic.
IKRAAM f & m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic إكرام (see IKRAM).
IKRAM f & m Arabic
Means "honour" in Arabic, from the root كَرُمَ (karuma) meaning "to be generous".
ILHAM m & f Arabic, Indonesian, Uyghur
Means "inspiration" in Arabic.
ILYAS m Arabic
Arabic form of ELIJAH.
ILYES m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic إلياس (see ILYAS) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
IMAD m Arabic
Means "support" or "pillar" in Arabic.
IMAM m Arabic
Means "leader" in Arabic.
IMAN f & m Arabic, Persian, Indonesian
Means "faith", derived from Arabic أمُنَ (amuna) meaning "to be faithful". It is typically feminine in Arabic and typically masculine in Persian.
IMRAM m Arabic
Variant of IMRAN.
IMRAN m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Malay, Indonesian, Bengali
Arabic form of AMRAM. This is the name Muslims traditionally assign to the father of the Virgin Mary (analogous to the Christian Joachim).
IMTIAZ m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic إمتياز or Urdu امتیاز (see IMTIYAZ).
IMTIYAZ m Arabic, Urdu
Means "distinction" in Arabic.
IQBAL m Arabic
Means "fortunate" in Arabic. Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) was a poet, philosopher, and scholar from Pakistan.
IRFAN m Arabic
Means "knowledge, awareness, learning" in Arabic.
ISA (1) m Arabic, Persian, Albanian
Arabic form of JESUS. This form is found in the Quran and is used as a given name by Muslims. Arabic-speaking Christians instead use يسوع (Yasu') to refer to Jesus Christ.
'ISAM m Arabic
Means "security, pledge" in Arabic.
ISKANDAR m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic, Indonesian and Malay form of ALEXANDER.
ISLAM m Arabic, Kazakh, Chechen, Ingush
From the name of the religion, derived from Arabic إسلام (Islam) meaning "submission (to God)".
ISMAEEL m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic إسماعيل (see ISMA'IL).
ISMA'IL m Arabic
Arabic form of ISHMAEL.
ISMAIL m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Uyghur, Albanian
Malay, Indonesian, Uyghur and Albanian form of ISHMAEL. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic إسماعيل (see ISMA'IL).
'ISMAT m & f Arabic
Derived from Arabic عصم ('Isma) meaning "safeguarding".
ISSA m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عيسى (see ISA (1)).
I'TIMAD f & m Arabic
Means "reliance" in Arabic.
IZZ AL-DIN m Arabic
Means "glory of religion", derived from Arabic عزّ ('izz) meaning "glory, power" and دين (din) meaning "religion". In the 13th century Izz al-Din Aybak became the first Mamluk ruler of Egypt. The Mamluks were a warrior caste who were originally slaves.
IZZ UD-DIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عزّ الدين (see IZZ AL-DIN).
JABBAR m Arabic
Means "powerful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الجبّار (al-Jabbar) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
JABIR m Arabic
Means "comforter" in Arabic.
JABR m Arabic
Means "consolation, assistance" in Arabic.
JABRIL m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جبريل (see JIBRIL).
JAD m Arabic
Means "serious" in Arabic. This name is most common in Lebanon.
JAFAR m Arabic, Persian
Means "stream" in Arabic. Jafar ibn Abi Talib was a cousin of the Prophet Muhammad who was killed fighting against Byzantium in the 7th century. Another notable bearer was Jafar al-Sadiq, the sixth Shia imam.
JAFFAR m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جعفر (see JAFAR).
JAFFER m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جعفر (see JAFAR).
JALAL m Arabic, Persian
Means "greatness" in Arabic.
JALIL m Arabic, Persian
Means "important, exalted" in Arabic.
JAMAAL m Arabic, African American
Alternate transcription of Arabic جمال (see JAMAL).
JAMAL m Arabic, African American
Means "beauty" in Arabic.
JAMAL AL-DIN m Arabic
Means "beauty of the faith" from Arabic جمال (jamal) meaning "beauty" and دين (din) meaning "religion, faith". Jamal al-Din al-Afghani (1839-1897) was a political activist who promoted pan-Islamism.
JAMALUDDIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جمال الدين (see JAMAL AL-DIN).
JAMEEL m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جميل (see JAMIL).
JAMIL m Arabic
Means "beautiful" in Arabic.
JAOUAD m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic جواد (see JAWAD) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
JAWAD m Arabic
Means "generous" in Arabic.
JAWDAT m & f Arabic
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) meaning "to be excellent".
JIBRIL m Arabic
Arabic form of GABRIEL.
JINAN m & f Arabic
Means "garden" or "paradise" in Arabic.
JUDA m Arabic
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) meaning "to be excellent".
JUNAID m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جنيد (see JUNAYD).
JUNAYD m Arabic
Means "small army", derived from Arabic جند (jund) meaning "army, soldiers".
KADER (1) m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic قادر or قدير (see QADIR).
KAIS m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic قيس (see QAYS).
KAMAL (1) m Arabic
Means "perfection" in Arabic.
KAMAL UD-DIN m Arabic
Means "perfection of religion", derived from Arabic كمال (kamal) meaning "perfection" and دين (din) meaning "religion".
KAMIL (1) m Arabic
Means "perfect" in Arabic.
KARAM m & f Arabic
Means "generosity, nobleness" in Arabic.
KAREEM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic كريم (see KARIM). A famous bearer of this name is basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947-).
KARIM m Arabic, Persian
Means "generous, noble" in Arabic, from the root كَرُمَ (karuma) meaning "to be generous". In Islamic tradition الكريم (al-Karim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
KHALED m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic خالد (see KHALID).
KHALEEL m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic خليل (see KHALIL).
KHALID m Arabic
Means "eternal", derived from Arabic خلد (khalada) meaning "to last forever". This name was borne by a 7th-century Islamic military leader, Khalid ibn al-Walid.
KHALIFA m Arabic
Means "successor, caliph" in Arabic. The title caliph was given to the successors of the Prophet Muhammad, originally elected by the Islamic populace.
KHALIL m Arabic
Means "friend" in Arabic.
KHALIQ m Arabic
Means "creator" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الخليق (al-Khaliq) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
KHAYRAT m & f Arabic
Means "good deeds" in Arabic, plural of خيرة (khayrah).
KHAYRI m Arabic
Means "charitable" in Arabic.
KHAYYAM m Arabic
Means "tent maker" in Arabic. This was the surname of the 12th-century Persian poet Omar Khayyam.
LATIF m Arabic, Urdu
Means "gentle, kind" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition اللطيف (al-Latif) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
LUTFI m Arabic, Indonesian
Means "kind, gentle" in Arabic.
MAALIK m Arabic
Means "owner, possessor, master" in Arabic.
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