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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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MUHAMMAD   m   Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Tajik, Indonesian, Malay
Means "praiseworthy", derived from Arabic حمد (hamid) "to praise". This was the name of the prophet who founded the Islamic religion in the 7th century. According to Muslim belief, at age 40 Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel, who provided him with the first verses of the Qur'an. Approximately 20 years later he conquered Mecca, the city of his birth, and his followers controlled most of the Arabian Peninsula at the time of his death in 632.... [more]
MUHAMMED   m   Turkish, Arabic
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
MUHSIN   m   Arabic
Means "beneficent" in Arabic.
MUKHTAR   m   Arabic
Means "chosen" in Arabic.
MUMIN   m   Arabic
Means "believer" in Arabic.
MUMTAZ   m   Arabic
Means "distinguished" in Arabic.
MUNIR   m   Arabic
Means "bright, shining" in Arabic.
MURAD   m   Arabic, Urdu, Azerbaijani
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic. This name was borne by several Ottoman sultans.
MURTADA   m   Arabic
Means "chosen" in Arabic.
MURTAZA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MURTADA.
MUSA   m   Arabic, Turkish, Persian
Arabic, Turkish and Persian form of MOSES.
MUS'AD   m   Arabic
Means "lucky" in Arabic.
MUSTAFA   m   Arabic, Turkish
Means "the chosen one" in Arabic, an epithet of Muhammad. This was the name of four Ottoman sultans. Another famous bearer was Mustafa Kemal (1881-1938), also known as Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.
MUSTAPHA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MUSTAFA.
MU'TAMID   m   Arabic
Means "relying on, leaning on" in Arabic. Al-Mu'tamid was a 9th-century Abbasid caliph. This was also the name of an 11th-century Abbadid ruler of Seville, who was a patron of the arts and a poet.
MU'TASIM   m   Arabic
Means "taking refuge in" in Arabic.
NAAJI   m   Arabic
Means "saved" in Arabic.
NABIL   m   Arabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
NADEEM   m   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NADIM.
NADER   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NADIR.
NADIM   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "drinking companion", derived from Arabic ندم (nadima) "to drink together".
NADIR   m   Arabic
Means "rare" in Arabic.
NAGI   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NAJI.
NAGIB   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NAJIB.
NAIL   m   Arabic, Tatar
Means "attainer" in Arabic.
NA'IM   m   Arabic
Means "tranquil, happy, at ease" in Arabic.
NAJI   m   Arabic
Means "intimate friend" in Arabic. It can also be a variant transcription of NAAJI.
NAJIB   m   Arabic
Means "noble" or "intelligent" in Arabic.
NAJM   m   Arabic
Means "star" in Arabic.
NASEEM   m & f   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NASIM.
NASEER   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NASIR.
NASIB   m   Arabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
NASIM   m & f   Arabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
NASIR   m   Arabic
Means "helper" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic names.
NASSER   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NASIR.
NASSIM   m & f   Arabic
Variant transcription of NASIM.
NAVEED   m   Persian, Arabic
Variant transcription of NAVID.
NAVID   m   Persian, Arabic
Means "good news" in Persian.
NAZIH   m   Arabic
Means "honest, virtuous" in Arabic.
NIMA (1)   f & m   Arabic
Means "blessing" in Arabic.
NIMAT   f & m   Arabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of NIMA (1).
NISHAT   m & f   Arabic, Bengali
Means "energetic, lively" in Arabic.
NIZAR   m   Arabic
Perhaps from Arabic نزير (nazir) "little".
NOOR (1)   f & m   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NUR.
NOUR   f & m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NUR.
NOUREDDINE   m   Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of NUR AD-DIN (chiefly Maghrebi).
NUH   m   Arabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of NOAH (1).
NUR   f & m   Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition النور (al-Nur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
NUR AD-DIN   m   Arabic
Means "light of religion", from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" combined with دين (din) "religion, faith".
NURUDDIN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NUR AD-DIN.
NURUL   m & f   Arabic, 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").
NURULLAH   m   Arabic, Turkish
Means "light of ALLAH", from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" combined with الله (Allah).
OMAR (1)   m   Arabic, English
Variant transcription of UMAR. This is the usual English spelling of the 12th-century poet Umar Khayyam's name. In his honour it has sometimes been used in the English-speaking world, notably for the American general Omar Bradley (1893-1981).
OMRAN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of UMRAN.
OSAMA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of USAMA.
QADIR   m   Arabic
Means "capable, powerful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition القدير (al-Qadir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
QAMAR   m & f   Arabic
Means "moon" in Arabic.
QASIM   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "one who divides goods among his people", derived from Arabic قسم (qasama) "to share" or "to divide". This was the name of a son of Muhammad who died while young.
QISMAT   m   Arabic
Means "fate" in Arabic.
QUSAY   m   Arabic
Possibly derived from Arabic قصي (qasi) meaning "distant". This was the name of an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad who was in charge of a temple in Mecca.
RABI (1)   m   Arabic
Means "springtime" in Arabic.
RA'D   m   Arabic
Means "thunder" in Arabic. This is the name of the 13th chapter of the Qur'an (surah ar-Rad).
RAFIQ   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means either "friend" or "gentle" in Arabic.
RAHAT   m & f   Arabic
Means "rest, comfort" in Arabic.
RAHEEM   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of RAHIM.
RAHIM   m   Arabic
Means "kind, compassionate" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحيم (al-Rahim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
RAHMAN   m   Arabic, Persian, Indonesian, Malay
Means "merciful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحمان (al-Rahman) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
RAIS   m   Arabic
Means "leader, chief" in Arabic.
RAJAB   m   Arabic
Means "respect" in Arabic. This is the name of the seventh month in the Islamic calendar.
RAMADAN   m   Arabic
From the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is derived from Arabic رمض (ramad) meaning "parchedness, scorchedness". Muslims traditionally fast during this month.
RASHAD   m   Arabic, Azerbaijani
Means "good sense, good guidance" in Arabic.
RASHED   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of راشد (RASHID).
RASHEED   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of رشيد (RASHID).
RASHID   m   Arabic
Means "rightly guided" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic names. In Islamic tradition الرشيد (al-Rashid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
RASIM   m   Arabic
Means "planner, architect" in Arabic.
RASUL   m   Arabic
Means "prophet, messenger" in Arabic.
RAUF   m   Arabic
Means "compassionate" in Arabic.
RAYAN   m & f   Arabic
Variant transcription of RAYYAN.
RAYYAN   m & f   Arabic
Means "watered, luxuriant" in Arabic. According to Islamic tradition this is the name of one of the gates of paradise.
RAZA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of RIDHA.
RIAD   m   Arabic
Means "meadows, gardens", from the plural of Arabic روضة (rawdah).
RIAZ   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of RIAD.
RIDA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of RIDHA.
RIDHA   m   Arabic
Means "satisfaction, contentment" in Arabic. This name was borne by Ali Musi al-Ridha, a 9th-century Shia imam.
RIDWAN   m   Arabic
Means "satisfaction" in Arabic.
RIFAT   m   Arabic
Means "high rank" in Arabic.
RIZWAN   m   Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form and variant Arabic transcription of RIDWAN.
RUH   m   Arabic
Means "spirit" in Arabic.
RUSUL   m   Arabic
Means "prophets, messengers" in Arabic.
SABAH   f & m   Arabic, Turkish
Means "morning" in Arabic and Turkish.
SABAH UD-DIN   m   Arabic (Rare)
Means "morning of religion", derived from Arabic صباح (sabah) "morning" and دين (din) "religion".
SABRI   m   Arabic
Means "patient" in Arabic.
SA'D   m   Arabic
Means "fortune, good luck" in Arabic. This was the name of a successful military commander for the Muslims during the early years of Islam.
SADDAM   m   Arabic
Means "one who confronts" in Arabic.
SA'DI   m   Arabic
Means "fortunate, lucky" in Arabic.
SAFI   m   Arabic
Means "pure" in Arabic.
SA'ID   m   Arabic
Means "happy, lucky" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
SAIF   m   Arabic
Means "sword" in Arabic.
SAIF AL-DIN   m   Arabic
Means "sword of the faith" from Arabic سيف (sayf) "sword" and دين (din) "religion, faith".
SAIFUL   m   Arabic
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with سيف ال (Sayf al) meaning "sword of the" (such as SAIF AL-DIN).
SAIFULLAH   m   Arabic
Means "sword of God" from Arabic سيف (sayf) "sword" combined with الله (Allah) "God".
SAJJAD   m   Arabic
Means "kneeling in prayer, prostration" in Arabic.
SAKHR   m   Arabic
Means "solid rock" in Arabic. This name appears in the poems of the 7th-century poetess Al-Khansa.
SALAH   m   Arabic
Means "righteousness" in Arabic.
SALAH AL-DIN   m   Arabic
Means "righteousness of religion" from Arabic صلاح (salah) "righteousness" combined with دين (din) "religion, faith". A famous bearer of this name was the sultan Salah al-Din Yusuf Ibn Ayyub, known in the western world as Saladin, the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty in Egypt in the 12th century. He recaptured Jerusalem from the crusaders and repelled the invaders of the Third Crusade. Salah al-Din was an honourific; his birth name was Yusuf.
SALEEM   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of SALIM.
SALEH   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of SALIH.
SALIH   m   Arabic
Means "virtuous" in Arabic. According to the Qur'an this was the name of an early Arabian prophet.
SALIL   m   Arabic
Means "sword" or "son" in Arabic.
SALIM   m   Arabic
Means "safe, sound, intact", derived from Arabic سلم (salima) "to be safe".
SALMAN   m   Arabic
Means "safe", derived from Arabic سلم (salima) "to be safe".
SAMAD   m   Arabic
Means "eternal" in Arabic.
SAMEER (1)   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of SAMIR (1).
SAMI (2)   m   Arabic
Means "elevated, sublime, supreme" in Arabic.
SAMIR (1)   m   Arabic
Means "companion in evening talk" in Arabic.
SANI   m   Arabic
Means "brilliant, splendid" in Arabic.
SAYYID   m   Arabic
Means "lord, master" in Arabic. A famous bearer was the Egyptian musician Sayyid Darwish (1892-1923).
SHAD (1)   m   Arabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
SHADI (1)   m   Arabic
Means "singer" in Arabic.
SHAFAQAT   m & f   Arabic
Means "compassion, pity" in Arabic.
SHAFIQ   m   Arabic
Means "compassionate" in Arabic.
SHAHID   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "witness" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الشاهد (al-Shahid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
SHAHNAZ   f & m   Persian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "pride of the king" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) "king" and ناز (naz) "pride".
SHAHZAD   m   Persian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "prince, son of the king" in Persian.
SHAKEEL   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of SHAKIL.
SHAKIL   m   Arabic
Means "handsome" in Arabic.
SHAKIR   m   Arabic
Means "thankful" in Arabic.
SHAKUR   m   Arabic
Means "thankful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الشكور (al-Shakur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
SHAMS AL-DIN   m   Arabic
From Arabic شَمس (shams) meaning "sun" and دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
SHAMSUDDIN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of SHAMS AL-DIN.
SHAREEF   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of SHARIF.
SHARIAH   m   Arabic
Means "divine law, noble law" in Arabic, ultimately from an old Arabic word meaning "pathway".
SHARIF   m   Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, Persian, Malay
Means "eminent, virtuous" in Arabic. This was a title used by the descendants of Muhammad.
SHERIF   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of SHARIF.
SHIHAB   m   Arabic
Means "shooting star, meteor" in Arabic.
SHUKRI   m   Arabic
Means "thanking" in Arabic.
SUHAIL   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "level, even" in Arabic. This is the Arabic name of the second brightest star in the sky, known in the western world as Canopus.
SUHAYL   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of SUHAIL.
SULAIMAN   m   Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Variant Arabic transcription of SULAYMAN, as well as the Indonesian and Malay form.
SULAYMAN   m   Arabic
Arabic cognate of SÜLEYMAN.
SULTAN   m & f   Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali
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.
TABASSUM   m & f   Arabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic.
TAHA   m   Arabic
From the Arabic letters ط (called ta) and ه (called ha). These letters begin the 20th chapter of the Qur'an (surah Ta Ha).
TAHIR   m   Arabic
Means "virtuous, pure, chaste" in Arabic.
TAHMID   m   Arabic
Means "praising" in Arabic.
TAJ   m   Arabic
Means "crown" in Arabic.
TALAAT   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of TAL'AT.
TAL'AT   m   Arabic
Possiby means "face, sight" in Arabic.
TALIB   m   Arabic
Means "seeker of knowledge, student" in Arabic. Abu Talib was an uncle of Muhammad who raised him after his parents and grandparents died. His name was in fact a kunya (a nickname) formed using Abu; his real name may have been Imran.
TAMID   m   Arabic
Short form of MU'TAMID.
TAREK   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of TARIQ.
TARIK   m   Bosnian, Arabic
Bosnian form of TARIQ. It is also a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
TARIQ   m   Arabic
Means "he who knocks at the door" in Arabic. This is the Arabic name of the morning star. Tariq ibn Ziyad was the Islamic general who conquered Spain for the Umayyad Caliphate in the 8th century.
TAWFIQ   m   Arabic
Means "good fortune", derived from Arabic وفق (wafiqa) "to be successful".
TAYEB   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of TAYYIB.
TAYYIB   m   Arabic
Means "pleasant, good-natured" in Arabic.
THAMIR   m   Arabic
Means "fruitful" in Arabic.
TOUFIK   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of TAWFIQ.
TUFAYL   m   Arabic
Means "small child" in Arabic.
UMAR   m   Arabic
Means "populous, flourishing", derived from Arabic عمر ('umr) "life". Umar was a companion and strong supporter of Muhammad who became the second caliph of the Muslims. He is considered to be one of the great founders of the Muslim state. The name was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Persia, Umar Khayyam.
UMRAN   m   Arabic
Variant of IMRAN.
USAMA   m   Arabic
Means "lion" in Arabic.
USMAN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of UTHMAN.
UTHMAN   m   Arabic
Means "baby bustard" in Arabic (a bustard is a type of large bird). Uthman was a companion of Muhammad who married two of his daughters. He was the third caliph of the Muslims.
WADUD   m   Arabic
Means "lover, affectionate" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الودود (al-Wadud) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
WAFAI   m   Arabic
Means "loyalty" in Arabic.
WAFI   m   Arabic
Means "trustworthy, reliable, loyal, perfect" in Arabic.
WAHEED   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of WAHID.
WAHID   m   Arabic
Means "peerless, unique" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الوحيد (al-Wahid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
WALID   m   Arabic
Means "newborn", derived from Arabic ولد (walada) "to give birth". This was the name of the Umayyad caliph who conquered Spain in the 8th century.
WAQAR   m   Arabic
Means "majesty, dignity" in Arabic.
WASI   m   Arabic
Means "broad-minded, liberal, learned" in Arabic.
WASIM   m   Arabic
Means "handsome" in Arabic.
WASSIM   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of WASIM.
YAHYA   m   Arabic, Turkish, Persian
Arabic, Turkish and Persian form of Yochanan (see JOHN). This name honours John the Baptist, a prophet in Islam.
YAKUB   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of YAQUB.
YAQOOB   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of YAQUB.
YAQUB   m   Arabic
Arabic form of Ya'aqov (see JACOB).
YASER   m   Persian, Turkish, Arabic
Persian and Turkish form of YASIR, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
YASIN   m   Arabic, Persian, Urdu
From the Arabic letters ي (called ya) and س (called sin). These letters begin the 36th chapter of the Qur'an (surah Ya Sin).
YASIR   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "to be rich", derived from Arabic يسر (yasira) "to become easy". This was the name of an early Islamic martyr. It was also borne by Yasir Arafat (1929-2004), a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
YASSER   m   Arabic, Persian
Variant transcription of YASIR.
YOUSEF   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of YUSUF.
YOUSSEF   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of YUSUF.
YUHANNA   m   Arabic
Arabic form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
YUNUS   m   Arabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of JONAH.
YUSEF   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of YUSUF.
YUSHUA   m   Arabic
Arabic form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA).
YUSUF   m   Arabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
ZAAHIR (1)   m   Arabic
Derived from Arabic زهر (zahara) meaning "to shine, to radiate".
ZAAHIR (2)   m   Arabic
Derived from Arabic ظهر (zahara) meaning "to become clear, to emerge".
ZAHI   m   Arabic
Means "beautiful, brilliant" in Arabic.
ZAHID   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "pious, devout" in Arabic.
ZAHIR   m   Arabic, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Arabic زهير (zahir) meaning "helper, supporter". In Islamic tradition الظهير (al-Zahir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
ZAID   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of ZAYD.
ZAIN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of ZAYN.
ZAKARIA   m   Georgian, Arabic
Georgian form of ZECHARIAH. This is also a variant transcription of Arabic ZAKARIYYA.
ZAKARIYA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of ZAKARIYYA.
ZAKARIYYA   m   Arabic
Arabic form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAKI   m   Arabic
Means "pure" in Arabic.
ZAMAN   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "time, age, era" in Arabic.
ZAYD   m   Arabic
Derived from Arabic زاد (zada) "to increase". This was the name of a slave who became the adopted son of the Prophet Muhammad.
ZAYN   m   Arabic
Means "beauty, grace" in Arabic.
ZIA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of ZIYA.
ZIAD   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of ZIYAD.
ZIAUDDIN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of ZIYA AL-DIN.
ZIYA   m   Arabic
Derived from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow". This was the name of a 14th-century Islamic Indian historian.
ZIYA AL-DIN   m   Arabic
Means "splendour of religion" from Arabic ضياء (diya) "splendour, light, glow" combined with دين (din) "religion, faith".
ZIYAD   m   Arabic
Means "growth" in Arabic.
ZULFAQAR   m   Arabic
Variant of ZULFIQAR.
ZULFIKAR   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of ZULFIQAR.
ZULFIQAR   m   Arabic
From Arabic ذو الفقار (Dhu al-Fiqar) meaning "cleaver of the spine". This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's sword, also used by his son-in-law Ali.
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