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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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MOHAMMADmPersian, Tatar, Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali
Persian and Tatar form of MUHAMMAD. It is also a variant transcription of the Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto and Bengali name.
MOHAMMEDmArabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of MUHAMMAD.
MOSTAFAmArabic
Variant transcription of MUSTAFA.
MUBINmArabic
Means "clear, distinct" in Arabic.
MUFADDALmArabic
Means "preferred" in Arabic.
MUHAMMADmArabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Tajik, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "praiseworthy", derived from Arabic حمد (hamid) meaning "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]
MUHAMMEDmTurkish, Arabic
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
MUHSINmArabic
Means "beneficent" in Arabic.
MUKHTARmArabic
Means "chosen" in Arabic.
MUMINmArabic
Means "believer" in Arabic.
MUMTAZmArabic
Means "distinguished" in Arabic.
MUNIRmArabic
Means "bright, shining" in Arabic.
MURADmArabic, Urdu, Azerbaijani, Avar
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic. This name was borne by several Ottoman sultans.
MURTADAmArabic
Means "chosen" in Arabic.
MURTAZAmArabic
Variant transcription of MURTADA.
MUSAmArabic, Turkish, Persian
Arabic, Turkish and Persian form of MOSES.
MUS'ADmArabic
Means "lucky" in Arabic.
MUSTAFAmArabic, 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.
MUSTAPHAmArabic
Variant transcription of MUSTAFA.
MU'TAMIDmArabic
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'TASIMmArabic
Means "taking refuge in" in Arabic.
NAAJImArabic
Means "saved" in Arabic.
NABILmArabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
NADEEMmArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NADIM.
NADERmArabic
Variant transcription of NADIR.
NADIMmArabic, Urdu
Means "drinking companion", derived from Arabic ندم (nadima) meaning "to drink together".
NADIRmArabic
Means "rare" in Arabic.
NAGImArabic
Variant transcription of NAJI.
NAGIBmArabic
Variant transcription of NAJIB.
NAILmArabic, Tatar
Means "attainer" in Arabic.
NA'IMmArabic
Means "tranquil, happy, at ease" in Arabic.
NAJImArabic
Means "intimate friend" in Arabic. It can also be a variant transcription of NAAJI.
NAJIBmArabic
Means "noble" or "intelligent" in Arabic.
NAJMmArabic
Means "star" in Arabic.
NAQImArabic
Means "pure, clean" in Arabic.
NASEEMm & fArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NASIM.
NASEERmArabic
Variant transcription of NASIR.
NASIBmArabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
NASIMm & fArabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
NASIRmArabic
Means "helper" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic names.
NASSERmArabic
Variant transcription of NASIR.
NASSIMm & fArabic
Variant transcription of NASIM.
NAVEEDmPersian, Arabic
Variant transcription of NAVID.
NAVIDmPersian, Arabic
Means "good news" in Persian.
NAZIHmArabic
Means "honest, virtuous" 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.
NIZARmArabic
Perhaps from Arabic نزير (nazir) meaning "little".
NOOR (1)f & mArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NUR.
NOURf & mArabic
Variant transcription of NUR.
NOUREDDINEmArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of NUR AD-DIN (chiefly Maghrebi).
NUHmArabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of NOAH (1).
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.
NUR AD-DINmArabic
Means "light of religion", from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" combined with دين (din) "religion, faith".
NURUDDINmArabic
Variant transcription of NUR AD-DIN.
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").
NURULLAHmArabic, Turkish
Means "light of ALLAH", from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" combined with الله (Allah).
OMAR (1)mArabic, English, Spanish
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).
OMRANmArabic
Variant transcription of UMRAN.
OSAMAmArabic
Variant transcription of USAMA.
QADIRmArabic
Means "capable, powerful" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different ways of spelling the name in Arabic. In Islamic tradition القادر (al-Qadir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
QAMARm & fArabic
Means "moon" in Arabic.
QASIMmArabic, 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.
QISMATmArabic
Means "fate" in Arabic.
QUSAYmArabic
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)mArabic
Means "springtime" in Arabic.
RA'DmArabic
Means "thunder" in Arabic. This is the name of the 13th chapter of the Qur'an (surah ar-Rad).
RAFIQmArabic, Urdu
Means either "friend" or "gentle" in Arabic.
RAHATm & fArabic
Means "rest, comfort" in Arabic.
RAHEEMmArabic
Variant transcription of RAHIM.
RAHIMmArabic
Means "kind, compassionate" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحيم (al-Rahim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
RAHMANmArabic, Persian, Indonesian, Malay
Means "merciful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحمان (al-Rahman) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
RAISmArabic
Means "leader, chief" in Arabic.
RAJABmArabic
Means "respect" in Arabic. This is the name of the seventh month in the Islamic calendar.
RAMADANmArabic
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.
RASHADmArabic, Azerbaijani
Means "good sense, good guidance" in Arabic.
RASHEDmArabic
Variant transcription of راشد (RASHID).
RASHEEDmArabic
Variant transcription of رشيد (RASHID).
RASHIDmArabic
Means "rightly guided" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different ways of spelling the name in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرشيد (al-Rashid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
RASIMmArabic
Means "planner, architect" in Arabic.
RASULmArabic, Avar
Means "prophet, messenger" in Arabic.
RAUFmArabic
Means "compassionate" in Arabic.
RAYANm & fArabic
Variant transcription of RAYYAN.
RAYYANm & fArabic
Means "watered, luxuriant" in Arabic. According to Islamic tradition this is the name of one of the gates of paradise.
RAZAmArabic
Variant transcription of RIDHA.
RIADmArabic
Means "meadows, gardens", from the plural of Arabic روضة (rawdah).
RIAZmArabic
Variant transcription of RIAD.
RIDAmArabic
Variant transcription of RIDHA.
RIDHAmArabic
Means "satisfaction, contentment" in Arabic. This name was borne by Ali Musi al-Ridha, a 9th-century Shia imam.
RIDWANmArabic
Means "satisfaction" in Arabic.
RIFATmArabic
Means "high rank" in Arabic.
RIZWANmUrdu, Arabic
Urdu form and variant Arabic transcription of RIDWAN.
RUHmArabic
Means "spirit" in Arabic.
RUSULmArabic
Means "prophets, messengers" in Arabic.
SABAHf & mArabic, Turkish
Means "morning" in Arabic and Turkish.
SABAH UD-DINmArabic (Rare)
Means "morning of religion", derived from Arabic صباح (sabah) meaning "morning" and دين (din) meaning "religion".
SABRImArabic
Means "patient" in Arabic.
SA'DmArabic
Means "fortune, good luck" in Arabic. This was the name of a successful military commander for the Muslims during the early years of Islam.
SADDAMmArabic
Means "one who confronts" in Arabic.
SA'DImArabic
Means "fortunate, lucky" in Arabic.
SADIQmArabic
Means "loyal, true" in Arabic.
SAFImArabic
Means "pure" in Arabic.
SA'IDmArabic
Means "happy, lucky" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
SAIFmArabic
Means "sword" in Arabic.
SAIF AL-DINmArabic
Means "sword of the faith" from Arabic سيف (sayf) meaning "sword" and دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
SAIFULmArabic
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with سيف ال (Sayf al) meaning "sword of the" (such as SAIF AL-DIN).
SAIFULLAHmArabic
Means "sword of ALLAH" from Arabic سيف (sayf) meaning "sword" combined with الله (Allah).
SAJJADmArabic
Means "kneeling in prayer, prostration" in Arabic.
SAKHRmArabic
Means "solid rock" in Arabic. This name appears in the poems of the 7th-century poetess Al-Khansa.
SALAHmArabic
Means "righteousness" in Arabic.
SALAH AL-DINmArabic
Means "righteousness of religion" from Arabic صلاح (salah) meaning "righteousness" combined with دين (din) meaning "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.
SALEEMmArabic
Variant transcription of SALIM.
SALEHmArabic
Variant transcription of SALIH.
SALIHmArabic, Bosnian
Means "virtuous" in Arabic. According to the Qur'an this was the name of an early Arabian prophet.
SALILmArabic
Means "sword" or "son" in Arabic.
SALIMmArabic
Means "safe, sound, intact", derived from Arabic سلم (salima) meaning "to be safe".
SALMANmArabic
Means "safe", derived from Arabic سلم (salima) meaning "to be safe".
SAMADmArabic
Means "eternal" in Arabic.
SAMEER (1)mArabic
Variant transcription of SAMIR (1).
SAMI (2)mArabic
Means "elevated, sublime, supreme" in Arabic.
SAMIR (1)mArabic
Means "companion in evening talk" in Arabic.
SANImArabic
Means "brilliant, splendid" in Arabic.
SAYYIDmArabic
Means "lord, master" in Arabic. A famous bearer was the Egyptian musician Sayyid Darwish (1892-1923).
SHAD (1)mArabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
SHADI (1)mArabic
Means "singer" in Arabic.
SHAFAQATm & fArabic
Means "compassion, pity" in Arabic.
SHAFIQmArabic
Means "compassionate" in Arabic.
SHAHIDmArabic, Urdu
Means "witness" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الشاهد (al-Shahid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
SHAHNAZf & mPersian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "pride of the king" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) "king" and ناز (naz) "pride".
SHAHZADmPersian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "prince, son of the king" in Persian.
SHAKEELmArabic
Variant transcription of SHAKIL.
SHAKILmArabic
Means "handsome" in Arabic.
SHAKIRmArabic
Means "thankful" in Arabic.
SHAKURmArabic
Means "thankful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الشكور (al-Shakur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
SHAMILmArabic, Kazakh, Avar, Chechen, Azerbaijani
From Arabic شاميل (shamil) meaning "comprehensive, universal".
SHAMS AL-DINmArabic
From Arabic شَمس (shams) meaning "sun" and دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
SHAMSUDDINmArabic
Variant transcription of SHAMS AL-DIN.
SHAREEFmArabic
Variant transcription of SHARIF.
SHARIAHmArabic
Means "divine law, noble law" in Arabic, ultimately from an old Arabic word meaning "pathway".
SHARIFmArabic, Urdu, Pashto, Persian, Malay
Means "eminent, virtuous" in Arabic. This was a title used by the descendants of Muhammad.
SHERIFmArabic
Variant transcription of SHARIF.
SHIHABmArabic
Means "shooting star, meteor" in Arabic.
SHUKRImArabic
Means "thanking" in Arabic.
SUHAILmArabic, Urdu
Derived from Arabic سَهُلَ (sahula) meaning "level, even". This is the Arabic name of the second brightest star in the sky, known in the western world as Canopus.
SUHAYLmArabic
Variant transcription of SUHAIL.
SULAIMANmArabic, Indonesian, Malay
Variant Arabic transcription of SULAYMAN, as well as the Indonesian and Malay form.
SULAYMANmArabic
Arabic cognate of SÜLEYMAN.
SULTANm & fArabic, 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.
TABASSUMm & fArabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic.
TAHAmArabic
From the Arabic letters ط (called ta) and ه (called ha). These letters begin the 20th chapter of the Qur'an (surah Ta Ha).
TAHIRmArabic
Means "virtuous, pure, chaste" in Arabic.
TAHMIDmArabic
Means "praising" in Arabic.
TAJmArabic
Means "crown" in Arabic.
TALAATmArabic
Variant transcription of TAL'AT.
TAL'ATmArabic
Possiby means "face, sight" in Arabic.
TALIBmArabic
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.
TAMIDmArabic
Short form of MU'TAMID.
TAREKmArabic
Variant transcription of TARIQ.
TARIKmBosnian, Arabic
Bosnian form of TARIQ. It is also a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
TARIQmArabic
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.
TAWFIQmArabic
Means "good fortune", derived from Arabic وفق (wafiqa) meaning "to be successful".
TAYEBmArabic
Variant transcription of TAYYIB.
TAYYIBmArabic
Means "pleasant, good-natured" in Arabic.
THAMIRmArabic
Means "fruitful" in Arabic.
TOUFIKmArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of TAWFIQ (chiefly Maghrebi).
TUFAYLmArabic
Means "small child" in Arabic.
UMARmArabic, Urdu
Means "populous, flourishing", derived from Arabic عمر ('umr) meaning "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.
UMRANmArabic
Variant of IMRAN.
USAMAmArabic
Means "lion" in Arabic.
USMANmArabic
Variant transcription of UTHMAN.
UTHMANmArabic
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.
WADUDmArabic
Means "lover, affectionate" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الودود (al-Wadud) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
WAFAImArabic
Means "loyalty" in Arabic.
WAFImArabic
Means "trustworthy, reliable, loyal, perfect" in Arabic.
WAHEEDmArabic
Variant transcription of WAHID.
WAHIDmArabic
Means "peerless, unique" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الوحيد (al-Wahid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
WALIDmArabic
Means "newborn", derived from Arabic ولد (walada) meaning "to give birth". This was the name of the Umayyad caliph who conquered Spain in the 8th century.
WAQARmArabic
Means "majesty, dignity" in Arabic.
WASImArabic
Means "broad-minded, liberal, learned" in Arabic.
WASIMmArabic
Means "handsome" in Arabic.
WASSIMmArabic
Variant transcription of WASIM.
YAHYAmArabic, Turkish, Persian
Arabic, Turkish and Persian form of Yochanan (see JOHN). This name honours John the Baptist, a prophet in Islam.
YAKUBmArabic
Variant transcription of YAQUB.
YAQOOBmArabic
Variant transcription of YAQUB.
YAQUBmArabic
Arabic form of Ya'aqov (see JACOB).
YASERmPersian, Turkish, Arabic
Persian and Turkish form of YASIR, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
YASINmArabic, 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).
YASIRmArabic, Urdu
Means "to be rich", derived from Arabic يسر (yasira) meaning "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.
YASSERmArabic, Persian
Variant transcription of YASIR.
YOUCEFmArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of YUSUF, commonly used for Algerian Arabic.
YOUSEFmPersian, Arabic
Variant Arabic transcription of YUSUF, as well as a Persian transcription.
YOUSSEFmArabic
Variant transcription of YUSUF.
YUHANNAmArabic
Arabic form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
YUNUSmArabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of JONAH.
YUSEFmPersian, Arabic
Variant Arabic transcription of YUSUF, as well as a Persian transcription.
YUSHUAmArabic
Arabic form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA).
YUSUFmArabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of Yosef (see JOSEPH).
ZAAHIR (1)mArabic
Derived from Arabic زهر (zahara) meaning "to shine, to radiate".
ZAAHIR (2)mArabic
Derived from Arabic ظهر (zahara) meaning "clear, evident, manifest, outward". In Islamic tradition الظاهر (al-Zahir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
ZAFARmArabic, Urdu
Means "victory" in Arabic.
ZAHEERmArabic
Variant transcription of ظهير (ZAHIR).
ZAHERmArabic
Variant transcription of ZAAHIR (2).
ZAHImArabic
Means "beautiful, brilliant" in Arabic.
ZAHIDmArabic, Urdu
Means "pious, devout" in Arabic.
ZAHIRmArabic, Persian, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from Arabic ظهير (zahir) meaning "helper, supporter". This can also be a variant transcription of ZAAHIR (1) or ZAAHIR (2).
ZAIDmArabic
Variant transcription of ZAYD.
ZAINmArabic
Variant transcription of ZAYN.
ZAKARIAmGeorgian, Arabic
Georgian form of ZECHARIAH. This is also a variant transcription of Arabic ZAKARIYYA.
ZAKARIYAmArabic
Variant transcription of ZAKARIYYA.
ZAKARIYYAmArabic
Arabic form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAKImArabic
Means "pure" in Arabic.
ZAMANmArabic, Urdu
Means "time, age, era" in Arabic.
ZAWARmArabic, Urdu
Means "pilgrim, visitor" in Arabic.
ZAYDmArabic
Derived from Arabic زاد (zada) meaning "to increase". This was the name of a slave who became the adopted son of the Prophet Muhammad.
ZAYNmArabic
Means "beauty, grace" in Arabic.
ZIAmArabic
Variant transcription of ZIYA.
ZIADmArabic
Variant transcription of ZIYAD.
ZIAUDDINmArabic, Urdu
Variant Arabic transcription of ZIYA AL-DIN, as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
ZIYAmArabic
Derived from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow". This was the name of a 14th-century Islamic Indian historian.
ZIYA AL-DINmArabic
Means "splendour of religion" from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow" combined with دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
ZIYADmArabic
Means "growth" in Arabic.
ZIYA UR-RAHMANmArabic
Means "splendour of the merciful" from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow" combined with رحمن (rahman) meaning "merciful".
ZULFIKARmArabic
Variant transcription of ZULFIQAR.
ZULFIQARmArabic
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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