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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the usage is Arabic.
gender
usage
Aali عالي m Arabic
Means "high, lofty, sublime" in Arabic.
'Aamir عامر m Arabic
Means "prosperous, substantial" in Arabic.
Aamir 1 عامر m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic عامر (see 'Aamir), as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
Aamir 2 آمر m Arabic
Variant of Amir 1.
'Abbas عبّاس m Arabic, Persian
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Persian عبّاس (see Abbas).
Abbas عبّاس 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 عبد العزيز 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 عبد الحميد 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 عبد القادر m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد القادر (see Abd al-Qadir).
Abd al-Karim عبد الكريم 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 عبد الله 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 عبد اللطيف 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 عبد المجيد 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 عبد الملك 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 عبد القادر 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 عبد الرحيم 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 عبد الرحمٰن 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 عبد الرشيد 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 عبد الولِي 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 عبد الرحمٰن m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see Abd al-Rahman).
Abdelaziz عبد العزيز m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد العزيز (see Abd al-Aziz) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Abdelhamid عبد الحميد m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الحميد (see Abd al-Hamid) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Abdelkader عبد القادر m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد القادر (see Abd al-Qadir) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Abdellatif عبد اللطيف m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد اللطيف (see Abd al-Latif) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Abdelmajid عبد المجيد m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد المجيد (see Abd al-Majid) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Abderrahim عبد الرحيم m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحيم (see Abd al-Rahim) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Abderrahmane عبد الرحمٰن m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see Abd al-Rahman) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Abduh عبده m Arabic
Means "his servant" in Arabic.
Abdul عبد ال 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 عبد العزيز m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد العزيز (see Abd al-Aziz).
Abdul-Hamid عبد الحميد m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الحميد (see Abd al-Hamid).
Abdulla عبد الله 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 عبد الله 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 عبد الرحمٰن m Arabic, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see Abd al-Rahman), as well as the regular Malay form.
Abdur-Rahim عبد الرحيم m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحيم (see Abd al-Rahim).
Abdur-Rahman عبد الرحمٰن m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see Abd al-Rahman).
Abdur-Rashid عبد الرشيد m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرشيد (see Abd al-Rashid).
Abrar أبرار m Arabic, Urdu
Means "virtuous" in Arabic.
Abu أبو 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 أبو الفضل m Arabic
Combination of Abu and Fadl. This was another name for Abbas, the son of the fourth caliph Ali.
Abu Bakr أبو بكر 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 أبو الفضل m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أبو الفضل (see Abu al-Fadl).
Adam آدم m English, French, German, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, Greek, 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 عادل m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of Adil, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
Adil عادل m Arabic, Turkish, 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 عدنان 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.
Affan عفّان m Arabic
From Arabic عفّ ('aff) meaning "chaste, modest, pure". This was the name of the father of the caliph Uthman.
Afif عفيف m Arabic
Means "chaste" in Arabic.
Afzal أفضل m Arabic
Means "better, superior" in Arabic.
Ahmad أحمد m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "most commendable, most praiseworthy" in Arabic (a superlative form of Hamid 1).
Ahmed أحمد m Turkish, Bosnian, Dhivehi, Bengali, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Variant of Ahmad. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans.
Aiman 2 أيمن m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أيمن (see Ayman).
Akbar أكبر 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 أكرم m Arabic
Means "most generous" in Arabic (a superlative form of Karim).
Ala علاء m Arabic
Means "excellence, elevation" in Arabic.
Ala al-Din علاء الدين 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 الآمر m Arabic (Rare)
Means "the commander, the prince" in Arabic. This was the name of a 10th-century Fatimid imam.
Al-Hasan الحسن m Arabic
Form of Hasan prefixed with the Arabic definite article.
'Ali عليّ m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عليّ (see Ali 1).
Ali 1 عليّ m Arabic, Persian, Turkish, 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 عليم m Arabic, Turkish, Uyghur
Means "learned, expert, scholar" in Arabic.
Almas ألماس f & m Arabic
Means "diamond" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian.
Amal 1 أمل f & m Arabic
Means "hope, aspiration" in Arabic. It is related to Amaal.
Amani أماني f & m Arabic
Means "wishes" in Arabic.
Amin أمين m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic أمين (amin) meaning "truthful". This was the name of the sixth Abbasid caliph.
Amine 1 أمين m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic أمين (see Amin) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Amir 1 أمير m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian
Means "commander, prince" in Arabic. This was originally a title, which has come into English as the Arabic loanword emir.
Amjad أمجد m Arabic
Means "more glorious" in Arabic.
'Ammar عمّار m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عمّار (see Ammar).
Ammar عمّار m Arabic
Means "long-lived", from Arabic عَمَرَ ('amara) meaning "to live long".
Anas أنس m Arabic
Means "friendliness" in Arabic. This was the name of one of the Prophet Muhammad's companions.
Anass أنس m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أنس (see Anas).
Anis أنيس m Arabic
Means "friendly, friend" in Arabic.
Ansar انصار m Arabic, Urdu
Means "helpers" in Arabic, referring to those who helped the Prophet Muhammad when he came to Medina.
Anwar أنور 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 أنور m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أنور (see Anwar).
Aqil عقيل, عاقل m Arabic
Means "intelligent, wise" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic spellings.
Arif عارف m Arabic, Indonesian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Means "learned, knowing, expert" in Arabic.
As'ad أسعد m Arabic
Means "luckier" in Arabic.
Asad أسد m Arabic, Urdu
Means "lion" in Arabic.
Ashfaq أشفاق m Arabic
Means "compassions, kindness" in Arabic.
Asif أصف m Arabic
Possibly means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
Asim 1 عاسم m Arabic
Means "protector" in Arabic.
Ata 2 عطاء m Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
Atallah عطا الله m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عطا الله (see Ataullah).
Ataullah عطا الله m Arabic
Means "gift of Allah" from Arabic عطاء ('ata) meaning "gift" combined with الله (Allah).
Atif عاطف m Arabic
Means "affection, kindness" in Arabic.
Atiya عطيّة m & f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
Atuf عطوف m Arabic
Means "loving" in Arabic.
Ayman أيمن m Arabic
Means "right-handed, blessed, lucky" in Arabic.
Ayoub أيّوب m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of Ayyub, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
Ayyub أيّوب m Arabic
Arabic form of Job.
Azhar أزهر m Arabic, Urdu, Malay
Means "shining, bright" in Arabic.
'Aziz عزيز m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عزيز (see Aziz).
Aziz عزيز m Arabic, Persian, Turkish, 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 بدر m & f Arabic
Means "full moon" in Arabic.
Baha بهاء m Arabic, Turkish
Means "splendour, glory" in Arabic.
Bahadur بهادر m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of the Turkic word bagatur meaning "hero, warrior".
Bahij بهيج m Arabic
Masculine form of Bahija.
Baki باقي m Turkish, Arabic
Turkish form of Baqi, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
Bakr بكر 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 باقي m Arabic
Means "eternal" in Arabic. This was the pen name of a 16th-century Turkish poet.
Baqir باقر m Arabic
Means "to rip open" in Arabic. Muhammad al-Baqir was the fifth imam of the Shia Muslims.
Barack باراك 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 باراك m Arabic
Means "blessing" in Arabic.
Barakat بركات m Arabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of Barak 2.
Bashar بشار m Arabic
Means "bringing good news" in Arabic.
Basil 2 باسل m Arabic
Means "brave, valiant" in Arabic.
Basim باسم m Arabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic, from the root بَسَمَ (basama) meaning "to smile".
Basir بصير m Arabic
Means "wise" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition البصير (al-Basir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Basit باسط m Arabic
Means "one who enlarges" in Arabic.
Bassam بسّام m Arabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic, from the root بَسَمَ (basama) meaning "to smile".
Bassem باسم m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic باسم (see Basim).
Bilal بلال m Arabic, Turkish, Urdu
Means "wetting, moistening" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
Binyamin بنيامين m Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Arabic form of Benjamin.
Botros بطرس m Arabic, Coptic
Alternate transcription of Arabic بطرس (see Butrus).
Boulos بولس m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic بولس (see Bulus).
Boutros بطرس m Arabic, Coptic
Alternate transcription of Arabic بطرس (see Butrus).
Brahim براهيم m Arabic (Maghrebi)
North African short form of Ibrahim.
Bulus بولس m Arabic
Arabic form of Paul.
Burhan برهان m Arabic, Turkish
Means "proof" in Arabic.
Butrus بطرس m Arabic, Coptic
Arabic form of Peter.
Dana 4 دانا m & f Persian, Arabic
Means "wise" in Persian.
Danial دانيال m Persian, Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Alternate transcription of Persian دانیال or Arabic دانيال (see Daniyal), as well as the usual Malay and Indonesian form.
Daniyal دانيال m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Arabic, Persian and Urdu form of Daniel.
Daud داود m Indonesian, Arabic
Indonesian form of David, and also an alternate transcription of Arabic داود or داوود (see Dawud).
Dawood داود, داوود m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic داود or داوود (see Dawud).
Dawud داود, داوود m Arabic
Arabic form of David.
Diya 2 ضياء m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ضياء (see Ziya).
Duha ضحى f & m Arabic
Means "morning" in Arabic.
Ebrahim إبراهيم m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of Abraham. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic إبراهيم (see Ibrahim).
Eesa عيسى m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عيسى (see Isa 1).
Esmail إسماعيل m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of Ishmael. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic إسماعيل (see Isma'il). This was the name of the founder of the Safavid Empire in Iran in the early 16th century.
Essa عيسى m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عيسى (see Isa 1).
Fadi فادي m Arabic
Means "saviour" in Arabic. This is an Arabic name of Jesus.
Fadil فاضل m Arabic
Means "virtuous, generous" in Arabic.
Fadl فضل 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 فهد m Arabic
Means "panther" in Arabic.
Fahim فهم m Arabic
Means "intelligent, scholar" in Arabic.
Faisal فيصل 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 فائز m Arabic
Means "victorious" in Arabic.
Faizel فيصل m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فيصل (see Faysal).
Fakhri فخريّ m Arabic
Means "honourary" in Arabic.
Farag فرج m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فرج (see Faraj). This corresponds more closely with the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of the name.
Farah فرح m & f Arabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
Faraj فرج m Arabic
Means "remedy" or "improvement" in Arabic.
Fareed فريد m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic فريد or Urdu فرید (see Farid).
Farhan فرحان m Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "happy, cheerful" in Arabic.
Farid فريد 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 فارس m Arabic, Bosnian
Means "knight" in Arabic.
Farooq فاروق m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فاروق (see Faruq).
Farouk فاروق m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فاروق (see Faruq).
Faruk فاروق m Turkish, Arabic
Turkish form of Faruq, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
Faruq فاروق 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 فتحيّ m Arabic
Means "conqueror" in Arabic.
Fatin 2 فطين m Arabic
Means "intelligent" in Arabic.
Fawzi فوزيّ m Arabic
Means "triumph" in Arabic.
Fayiz فايز m Arabic
Means "victor" in Arabic.
Faysal فيصل m Arabic
Means "a judge, arbiter" in Arabic.
Fazl فضل m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فضل (see Fadl).
Fihr فهر m Arabic
Means "stone pestle" in Arabic. This was the name of an ancestor of Muhammad.
Fikri فكريّ m Arabic, Turkish
Means "intellectual" in Arabic, a derivative of فكر (fakara) meaning "to think, to reflect".
Firdaus فردوس m Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu
Derived from the Arabic word فردوس (firdaws) meaning "paradise", ultimately from Avestan pairidaeza meaning "garden, enclosure".
Fouad فؤاد m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فؤاد (see Fuad).
Fuad فؤاد m Arabic
Derived from Arabic فؤاد (fu'ad) meaning "heart".
Furqan فرقان 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 جابر m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جابر (see Jabir).
Gabr جبر m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جبر (see Jabr).
Gafar جعفر m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جعفر (see Jafar).
Galal جلال m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جلال (see Jalal).
Gamal جمال m Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Jamal. This name was borne by Egyptian president Gamal Nasser (1918-1970).
Gamil جميل m Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Jamil.
Gawdat جودت m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جودت (see Jawdat).
Ghalib غالب m Arabic
Means "conqueror" in Arabic.
Ghassan غسّان m Arabic
Means "youth" in Arabic. This was the name of an Arabian tribe that existed until the 6th century.
Ghayth غيث m Arabic
Means "rain" in Arabic.
Ghufran غفران f & m Arabic
Means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
Ghulam غلام m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Means "servant, boy" in Arabic. It is often used as the first part of compound names.
Guda جودة m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جودة (see Juda).
Haamid حامد m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حامد (see Hamid 2).
Habib حبيب m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "beloved, darling" in Arabic.
Habibullah حبيب الله m Arabic
Means "friend of Allah", from Arabic حبيب (habib) meaning "friend" combined with الله (Allah).
Hadi هادي m Arabic, Persian, Turkish
Means "leader, guide" in Arabic.
Hafeez حفيظ m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حفيظ (see Hafiz).
Hafiz حفيظ m Arabic
Means "custodian, guardian" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحفيظ (al-Hafiz) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Haidar حيدر m Arabic
Means "lion, warrior" in Arabic. This is a title of Ali, the husband of Fatimah the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad.
Haider حيدر m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حيدر (see Haidar).
Haji حاجي 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 حكيم m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حكيم (see Hakim). A famous bearer is Nigerian-born former basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon (1963-).
Hakim حكيم m Arabic
Means "wise" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحكيم (al-Hakim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Halim حليم m Arabic, Turkish
Means "patient, tolerant, mild" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحليم (al-Halim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Hamed حامد m Arabic, Persian
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Persian حامد (see Hamid 2).
Hameed حميد m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic حميد or Urdu حمید (see Hamid 1).
Hamid 1 حميد m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
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 حامد m Arabic, Persian
Means "praiser" in Arabic.
Hamza حمزة 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 حنيف m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic حنيف or Urdu حنیف (see Hanif).
Hani هانئ m Arabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
Hanif حنيف m Arabic, Urdu
Means "true, upright" in Arabic.
Haris 1 حارث m Bosnian, Urdu, Arabic
Bosnian and Urdu form of Harith, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
Harith حارث m Arabic
Means "plowman, cultivator" in Arabic.
Haroun هارون m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هارون (see Harun).
Harun هارون m Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic form of Aaron. Harun al-Rashid was a 9th-century Abbasid caliph featured in the stories of The 1001 Nights.
Hasan حسن 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.
Haseeb حسيب m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسيب or Urdu حسیب (see Hasib).
Hashim هاشم m Arabic, Urdu, Malay
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 حسيب m Arabic, Urdu
Means "noble, respected" in Arabic.
Hasim حاسم m Arabic
Means "decisive" in Arabic, derived from حسم (hasama) meaning "to sever, to finish, to decide".
Hassan حسّان 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 حاتم m Arabic
Means "determined, decisive" in Arabic.
Hayder حيدر m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حيدر (see Haidar).
Haytham هيثم m Arabic
Means "young eagle" in Arabic.
Hédi 2 هادي m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic هادي (see Hadi) chiefly used in Tunisia (using French-influenced orthography).
Hesham هشام m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هشام (see Hisham).
Hidayat هداية m Arabic, Indonesian
Means "guidance" in Arabic.
Hikmat حكمة m & f Arabic
Derived from Arabic حكمة (hikmah) meaning "wisdom".
Hilal هلال 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 حسين m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see Husayn).
Hisham هشام 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 حسني m & f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسني (see Husni).
Hossam حسام m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسام (see Husam).
Houssam حسام m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسام (see Husam).
Husain حسين m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see Husayn).
Husam حسام m Arabic
Means "sword" in Arabic, a derivative of the verb حسم (hasama) meaning "to sever, to finish, to decide".
Husayn حسين 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 حسني m & f Arabic
Derived from Arabic حُسْن (husn) meaning "beauty, excellence, goodness".
Hussain حسين m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see Husayn).
Hussein حسين m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حسين (see Husayn).
Hyder حيدر m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حيدر (see Haidar).
Ibraheem إبراهيم m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic إبراهيم (see Ibrahim).
Ibrahim إبراهيم m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian, Dhivehi, Albanian, Western African, Eastern African, Hausa, Swahili
Form of Abraham in several languages.
Idris 1 إدريس m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
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 إيهاب m & f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
Ihsan إحسان m & f Arabic
Means "charity" in Arabic.
Ikraam إكرام f & m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic إكرام (see Ikram).
Ikram إكرام f & m Arabic
Means "honour" in Arabic, from the root كَرُمَ (karuma) meaning "to be generous".
Ilham إلهام m & f Arabic, Indonesian, Uyghur
Means "inspiration" in Arabic.
Ilyas إلياس m Arabic
Arabic form of Elijah.
Ilyes إلياس m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic إلياس (see Ilyas) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Imad عماد m Arabic
Means "support" or "pillar" in Arabic.
Imam إمام m Arabic, Indonesian
Means "leader" in Arabic.
Imram عمرام m Arabic
Variant of Imran.
Imran عمران 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 إمتياز m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic إمتياز or Urdu امتیاز (see Imtiyaz).
Imtiyaz إمتياز m Arabic, Urdu
Means "distinction" in Arabic.
Iqbal إقبال m Arabic
Means "fortunate" in Arabic. Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) was a poet, philosopher, and scholar from Pakistan.
Irfan عرفان m Arabic, Urdu, Indonesian
Means "knowledge, awareness, learning" in Arabic.
Isa 1 عيسى 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 عصام m Arabic
Means "security, pledge" in Arabic.
Iskandar إسكندر m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic, Indonesian and Malay form of Alexander.
Islam إسلام m Arabic, Kazakh, Chechen, Ingush
From the name of the religion, derived from Arabic إسلام (Islam) meaning "submission (to God)".
Ismaeel إسماعيل m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic إسماعيل (see Isma'il).
Isma'il إسماعيل m Arabic
Arabic form of Ishmael.
Ismail إسماعيل 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 عصمة m & f Arabic
Derived from Arabic عصم ('Isma) meaning "safeguarding".
Issa عيسى m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عيسى (see Isa 1).
I'timad اعتماد f & m Arabic
Means "reliance" in Arabic.
Izz al-Din عزّ الدين 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 عزّ الدين m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عزّ الدين (see Izz al-Din).
Jabbar جبّار m Arabic
Means "powerful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الجبّار (al-Jabbar) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Jabir جابر m Arabic
Means "comforter" in Arabic.
Jabr جبر m Arabic
Means "consolation, assistance" in Arabic.
Jabril جبريل m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جبريل (see Jibril).
Jad جاد m Arabic
Means "serious" in Arabic. This name is most common in Lebanon.
Jafar جعفر 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 جعفر m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جعفر (see Jafar).
Jaffer جعفر m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جعفر (see Jafar).
Jalal جلال m Arabic, Persian
Means "greatness" in Arabic.
Jalil جليل m Arabic, Persian
Means "important, exalted" in Arabic.
Jamaal جمال m Arabic, African American
Alternate transcription of Arabic جمال (see Jamal).
Jamal جمال m Arabic, African American
Means "beauty" in Arabic.
Jamal al-Din جمال الدين 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 جمال الدين m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جمال الدين (see Jamal al-Din).
Jameel جميل m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جميل (see Jamil).
Jamil جميل m Arabic
Means "beautiful" in Arabic.
Jaouad جواد m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic جواد (see Jawad) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Jawad جواد m Arabic
Means "generous" in Arabic.
Jawdat جودت m & f Arabic
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) meaning "to be excellent".
Jibril جبريل m Arabic
Arabic form of Gabriel.
Jinan جنان m & f Arabic
Means "garden" or "paradise" in Arabic.
Juda جودة m Arabic
Means "goodness, excellence", derived from Arabic جاد (jada) meaning "to be excellent".
Juma جمعة m Arabic, Pashto, Eastern African, Swahili
Means "Friday" or "week" in Arabic.
Junaid جنيد m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جنيد (see Junayd).
Junayd جنيد m Arabic
Means "small army", derived from Arabic جند (jund) meaning "army, soldiers".
Kader 1 قادر, قدير m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic قادر or قدير (see Qadir).
Kais قيس m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic قيس (see Qays).
Kamal 1 كمال m Arabic
Means "perfection" in Arabic.
Kamal ud-Din كمال الدين m Arabic
Means "perfection of religion", derived from Arabic كمال (kamal) meaning "perfection" and دين (din) meaning "religion".
Kamil 1 كامل m Arabic
Means "perfect" in Arabic.
Karam كرم m & f Arabic
Means "generosity, nobleness" in Arabic.
Kareem كريم m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic كريم (see Karim). A famous bearer of this name is basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947-).
Karim كريم 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 خالد m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic خالد (see Khalid).
Khaleel خليل m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic خليل (see Khalil).
Khalid خالد 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 خليفة 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 خليل m Arabic
Means "friend" in Arabic.
Khaliq خليق m Arabic
Means "creator" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الخليق (al-Khaliq) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Khayrat خيرات m & f Arabic
Means "good deeds" in Arabic, plural of خيرة (khayrah).
Khayri خيريّ m Arabic
Means "charitable" in Arabic.