Arabic Names

Arabic names are used in the Arab world, as well as some other regions within the larger Muslim world. They are not necessarily of Arabic origin, though most in fact are. Compare also Persian names and Turkish names. See also about Arabic names.
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AALI عالي m Arabic
Means "high, lofty, sublime" in Arabic.
AALIYAH عالية f Arabic, English (Modern)
Feminine form of AALI. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by the singer Aaliyah Haughton (1979-2001), who was known simply as Aaliyah.
AAMINA آمنة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic آمنة (see AMINAH (1)).
AAMINAH آمنة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic آمنة (see AMINAH (1)).
'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 of" 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-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-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).
ABDERRAHMANE عبد الرحمٰن m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عبد الرحمٰن (see ABD AL-RAHMAN) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
ABDUL عبد ال m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, 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) "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, Dhivehi, Uyghur, Arabic
Uzbek, 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-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).
'ABLA عبلة f Arabic
Means "full-figured" in Arabic. The 7th-century Arabic poet Antara dedicated much of his poetry to a woman named Abla.
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, 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 عادل m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of ADIL, as well as an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
ADIL عادل 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.
ADILA عادلة f Arabic
Feminine form of ADIL.
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.
AFAF عفاف f Arabic
Means "chastity" in Arabic.
AFIF عفيف m Arabic
Means "chaste" in Arabic.
AFRA (2) عفرا f Arabic
Means "whitish red" in Arabic.
AFZAL أفضل m Arabic
Means "better, superior" in Arabic.
AHMAD أحمد m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "most commendable, most praiseworthy" in Arabic (a superlative form of HAMID (1)).
AHMED أحمد m Turkish, Bosnian, Dhivehi, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Turkish, Bosnian and Dhivehi form of AHMAD. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans.
AIDA عائدة f Arabic, Literature
Variant of AYDA. This name was used in Verdi's opera 'Aida' (1871), where it belongs to an Ethiopian princess held captive in Egypt.
AIMAN (2) أيمن m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أيمن (see AYMAN).
'AISHA عائشة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة (see AISHA).
A'ISHA عائشة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة (see AISHA).
AISHA عائشة f Arabic, Urdu, American
Means "alive" in Arabic. This was the name of Muhammad's third wife, the daughter of Abu Bakr. Some time after Muhammad's death she went to war against Ali, the fourth caliph, but was defeated. This name is used more by Sunni Muslims and less by Shias.... [more]
AISHAH عائشة f Arabic, Malay
Variant Arabic transcription of AISHA, as well as the usual Malay form.
AKBAR أكبر m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, 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.
AKILAH عقيلة, عاقلة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عقيلة or عاقلة (see AQILA).
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.
'ALI عليّ m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عليّ (see ALI (1)).
ALI (1) عليّ m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar, Kazakh, Dhivehi
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]
ALIA (1) علياء f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic علياء (see ALYA (1)).
ALIM عليم m Arabic, Uyghur
Means "learned, expert, scholar" in Arabic.
ALIYA (1) عليّة f Kazakh, Tatar, Arabic
Kazakh and Tatar form of ALIYAH (1), as well as an alternate transcription of Arabic عليّة (see ALIYAH (1)).
ALIYAH (1) عليّة f Arabic
Feminine form of ALI (1).
ALIYYA عليّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عليّة (see ALIYAH (1)).
ALIYYAH عليّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عليّة (see ALIYAH (1)).
ALMAS ألماس f & m Arabic
Means "diamond" in Arabic, ultimately from Persian.
ALYA (1) علياء f Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Means "sky, heaven, loftiness" in Arabic.
AMAAL أمال f Arabic
Means "hopes, aspirations" in Arabic.
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.
AMEL (2) أمال f Arabic (Maghrebi)
North African form of AMAAL.
AMIN أمين m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic امين (amin) meaning "truthful". This was the name of the sixth Abbasid caliph.
AMINA آمنة, أمينة f Bosnian, Arabic
Bosnian form of AMINAH (2). It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic AMINAH (1) or AMINAH (2).
AMINAH (1) آمنة f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Derived from Arabic أمن (amina) meaning "feel safe". This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's mother, who died when he was young.
AMINAH (2) أمينة f Arabic
Feminine form of AMIN.
AMIR (1) أمير 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.
AMIRA (1) أميرة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أميرة (see AMIRAH).
AMIRAH أميرة f Arabic
Feminine form of AMIR (1).
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".
AMNA أمنة f Arabic
Means "safety" in Arabic.
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.
ANISA أنيسة f Arabic, Indonesian
Feminine form of ANIS.
ANWAR أنور m Arabic
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 names.
AQILA عقيلة, عاقلة f Arabic
Feminine form of AQIL.
ARIF عارف m Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Means "learned, knowing, expert" in Arabic.
ARIJ أريج f Arabic
Means "fragrance" in Arabic.
ARWA أروى f Arabic
Possibly means "mountain goats" in Arabic. This name was borne by some relatives of the Prophet Muhammad. It was also the name of a 12th-century queen of Yemen.
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.
ASHRAQAT أشراقات f Arabic
Means "brightness" in Arabic.
ASIF أصف m Arabic
Possibly means "forgiveness" in Arabic.
ASIM (1) عاسم m Arabic
Means "protector" in Arabic.
ASMA أسمى f Arabic
Means "supreme" in Arabic.
ASMAA أسماء f Arabic
Means "appellations, names" in Arabic. This was the name of a daughter of Abu Bakr, the first caliph of the Muslims.
ASRA أسرى f Arabic
Means "travel at night" in Arabic. It is related to Isra.
ATA (2) عطاء m Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
ATALLAH عطاء الله m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عطاء الله (see ATAULLAH).
ATAULLAH عطاء الله m Arabic
Means "gift of ALLAH" from Arabic عطاء ('ata) "gift" combined with الله (Allah).
ATIF عاطف m Arabic
Means "affection, kindness" in Arabic.
ATIFA عاطفه f Arabic
Feminine form of ATIF.
ATIYA عطيّة m & f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
ATUF عطوف m Arabic
Means "loving" in Arabic.
AYA (2) آية f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic آية (see AYAH).
AYAH آية f Arabic
Means "sign, evidence" or "verse" in Arabic, as in one of the passages that make up the Quran.
AYDA عائدة f Arabic
Means "returning, visitor" in Arabic.
AYESHA عائشة f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة or Urdu عائشہ (see AISHA).
AYISHAH عائشة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عائشة (see AISHA).
AYMAN أيمن m Arabic
Means "right-handed, blessed, lucky" in Arabic.
AYOUB أيّوب m Arabic, Persian
Alternate transcription of Arabic أيّوب or Persian ایوب (see AYYUB).
AYYUB أيّوب m Arabic, Persian
Arabic and Persian 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, Urdu, Uzbek
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.
AZRA عذراء f Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Persian, Urdu
Means "virgin" in Arabic.
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, brave".
BAHIGA بهيجة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic بهيجة (see BAHIJA).
BAHIJ بهيج m Arabic
Masculine form of BAHIJA.
BAHIJA بهيجة f Arabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
BAHIYYA بهيّة f Arabic
Means "beautiful" in Arabic.
BAKI باقي m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic باقي (see BAQI).
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).
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".
BASIMA باسمة f Arabic
Feminine form of BASIM.
BASIR بصير m Arabic
Means "wise" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition البصير (al-Basir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
BASIRA بصيرة f Arabic
Feminine form of BASIR.
BASIT باسط m Arabic
Means "one who enlarges" in Arabic.
BASMA بسمة f Arabic
Means "smile" in Arabic, from the root بَسَمَ (basama).
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).
BATUL بتول f Arabic
Means "virgin" in Arabic. This is an Arabic epithet of the Virgin Mary.
BILAL بلال m Arabic, 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.
BUDUR بدور f Arabic
Strictly feminine form of BADR.
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.
DALAL دلال f Arabic
Means "coquettishness" in Arabic.
DANA (4) دانا m & f Persian, Arabic
Means "wise" in Persian.
DANIA (2) دانية f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic دانية (see DANIYAH).
DANIYAH دانية f Arabic
Means "close, near" in Arabic.
DANYA (2) دانية f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic دانية (see DANIYAH).
DANYAL دانيال m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish
Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Turkish form of DANIEL.
DAUD داود m Indonesian, Arabic
Indonesian form of DAVID, and also a variant Arabic transcription of DAWUD.
DAWOOD داود m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic داود (see DAWUD).
DAWUD داود m Arabic
Arabic form of DAVID.
DEMA ديمة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ديمة (see DIMA (1)).
DIMA (1) ديمة f Arabic
Means "downpour" in Arabic.
DIYA (2) ضياء m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ضياء (see ZIYA).
DJAMILA جميلة f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic جميلة (see JAMILA) chiefly used in Algeria.
DUA دعاء f Arabic
Means "prayer" in Arabic.
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).
ESMAIL إسماعيل m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of ISHMAEL. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic إسماعيل (see ISMA'IL).
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.
FADIA فادية f Arabic
Feminine form of FADI.
FADIL فاضل m Arabic
Means "virtuous, generous" in Arabic.
FADILA فاضلة f Arabic
Feminine form of FADIL.
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.
FAHIMA فهمة f Arabic
Feminine form of FAHIM.
FAIRUZ فيروز f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فيروز (see FAYRUZ).
FAIZ فائز m Arabic
Means "victorious" in Arabic.
FAIZA فائزة f Arabic
Feminine form of FAIZ.
FAIZEL فيصل m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فيصل (see FAYSAL).
FAJR فجر f Arabic
Means "dawn, beginning" in Arabic.
FAKHRI فخريّ m Arabic
Means "honourary" in Arabic.
FAKHRIYYA فخريّة f Arabic
Feminine form of FAKHRI.
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).
FAREEHA فرحة f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic فريحة or فرحة or Urdu فریحہ (see FARIHA).
FARHAN فرحان m Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Means "happy, cheerful" in Arabic.
FARHANA فرحانة f Arabic, Bengali
Feminine form of FARHAN.
FARID فريد m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Azerbaijani
Means "unique, precious", derived from Arabic فرد (farada) meaning "to be unique". This was the name of a 13th-century Persian poet.
FARIDA فريدة f Arabic
Feminine form of FARID.
FARIHA فريحة, فرحة f Arabic, Urdu
Means "happy" in Arabic.
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).
FARRAH فرح f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فرح (see FARAH).
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.
FATHIYYA فتحيّة f Arabic
Feminine form of FATHI.
FATIMA فاطمة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فاطمة (see FATIMAH).
FATIMAH فاطمة f Arabic, Malay, Indonesian
Means "to abstain" in Arabic. Fatimah was a daughter of the Prophet Muhammad and the wife of Ali, the fourth caliph.
FATIN (1) فاتن f Arabic
Means "charming, seductive, fascinating" in Arabic.
FATIN (2) فطين m Arabic
Means "intelligent" in Arabic.
FATMA فاطمة f Arabic, Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of FATIMAH, as well as an Arabic variant.
FAWZI فوزيّ m Arabic
Means "triumph" in Arabic.
FAWZIYA فوزيّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فوزيّة (see FAWZIYYA).
FAWZIYYA فوزيّة f Arabic
Feminine form of FAWZI.
FAYIZ فايز m Arabic
Means "victor" in Arabic.
FAYRUZ فيروز f Arabic
Means "turquoise (the gemstone)" in Arabic, ultimately of Persian origin.
FAYSAL فيصل m Arabic
Means "a judge, arbiter" in Arabic.
FAYZA فائزة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فائزة (see FAIZA).
FAZL فضل m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فضل (see FADL).
FIDDA فضّة f Arabic
Means "silver" in Arabic.
FIHR فهر m Arabic
Means "stone pestle" in Arabic. This was the name of an ancestor of Muhammad.
FIKRI فكريّ m Arabic
Means "intellectual" in Arabic.
FIKRIYYA فكريّة f Arabic
Feminine form of FIKRI.
FIRDAUS فردوس m Arabic, Persian
Derived from the Arabic word فردوس (firdaws) meaning "paradise", ultimately derived from Avestan pairidaeza meaning "garden, enclosure". This name belonged to the 11th-century Persian poet and historian Firdausi, the author of the 'Shahnameh'.
FIRDOS فردوس m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فردوس (see FIRDAUS).
FIZZA فضّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فضّة (see FIDDA).
FOUAD فؤاد m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فؤاد (see FUAD).
FUAD فؤاد m Arabic
Derived from Arabic فؤاد (fu'ad) meaning "heart".
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).
GALILA جليلة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جليلة (see JALILA).
GAMAL جمال m Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMAL.
GAMIL جميل m Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMIL.
GAMILA جميلة f Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of JAMILA.
GATHBIYYA جاذبيّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جاذبيّة (see JATHIBIYYA).
GAWAHIR جواهر f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جواهر (see JAWAHIR).
GAWDAT جودت m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جودت (see JAWDAT).
GAZBIYYA جاذبيّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جاذبيّة (see JATHIBIYYA).
GHADA غادة f Arabic
Means "graceful woman" in Arabic.
GHADIR غدير f Arabic
Means "stream" in Arabic.
GHALIB غالب m Arabic
Means "conqueror" in Arabic.
GHALIYA غالية f Arabic
Means "precious, valuable" 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
Means "beloved, darling" in Arabic.
HABIBA حبيبة f Arabic
Feminine form of HABIB.
HABIBULLAH حبيب الله m Arabic
Means "friend of ALLAH", from Arabic حبيب (habib) meaning "friend" combined with الله (Allah).
HADI هادي m Arabic, Persian
Means "leader, guide" in Arabic.
HADIA هادية f Arabic
Feminine form of HADI.
HADIL هديل f Arabic
Means "cooing (of a pigeon)" in Arabic.
HADIYA هادية f Arabic
Feminine form of HADI.
HADIYYA هديّة f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
HADYA هادية f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هادية (see HADIYA).
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.
HAFSA حفصة f Arabic
Means "gathering" in Arabic. This was the name of the daughter of Umar, the second caliph, and a wife of Muhammad.
HAFSAH حفصة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حفصة (see HAFSA).
HAFZA حفصة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حفصة (see HAFSA).
HAGIR هاجر f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هاجر (see HAJAR).
HAIDAR حيدر m Arabic
Means "lion" in Arabic. This was another name of Ali, the husband of Fatimah the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad.
HAIDER حيدر m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حيدر (see HAIDAR).
HAIFA هيفاء f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هيفاء (see HAYFA).
HAJAR هاجر f Arabic
Arabic form of HAGAR.
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.
HALA هالة f Arabic
Means "halo around the moon" in Arabic. This was the name of a sister-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad.
HALIM حليم m Arabic
Means "patient, tolerant, mild" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الحليم (al-Halim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
HALIMA حليمة f Arabic
Feminine form of HALIM. Halima was the name of the foster mother of the Prophet Muhammad.
HAMED حامد m Arabic, Persian
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Persian حامد (see HAMID (2)).
HAMEED حميد m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic حميد (see HAMID (1)).
HAMID (1) حميد 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) حامد m Arabic, Persian
Means "praiser" in Arabic.
HAMIDA حميدة f Arabic
Feminine form of HAMID (1).
HAMZA حمزة m Arabic, Turkish
Possibly derived from Arabic hamuza meaning "strong, steadfast". This was the name of the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad who was killed in battle.
HANA (1) هناء f Arabic, Bosnian
Means "bliss, happiness" in Arabic.
HANAA هناء f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هناء (see HANA (1)).
HANAN (2) حنان f Arabic
Means "mercy, compassion" in Arabic.
HANI هانئ m Arabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
HANIA (2) هنيّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هنيّة (see HANIYYA).
HANIF حنيف m Arabic
Means "true, upright" in Arabic.
HANIFA حنيفة f Arabic
Feminine form of HANIF.
HANIYAH هنيّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic هنيّة (see HANIYYA).
HANIYYA هنيّة f Arabic
Means "pleasant" in Arabic.
HANNAH حنّة f English, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Arabic, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning "favour, grace", derived from the root חָנַן (chanan). In the Old Testament this is the name of the wife of Elkanah. Her rival was Elkanah's other wife Peninnah, who had children while Hannah remained barren. After a blessing from Eli she finally became pregnant with Samuel.... [more]
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
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.
HASHIM هاشم 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 حسيب m Arabic
Means "noble, respected" in Arabic.
HASIM حاسم m Arabic
Means "decisive" in Arabic, derived from حسم (hasama) meaning "to sever, to finish, to decide".
HASNA حسناء f Arabic
Means "beauty" in Arabic.