Arabic (Maghrebi) Names

These names are a subset of Arabic names used more often in the Maghreb (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya). See also about Arabic names.
gender
usage
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.
Aïcha عائشة f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Form of Aisha used in Northern Africa and other French-influenced regions of the continent.
Amel 2 أمال f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic أمال (see Amaal) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Amine 1 أمين m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic أمين (see Amin) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Assia آسيا, آسية f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic آسيا or آسية (see Asiya) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Brahim براهيم m Arabic (Maghrebi)
North African short form of Ibrahim.
Djamila جميلة f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic جميلة (see Jamila) chiefly used in Algeria.
Fatiha فاتحة f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "opener" in Arabic, from Arabic فتح (fataha) meaning "to open, to conquer". This is the name of the first chapter (surah al-Fatiha) of the Quran.
Hédi 2 هادي m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic هادي (see Hadi) chiefly used in Tunisia (using French-influenced orthography).
Ilyes إلياس m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic إلياس (see Ilyas) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Jaouad جواد m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic جواد (see Jawad) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Mehdi مهدي m Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Persian and North African form of Mahdi.
Meriem مريم f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic مريم (see Maryam) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Mohamed محمّد m Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Maghrebi), Dhivehi
Alternate transcription of Arabic محمّد (see Muhammad), as well as the Dhivehi form of Muhammad chiefly used in Egypt and Algeria. This is also the usual Dhivehi transcription.
Mokhtar مختار m Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian, Malay
Northern African, Persian and Malay form of Mukhtar.
Mouna منى f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic منى (see Muna) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Noureddine نور الدين m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic نور الدين (see Nur ad-Din) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Oualid وليد m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Form of Walid chiefly used in Northern Africa (using French-influenced orthography).
Rachid رشيد, راشد m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic رشيد or راشد (see Rashid) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Rachida رشيدة, راشدة f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic رشيدة or راشدة (see Rashida) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Souad سعاد f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic سعاد (see Su'ad) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Toufik توفيق m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic توفيق (see Tawfiq) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Youcef يوسف m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic يوسف (see Yusuf) chiefly used in Algeria.
Younes يونس m Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Northern African and Persian form of Yunus.
Zinedine زين الدين m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic زين الدين (see Zayn ad-Din) chiefly used in Northern Africa. A famous bearer is the French soccer player Zinedine Zidane (1972-), who was born to Algerian parents.
Zoubida زبيدة f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Form of Zubaida chiefly used in Northern Africa (using French-influenced orthography).