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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Nadiyya ناديّة f Arabic
Means "moist, tender, delicate" in Arabic.
Nadra نضرة f Arabic
Means "radiance" in Arabic.
Nadya 2 ناديّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ناديّة (see Nadiyya).
Nafisa نفيسة f Arabic
From Arabic نفيس (nafis) meaning "precious, valuable".
Nagi نجيّ m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نجيّ (see Naji).
Nagib نجيب m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نجيب (see Najib).
Nail نائل m Arabic, Turkish, Tatar
Means "attainer" in Arabic.
Naila نائلة f Arabic
Feminine form of Nail. This was the name of the wife of Uthman, the third caliph of the Muslims. She tried in vain to prevent a mob from murdering her husband, and had several fingers cut off in the process.
Na'im نعيم m Arabic
Means "tranquil, happy, at ease" in Arabic.
Na'ima نعيمة f Arabic
Feminine form of Na'im.
Naïma نعيمة f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Form of Na'ima used in Northern Africa and other French-influenced regions of the continent.
Naji نجيّ m Arabic
Means "intimate friend" in Arabic. This can also be another way of transcribing the name ناجي (see Naaji).
Najib نجيب m Arabic
Means "noble" or "intelligent" in Arabic.
Najla نجلاء f Arabic
Means "wide-eyed" in Arabic.
Najm نجم m Arabic
Means "star" in Arabic.
Najma نجمة f Arabic
Feminine form of Najm.
Najwa نجوى f Arabic
Means "secret, whisper" in Arabic.
Naqi نقي m Arabic
Means "pure, clean" in Arabic.
Naseem نسيم m & f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic نسيم or Urdu نسیم (see Nasim).
Naseer نصير m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ناصر or نصير (see Nasir).
Nashwa نشوى f Arabic
Means "ecstasy, elation" in Arabic.
Nasib نسيب m Arabic
Means "noble" in Arabic.
Nasim نسيم m & f Arabic, Urdu
Means "breeze" in Arabic.
Nasir ناصر, نصير m Arabic
Means "helper" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic names.
Nasira ناصرة, نصيرة f Arabic
Feminine form of Nasir.
Nasser ناصر m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ناصر or نصير (see Nasir).
Nassim نسيم m & f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نسيم (see Nasim).
Naveed نويد m Persian, Arabic
Alternate transcription of Persian نوید or Arabic نويد (see Navid).
Navid نويد m Persian, Arabic
Means "good news" in Persian.
Nawal نوال f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
Nawra نورة f Arabic
Means "flower, blossom" in Arabic.
Nazih نزيه m Arabic
Means "honest, virtuous" in Arabic.
Naziha نزيهة f Arabic
Feminine form of Nazih.
Nazim ناظم m Arabic, Azerbaijani
Means "organizer" in Arabic.
Nermin نرمين m & f Bosnian, Turkish, Arabic (Egyptian)
From Persian نرم (narm) meaning "soft, gentle". It is typically masculine in Bosnian, and feminine in Turkish and Arabic.
Nida نداع f Arabic, Turkish, Urdu
Means "call, proclaim" in Arabic.
Nihal 1 نهال f Arabic, Turkish
Means "drink" in Arabic.
Nima 1 نعمة f & m Arabic
Means "blessing" in Arabic.
Nimat نعمات f & m Arabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of Nima 1.
Nishat نشاط m & f Arabic, Bengali
Means "energetic, lively" in Arabic.
Nizar نزار m Arabic
Perhaps from Arabic نزير (nazir) meaning "little".
Noor 1 نور f & m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Urdu نور (see Nur).
Noora 2 نورة, نورا f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نورة or نورا (see Nura).
Nora 2 نورة, نورا f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نورة or نورا (see Nura).
Norah 2 نورة, نورا f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نورة or نورا (see Nura).
Nour نور f & m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نور (see Nur).
Noura نورة, نورا f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نورة or نورا (see Nura).
Noureddine نور الدين m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic نور الدين (see Nur ad-Din) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Nuh نوح m Arabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of Noah 1.
Nuha 1 نهى f Arabic
Means "mind, wisdom" in Arabic.
Nur نور f & m Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali, Uyghur, Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition النور (al-Nur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Nura نورة, نورا f Arabic
Strictly feminine form of Nur.
Nur ad-Din نور الدين m Arabic
Means "light of religion", from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" combined with دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
Nuri نوري m Arabic, Turkish
Means "my light" in Arabic.
Nuruddin نور الدين m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic نور الدين (see Nur ad-Din).
Nurul نور ال 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) meaning "light of religion").
Nurullah نور الله m Arabic, Turkish
Means "light of Allah", from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" combined with الله (Allah).
Omar 1 عمر m Arabic, Malay, English, Spanish, Italian
Alternate transcription of Arabic عمر (see 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 عمران m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عمران (see Umran).
Osama أسامة m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أسامة (see Usama).
Othman عثمان m Arabic, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic عثمان (see Uthman), as well as the usual Malay form.
Othmane عثمان m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic عثمان (see Uthman) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Oualid وليد m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Form of Walid chiefly used in Northern Africa (using French-influenced orthography).
Qadir قادر, قدير m Arabic
Means "capable, powerful, mighty" 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.
Qamar قمر m & f Arabic
Means "moon" in Arabic.
Qasim قاسم m Arabic, Urdu
Means "one who divides goods among his people", derived from Arabic قسم (qasama) meaning "to share" or "to divide". This was the name of a son of the Prophet Muhammad who died while young.
Qays قيس m Arabic
Means "measurement" in Arabic. This was the real name of Majnun, the lover of Layla, in Nizami Ganjavi's 12th-century poem Layla and Majnun.
Qismat قسمة m Arabic
Means "fate" in Arabic.
Qusay قصي 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.
Raabi'a رابعة f Arabic
Means "fourth" in Arabic. This name was borne by an 8th-century Sufi mystic from Basra in Iraq.
Rabab رباب f Arabic
Variant of Rubab.
Rabi 1 ربيع m Arabic
Means "springtime" in Arabic.
Rabi'a ربيعة f Arabic
Feminine form of Rabi 1. This can also be another way of transcribing the name رابعة (see Raabi'a).
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.
Ra'd رعد m Arabic
Means "thunder" in Arabic. This is the name of the 13th chapter of the Quran (surah ar-Rad).
Rafiq رفيق m Arabic, Azerbaijani, Urdu
Means either "friend" or "gentle" in Arabic.
Rafiqa رفيقة f Arabic
Feminine form of Rafiq.
Rahat راحة m & f Arabic, Urdu
Means "rest, comfort" in Arabic.
Raheem رحيم m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic رحيم (see Rahim).
Rahim رحيم m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto
Means "kind, compassionate" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحيم (al-Rahim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Rahma رحمة f Arabic, Indonesian
Means "mercy, compassion" in Arabic.
Rahman رحمٰن m Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Bengali
Means "merciful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحمٰن (al-Rahman) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Rais رئيس m Arabic
Means "leader, chief" in Arabic.
Raisa 3 رئيسة f Arabic
Feminine form of Rais.
Raja 1 رجاء f Arabic
Means "hope" in Arabic.
Rajab رجب m Arabic
From the name of the seventh month in the Islamic calendar, derived from Arabic رجب (rajaba) meaning "respect, awe".
Rajiya رجية f Arabic
Means "hopeful" in Arabic.
Rajya رجية f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic رجية (see Rajiya).
Ramadan رَمَضان 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.
Ramiz رامز m Arabic, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Albanian
Means "symbolize, sign" in Arabic.
Ramla رملة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic رملة (see Ramlah).
Ramlah رملة f Arabic, Malay
Means "sand" in Arabic. This was the name of one of the wives of the Prophet Muhammad.
Rana 1 رنا f Arabic
Means "eye-catching object" from Arabic رنا (rana) meaning "to gaze".
Randa رندة f Arabic
Means "scented tree" in Arabic.
Raniya رانية f Arabic
Means "looking at", derived from Arabic رنا (rana) meaning "to gaze".
Ranya رانية f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic رانية (see Raniya).
Rasha رشا f Arabic
Means "young gazelle" in Arabic.
Rashad رشاد m Arabic, Azerbaijani
Means "good sense, good guidance" in Arabic, from the root رَشَدَ (rashada) meaning "to be on the right path".
Rashed راشد m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic رشيد or راشد (see Rashid).
Rasheed رشيد m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic رشيد or راشد (see Rashid).
Rashid رشيد, راشد m Arabic
Means "rightly guided" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرشيد (al-Rashid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.... [more]
Rashida رشيدة, راشدة f Arabic
Feminine form of Rashid.
Rasim راسم m Arabic, Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "planner, architect" in Arabic.
Rasima راسمة f Arabic
Feminine form of Rasim.
Rasul رسول m Arabic, Avar
Means "prophet, messenger" in Arabic.
Rauf رؤوف m Arabic
Means "compassionate" in Arabic.
Rawda روضة f Arabic
Means "meadow, garden" in Arabic.
Rawiya راوية f Arabic
Means "storyteller", derived from Arabic روى (rawa) meaning "to relate".
Rawya راوية f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic راوية (see Rawiya).
Rayan ريّان m & f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ريّان (see Rayyan).
Rayhana رَيحانة f Arabic
Means "basil" in Arabic. This was the name of a wife of the Prophet Muhammad.
Rayyan ريّان m & f Arabic
Means "watered, luxuriant" in Arabic. According to Islamic tradition this is the name of one of the gates of paradise.
Reem ريم f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ريم (see Rim).
Riad رياض m Arabic
Means "meadows, gardens", from the plural of Arabic روضة (rawdah).
Riaz رياض m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic رياض (see Riad).
Rida رضاء m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic رضاء (see Ridha).
Ridha رضاء m Arabic
Means "satisfaction, contentment" in Arabic. This name was borne by Ali al-Ridha, a 9th-century Shia imam.
Ridwan رضوان m Arabic, Indonesian
Means "satisfaction" in Arabic.
Ridwana رضوانة f Arabic
Feminine form of Rizwan.
Rifat رفعة m Arabic
Means "high rank" in Arabic.
Rihanna رَيحانة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic رَيحانة (see Rayhana). This name is borne by the Barbadian singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty (1988-), known simply as Rihanna. In the United States it jumped in popularity between the years 2005 and 2008, when Rihanna was releasing her first albums. It quickly declined over the next few years.
Rim ريم f Arabic
Means "white antelope" in Arabic.
Rizwan رضوان m Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form of Ridwan, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
Rizwana رضوانة f Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form of Ridwana, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
Ruba ربى f Arabic
Means "hill" in Arabic.
Rubab رباب f Arabic
From an Arabic word referring to a type of stringed musical instrument. This was the name of the wife of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Husayn.
Ruh روح m Arabic
Means "spirit" in Arabic.
Ruqayya رقيّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic رقيّة (see Ruqayyah).
Ruqayyah رقيّة f Arabic
Derived either from Arabic رقى (ruqia) meaning "rise, ascent" or from رقية (ruqyah) meaning "spell, charm, incantation". This was the name of one of the daughters of the Prophet Muhammad. She became a wife of Uthman, the third caliph of the Muslims.
Rusul رسل m Arabic
Means "prophets, messengers" in Arabic.
Ruwa رواء f Arabic
Means "beauty" in Arabic.
Ruya رؤية f Arabic
Means "vision, sight" in Arabic.
Sa'adah سعادة f Arabic
Means "happiness, luck" in Arabic.
Sabah صباح f & m Arabic, Turkish
Means "morning" in Arabic and Turkish.
Sabah ad-Din صباح الدين m Arabic (Rare)
Means "morning of religion", derived from Arabic صباح (sabah) meaning "morning" and دين (din) meaning "religion".
Sabri صبريّ m Arabic, Turkish, Malay
Means "patient" in Arabic.
Sabriyya صبريّة f Arabic
Feminine form of Sabri.
Sa'd سعد m Arabic
Means "fortune, good luck" in Arabic. Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas was a military commander during the early years of Islam, serving under the Prophet Muhammad and his successor Umar.
Sadaf صدف f Arabic
Means "seashell, mother-of-pearl" in Arabic.
Saddam صدّام m Arabic
Means "one who confronts" in Arabic.
Sa'di سعدي m Arabic
Means "fortunate, lucky" in Arabic.
Sa'dia سعدية f Arabic
Feminine form of Sa'di.
Sadiq صادق m Arabic, Urdu
Means "loyal, true" in Arabic.
Saeed سعيد m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Dhivehi
Alternate transcription of Arabic سعيد (see Sa'id), as well as the usual Persian, Urdu and Dhivehi transcription.
Safa صفا, صفاء m & f Persian, Turkish, Arabic
Persian and Turkish form of Safaa or Safaa', as well as an alternate Arabic transcription of either of those names.
Safaa صفا, صفاء f & m Arabic
Means "pure", from Arabic صفا (safa). As-Safaa is the name of one of the two sacred hills near Mecca. This can also be an alternate transcription of Arabic صفاء (see Safaa').
Safaa' صفاء f & m Arabic
Means "serenity, clarity" in Arabic.
Safi صفيّ m Arabic
Means "pure" in Arabic.
Safiya صفيّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic صفيّة (see Safiyyah).
Safiyyah صفيّة f Arabic (Rare)
Feminine form of Safi. This was the name of one of the wives of the Prophet Muhammad.
Sahar سحر f Arabic, Persian
Means "dawn" in Arabic.
Sa'id سعيد m Arabic
Means "happy, lucky" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
Sa'ida سعيدة f Arabic
Feminine form of Sa'id.
Saif سيف m Arabic
Means "sword" in Arabic.
Saif al-Din سيف الدين m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سيف الدين (see Sayf ad-Din).
Saiful سيف ال m Arabic, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with سيف ال (Sayf al) meaning "sword of the" (such as Sayf ad-Din).
Saifullah سيف الله m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic سيف الله or Urdu سیف اللہ (see Sayfullah).
Sajjad سجّاد m Arabic
Means "kneeling in prayer, prostration" in Arabic.
Sakhr صخر m Arabic
Means "solid rock" in Arabic. This name appears in the poems of the 7th-century poetess Al-Khansa.
Sakina سكينة f Arabic, Urdu
Means "calmness, peace" in Arabic.
Salah 1 صلاح m Arabic
Means "righteousness" in Arabic.
Salah ad-Din صلاح الدين m Arabic
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 ad-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 ad-Din was an honourific; his birth name was Yusuf.
Salah al-Din صلاح الدين m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic صلاح الدين (see Salah ad-Din).
Salama سلامة m & f Arabic
Means "safety" in Arabic.
Saleem سليم m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سليم or سالم (see Salim).
Saleh صالح m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic صالح (see Salih).
Salem 1 سالم m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سليم or سالم (see Salim).
Salha صالحة f Arabic
Feminine form of Salih.
Salih صالح m Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian
Means "virtuous" in Arabic. According to the Quran this was the name of an early Arabian prophet.
Saliha صالحة f Arabic
Feminine form of Salih.
Salil سليل m Arabic
Means "sword" or "son" in Arabic.
Salim سليم, سالم m Arabic
Means "safe, sound, intact" in Arabic, derived from the root سَلِمَ (salima) meaning "to be safe". This transcription represents two different Arabic names: سليم, in which the second vowel is long, and سالم, in which the first vowel is long.
Salima سليمة f Arabic
Feminine form of Salim.
Salma سلمى f Arabic
Means "safe", derived from Arabic سَلِمَ (salima) meaning "to be safe".
Salman سلمان m Arabic
Means "safe", derived from Arabic سَلِمَ (salima) meaning "to be safe".
Salwa سلوى f Arabic
Means "comfort, solace" in Arabic.
Samad صمد m Arabic
Means "eternal" in Arabic.
Samar 1 سمر f Arabic
Means "evening conversation" in Arabic, from the root سَمَرَ (samara) meaning "to talk in the evening".
Sameer 1 سمير m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سمير (see Samir 1).
Sameera 1 سميرة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سميرة (see Samira 1).
Sami 2 سامي m Arabic, Turkish
Means "elevated, sublime, supreme" in Arabic.
Samia سامية f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سامية (see Samiya).
Samina ثمينة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ثمينة (see Thamina).
Samir 1 سمير m Arabic, Azerbaijani
Means "companion in evening talk" in Arabic, from the root سَمَرَ (samara) meaning "to talk in the evening".
Samira 1 سميرة f Arabic, Persian
Feminine form of Samir 1.
Samiya سامية f Arabic
Feminine form of Sami 2.
Samra سمراء f Arabic
Means "brunette" in Arabic.
Sana سناء f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سناء (see Sanaa).
Sanaa سناء f Arabic
Means "brilliance, radiance, splendour" in Arabic.
Sani 1 سنيّ m Arabic
Means "brilliant, splendid" in Arabic.
Saniyya سنيّة f Arabic
Feminine form of Sani 1.
Sanya 1 سنيّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سنيّة (see Saniyya).
Sarah سارة f English, French, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lady, princess, noblewoman" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Abraham's wife, considered the matriarch of the Jewish people. She was barren until she unexpectedly became pregnant with Isaac at the age of 90. Her name was originally Sarai, but God changed it at the same time Abraham's name was changed (see Genesis 17:15).... [more]
Sawda سودة f Arabic
Possibly means "palm-tree garden" in Arabic. This was the name of a wife of the Prophet Muhammad. She was said to have lived for a time in Abyssinia (modern Ethiopia and Eritrea).
Sawsan سوسن f Arabic
Arabic form of Susanna.
Sayf ad-Din سيف الدين m Arabic
Means "sword of the faith" from Arabic سيف (sayf) meaning "sword" and دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
Sayfullah سيف الله m Arabic, Urdu
Means "sword of Allah" from Arabic سيف (sayf) meaning "sword" combined with الله (Allah).
Sayyid سيّد m Arabic
Means "lord, master" in Arabic. A famous bearer was the Egyptian musician Sayyid Darwish (1892-1923).
Sayyida سيّدة f Arabic
Means "lady, mistress" in Arabic.
Selima سليمة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سليمة (see Salima).
Shaban شعبان m Arabic, Albanian
From the name of the eighth month of the Islamic calendar. It is derived from Arabic شعب (sha'aba) meaning "scatter".
Shad 1 شاد m Arabic
Means "happy" in Arabic.
Shadi 1 شادي m Arabic
Means "singer" in Arabic.
Shadiya شادية f Arabic
Feminine form of Shadi 1.
Shadya شادية f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شادية (see Shadiya).
Shafaqat شفقة m & f Arabic
Means "compassion, pity" in Arabic.
Shafiq شفيق m Arabic
Means "compassionate" in Arabic.
Shafiqa شفيقة f Arabic
Feminine form of Shafiq.
Shahd شهد f Arabic
Means "honey" in Arabic.
Shahid شاهد m Arabic, Urdu
Means "witness" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الشاهد (al-Shahid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Shahin شاهين m Persian, Arabic
Means "falcon" in Persian, referring more specifically to the Barbary falcon (species Falco pelegrinoides). The bird's name is a derivative of Persian شاه (shah) meaning "king".
Shahira شهيرة f Arabic
Means "renowned" in Arabic.
Shahnaz شهناز f & m Persian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "delight of the king" from Persian شاه (shah) meaning "king" and ناز (naz) meaning "delight, comfort, coquetry".
Shahrazad شهرزاد f Persian (Rare), Arabic
Means "free city" from the Persian elements شهر (shahr) meaning "city" and آزاد (azad) meaning "free". This is the name of the fictional storyteller in The 1001 Nights. She tells a story to her husband the king every night for 1001 nights in order to delay her execution.
Shahrizad شهرزاد f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شهرزاد (see Shahrazad).
Shahzad شهزاد m Persian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "prince, son of the king" in Persian.
Shaima شيماء f Arabic
Possibly means "beauty marks" in Arabic. This was the name of the daughter of Halimah, the foster mother of the Prophet Muhammad.
Shaimaa شيماء f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شيماء (see Shaima).
Shakeel شكيل m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شكيل (see Shakil).
Shakil شكيل m Arabic
Means "handsome" in Arabic.
Shakila شكيلة f Arabic
Feminine form of Shakil.
Shakir شاكر m Arabic
Means "thankful" in Arabic, from the root شَكَرَ (shakara) meaning "to thank".
Shakira شاكرة f Arabic
Feminine form of Shakir. A famous bearer is the Colombian singer Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (1977-), known simply as Shakira.
Shakur شكور m Arabic
Means "thankful" in Arabic, from the root شَكَرَ (shakara) meaning "to thank". In Islamic tradition الشكور (al-Shakur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Shakura شكورة f Arabic
Feminine form of Shakur.
Sham'a شمعة f Arabic
Means "lamp" or "candle" in Arabic.
Shamil شاميل m Arabic, Kazakh, Avar, Chechen, Tatar, Azerbaijani
From Arabic شاميل (shamil) meaning "comprehensive, universal".
Shams شمس f & m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Semitic Mythology
Means "sun" in Arabic. This was the name of a pre-Islamic Arabian goddess of the sun, identified with the Akkadian sun god Shamash (whose name is related) and the northern Arabian goddess Nuha.
Shams ad-Din شَمس الدين m Arabic
Means "sun of the religion", from Arabic شَمس (shams) meaning "sun" and دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
Shams al-Din شَمس الدين m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شَمس الدين (see Shams ad-Din).
Shamsuddin شَمس الدين m Arabic, Bengali, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic شَمس الدين (see Shams ad-Din), as well as the usual Bengali and Malay form.
Shareef شريف m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شريف (see Sharif).
Shariah شريعة m Arabic
Means "divine law, noble law" in Arabic, ultimately from an old Arabic word meaning "pathway".
Sharif شريف m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, Persian, Malay
Means "eminent, virtuous" in Arabic. This was a title used by the descendants of Muhammad.
Sharifa شريفة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شريفة (see Sharifah).
Sharifah شريفة f Arabic, Malay
Feminine form of Sharif.
Shayma شيماء f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شيماء (see Shaima).
Shazi شذيّ f Arabic
Means "fragrant" in Arabic.
Sherif شريف m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شريف (see Sharif).
Shihab شهاب m Arabic
Means "shooting star, meteor" in Arabic.
Shukri شكريّ m Arabic
Means "thanking" in Arabic.
Shukriya شكريّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شكريّة (see Shukriyya).
Shukriyya شكريّة f Arabic
Feminine form of Shukri.
Shula شعلة f Arabic
Means "flame" in Arabic.
Somaya سميّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سميّة (see Sumayya).
Souad سعاد f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic سعاد (see Su'ad) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Su'ad سعاد f Arabic
Means "happiness, luck" in Arabic.
Suad سعاد f & m Arabic, Bosnian, Albanian
Alternate transcription of Arabic سعاد (see Su'ad). In Bosnia and Albania it is typically masculine.
Suha سها f Arabic
Means "forgotten, overlooked" in Arabic. Al-Suha (also called Alcor) is the name of a star in the constellation Ursa Major.
Suhail سهيل m Arabic, 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.
Suhaila سهيلة f Arabic
Feminine form of Suhail.
Suhayl سهيل m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic سهيل (see Suhail).
Sulaiman سليمان m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic سليمان (see Sulayman), as well as the usual Indonesian and Malay form.
Sulayman سليمان m Arabic
Arabic cognate of Solomon.
Sultan سلطان m & f Arabic, 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.
Sultana سلطانة f Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Feminine form of Sultan.
Sumaya سميّة f Arabic, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Arabic سميّة (see Sumayya) or Bengali সুমাইয়া (see Sumaiya).
Sumayya سميّة f Arabic
Means "high above" in Arabic. This was the name of the first martyr for Islam.
Suraya ثريّا, ثريّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ثريّا or ثريّة (see Thurayya).
Surayya ثريّا, ثريّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ثريّا or ثريّة (see Thurayya).
Tabassum تبسّم m & f Arabic
Means "smiling" in Arabic.
Taha طه m Arabic
From the Arabic letters ط (called ta) and ه (called ha). These letters begin the 20th chapter of the Quran (surah Ta Ha).
Taher طاهر m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of Tahir, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
Tahir طاهر m Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Bosnian
Means "virtuous, pure, chaste" in Arabic.
Tahira طاهرة f Arabic, Urdu
Feminine form of Tahir.
Tahmid تحميد m Arabic
Means "praising" in Arabic.
Taj تاج m Arabic
Means "crown" in Arabic.
Talaat طَلعَت m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic طَلعَت (see Tal'at).
Tal'at طَلعَت m Arabic
Possibly means "face, sight" in Arabic.
Talha طلحة m Arabic, Turkish, Urdu
Derived from Arabic طلح (talh) meaning "fruit-bearing tree". This was the name of an early companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
Talib طالب m Arabic
Means "seeker of knowledge, student" in Arabic. Abu Talib was an uncle of the Prophet 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.
Taliba طالبة f Arabic
Feminine form of Talib.
Tamid تمد m Arabic
Short form of Mu'tamid.
Tarek طارق m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic طارق (see Tariq).
Tarik طارق m Bosnian, Arabic
Bosnian form of Tariq. It is also an alternate transcription of the Arabic name.
Tariq طارق 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.
Tasnim تسنيم f Arabic
Means "a spring in paradise" in Arabic.
Tawfiq توفيق m Arabic
Means "good fortune", derived from Arabic وفق (wafiqa) meaning "to be successful".
Tayeb طيّب m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic طيّب (see Tayyib).
Tayyib طيّب m Arabic
Means "pleasant, good-natured" in Arabic.
Thamina ثمينة f Arabic
Means "valuable, precious, priceless" in Arabic.
Thamir ثامر m Arabic
Means "fruitful" in Arabic.
Thana ثناء f Arabic
Means "praise" in Arabic.
Thurayya ثريّا, ثريّة f Arabic
Means "the Pleiades" in Arabic. The Pleiades are a group of stars in the constellation Taurus.
Toufik توفيق m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic توفيق (see Tawfiq) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Tuba طوبى f Arabic, Turkish
From the name of a type of tree that is believed to grow in heaven in Islamic tradition. It means "blessedness" in Arabic.
Tufayl طفيل m Arabic
Means "small child" in Arabic.
Umar عمر m Arabic, Urdu, Indonesian, Western African, Hausa
Means "populous, flourishing", derived from Arabic عمر ('umr) meaning "life". Umar was a companion and strong supporter of the Prophet 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 عمران m Arabic
Variant of Imran.
Usama أسامة m Arabic
Means "lion" in Arabic.
Uthman عثمان m Arabic
Means "baby bustard" in Arabic (a bustard is a type of large bird). Uthman was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad who married two of his daughters. He was the third caliph of the Muslims.
Uzma عظمى f Arabic
Means "supreme, greatest" in Arabic.
Wadud ودود m Arabic
Means "lover, affectionate" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الودود (al-Wadud) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Wael وائل m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic وائل (see Wail).
Wafai وفائي m Arabic
Means "loyalty" in Arabic.
Wafi وفي m Arabic
Means "trustworthy, reliable, loyal, perfect" in Arabic.
Wafiya وفيّة f Arabic
Feminine form of Wafi.
Waheed وحيد m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic وحيد (see Wahid).