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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Yusuf يوسف m Arabic, Turkish, Indonesian
Arabic, Turkish and Indonesian form of Yosef (see Joseph).
Zaahir 1 زاهر m Arabic
Derived from Arabic زهر (zahara) meaning "to shine, to radiate".
Zaahir 2 ظاهر m Arabic
Derived from Arabic ظهر (zahara) meaning "clear, evident, manifest, outward". In Islamic tradition الظاهر (al-Zahir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Zaahira زاهرة f Arabic
Feminine form of Zaahir 1.
Zafar ظفر m Arabic, Urdu
Means "victory" in Arabic.
Zaheer ظهير, زاهر, ظاهر m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ظهير or زاهر or ظاهر (see Zahir).
Zaher ظاهر m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ظاهر (see Zaahir 2).
Zahi زاهي m Arabic
Means "beautiful, brilliant" in Arabic.
Zahia زاهية f Arabic
Feminine form of Zahi.
Zahid زاهد m Arabic, Urdu
Means "pious, devout" in Arabic.
Zahida زاهدة f Arabic, Urdu
Feminine form of Zahid.
Zahir ظهير, زاهر, ظاهر m Arabic, Persian, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from Arabic ظهير (zahir) meaning "helper, supporter". This can also be an alternate transcription of Arabic زاهر (see Zaahir 1) or ظاهر (see Zaahir 2).
Zahira ظهيرة, زاهرة f Arabic
Feminine form of Zahir, as well as an alternate transcription of Arabic زاهرة (see Zaahira).
Zahra زهراء f Arabic, Persian
Means "brilliant, bright" in Arabic. This is an epithet of the Prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatimah.
Zahrah زهرة f Arabic
Derived from Arabic زهرة (zahrah) meaning "blooming flower".
Zaid زيد m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زيد (see Zayd).
Zaida زيدة f Arabic
Feminine form of Zayd.
Zain زين m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زين (see Zayn).
Zaina زينة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زينة (see Zayna).
Zainab زينب f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic زينب (see Zaynab), as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
Zainuddin زين الدين m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زين الدين (see Zayn ad-Din).
Zakaria زَكَرِيّا m Georgian, Malay, Indonesian, Arabic
Georgian, Malay and Indonesian form of Zechariah, as well as an alternate transcription of Arabic زَكَرِيّا (see Zakariyya).
Zakariya زَكَرِيّا m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زَكَرِيّا (see Zakariyya).
Zakariyya زَكَرِيّا m Arabic
Arabic form of Zechariah.
Zaki زكيّ m Arabic
Means "pure" in Arabic.
Zakiah زكيّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زكيّة (see Zakiyya).
Zakiya زكيّة f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زكيّة (see Zakiyya).
Zakiyya زكيّة f Arabic
Feminine form of Zaki.
Zaman زمان m Arabic, Urdu
Means "time, age, era" in Arabic.
Zaray f Arabic
Possibly a variant of Zahrah.
Zawar زوار m Arabic, Urdu
Means "pilgrim, visitor" in Arabic.
Zayd زيد m Arabic
Derived from Arabic زاد (zada) meaning "to increase". This was the name of a slave who became the adopted son of the Prophet Muhammad.
Zayn زين m Arabic
Means "beauty, grace" in Arabic.
Zayna زينة f Arabic
Feminine form of Zayn.
Zaynab زينب f Arabic
Meaning uncertain. It is possibly related to Arabic زين (zayn) meaning "beauty"; it could be from the name of a fragrant flowering tree; or it could be an Arabic form of Zenobia, a name borne by a pre-Islamic queen of Palmyra. Zaynab was the name of a daughter, a granddaughter, and two wives of the Prophet Muhammad.
Zayn ad-Din زين الدين m Arabic
Means "beauty of religion", from Arabic زين (zayn) meaning "beauty" combined with دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
Zia ضياء m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ضياء (see Ziya).
Ziad زياد m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زياد (see Ziyad).
Ziauddin ضياء الدين m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic ضياء الدين (see Ziya al-Din), as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
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.
Ziya ضياء m Arabic, Turkish
Derived from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow". This was the name of a 14th-century Islamic Indian historian.
Ziya al-Din ضياء الدين m Arabic
Means "splendour of religion" from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow" combined with دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
Ziyad زياد m Arabic
Means "growth" in Arabic.
Ziya ur-Rahman ضياء الرحمٰن m Arabic
Means "splendour of the merciful" from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow" combined with رحمن (rahman) meaning "merciful".
Zoubida زبيدة f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Form of Zubaida chiefly used in Northern Africa (using French-influenced orthography).
Zubaida زبيدة f Arabic, Urdu
Means "elite, prime, cream" in Arabic. This was the name of a 9th-century wife of Harun al-Rashid, the Abbasid caliph featured in the stories of The 1001 Nights.
Zulaykha زليخا f Arabic (Rare)
Arabic form of Zuleika.
Zulekha زليخا f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زليخا (see Zulaykha).
Zulfaqar ذو الفقار m Arabic
Variant of Zulfiqar.
Zulfikar ذو الفقار m Arabic, Indonesian
Alternate transcription of Arabic ذو الفقار (see Zulfiqar), as well as the Indonesian form.
Zulfiqar ذو الفقار m Arabic
From Arabic ذو الفقار (Dhu al-Fiqar) meaning "cleaver of the spine". This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's sword, also used by his son-in-law Ali.