Medieval Arabic Submitted Names

These names were used by medieval Arabs.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABAN m & f Medieval Arabic (Moorish), Arabic
Means "clear, lucid, eloquent" in Arabic.
ABDAH f & m Medieval Arabic, Arabic
Variant of Abda.
AFFAN m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "chaste, modest, pure" in Arabic.
AMAT f & m Medieval Arabic (Moorish), Arabic
Means "period (of time)" in Arabic.
ASBAT m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "steady, reliable" in Arabic.
ATIQ m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "ancient" in Arabic.
AVICENNA m History, Medieval Arabic (Latinized)
Latin form of Ibn Sina, an Arabic surname meaning "son of Sina". Ibn Sina was a famous Persian polymath most known for his canon on disease and medicine.
BADHL f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "gift" in Arabic.
BAHJA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "beauty" in Arabic.
BANAFSAJ f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "violet" in Arabic.
DHANA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Meaning "smallness".
DHAYL f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Meaning "complement".
DURR f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "pearl" in Arabic. This was the Arabic name of Onneca Fortúnez, a 9th-century Basque princess who married into the Muslim Umayyad dynasty.
FARRAJ m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "happy, joyous, jubilant" in Arabic.
FATYAN f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Meaning "seduction".
FAZILA f Medieval Arabic, Muslim (Rare)
Feminine form of Fazil (see Fadl).
GALIB m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "winner, victor" in Arabic.
GAYA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "end, goal" in Arabic.
HADIJA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Most likely a Moorish variant of Khadija.
HALAWA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "sweetness" in Arabic.
HALHAL f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Meaning "agitation".
HAMDUN m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "praise, praiseworthy" in Arabic.
HULLAH f Medieval Arabic
Means "dress, garment" in Arabic.
HUMAN f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "melted snow" in Arabic.
IHTIZAZ f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "path of a fallen star" in Arabic.
ISHRAQ f & m Medieval Arabic (Moorish), Arabic
Means "sunshine, illumination" in Arabic.
ITR f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "perfume" in Arabic.
JAIDA f Arabic (Rare), Medieval Arabic
Means "good, virtuous" in Arabic.
JALID m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Spanish transcription of Khalid.
JALIDA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Spanish transcription of Khalida.
JAVAIRIA f Medieval Arabic (Latinized)
Archaic Latinized transliteration of Juwayreyyah and Juwayriyya, the name of one of Mohammed's wives.
JAWHARA f Judeo-Arabic, Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "jewel, gem" in Arabic (see Jawahir).
JUWAYRIYYA f Medieval Arabic
Variant transcription of Juwayriyyah.
JUWAYRIYYAH f Medieval Arabic, Muslim (Rare)
There are two main theories on the meaning of this name. It could figuratively mean "young woman" from Arabic جَرَى (jarā) meaning "to run, to flow" (referring to a girl reaching maturity)... [more]
KHUWAYLID m Medieval Arabic, Muslim (Rare)
Means "eternal, immortal", ultimately derived from Arabic خَلَدَ (ḵalada) "to last forever, to be everlasting" (etymologically related to Khalid). This name was borne by Khuwaylid ibn Asad, the father of the Prophet Muhammad's first wife, Khadija.
LUBB m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Moorish adoption of Lope.
MAYMUN m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "blessed, thriving, prosperous" in Arabic.
MAYMUNAH f Medieval Arabic
Variant of Mahmuna. A bearer is Maymunah bint al-Harith, a wife of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
MUNDIR m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "warner, cautioner" in Arabic.
MUTAYYAM f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "captive of love" in Arabic.
MUZNA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "rain, cloud" in Arabic.
NAJIH m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "successful, prosperous, fortunate" in Arabic.
NARJIS f Arabic, Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "narcissus" in Arabic.
NUSAYBA f Arabic (Rare), Medieval Arabic
Means "appropriate, proper, fitting" in Arabic.
QASMŪNA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish), Judeo-Arabic
Derived from قَسَمَ (qasama) meaning "to divide, to distribute". This was the name of a twelfth century Arabic-language Jewish poetess in Andalusia.
QAYS m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
From Arabic قَيْس (qays), the verbal noun of قَاسَ (qāsa) "to measure, to compare".... [more]
RAHA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish), Arabic
Means "comfort, rest" in Arabic.
RAZIN m & f Medieval Arabic (Moorish), Arabic
Means "calm, dignified, composed" in Arabic.
RUMAYTHAH m Medieval Arabic
Of unknown meaning. This was the name of two Emirs of Mecca.
SAFWAN m Arabic, Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "rock" in Arabic.
SAFYA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish), Arabic
Variant transcription of Safiyyah.
SAHAR'ASWAD m Medieval Arabic
Meaning "Dark Magic" in Arabic, Sahar 'Aswad was The Father of Kakóvoulos,Iremía,Lagneía, and Nuqi.
SALWA f Arabic, Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "consolation" in Arabic.
SAMA f Arabic (Rare), Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "she became exalted, honored". Compare Sami (2).
SATARA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "one who covers" in Arabic.
SHAGHAB f History, Medieval Arabic
The name of the mother of the eighteenth Abbasid Caliph al-Muqtadir, meaning "turbulent".
SHIFA f Arabic, Medieval Arabic
Means "cure, healing, remedy" in Arabic.
SIRAJ m & f Medieval Arabic (Moorish), Arabic
Means "lamp, light" in Arabic. Used in the Quran to describe Prophet Muhammad, as well as the sun.
SITT f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
From Arabic ست (sitt) "woman, lady" or "grandmother, madam". One notable bearer was Sit al-Berain, mother of Anwar Sadat, 3rd President of Egypt. The name is also used as an honorific.
SUBH f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "dawn, aurora" in Arabic.
SUKAYNA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish), Arabic
Means "cute, adorable, sprightly".
SUNA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish), Persian
Means "gold" in Persian.
UBAID m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "servant" in Arabic. The name of several companions of the prophet Muhammad.
YAMINA f Arabic (Maghrebi), Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Derived from Arabic يمين (yamīn) meaning "right, right hand" or "oath".
ZIYADAT ALLAH m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "Allah increases" from the Arabic زيادة (ziyadat) and combined with الله (Allah)
ZUBIYA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "gazelle" in Arabic.
ZUMURRUD f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Derived from Arabic zumurrud, ultimately from Persian zumrud, "emerald".