Medieval Arabic Submitted Names

These names were used by medieval Arabs.
gender
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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.
Abdjlos m Medieval Arabic (Rare, Archaic)
The Man Who is Loyal to Creation
Amat f Medieval Arabic (Moorish), Arabic
An Arabic word meaning "maidservant". Often combined with a reference to god, as in Amaterrahmane.
Asbat أَثْبَت m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "steady, reliable" in Arabic.
Avicenna m History, Medieval Arabic (Latinized)
Transferred use of the surname Avicenna.
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 در 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 فَرَّاج m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "happy, joyous, jubilant" in Arabic.
Fatyan f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Meaning "seduction".
Fazila فضيلة f Medieval Arabic, Urdu
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 حَمْدُون m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "praise, praiseworthy" in Arabic.
Hullah حُلَّة 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 إِشْرَاق 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 جوهرة f Judeo-Arabic, Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "jewel, gem" in Arabic (see Jawahir).
Juwayriyya جويرية f Medieval Arabic
Variant transcription of Juwayriyyah.
Juwayriyyah جويرية f Medieval Arabic
Meaning uncertain. It could figuratively mean "young woman" from Arabic جرى (jara) meaning "to run, to flow" (referring to a girl reaching maturity). Alternatively, it could be derived from ورد جوري (ward juri), the Arabic name for the Damask rose (a type of flower), itself from Persian گور (Gor), which is an old name for the Iranian city of Firuzabad... [more]
Lubb m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Moorish adoption of Lope.
Maymun ميمون m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "blessed, thriving, prosperous" in Arabic.
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.
Nahri ناهري f Medieval Arabic (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Nahri.
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.
Nuzha النزهة f Arabic, Urdu, Pakistani, Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Variant transcription of Nuzhat.
Qasmūna قسمونة 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.
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 رميثة m Medieval Arabic
Of unknown meaning. This was the name of two Emirs of Mecca.
Safiyya صفية f Medieval Arabic, Indian (Muslim), Dhivehi
Variant transcription of Safiyyah.
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 سَلْوَى f Arabic, Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "consolation" in Arabic.
Sama سَمَا 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 شغب f History, Medieval Arabic
The name of the mother of the eighteenth Abbasid Caliph al-Muqtadir, meaning "turbulent".
Shifa شِفَاء 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 ست 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... [more]
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.
Umayma أُمَيْمة f Muslim (Rare), Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Variant of Umama.
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".