Medieval Arabic (Moorish) Submitted Names

These names were used by medieval Moors in Iberia or North Africa.
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ABAN m & f Medieval Arabic (Moorish), Arabic
Means "clear, lucid, eloquent" in Arabic.
AFFAN عفّان m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "chaste, modest, pure" in Arabic.
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.
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".
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.
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.
JALID m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Spanish transcription of KHALID.
JALIDA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Spanish transcription of KHALIDA.
JAWHARA جوهرة f Judeo-Arabic, Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "jewel, gem" in Arabic (see JAWAHIR).
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.
NAJIH m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "successful, prosperous, fortunate" in Arabic.
NARJIS f Arabic, Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "narcissus" 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.
SAFYA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish), Arabic
Variant transcription of SAFIYYAH.
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.
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.
YAMINA يمينة 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".
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