Medieval Arabic (Moorish) Submitted Names

These names were used by medieval Moors in Iberia or North Africa.
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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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
JALID m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Spanish transcription of Khalid.
JALIDA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Spanish transcription of Khalida.
JAWHARA f Judeo-Arabic, Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "jewel, gem" in Arabic (see Jawahir).
LUBB m Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Moorish adoption of Lope.
MAYMUN 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.
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.
SAFWAN m Arabic, Medieval Arabic (Moorish)
Means "rock" in Arabic.
SAFYA f Medieval Arabic (Moorish), Arabic
Variant transcription of Safiyyah.
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.
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".