Ali ibn Abi Talib was the first male convert to Islam, and is considered by Shia Muslims to be the first Imam. To Sunni Muslims, he is the fourth Rashidun or Rightly Guided Caliph. He married Muhammed's daughter Fatima.
The name is borne by
Amaré Stoudemire is an American basketball player.
Italian nickname for names containing -dino.
Jelani is of African, Swahili origin.
Although Caleb spelled with a "K" is often used in English speaking countries just as a simple change to spelling the name with the more traditional "C", Kaleb is a legitimate form of the Hebrew name Caleb. Kaleb is actually an Ethiopian cognate of Caleb
Kanye is the name of a town in Botswana. The most famous bearer of this name is rapper Kanye West, but it is unknown whether he was named after the town, or whether his parents invented the name themselves.
Alternative spelling or phoenetic variation of the traditional Swahili masculine Kheri.
This is generally a modern coinage influenced by the film The Matrix, but it can also be from a Tswana word which means 'gift'.
Ada (AH dah) is a Hebrew biblical name meaning "adornment". An English form of the name is Adah. Ada was the wife of Lamech and the mother of Jabal and Jubal. Another Ada was a wife of Esau and the daughter of Elon the Hittite. It can also be a short form
A'isha or Aisha was the third and favored wife of Mohammed, and the daughter of Abu Bakr, the first caliph.
Aisha Tyler is an American actress.
Aminah or Amina was the name of the mother of the Muslim prophet Muhammed, founder of Islam.
It was also the name of a Nigerian princess of the royal family of Zazzau (now known as Zaria) in the 16th century. She is famous for her military
As a Hebrew name, Amira may come from the Hebrew meaning "speech" or "treetop" if written with the letter Aleph, or "sheaf of corn" if written with the letter Ayin. It is also the feminine form of the Arabic name Amir.
Variant of Amira, which may come from the Hebrew meaning "speech" or "treetop" if written with the letter Aleph, or "sheaf of corn" if written with the letter Ayin. It is also a feminine form of the Arabic name Amir.
Anisa can be a variation on the Hebrew name Anna, or a different spelling of the Arabic/Swahili name Aneesa.
Asha is a fairly uncommon name, breaking into the US top 1000 girls' names again in 2006 in 976th place.
Variant of Ayanna.
This name is of East African origin.
Though Fatima originated as an Arabic and Swahili name, it is commonly used as a Spanish and Portuguese name. Fatima was the name of a daughter of the prophet Mohammed.
Fátima is a town in Portugal where three children believed that the Vi
Hanna is a form of the name Hannah, as well as a name from the Hausa language meaning "joy."
Imani is a Swahili word meaning "faith."
Kali is the Hindu triple goddess of creation, preservation, and destruction
Kali (spelled with a "long" a in Sanskrit) is a feminine form of the word "kala," meaning "time". It also means "black". It is a name of the Godess Durga.
In Persian and Arabic poetry, Layla was a beautiful girl with whom the poet Majnun fell in love. When Majnun asked for her hand in marriage, Layla's father refused to give his permission to the match. Layla was married off to another man and later died.
Simple spelling for Leila.
As a Sanskrit name, Lila [lee-LAH] was the name of a queen who was enlightened by the Goddess Saraswati.
Lina is a name in both the Arabic and Hausa languages. It is also used as a nickname for names ending in -lina, such as Carolina.
The Linda used in English is of modern coinage and uncertain derivation.
Makena means "happy one" in Kikuyu (a tribe of Kenya).
Makena is also sometimes used as a variant of MacKenna.
Hawaiian form of Mary.
Malika is the female derivation of Malik, a term of Arabic origin used in Persia as the title for a Queen consort (i.e. not ruling, although Islamic tradition does not forbid this to women). Frequently also used as part of a lady's name.
Mila is a pet form of various names in eastern European languages, including the Czech Miloslava and Dobromila, the Polish Kamill and Emilia and the Russian Ludmilla. It is also used in Spanish for Emelia.
It is also the Serbian and Bulgari
Nadia has two sources. It can either be the English form of Nadya, which itself is the pet form of Nadezhda and is Russian for "hope" or it can be a variant of Nadiyya which, in Arabic, means "moist, tender, delicate".
Famous bearers inclu
A Russian and Polish nickname for Anne, Antonia, and names ending with -nina. Also a Swahili name meaning "mother."
In geographical terms, La Niña is a fluctuation in ocean surface temperature, the opposite to El Niño. La Niña is character
Salma Hayek is a Mexican-American actress. She was nominated for an Academy award for her role as Frida Kahlo in the film 'Frida'.
Princess Lalla Salma (born Salma Bennani) is the wife of the King of Morocco.
Feminine form of Samir
This Arabic name has become more popular in the United States since the actress Sanaa Lathan became famous.
Tanisha may be related to a Hausa day name for children born on Monday.
It could also be a modern coinage from the preffix Ta- with Aisha, or perhaps an elaborated form of Tania.
Respelling of Titia, from names such as Letitia.
Adin is a masculine Hebrew name meaning either "slender" or "voluptuous."
In the Old Testament Adin (also found as Adina - which is now the feminine form) was a son of Shiza and one of King David’s warriors (I Chronicles 11:42).
Adin is al
Also commonly found as a surname. Pronounced like the continent Asia and sometimes used as a hommage to it. Fans of the band Steely Dan might be partial to this name, as it is a name of an album and song of theirs.
Used interchangable for
Akasha is a Hindu or Sanskrit term meaning "upper sky" or ethereal space. It is a common name in India. The word "Akash" comes from Akasha and is an important element in Hindu Philosophy. As per the philosophy, there are 5 basic elements that the human
This is an Arabic male name; but is also a prominent African name of Swahili origin. It is used as a unisex name there, and also for both boys and girls in English speaking countries, like the the U.S.