Abdullah is a common Arabic name derived from "abd-," the Arabic word for "servant," and the name of Allah. It has several variant transliterations into English, each of which is perfectly acceptable, though some are more common than others. As with man
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
Amir or emir is the name given to a prince of an Arabic state, though it also refers to a military leader.
Amir al-Muminin ('commander of the faithful') is a name used to refer to the Muslim caliphs.
This is the name of the esteemed second Sikh Guru.
A common spelling of Hakim.
Hamza possibly originates from the Arabic word hamuza meaning "strong, steadfast". In the UK the name is associated with Abu Hamza, the hook-handed extremist Muslim cleric.
The name Jahir has no known etymology or meaning. It is possible that it is derived from the Arabic/Swahili name Jaha meaning "dignified" but the link is tenuous at best. It also could be some sort of variant of Jabiri/Jaabir (Swahili meaning "comforter"
Malik is an Arabic name meaning "he who owns", "king" or "master". It is also an Arabian title. A Malik is the ruling Monarch of a kingdom, called "mamlaka".
In Islamic belief, it is also one of the "99 Names of Allah", and is then al-Mali
Variant transcript of Muhammad.
From the Arabic "hamida" (to praise). The name, one of the most popular in the Muslim world, was borne by the Arabic Prophet and founder of Islam.
From the Arabic "hamida" (to praise).
The name, one of the most popular in the Muslim world, was borne by the Arabic Prophet and founder of Islam.
Modern variant anglicized spelling of Naji or Naaji, which is often confused with the Swahili Nanji, which means "safe" or "secured". It is often seen in books and web sites as being or meaning the equivalent, although they are two different names and ety
Omar was borne in the Old Testament by a son of Eliphaz, Esau's eldest son. It is also a variant of Umar in Arabic, derived from the root 'umr meaning life.
Popular name in Northern African countries.
Contemporary American variant of the name Omari.
Rayan actually is a name with many different meanings and associations. It is derivative of the Persian rayhan, but also has a slightly different meaning in Arabic which generally refers to the heavens. In Islam, Rayan is specifically used to describe th
Anglicization of the traditional Saeed.
Indian and Arabic name meaning "crown", respectively from the Sanskrit and the Persian.
A taj is also a tall conical cap worn by Muslims as a headdress of distinction.
This particular spelling of the name Aliyah is extremely popular in the U.S., probably due to its association with the late singer and actress Aaliyah.
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.
Variant of Aliya, either from the Hebrew or from the feminine form of the Arabic Ali. The Swahili name Aliya mirrors the Arabic form.
Queen Alia of Jordan was the third wife of King Hussein of Jordan, the ruler of Jordan from 1952 to 99. Q
Either from the Hebrew or from the feminine form of the Arabic Ali.
Aliyah or Aliya is the name given to the immigration of the Jews to Israel. This especially occurred in the 20th century, and the state of Israel was established in 1948. I
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.
In Arabic usage, Farrah is both a surname and a given name; in English usage, it is exclusively a first name. Farrah is also the name of a British indie-rock band.
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
Very popular in Japan.
Jamir's meaning is unknown and its origin is also sketchy. Could possibly be related to names such as Jabir or Jasir, but this is merely conjecture.
There is much conjecture to what this name means. Many sources say that is is relevant to "heart" or "piece of" the heart. It is conjecture, though and there seems to be no hard and fast etymological line.
A variant transcription of Laila.
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.
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.
Aramaic alternative form of the Hebrew name Miriam.
It is also the form of Mary used in the Greek translation of the Bible.
It was mistaken as a Latin accusative case and gave the well-known name Maria.
It can also be conside
Arabic variant of the Hebrew Miryam.
Maryam is a popular name throughout the Arab world.
Mira is an Indian name, from the Sanskrit for "prosperous".
It is a short form of any of the names containing the Slavonic element 'meri' (great, famous - from a Latin source, 'mirus' or 'astonishing'). Mira is also commonly bestowed as an
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Muadhnait, a diminutive form of muadh (noble); hence, the meaning "little noble one".
It has sometimes been taken as connected with Greek monos (single, only) or chosen with reference to Leonardo Da Vinci'
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
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.
Respelling of the traditional Saniyya.
Feminine form of Shakir
Zara is the name of a clothing store. Zara Phillips is the daughter of British Princess Anne, and a successful equestrian sportswoman.
From the Arabic name Zarah, meaning "blossom".
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.
Variant of Ziya. The original transciption of the ancient name would have appeared to be this spelling, which is the reason for it. The name is masculine, but for some reason has been used on and is becoming popular for girls.