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
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.
This form of the name Jabir gained popularity in the U.S. in the seventies among African-American communities, and has only risen in popularity over the years.
Modern coinage, derived from Jamar.
The anglicized spelling of the arabic Khadim.
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
Popular name in Northern African countries.
Contemporary American variant of the name Omari.
Although Rashaan gives the appearance of possibly being of Arabic or Punjabi lineage, it is most likely a very modern creation influenced by the sound of Arabic or Punjabi names. No known meaning for this name can be found, once again pointing to the lik
Anglicization of the traditional Saeed.
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.
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.
Modern coinage from the name Aisha.
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
Modern cognate, derived from the name Kayla.
Modern American English coinage likely a combination of Jasmine and the common suffix "lyn".
Jerica may be based on the name Jericho. It is more likely that it is a elaboration on the name Erica or Ericka, however. More than likely to produce a sound that might be pleasant, but there is no true meaning.
Modern coinage of unknown origin. Could possibly be a modern variation on the traditional Aisha. Boosted in modern popularity in the US by Mexican actress Laisha Wilkens.
Modern coinage; variant of Lakeisha.
Modern coinage; variant of Lakeisha.
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.
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.
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.
Respelling of the traditional Saniyya. Generally an Arabic name wouldn't contain an "H" as the last letter in such cases. This is an anglicization.
Feminine form of Shakir
Likely a modern trendy respelling of the Arabic Zara.
Spanish for of Jamila, used by many hispanic people, particularly Cuban.
Spanish for of Jamila, used by many hispanic people, particularly Venezualian.
Zaira may also be a feminine variant of the name Zaire.
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".
Zoraida may be of Arabic origin, but could also be an invention of the author Cervantes.