Arabic Female Names Meanings

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A


Abia - Great
Abida - Worshipper
Abir - Fragrance
Ablah - Perfectly formed
Abra - Example, lesson
Adara - Virgin
Adiba - Cultured, polite
Adila, Adilah - Equal
Adiva - Pleasant, gentle
Afaf - Chaste, virtuous, decent, pure
Afifah - Chaste
Afra' - White
Ahd - Pledge, knowledge
A'idah - Visiting, returning; reward
Ain - Eye, thus "precious"
Aini - Spring, flower, source, choice
A'ishah - Living, prosperous, youngest wife of the Prophet (pbuh)
Aisha, Ayisha - Life, vivaciousness
Akilah - Intelligent, logical, one who reasons
Alhena - A ring; (A star in the constellation Gemini)
Alima - Wise
Alimah - Skilled in music or dance
Aliyyah - Exaulted, noble, highest social standing
Aludra - Virgin
Alzubra - (A star in the constellation Leo)
Amal, Amala - Hopes, aspirations
Amani - Wishes, aspirations
Amber - Jewel
Aminah - Trustworthy, faithful
Amineh - Faithful
Amirah - Princess, leader
Amtullah - Female servant of Allah
Anan - Clouds
Anbar - Perfume, ambergris
Anisah - Close, intimate, good friend
Anwar - Rays of light
Ara - Opinions
Arub - Loving to her husband
Asima - Protector
Asma' - Excellent, precious; daughter of Abu Bakr
Atifa - Affection, sympathy
Atiya - Gift
Azhar - Flowers, blossoms
Azizah - Esteemed, precious, cherished
Azzah - Young, female gazelle


B


Badi'a - Unprecedented, admirable, unique
Badra - Full moon
Badriyyah - Resembling the full moon
Bahira - Dazzling, brilliant
Banan - Delicate, finger tips
Baraka - White one
Bari'ah - Excelling
Barika - Bloom, be successful
Bashirah - Bringer of good tidings, joy
Basimah - Smiling
Basmah - A smile
Batul - Ascetic virgin
Bilqis - Queen of Sheeba
Bushra - Good Omen
Buthayna, Buthaynah - Of beautiful and tender body


C


Cala - Castle
Cantara - Small bridge


D


Dahab - Gold
Dalal - Spoiled one
Doaa - a Prayer to god
Duha - Forenoon



E


F


Fadilah - Virtuous, outstanding, superior, cultured and refined
Fadwa - Name derived from self-sacrifice
Faizah - Victorious, winner
Falak - Star
Farah - Joy
Faridah - Unique, matchless, precious pearl or gem
Farihah - Happy, joyful, cheerful, glad
Fatima, Fatimah - Daughter of the Prophet (pbuh)
Fatin or Fatinah - Captivating, alluring, enchanting
Fawziyyah, Fazia - Successful, victorious
Fellah - Arabian jasmine
Firyal - Name
Firdaws - Highest garden in Paradise

G


Ghadah - Beautiful
Ghaliyah - Fragrant
Ghaniyah - Pretty girl, beautiful woman, beauty
Ghayda - Young and delicate
Ghusun - Branches of a tree

H
Habibah - Beloved, sweetheart, darling
Hadiya - Guide to righteousness
Hadiyyah - A gift
Hafsah - Wife of the Prophet (pbuh)
Hafthah - Preserved, protected
Halah - Aureole
Halimah - Gentle, patient, mild-tempered
Hamidah - Praiseworthy
Hana' - Happiness
Hanan - Mercy
Hanifa, Hanifah - True believer
Haniyyah - Pleased, happy
Hasna' - Beautiful
Hayat - Life
Hayfa' - Slender, of beautiful body
Hibah - Gift
Hind - Proper name
Huda - Right guidance
Huriyyah - Angel
Husn - Beauty
Husniyah - Beautiful

I


Ibtihaj - Joy
Ikram - Honor, hospitality, generosity
Ilham - Intuition
Iman - Faith, belief
Imtithal - Polite obedience
In'am - Kindness, benefaction, bestowal
Inas - Sociability
Intisar - Triumph
Izdihar - Flourishing, blooming

J


Jala' - Clarity, elucidation
Jamilah - Beautiful, graceful, lovely, comely
Janan - Heart, soul
Jumanah - Silver pearl

K


Kalila - Sweetheart, beloved
Kamilah - Perfect
Karida - Untouched
Karimah - Generous, noble
Kawthar - River in Paradise
Khadijah - First wife of the Prophet (pbuh)
Khalidah - Immortal
Khayriyyah - Charitable, good
Khulud - Immortality

L


Lama - Darkness of lips
Lamis - Soft to the touch
Lamya' - Of dark lips
Lateefah, Latifah - Gentle, kind, pleasant, friendly
Layla, Leila - (Born at) night
Lina - Tender
Lubabah - The innermost essence
Luloah - A pearl
Lu'lu' - Pearls

M


Madihah - Praiseworthy
Maha - Wild cow, cow-eyes
Ma'isah - Walking with a proud, swinging gait
Maizah - Discerning
Majidah - Glorious
Makarim - Of good and honorable character
Malak - Angel
Malika - Queen
Manal - Attainment, achievement
Manar - Guiding light
Maram - Asperation
Mariam, Maryam - Mother of Jesus (pbuh); Arabic form of "Mary"
Mas'ouda - Happy, lucky, fortunate
Mawiyah - The essence of life
Maymunah - Auspicious, blessed
May - Old Arabic name
Maysa' - To walk with a proud, swinging gait
Maysun - Of beautiful face and body
Mayyadah - To walk with a proud, swinging gait
Mufidah - Useful
Muhjah - Heart's blood, soul
Muminah - Pious believer
Muna - Wish, desire
Munirah - Illuminating, shedding light
Mushirah - Giving counsel, advising
Muslimah - Devout believer

N


Nabihah - Intelligent
Nabilah - Noble
Nada - Generousity, dew
Nadidah - Equal, rival
Nadwah - Councel
Nafisah - Precious thing, gem
Nahlah - A drink of water
Na'ilah - Acquirer, obtainer, one who succeeds
Na'ima, Na'imah - Comfort, amenity, tranquility, peace
Najah - Success
Najat - Safety
Najibah - Of noble birth
Najiyah - Safe
Najla - Of wide eyes
Najwa - Confidential talk, secret conversation
Nashwa - Fragrance, perfume, that which intoxicates
Nathifa - Clean, pure
Nawal - Gift
Nawar - Flower
Nazahah - Purity, righteousness, honesty
Nazihah - Honest
Nazirah - Like, equal, matching
Nibal - Arrows
Nida - Call
Ni'mah - Blessing, loan
Ni'mat - Blessings, loans
Nudar - Gold
Nuha - Intelligence
Numa - Beautiful and pleasant
Nur, Noor - Light

O


P


Q


Qubilah - Concord

R


Rabab - White cloud
Rabi'ah - Garden, springtime
Radeyah - Content, satisfied
Radwa - A mountain in Medina
Rafa' - Happiness, prosperity
Rahimah - Merciful, compassionate
Ra'idah - Leader
Raja' - Hopeful
Rana - To gaze, look
Rand - Tree of good scent
Raniyah - Gazing
Rasha - Young gazelle
Rashida - Wise, mature
Rawdah - Garden
Rawiyah - Transmitter of ancient Arabic poetry
Rayya - Sated with drink
Rida - Favored by God
Rihana - Sweet basil
Rim - Gazelle
Rima - White antelope
Rukan - Steady, confident
Ruqayyah - Daughter of the Prophet (pbuh)
Ruwaydah - Walking gently

S


Sabah - Morning
Sabirah - Patient
Safa - Clarity, purity, serenity
Safiyyah - Untroubled, serene, pure, best friend
Sahar - Dawn
Sahlah - Smooth, soft, fluent, flowing
Saidah - Happy, fortunate
Saihah - Good, useful
Sakinah - God-inspired peace of mind, tranquility
Salihah - Correct, agreeable
Salimah - Peace, flawless, faultless, safe, healthy
Salma - Peaceful
Salwa - Solace, quail
Samah - Generosity
Samar - Evening conversation
Sameh - Forgiver
Samihah - Generous
Samirah - Entertaining female companion
Samiyah - Elevated, exhalted, lofty
Sana' - Resplendence, brilliance; to gaze, look
Sawsan - Lily of the valley
Shadha - Aromatic
Shadiyah - Singer
Shahrazad - Teller of "Tales of 1,001 Nights"
Sharifah - Noble
Siham - Arrows
Souad or Su'ad
Suha
- Name of a star
Suhailah - Gentle, easy
Suhaylah - Smooth, soft, fluent, flowing
Suhaymah - Small arrow
Suhayr - Proper name
Sumayyah - Proper name
Sumnah

T


Tahirah - Pure, chaste
Takiyah - Pious, righteous
Talibah - Seeker after knowledge
Tarub - Merry
Thana' - Thankfulness
Thara' - Wealth
Thurayya - Star

U


Umayma - Little mother

V


W


Wafa' - Faithfulness
Wafiqah - Successful
Wafiyyah - Loyal, faithful
Wahibah - Giver, donor
Wajihah - Eminent, distinguished
Walidah - Newborn
Warda, Wardah, Wordah - Rose
Widad - Love, friendship
Wijdan - Ecstacy, sentiment
Wisal - Communion in love

X


Y


Yaminah - Right and proper
Yasmin - Jasmine
Yumn - Good fortune, success
Yusra - Proper name

Z


Zafirah - Victorious, successful
Zahirah - Shining, luminous
Zahra' - White
Zahrah - Flower, beauty, star
Zainab, Zaynab - Daughter of the Prophet (pbuh)
Zakiyyah - Pure
Zaynah - Beautiful
Zubaidah - Excellent

Meaning of Arabic Baby Names
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