When it comes to choosing Arabic names for boys, you’ll find a long list full of tradition. Many male Arabic names have their origins in Islam, are hundreds of years old, and are still widely used today. These names are usually given to a baby boy by his parents on the day of his birth, while some may receive their name seven days after being born.
When not taking inspiration from faith and religion, Arabic male names may align with many other cultures in celebrating strength, discipline, and strong personal qualities.
In this article: 📝
- What are some Arabic boy names?
- What is the rarest boy name?
- What is the most common Arab name?
- What are common Arabic names?
- Need more help?
- Discuss Arabic baby names with other mamas
What are some Arabic boy names?
Some examples of Arabic boy names that are rooted in powerful traits are:
- Akeem (wise and intelligent)
- Hassan (handsome)
- Jamal (good-looking)
- Kareem (generous and noble man)
- Omar (prosperous)
- Salman (protector)
What is the rarest boy name?
Many Arabic baby boy names do come from the more ‘traditional’ list. However, if you are looking for rare and unique examples, you might consider the following for your baby boy:
A more modern name, Hafeez means ‘to guard’ and may be seen much less often than the more popular Arabic boy names. If you can see your baby boy growing up to be loyal and protective, this is a wise choice!
This softer name would suit a cute baby boy and literally translates as ‘rare’.
What is the most common Arab name?
Many Muslim boy names date back centuries and are extremely popular even today. However, one stands out as the most famous and common Arabic male name:
Thought to be the world’s most popular male name, there are variations on spelling including Muhammad and Mohamed. All have their roots in the prophet who founded Islam, with the name literally meaning ‘praiseworthy.’ If you’re looking for a name full of tradition for your baby boy, this would be a strong choice.
What are common Arabic names?
Aside from Mohammad, some other popular Muslim boy names include:
A popular Arabic boy’s name, Ahmed may be seen with some variations on spelling. The name means, ‘one who thanks God.’
This name means ‘sublime’ and would be a worthy choice for your perfect baby boy.
If your little prince needs a fitting title, then look no further. Amir was a title before it was a name and translates as ‘prince.’
One for the moms whose son is also their best friend, Khalil is a popular Arabic boy’s name and means ‘friend.’
Another very popular Arabic name, Nasir translates as ‘supporter’ or ‘helper’ and would be a good fit for a future leader.
Need more help?
If the suggestions so far haven’t helped make your decision, then check out a list of more Arabic baby boy names:
- Abu Hurayrah
Discuss Arabic baby names with other mamas
For more ideas on the best baby names for your little one, why not ask the mamas of Peanut?
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