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The Best 239 Arabic Baby Names for Little Boys & Girls

Team Peanut5 months ago5 min read

Arabic names come from a long line of history and tradition. Many names used all over the world today are over 1,000 years old and have their roots in the Quran. This sense of history means that many Arabic names would make a fantastic choice for your baby.

Arabic Baby Names

As well as religious significance, many names also take their meaning from desirable qualities - similar to Indian names. Muslim girl names, for example, often describe beauty and intelligence, while Muslim boy names describe strength and respect.

With that in mind, let’s have a look at some of the most common Arabic baby names.

In this article: 📝

  • What is the most common Arab name?
  • What is the most beautiful name in Islam?
  • What is the best Arabic girl name?
  • What is a common Arab name?

What is the most common Arab name?

Both girls and boys enjoy a long list of exotic Arabic names and meanings. These are some of the most beautiful and common names across the world today.

Common Muslim girl names

  • Aaliyah (of high status)
  • Aisha (alive and well)
  • Amina (honest and faithful)
  • Fatima (one who abstains)
  • Zara (sublime).

Common Muslim boy names

  • Ahmed (one who thanks God)
  • Amir (prince)
  • Hassan (good looking)
  • Nasir (supportive/helpful)
  • Omar (prosperous).

What is the most beautiful name in Islam?

For many, nothing is more beautiful than hundreds of years of history, tradition, and faith. With these strict criteria, it would be fair to say that one Arabic boy name stands above all:

Mohammad
The most popular of all Arabic baby boy names, Mohammad comes directly from the prophet founder of the Islam religion. Literally meaning ‘praiseworthy’, Mohammad, and all its spelling variations, bring tradition and respect like no other.

But what about the best name for girls?

What is the best Arabic girl name?

It is very difficult to contend with the history of the name Mohammad. However, many Arabic baby girl names also carry centuries of belief and meaning. Several also come from Islam’s holy works, such as Maryam.

Maryam
Another important figure from the Quran, Maryam was the mother of a prophet. The name today is filled with caring and selflessness, and is a great choice for baby girls everywhere

What is a common Arab name?

Apart from the examples we have seen so far, there is a long list of Arabic names. If you need some more help looking for a beautiful name for your baby, check out our lists below:

Girls

  • Amal
  • Amani
  • Amira
  • Arwa
  • Aya
  • Basma
  • Bayan
  • Bushra
  • Dalal
  • Dalia
  • Dalila
  • Dana
  • Dania
  • Dareen
  • Dina
  • Duaa
  • Farida
  • Fairouz
  • Farah
  • Habiba
  • Hala
  • Halima
  • Hanifa
  • Hawa
  • Heba
  • Ibtisam
  • Iman
  • Jude
  • Jumanah
  • Karima
  • Khadija
  • Khalida
  • Khawla
  • Lana
  • Lara
  • Latifa
  • Leen
  • Lina
  • Loulia
  • Maha
  • Malak
  • Malika
  • Marwa
  • Marya
  • Maya
  • Maysoon
  • Mona
  • Munira
  • Munya
  • Nabila
  • Nadia
  • Nadine
  • Nada
  • Nahla
  • Naila
  • Naima
  • Najat
  • Nasira
  • Nesrine
  • Nawal
  • Neziha
  • Nihal
  • Nour
  • Nuha
  • Nura
  • Oma
  • Qamar
  • Qadira
  • Qistina
  • Rabia
  • Rahima
  • Rania
  • Rashida
  • Reem
  • Rihanna
  • Ruqayya
  • Sabah
  • Safiyah
  • Sahar
  • Saida
  • Salma
  • Sajida
  • Sakina
  • Salma
  • Samar
  • Samira
  • Sarah
  • Shahd
  • Shakira
  • Shams
  • Sherine
  • Sumayya
  • Tahira
  • Taj
  • Tala
  • Tamara
  • Tara
  • Tamanna
  • Tasnim
  • Umm Kulthoum
  • Wafaa
  • Yara
  • Yasmin
  • Yumna
  • Yusra
  • Zayn
  • Zaynab
  • Zeina

➡️ Check also our complete list of Arabic baby girl names.

Boys

  • Abbas
  • Abdul
  • Abid
  • Adil
  • Adam
  • Adib
  • Adnan
  • Afif
  • Ahsan
  • Ajmal
  • Aladdin
  • Alim
  • Amer
  • Amin
  • Anwar
  • Aqeel
  • Asad
  • Ashraf
  • Ayman
  • Aziz
  • Azmi
  • Badr
  • Bakri
  • Bahjat
  • Bashir
  • Bilal
  • Burhan
  • Dawoud
  • Deen
  • Ehsan
  • Fadel
  • Fadir
  • Faheem
  • Faisal
  • Faiz
  • Farid
  • Fayez
  • Fazli
  • Fikri
  • Ghassan
  • Ghiath
  • Habib
  • Hadi
  • Hakim
  • Halim
  • Hamza
  • Hani
  • Harun
  • Hashem
  • Hatem
  • Haydar
  • Hazem
  • Hisham
  • Hussein
  • Abu Hurayrah
  • Ibrahim
  • Idrees
  • Iqbal
  • Iyad
  • Ja’far
  • Jalal
  • Jaleel
  • Jawad
  • Jubair
  • Kamal
  • Kazem
  • Khaled
  • Louay
  • Mahdi
  • Mahmud
  • Majid
  • Malik
  • Mansour
  • Marwan
  • Muhannad
  • Mounir
  • Mustaga
  • Nadeem
  • Nabeel
  • Naji
  • Najib
  • Naeem
  • Naseem
  • Nasser
  • Odai
  • Othman
  • Qasim
  • Qadir
  • Rabi’
  • Raed
  • Rahim
  • Rami
  • Rasheed
  • Rayan
  • Sa’id
  • Saad
  • Salah
  • Salim
  • Sami
  • Sayf
  • Shadi
  • Shafiq
  • Suheil
  • Suleiman
  • Taher
  • Tahsin
  • Talal
  • Tareq
  • Tawfiq
  • Wafi
  • Waheed
  • Waleed
  • Yahya
  • Yaseen
  • Yasser
  • Yunus
  • Yusef
  • Zaid
  • Zayn
  • Zakariah
  • Zaki

➡️ Check also our complete list of Arabic baby boy names.

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