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Arabic baby names—Christian and Muslim—are steeped in history. Baby boy names include the traditional Salim, meaning “peaceful.” Popular baby girl names include Aisha, as well as the more traditional Akeelah.
In the Bible, Moses' brother Aaron was Israel's first high priest and is remembered for his staff which blossomed miraculously...
Arabic: Spelling variant of Karin
Arabic: Companion or accomplice
English: Pure; abbreviation of Katherine
Arabic: Greatest, Lion of God; a variant of Allah, one of the attributes of God. Storybook hero Ali Baba was the main protagonist...
Arabic: Greatest; a variant of Allah, the Supreme Being in the Muslim faith; feminine form of same name
Arabic: Captivating, sea fowl; Fatima was the daughter of the Prophet Mohammed and one of four perfect women mentioned in the Koran...
Arabic: Life or thriving, long-living
Arabic: Lively; Aisha was the Prophet Mohammed''s favorite wife. Aish means food, wheat, or bread; it is symbolic of the sustenance...
Arabic: Prince, commanding
Hebrew: Strong, powerful
Arabic: Born at night, nightfall; Qays, a seventh-century Arab poet, named the central character in his poems Laila.
Arabic: City of the moon; In the Bible, Jericho was the City of Canaan that was destroyed when its walls collapsed.
Arabic: Prince; a title used by central Asian tribal chieftains and ruling princes. Khan is also an inn built around a courtyard...
Arabic: Dew, giving
Arabic: Variant used for Mohammad - founder of Islamic religion. praiseworthy; glorified.
Arabic: Perfect, complete; feminine variant of Kamal, which means completion
Arabic: Radiance, splendor, high-ranking
Arabic: Companion, friend, lover; The writings of Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran in The Prophet have been translated worldwide.
It's no wonder why this name gets so much attention—it means "handsome"! Jamal is popular in the Arabic-speaking countries...
Arabic: Rare, precious
Persian: Shrub henna
Arabic: Good, handsome; The founder of Shiite Islam was named Hussein.
Arabic: Smart, intelligent, compassionate
Arabic: Princess; feminine form of Amir
Hebrew: One who speaks
Arabic: Handsome, good
Arabic: Much praised, laudable; one of the Prophet Mohammed''s many names
Arabic: Grateful; feminine variant of Shakir
Arabic: Name of a Muslim prophet and used by several Muslim leaders
Arabic: Arabic form of Jesus
Hebrew: Nickname for Isaiah and Isaac
Arabic: Mother, people, nation
German: Grandmother, probably derived from the Latin meaning