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
Amir or emir is the name given to a prince of an Arabic state, though it also refers to a military leader.
Amir al-Muminin ('commander of the faithful') is a name used to refer to the Muslim caliphs.
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.
Jelani is of African, Swahili origin.
Juwan is a modern coinage most likely derived from either the arabic/Muslim Jawad, which means "open handed" or "liberal" or possiby Jahan, meaning "world". It could also simply be a phoentic play on the name Juan. Therefore, the etymology of this partic
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
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.
Aminah or Amina was the name of the mother of the Muslim prophet Muhammed, founder of Islam.
It was also the name of a Nigerian princess of the royal family of Zazzau (now known as Zaria) in the 16th century. She is famous for her military
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.
Anisa can be a variation on the Hebrew name Anna, or a different spelling of the Arabic/Swahili name Aneesa.
Very popular in Japan.
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.
Arabic variant of the Hebrew Miryam.
Maryam is a popular name throughout the Arab world.
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.
Feminine form of Shakir
This is an Arabic male name; but is also a prominent African name of Swahili origin. It is used as a unisex name there, and also for both boys and girls in English speaking countries, like the the U.S.
Cain has four separate origins. From the Hebrew, it means 'a spear'. In Jewish, Christian and Islamic tradition, Cain was the world's first murderer. In Welsh Cain is a feminine name meaning 'beautiful' or 'fair' (this usage is completely unrelated to the
Variant of Ziya. The original transciption of the ancient name would have appeared to be this spelling, which is the reason for it. The name is masculine, but for some reason has been used on and is becoming popular for girls.