As modern technology, international travel and cross-cultural business deals rapidly are making our world a smaller place, we find ourselves coming into contact much more frequently with people of other cultures. Learning a new and foreign sounding name often presents a challenge. Arabic names are sometimes difficult for the unaccustomed ear because of their strong consonants and guttural intonations.

Most Arabic names have unique and beautiful meanings. For example, the name "Muhammad," which is the most widely-used first name in the world, means "revered." Below is an alphabetical list of some of the most popular Arabic and Islamic names and their meanings.

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  Men's Names
 
Abdul Aziz Fouad Omar
Servant of the Powerful One
Heart
Long life, first son, most high
Abdullah Habib Rafiq
Servant of God
Beloved
Kind, friend
Abdul Rahman Hani Sa'id
Servant of the Merciful One
Happy, delighted, content
Happy
Adel Hassan Saleh
Just
Beautiful
Good, right
Ahmad Hisham Salim
Most highly adored or most praised
Generosity
Safe, whole, flawless
Ali Hussein Samir
The greatest, excellent, noble
Little beauty
Entertaining companion
Amin Ibrahim Saud
Faithful, trustworthy
Arabic form of "Abraham"; Father of a multitude
Fortunate
Bassam Imad Suhail
Smiling
Support, pillar
Gentle, easy; the name of a star
Fahd Kareem Tariq
Lynx
Generous, noble, friendly
Name of a star
Faisal Khalid Tawfiq
Decisive
Eternal
Success, reconciliation
Farid Khalil Waleed
Unique
Good friend
Newborn
Faris Malik Youssef
Horseman, knight
Master, angel, king
Arabic form of "Joseph"; to increase in power and influence
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  Noble Super abundance




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Ibrahim
Exalted, noble, highest social standing
(Born at) night
Amal Lina
Hopes, aspirations
Tender
Aminah Maryam or Mariam
Trustworthy, faithful
Arabic form of Mary
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Saud
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Latifah
Living, prosperous
Wish, desire
Farah Nada
Joy
Generosity, dew
Fatimah Nawal
Daughter of the Prophet
Gift
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Khadijah
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Jamilah
Beautiful
Intelligence
Haifa Noor
Slender, of beautiful body
Light
Hanan Rana
Mercy
To gaze, look
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Leila
Right guidance
Gazelle
Iman Ruqayyah
Faith, belief
Gentle
Jamilah Salma
Beautiful, graceful, lovely
Peaceful
Janan Samira
Heart, soul
Entertaining companion
Johara Sana'
Jewel
Resplendence, brilliance; to gaze or look
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Kareem
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Tariq
Silver pearl
Name of a star
Khadijah Warda
First wife of the Prophet
Rose
Khulud Widad
Immortality
Love, friendship
Latifah Yasmine
Gentle, kind, pleasant
Jasmine



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