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168 baby names of Arabic origin, for arabic, arabian. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in 2008 (adoption of 0.95%) and have remained as common to this day (adoption 0.87%, down 8.3%), but with names like Latifah falling out of fashion. The trendier girl names among these are Amina (#408), Zara (#422), Aisha (#559), Amira (#418) and Anaya (#432). Here is the list of Arabic names for boys.

Abia - Alya | Alzena - Bara | Basma - Hadiya | Hafiza - Husayna | Idris - Lila | Lina - Raja | .. - .. | Zahra - Zureidy

Abia - Alya

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arabic names: Adara, Adra, Aida, Aisha, Akilah

Abia
"Great." Abiha is a marginally favored kid's name.

Abida
"God's worshipper." Uncommon, but Abida is comparable to common -da surnames Anda (upper 23%), Ashida (94%). See also Abina.

Abir
"Aroma, scent." Abir and Abeer were not among 2014's Top names.

Abra
"Father of many." Not that popular as a girls' name. Feminine of Abraham ..

AdaraAdara1 [Adra1, .. more]
"Virgin; beauty; noble." Adara, Adra and Adrah are hardly found as female names.

Adiba
"Cultured, refined." Adiba, Adeeba and Adibah were not among 2014's Top names.

Adila
"Righteous, fair." Not that popular as a girls' name. See also Adlai. Feminine of Adil.

AdraAdra2 [Adara2, .. more]
"Virgin." Moderately unfamiliar as a children's name.

Afra
"Young deer; color of earth." Affery and variants are unique as birth names.

Afraima
"Fertile." Not Top 2000 name.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arabic names: Ali, Alma

AidaAida
"Reward, present." Aida is a Top 2000 baby name. Also possibly from Latin meaning distinguished ..

AishaAisha
"Alive and well." Asia occurs frequently (upper 45%) as a last name. Also possibly means "life" in Swahili ..

AkilahAkilah
"Bright, intelligent." Less popular today. Akilah was the variation last found (1997) in the Top 2000.

Alaia
"Exalted, sublime; to ascend; joyful." Alaia, Alaya and Alayah are rarely found as female names, and Alaya occurs frequently (top 95%) as a last name.

AliAli
"Exalted." Ali is frequently occurring (upper 57%) as a feminine name, and exists commonly (upper 1%) as a last name. Also used for boys. In English, Ali is used as ..

Alima
"Strong; cultured." Not in Top 2000. See also Aliena.

AlmaAlma
"Nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned." Alma is popular as a form. Modern name ..

Almera
"Princess." Allmeera, Allmeria, Almeera, Almeeria and Almera are more uncommon as forms. Feminine of Elmer ..

Altaira
"Bird." Altaira and Altair were not among 2014's Top names. Also possibly of Latin origin ..

Alya
"Sublime." Alda (upper 78%), Ala (25%) are conventional surnames. Also nickname of Alla.

Quick Reference

Index of all names [and variants] for Arabic names for girls.

1. Abia - Alya
Abia, Abida, Abir, Abra, Adara [Adra], Adiba, Adila, Adra [Adara], Afra, Afraima, Aida, Aisha [Ieesha, ..], Akilah, Alaia, Ali, Alima, Alma, Almera [Elmira, ..], Altaira, Alya

2. Alzena - Bara
Alzena, Amala, Amapola [Pola], Amina, Amira, Anaya, Anisa, Anwar, Ashia, Asima, Asma, Atifa, Ayda, Aza, Azhar, Aziza, Azra, Azucena, Bader, Bara

3. Basma - Hadiya
Basma, Bathshira, Behira, Cala, Cantara, Dalia, Edelmira, Elmira, Fadia, Fadila, Faida, Farrah, Fatima, Galiana, Ghaliya, Ghazala, Habiba, Hadia [Hadiya], Hadil, Hadiya

4. Hafiza - Husayna
Hafiza, Hafsa, Hakeema, Hala, Halima, Hamdan, Hamida, Hamna, Hana, Hanan, Hania, Hasana, Hayfa, Hena, Hiba, Hilal, Hind, Huda, Humayra, Husayna

5. Idris - Lila
Idris, Ieesha, Iman, Inaya [Anaya], Jameelah [Jamila], Jamila, Jena [Jenna], Jenna [Jena], Jumana, Kalila, Kamilah, Karida, Karima, Ketifa, Khadija, Kismet, Laila, Latifah, Leila [Lila, ..], Lila [Leila]

6. Lina - Raja
Lina, Majida, Maysa, Medina, Messina, Mouna, Myisha, Nabila, Nadira, Naila, Naima, Nathifah [Nathifah], Nura, Oma, Pola, Qiturah, Rabab [Rabiah], Rabiah, Rafa, Raja

7. Rana - Scirocco
Rana, Randa, Rashida, Razia, Rihana, Rima, Rimona, Roya, Saba, Safiyah, Sahara [Zahara], Saida, Salama, Salimah [Selima], Samara, Samaria, Samira, Samya, Sana, Scirocco

8. Selima - Zahira
Selima, Selma, Shadiya, Shakira, Sharifa, Sheherezade, Soraya, Tabina, Tahira, Thana, Thurayya [Soraya], Ulima, Umnia, Vega, Xaviera, Yaminah, Yara, Yasmin, Zahara [Zahra], Zahira

9. Zahra - Zureidy
Zahra, Zaida, Zara, Zia, Zohra, Zuleika, Zulema, Zureidy

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