::Feminine Arabic Names::

Abia – Great
Abida – Worshipper
Abir, Abeer – Fragrance
Ablah, Abla’ – Perfectly formed 
Abra – Example, lesson
A’dab – Hope and need
Adara – Virgin
Adiba – Cultured, polite
Adila, Adilah, Adeela – Equal
Adiva – Pleasant, gentle
Afaf – Chaste, virtuous, decent, pure
Afifah – Chaste
Afra’ – White
Ahd – Pledge, knowledge
Ahlam – Witty; one who has pleasant dreams; imaginative
A’idah, Aida – Visiting, returning; reward
Ain – Eye, thus „precious“
Aini – Spring, flower, source, choice
A’ishah, Aisha, Ayishah – Living, prosperous, youngest wife of the Prophet (pbuh)
Akilah – Intelligent, logical, one who reasons
Alhena – A ring; (A star in the constellation Gemini)
Alima – Wise
Alimah – Skilled in music or dance
Aliyyah, Aliah, A’lia – Exaulted, noble, highest social standing
Almas – Diamond
Aludra – Virgin
Alzubra – (A star in the constellation Leo)
Amal, A’mal, Amala – Hopes, aspirations
Amani – Wishes, aspirations
Amatullah – Female servant of Allah
Amber – Jewel
Aminah, Ameena – Trustworthy, faithful
Amineh – Faithful
Amirah, Ameera – Princess, leader
Amtullah – Female servant of Allah
Anan – Clouds
Anbar – Perfume, ambergris
Anisah – Close, intimate, good friend
Anwar – Rays of light
Ara – Opinions
Areebah – Witty, smart
Arub – Loving to her husband
Asima – Protector
Asiya – One who tends to the weak, one who heals
Asma’ – Excellent, precious; daughter of Abu Bakr
Atifa – Affection, sympathy
Atiya – Gift
Ayah – Sign; distinct
Azhar – Flowers, blossoms
Azizah, Azeeza – Esteemed, precious, cherished
Azzah – Young, female gazelle

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Badi’a – Unprecedented, admirable, unique
Badra – Full moon
Badriyyah – Resembling the full moon
Bahira, Baheera – Dazzling, brilliant
Bahiya – Beautiful, radiant
Balqis – Name of the Queen of Sheba
Banan – Delicate, finger tips
Baraka – White one
Bari’ah – Excelling
Barika – Bloom, be successful
Bashirah, Basheera – Bringer of good tidings, joy
Basimah, Baseema – Smiling
Basmah – A smile
Batul, Batool – Ascetic virgin
Bilqis – Queen of Sheeba
Bushra – Good Omen
Buthaynah, Buthayna – Of beautiful and tender body

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Cala – Castle
Cantara – Small bridge

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Dahab – Gold
Dalal – Treated or touched in a kind and loving way
Duha, Dhuha – Forenoon

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Fadilah, Fadheela – Virtuous, outstanding, superior, cultured and refined
Fadwa – Name derived from self-sacrifice
Faizah – Victorious, winner
Falak – Star
Farah – Joy
Faridah, Fareeda – Unique, matchless, precious pearl or gem
Farihah, Fareeha – Happy, joyful, cheerful, glad
Fatimah, Fatima – Accustom; Daughter of the Prophet (pbuh)
Fatin or Fatinah – Captivating, alluring, enchanting
Fawziyyah, Fawziya, Fazia – Successful, victorious
Fellah – Arabian jasmine
Firyal – Name
Firdaws, Firdoos – Highest garden in Paradise

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Ghadah – Beautiful
Ghaliyah – Fragrant
Ghaniyah – Pretty girl, beautiful woman, beauty
Ghayda – Young and delicate
Ghusun, Ghusoon – Branches of a tree

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Habibah – Beloved, sweetheart, darling
Hadeel
Hadiya – Guide to righteousness
Hadiyyah – A gift
Hafsah – Wife of the Prophet (pbuh)
Hafthah – Preserved, protected
Haifa, Hayfa’ – Slender, of beautiful body
Halah – Aureole
Halimah, Haleema – Gentle, patient, mild-tempered
Hamidah, Hameeda – Praiseworthy
Hana’ – Happiness
Hanan – Mercy
Hanifah, Hanifa, Haneefa – True believer
Haniyyah – Pleased, happy
Hasna’ – Beautiful
Hayam – Deliriously in love
Hayat – Life
Hessa – Destiny
Hibah – Gift
Hind – Proper name
Huda, Hooda – Right guidance
Huma – Bird who brings joy
Huriyyah, Hooriya – Angel
Husn – Beauty
Husniyah – Beautiful

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Ibtihaj – Joy
Ikram – Honor, hospitality, generosity
Ilham – Intuition
Iman – Faith, belief
Imtithal – Polite obedience
In’am – Kindness, benefaction, bestowal
Inas – Sociability
Inaya – Concern; solicitude
Intisar – Triumph
Izdihar – Flourishing, blooming
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Jala’ – Clarity, elucidation
Jamilah, Jameela – Beautiful, graceful, lovely
Janan – Heart, soul
Johara – Jewel
Jumanah – Silver pearl

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Kalila – Sweetheart, beloved
Kamilah – Perfect
Karida – Untouched
Karimah, Kareema – Generous, noble
Kawthar – River in Paradise
Khadijah, Khadeeja – First wife of the Prophet (pbuh)
Khalidah – Immortal
Khayriyyah, Khairiya – Charitable, good
Khulud, Khulood – Immortality
Kulthum, Kulthoom – Daughter of the Prophet (pbuh)

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Lama – Darkness of lips
Lamis, Lamees – Soft to the touch
Lamya’ – Of dark lips
Latifah, Lateefa – Gentle, kind, pleasant, friendly
Layla, Leila – (Born at) night
Lina, Leena – Tender
Lubabah – The innermost essence
Luloah – A pearl
Lu’lu’ – Pearls

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Madihah, Madeeha – Praiseworthy
Maha – Wild cow, cow-eyes
Ma’isah – Walking with a proud, swinging gait
Maizah – Discerning
Majidah, Majeeda – Glorious
Makarim – Of good and honorable character
Malak – Angel
Malika – Queen
Manal – Attainment, achievement
Manar – Guiding light
Maram – Asperation
Mariam, Maryam – Mother of Jesus (pbuh); Arabic form of „Mary“
Mas’ouda – Happy, lucky, fortunate
Mawiyah – The essence of life
Maymunah – Auspicious, blessed
May – Old Arabic name
Maysa’ – To walk with a proud, swinging gait
Maysun, Maysoon – Of beautiful face and body
Mayyadah – To walk with a proud, swinging gait
Mufidah, Mufeeda – Useful
Muhjah – Heart’s blood, soul
Muminah – Pious believer
Muna, Mona – Wish, desire
Munirah, Muneera – Illuminating, shedding light
Mushirah, Musheera – Giving counsel, advising
Muslimah – Devout believer

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Nabihah, Nabeeha – Intelligent
Nabilah, Nabeela – Noble
Nada – Generousity, dew
Nadia – The beginning, first
Nadidah, Nadeeda – Equal, rival
Nadirah – Rare, precious
Nadwah – Councel
Nafisah, Nafeesa – Precious thing, gem
Nahlah – A drink of water
Na’ilah – Acquirer, obtainer, one who succeeds
Na’ima, Na’imah – Comfort, amenity, tranquility, peace
Najah – Success
Najat – Safety
Najibah, Najeeba – Of noble birth
Najiyah – Safe
Najla – Of wide eyes
Najwa – Confidential talk, secret conversation
Najya – Victorious
Nashida – Student
Nashita Energetic, full of life
Nashwa – Fragrance, perfume, that which intoxicates
Nasiha – One who gives valuable advice
Nasira – Victorious, helper
Nathifa – Clean, pure
Nawal – Gift
Nawar – Flower
Nazahah – Purity, righteousness, honesty
Nazihah – Honest
Nazirah – Like, equal, matching
Nibal – Arrows
Nida – Call
Ni’mah – Blessing, loan
Ni’mat – Blessings, loans
Nouf – Highest point on a mountain
Nudar, Nudhar – Gold
Nuha – Intelligence
Numa – Beautiful and pleasant
Nur, Noor – Light

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Qubilah – Concord

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Rabab – White cloud
Rabi’ah – Garden, springtime
Radeyah, Radhiya – Content, satisfied
Radwa, Radhwa – A mountain in Medina
Rafa’ – Happiness, prosperity
Raghd – Pleasant
Rahimah – Merciful, compassionate
Ra’idah – Leader
Raja’ – Hopeful
Rana – To gaze, look
Rand – Tree of good scent
Raniyah – Gazing
Rasha – Young gazelle
Rashida, Rasheeda – Wise, mature
Rawdah, Rawdha – Garden
Rawiyah – Transmitter of ancient Arabic poetry
Rayya – Sated with drink
Rida – Favored by God
Rihana – Sweet basil
Rim, Reem – Gazelle
Rima, Reema – White antelope
Rukan – Steady, confident
Ruqayyah, Ruqaya – Gentle; Daughter of the Prophet (pbuh)
Ruwaydah – Walking gently

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Sabah – Morning
Sabirah – Patient
Safa – Clarity, purity, serenity
Safiyyah – Untroubled, serene, pure, best friend
Sahar – Dawn
Sahlah – Smooth, soft, fluent, flowing
Saidah – Happy, fortunate
Saihah – Good, useful
Sakinah, Sakeena – God-inspired peace of mind, tranquility
Salihah – Correct, agreeable
Salimah, Saleema – Peace, flawless, faultless, safe, healthy
Salma – Peaceful
Salwa – Solace; quail
Samah – Generosity
Samar – Evening conversation
Sameh – Forgiver
Samihah, Sameeha – Generous
Samira, Sameera – Entertaining female companion
Samiyah – Elevated, exhalted, lofty
Sana’ – Resplendence, brilliance; to gaze or look
Sawsan – Lily of the valley
Shadha – Aromatic
Shadiyah – Singer
Shahrazad – Teller of „Tales of 1,001 Nights“
Sharifah, Shareefa – Noble
Siham – Arrows
Souad or Su’ad
Suha – Name of a star
Suhailah, Suhaylah, Suhayla – Smooth, soft, fluent, flowing
Suhaymah – Small arrow
Suhayr, Suhair – Proper name
Sumayyah, Sumaiya – Proper name
Sumnah

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Tahirah – Pure, chaste
Takiyah – Pious, righteous
Talibah – Seeker after knowledge
Tarub, Taroob – Merry
Thana’ – Thankfulness
Thara’ – Wealth
Thurayya – Star

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Umayma – Little mother

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Wafa’ – Faithfulness
Wafiqah, Wafeeqa – Successful
Wafiyyah, Wafiya – Loyal, faithful
Wahibah – Giver, donor
Wajihah, Wajeeha – Eminent, distinguished
Walidah – Newborn
Warda, Wardah, Wordah – Rose
Widad – Love, friendship
Wijdan – Ecstacy, sentiment
Wisal – Communion in love

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Yafiah – High
Yakootah – Emerald
Yamha – Dove
Yaminah – Right and proper
Yasirah – Lenient
Yasmine, Yasmin, Yasmeen – Jasmine
Yumn – Good fortune, success
Yusra – Proper name

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Zafirah – Victorious, successful
Zahirah – Shining, luminous
Zahra’ – White
Zahrah – Flower, beauty, star
Zainab, Zaynab – Daughter of the Prophet (pbuh)
Zakiyyah – Pure
Zaynah, Zaina – Beautiful
Zubaidah – Excellent

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