Lesson 6.1 (page 1 of 1)

Arabic Names

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 are some of the most popular Arabic and Islamic names and their meanings, utilizing the art of Arabic calligraphy.  Arabic names are sometimes difficult for the unaccustomed ear because of their strong consonants and guttural intonations.

Women’s Names


Men’s Names


Fatima: Daughter of the Prophet Abdullah: Servant of God
Jamila: Beautiful, Graceful, Lovely Tariq: Name of a star
Khadija: First wife of the Prophet Ibrahim: Arabic form of “Abraham”
Leila: (Born at) night Kareem: Generous, noble
Latifah: Gentle, Kind, Pleasant Muhammad: revered