Search arabic names by origin and find the meaning and history behind your favorite names. Get great ideas for baby names from around the world.
The origin of a name can be very important if you are looking to find a baby name that is related to your own family or part of your culture.
Choosing your baby’s name is a big responsibility. It’s the name that he or she will carefully practice writing out to sign magnificent pieces of preschool artwork. It’s the name your child will use to introduce and identify him or herself.
There’s no dearth of inspiration when it comes to baby names. Some look up to their family tree while others pick the name of their favorite television or movie character. But some people like to stick to their culture while selecting a baby name, especially the Arabs.
As Carlyle had said, giving a name is a poetic art. Arabs do not just look for meanings in names. They are also concerned about how the name sounds and if the syllables flow well or not. They want a name that rolls mellifluously from the tongue and has elements that fit well with each other. Yes, everything is taken into consideration while naming in the language of the angels, Arabic.
Arab names also come in two versions, which are pre and post-Islam. The pre-Islamic names were usually derived from nature, vocabulary words, or occupation. Some pre-Islamic names also reflect personal characteristics. The post-Islamic names are influenced by 99 attributes of Allah and Islam. Variations of the name Muhammad are also considered. And almost all the Arabic names have Arabic words. So you even have the option of making your own Arabic name. Below is Momjunction’s extensive database of Arabic baby names with meanings.
Are you looking for a French name for your baby ? Consider Brittaney, a beautiful name that means “White flower” – what a perfect way to describe your little angel!
Why are names so important?
People give certain names to their children for various reasons – to honor someone, like a favored relative or famous person (like your uncle Michael, or John F. Kennedy); because the name itself translates to something special (like my name, Timothy, translates to “serving God”), to provide a sense of uniqueness in the world (like the name of someone I knew in college gave to her daughter – Tanji), or to be frivolous (as in the case of parents who might name their child “Lucifer” or “Messiah” or “23”). In some cultures which use descriptive phrases or nouns for names, as in some Native American tribes, it is seen as bestowing the gifts or talents described in the phrase, such as Running Rabbit or Flying Arrow.
Seek out an arabic name with an origin and meaning that resonates with you here.