Arabic Male Names

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A


Aban - Old Arabic name
Abbas - Description of a lion
Abbud - Worshipper
Abdel, Abdul - Servant (of Allah)
Abdul-Alim - Servant of the Omniscient
Abdul-Aliyy - Servant of the Most High
Abdul-Azim - Servant of the Mighty
Abdul-Aziz - Servant of the Mighty, Powerful One
Abdul-Bari - Servant of the Creator
Abdul-Basit - Servant of the Extender
Abdul-Fattah - Servant of the Opener (of the gates of sustenance)
Abdul-Ghaffar, Abdul-Ghafur - Servant of the Forgiver
Abdul-Hadi - Servant of the Guide
Abdul-Hafiz - Servant of the Protector
Abdul-Hakam - Servant of the Arbitrator
Abdul-Hakim - Servant of the Wise One
Abdul-Halim - Servant of the Mild, Patient One
Abdul-Hamid - Servant of the Praised One
Abdul-Haqq - Servant of the Truth
Abdul-Hasib - Servant of the Respected, Esteemed
Abdul-Jabbar - Servant of the Mighty
Abdul-Jalil, Abdul-Jaleel - Servant of the Great, Revered One
Abdul-Karim - Servant of the Noble, Generous One
Abdul-Khaliq - Servant of the Creator
Abdul-Latif - Servant of the Kind One
Abdul-Malik - Servant of the Master (or King)
Abdul-Majid - Servant of the Glorious One
Abdul-Mu'izz - Servant of the Giver of Might and Glory
Abdul-Mujib - Servant of the Responder
Abdul-Muta'al - Servant of the Most High
Abdul-Muttalib
Abdul-Nasser
- Servant of the Victorious One
Abdul-Nasir - Servant of the Helper, Protector
Abdul-Qadir - Servant of the Capable, Powerful
Abdul-Qahhar - Servant of the Subduer, the Almighty
Abdul-Quddus - Servant of the Most Holy
Abdul-Rafi - Servant of the One Who Raises, Elevates (intellect, esteem)
Abdul-Rahim - Servant of the Most Compassionate One
Abdul-Rahman - Servant of the Merciful One
Abdul-Rashid - Servant of the Rightly Guided One
Abdul-Ra'uf - Servant of the Most Merciful
Abdul-Razzaq - Servant of the Maintainer, the Provider
Abdul-Sabur - Servant of the Patient
Abdul-Salam - Servant of the Peace
Abdul-Samad - Servant of the Eternal
Abdul-Sami - Servant of the All-Hearing
Abdul-Shakur - Servant of the Most Thankful
Abdul-Tawwab - Servant of the Forgiver
Abdul-Wadud - Servant of the Loving
Abdul-Wahhab - Servant of the Giver
Abdul-Wahid - Servant of the One
Abdu'llah - Servant of Allah
Abraha
Abu Bakr
- Name of one of Muhammad's companions
Abu al Khayr - One who does good
Adel, Adil - Just
Adham - Black
Adnan - Proper name
Afif - Chaste, modest
Ahmad, Ahmed - Most highly adored, or most praised; variation of the name "Muhammad"
Akil - Intelligent, thoughtful, one who uses reason
Akram - Most generous
Ala' - Nobility
Aladdin, Ala' al din - Nobility of faith
Ali, Aliyy - The highest, greatest, excellent, noble
Alim - Wise or learned
Altair - The flying eagle; also refers to a first magnitude star in the constellation Lyra
Ameer, Amir - Prince
Amid - General
Amin - Faithful, trustworthy
Amjad - More glorious
Ammar - Builder, constructor
Amr - Old Arabic name
Anbar
Anis
- Close friend
Anwar - Light
Arfan - Gratitude
Arif - Corporal; aquainted, knowledgable
Asad - Lion
Asadel - Most prosperous one
Ashraf - Most honorable
Asim - Protector, defender
Aswad - Black
Ata - Gift
Atif - Compassionate, sympathetic
Awad - Reward, compensation
Ayman - Lucky; on the right
Ayyad
Ayyub
- A Prophet's name
Aza - Comfort
Azhar - Most shining, luminous
Azeem, Azim - Defender, referring to one of God's ninety-nine qualities
Azzam - Determined, resolved

B


Badr - Full moon
Badr al Din - Full moon of the faith
Baha al Din, Bahiyy al Din - Magnificence of the faith
Bahir - Dazzling, brilliant
Barakah - Blessing
Bashshar - Bringer of glad tidings
Basil - Brave
Bassam, Basim - Smiling
Bilal - Name of the Prophet's Muezzin
Bishr - Joy
Boulos - Arabic form of "Paul"
Burhan - Proof
Bursuq
Butrus
- Arabic form of "Peter"

C


D


Dabir - Secretary
Da'ud, Dawud - Arabic form of "David", beloved; a Prophet's name
Dharr
Dhul Fiqar
- Name of the Prophet's sword
Diya al Din - Brightness of the faith
Duqaq

E


Emir - To command
Esam, Essam - Safeguard

F


Fadi - Redeemer
Fadil - Generous, honorable
Fahd - Lynx
Faisal, Faysal - Decisive
Fakhir - Proud, excellent
Fakhiri - Honorary
Fakih - Legal expert; one who recites the Qu'ran
Farid - Unique
Fariq - Lieutenant General
Faris - Horseman, knight
Farraj
Faruq
- One who distinguishes truth from falsehood
Fath - Victory
Fatin - Clever, smart
Fawwaz - Successful
Fawzi
Ferran
- Baker
Fida - Redemption, sacrifice
Firas - Perspicacity
Fouad - Heart
Fudail - Excellent in character

G


Gamal, Gamali - Camel
Ghalib - Victor
Ghassan - Old Arabic name
Ghazi - Conqueror
Ghiyath - Succorer

H


Habib - Beloved
Hadad - Syrian god of fertility
Haddad - Smith
Hadi - Guiding to the right
Hajjaj
Hakeem, Hakim
- Wise, one of God's ninety-nine qualities
Hakem - Ruler, governor
Halim - Mild, gentle, patient
Hamal - Lamb
Hamdan - The praised one; variation of the name "Muhammad"
Hamid - The praised one; variation of the name "Muhammad"
Hamzah - Lion
Hana - Arabic form of "John"
Hanbal - Purity
Hani - Happy, delighted, content
Hanif - True believer
Harith - Ploughman, cultivator
Haroun, Harun - Arabic form of "Aaron"; lofty or exalted; A Prophet's name
Hasan - Beautiful
Hashim - Broker, destroyer of evil; Hashim was a descendent of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Hassan - Handsome
Hatim - Judge
Haytham - Young hawk
Hilal
Hilel
- The new moon
Hisham - Generosity
Hud - A Prophet's name
Hudhayfah - Old Arabic name
Humam - Courageous, generous
Husain, Hussein - Little beauty; Hussein was a descendent of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Husam - Sword
Husam al Din - Sword of the faith
Husayn - Beautiful

I


Ibrahim - Father of a multitude; a Prophet's name (Abraham)
Idris - A Prophet's name
Ihsan - Beneficence
Imad - Support, pillar
Imad al Din - Pillar of the faith
Isa, Eisa - A Prophet's name (Jesus)
Isam, Issam - Safeguard
Ishaq - A Prophet's name
Isma'il - A Prophet's name
Isra'il
Izz al Din
- Might of the faith

J


Jabbar - Mighty
Jabir - Consoler, Comforter
Jafar - Rivulet
Jalal - Glory of the faith
Jalil, Jaleel - Great, revered
Jamal - Beauty
Jamal al Din - Beauty of the faith
Jameel, Jamil - Beautiful
Jawad - Open-handed, generous
Jawhar - Jewel, essence
Jibril - Archangel of Allah (Gabriel)
Jihad - Struggle, holy war
Jubair
Jumah
- Born on Friday

K


Kadar, Kedar - Powerful
Kadeen, Kadin - Friend, companion, confidant
Kadeer, Kadir - Green or green crop (connoting freshness and innocence)
Ka'im
Kahil
- Friend, lover
Kaliq - Creative, refers to a quality of God
Kamal - Beauty, perfection
Kameel, Kamil - Perfect; one of the ninety-nine qualities of God
Kardal - Mustard seed
Kareem, Karim - Generous, noble, friendly, precious and distinguished
Kareef, Karif - Born in Autumn
Kaseeb, Kasib - Fertile
Kaseem, Kasim - Divided
Kateb - Writer
Khaldun - Old Arabic name
Khalid - Eternal
Khalil, Khaleel, Kalil - Beautiful, good friend
Khatib - Religious Minister
Khayr al Din - The good of the faith
Khayri - Charitable, beneficent
Khoury - Priest
Khuzaymah - Old Arabic name
Kutaiba

L


Labib - Sensible, intelligent
Labid
Lahab
Latif
- Gentle, kind, pleasant, friendly
Luqman - A Prophet's name
Lutfi - Kind and friendly

M


Mahdi - Guided to the right path
Mahir - Skilled
Mahmud - The praised one; variation of the name "Muhammad"
Maimun - Lucky
Majid - Glorious
Makin - Strong, firm
Malik - Master, angel, king
Ma'mun - Trustworthy
Ma'n - Benefit
Mansur - Divinely aided
Marid - Rebellious
Marzuq - Blessed by God, fortunate
Mash'al - Torch
Masruq
Mas'ud
- Fortunate, happy, lucky
Maudad
Mazin
- Proper name
Mika'il
Misbah
- Lamp
Mohammed - Praised; from "Muhammad", name of the Prophet (pbuh)
Mohsen
Mu'adh - Protected
Mu'awiyah - Young fox (first Umayyad Kalifah)
Mu'ayyad - Supported
Mubarak - Happy, blessed
Mufid - Useful
Muhammad - Praised; the name of the Prophet (pbuh)
Muhsin - Beneficient, charitable
Muhtadi - Rightly guided
Mujahid - Fighter (in the way of Allah)
Mukhtar - Chosen
Mundhir - Warner, cautioner
Munir - Brilliant, shining
Muntasir - Victorious
Murtadi - Satisfied, content
Musa - A Prophet's name (Moses)
Mus'ad - Unfettered camel
Muslim - Submitting oneself to God
Mustafa - Chosen one
Muta - Obeyed
Mu'tasim - Adhering (to faith, to God)
Mu'tazz - Proud, mighty
Muti - Obedient
Muwaffaq - Successful

N


Nabhan, Nabih - Noble, outstanding
Nabil - Noble
Nadhir - Warner
Nadim - Friend
Nadir - Dear, rare
Na'il - Aquirer, earner
Naim - Comfort, ease, tranquility
Naji - Safe
Najib - Of noble descent
Najjar - Carpenter
Najm al Din - Star of the faith
Nasih - Advisor
Nasim - Fresh air
Nasir - Protector
Nasir al Din - Protector of the faith
Nasser - Victorious
Nawaf, Nawfal - Generous, old Arabic name for the Sea
Nazih - Pure, chaste
Nazim - Arranger, adjuster
Nuh - A Prophet's name
Numair - Panther
Nu'man - Blood
Nur al Din - Brightness of the faith
Nuri - Shining, brightness

O


Omar - Long life, first son, most high, the Prophet's follower
Othman

P


Q


Qadir
Qaraja
Qasim
- Divider, distributor
Qays - Firm
Qudamah - Courage
Qutaiba
Qutuz

R


Rabah - Gainer
Rabi - Spring, breeze
Radi
Rafi
- Exalting
Rafiq - Kind, friend
Raghib - Desirous
Rahman - Compassionate, merciful; referring to qualities of God listed in the Qu'ran
Ra'id - Leader
Rais - Captain
Rakin - Respectful
Rashad - Integrity of conduct
Rashid - One of good council; rightly guided, having true faith
Ratib - Arranger
Rayhan - favored by God
Reda, Rida, Ridha - (In God's) favor; contentment, satisfaction
Ridwan - Acceptance, good will; name of the keeper of the gates of Heaven
Riyad - Gardens

S


Sabih - Beautiful
Sabir - Patient
Sa'd - Good luck
Sadaqat
Sa'eed, Sa'id
- Happy
Safwan - Rocks
Salah - Righteousness of the faith
Salah al Din - Devoted
Saleh, Salih - Good, right
Salim - Safe, whole, flawless
Salman - Safe
Sameh - Forgiver
Sami - High, lofty, exalted
Samir - Entertaining companion
Samman - Grocer
Saqr - Falcon
Sariyah - Clouds at night
Sayyar
Sayyid
- Master
Seif - Sword (of religion)
Seif al Din - Sword of the faith
Shadi - Singer
Shafiq - Compassionate, tender
Shakir - Thankful
Sharif - Honest, noble, distinguished
Shihab - Flame, blaze
Siraj - Lamp, light
Sofian - Devoted
Subhi - Early morning
Suhail, Suhayl - Gentle, easy; name of a star
Suhayb - Of reddish hair or complexion
Sulaiman - A Prophet's name (Solomon)
Su'ud - Good luck

T


Tahir - Pure, clean
Talal - Nice, admirable
Talib - Seeker (of truth)
Tamir - One who owns date palm trees
Tammam
Tamman
- Generous
Tarif - Rare, uncommon
Tariq - Name of a star
Tawfiq - Success, reconciliation
Taymullah - Servant of God
Taysir - Facilitation
Tayyib - Good or delicate
Thabit - Firm

U


Ubadah, Ubaida, Ubaydah - Servant of God
Ubaid - Faithful
Ubayy - Old Arabic name
Umar - Name of the second Khalifa
Umarah - Old Arabic name
Umayr - Old Arabic name
Usama, Usamah - Description of a lion
Utbah - Old Arabic name
Uthman - One of the companions of the Prophet (pbuh)

V


W


Wadi - Calm, peaceful
Wafid
Wafiq
- Successful
Wahib
Wahid
- Singular, exclusive, unequalled
Wa'il - Coming back (for Shelter)
Wajih - Noble
Wakil - Lawyer
Waleed, Walid - Newborn child
Walliyullah - Supporter of God
Wasim - Graceful, good looking
Wazir - Minister

X


Xavier - Bright, brilliant

Y


Yahyah - A Prophet's name
Yaman - Proper name
Ya'qub - Arabic form of "Jacob"
Yasar, Yasser - Wealth, ease
Yasin - One of Muhammad's names
Yasir - Wealthy
Yazid - God will increase
Yunus - A Prophet's name
Yusef, Yusuf - Arabic form of "Joseph"; to increase (in power and influence); a Prophet's name
Yushua - God saves
Yusuf - A Prophet's name (Joseph)

Z


Zafar
Zafir
- Victorious
Zahid - Self-denying or ascetic
Zahir - Bright, shining
Zaid - Increase, growth
Zaim - Brigadier General
Zakariyya - A Prophet's name
Zaki - Intelligent
Zakiyy - Pure
Ziyad - Superabundance
Zubair
Zuhair, Zuhayr
- Bright

Meaning of Arabic Baby Names
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