16 Cool Arab Names For Your Children!
By: Annika Wolfe/Arab America Contributing Writer
One of the most exciting things about expecting a new addition to your family is choosing a name. There are millions of names to choose from, making the process of choosing a name for your child incredibly difficult. If you are looking for suggestions or inspiration, then this article is perfect for you! Here are 16 cool Arab names for your children.
1. Layla/Laila/Leila (female)
Layla means “night” or one night in Arabic. This sweet sounding name is quite popular in the Arab world, especially when it comes to romance in literature and poetry.
2. Rami (male)
Meaning “Archer” in Arabic, those named Rami are dreamers and often ambitious.
3. Farrah (mostly female)
Farrah translates to “joy” in Arabic. With a child named Farrah, happiness and joy will never be far away.
4. Latif (male) Latifeh (female)
In Arabic, Latif means “nice/kind” A child with this name will always be kind to others.
5. Aisha (female)
Translating to “alive” in Arabic, children named Aisha are full of spirit and energy.
Amir means “prince” in Arabic while the female version, Amira/Ameera, means “princess.”
7. Kalila (female)
Meaning “dearly loved” in Arabic, Kalila will bring love and happiness to your home.
8. Fadi (male)
This sweet name means “savior” or “sacrifice” in Arabic.
9. Rania (female)
Rania is the feminine form of Rani, meaning “listener” in Arabic. Queen Rania of Jordan is the most notable to have this lovely name.
10. Jabir/Jaber (male)
In Arabic, Jabir means “comforter.” A Jabir will always be there for friends and family.
11. Madiha (female)
This lovely name means “praise” in Arabic.
12. Karim (male) Karimeh (female)
Karim means “generous” in Arabic. A Karim will go out of their way to help others.
13. Najma (female)
Najma and its male form Najm, mean “star” in Arabic.
14. Sadi (male)
In Arabic, Sadi means “fortunate or lucky.”
15. Inas (male)
Inas means “friendly” in Arabic. A child named Inas will have a life full of wonderful friendships.
Zain translates to “grace or beauty” in Arabic, the feminine spelling is Zaina or Zayna.