Any ideas for pretty Muslim/Arabic/Morocc an girls name please?

(59 Posts)
Angelina7 Thu 04-Jul-13 01:13:12

Hi all,

I'm 30 weeks pregnant & my partner is Moroccan & he wants our baby girl to have a Moroccan or Muslim name, which is fine but the couple of names he has come up with I do not like, I really want to like one he chooses but it's too much of an important decision to agree to one I don't like, I have a few that I have looked up & written down to show him that I like but wonder if anyone could help me come up with some more as i am only getting them off of internet searches as i don't know many names from this origin myself. I would like something fairly unusual (in this country at least), feminine & pretty, possibly with a nice meaning & something that can't easily be shortened to something silly!

Thank you xxx

KLou1105 Thu 11-Jul-13 16:03:24

Farah
Nadah
Farzana
sabeena
Anisah
Rebeka
Yasmeen
Aisha
Leila
Sharzeen
Ashna

These are a few girls names from my brothers girlfriends family hope it helps x

JeanPaget Thu 11-Jul-13 03:22:39

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RaRaZ Thu 11-Jul-13 02:29:53

Maryam an Mahtob are Iranian muslim names. Personally I love Maryam.

AllegraLilac Thu 11-Jul-13 01:47:38

Esma was my favourite growing up. Like a cooler, less used, more Arabic version of Esme.

Zahara - is Arabic for white (so probably best if she is fair headed, but of course this isn't necessarily the case). It also means flower in Swahili.

Almeta - It means ambitious in Arabic.

Halima - Means gentle, patient in Arabic.

Shakila - Means pretty in Arabic.

Amala: Means hopeful.

Amira: Means Princess

Just gave the meanings in case they mattered to you. Ignore if not smile

Witchesbrewandbiscuits Tue 09-Jul-13 19:48:14

love kenza!

cuillereasoupe Tue 09-Jul-13 19:03:29

shuh-HERR-uh-zard. She's the princess in the Arabian Nights.

ParrotsHilton Tue 09-Jul-13 18:17:57

How do you pronounce Sheherazade?

cuillereasoupe Tue 09-Jul-13 09:29:52

I have a lot of Moroccan students. I can suggest

Hafsa
Ibtissam
Fazia
Nora
Amel
Fawzia
Wafaa
Racha
Amina
Zakia
Samira
Yasmine
Mouna
Leila
Jihen
Fadoua
Habiba
Nouara
Chaima
Assia
Myriem

But for me there'd be no contest, it'd have to be Sheherazade. Brilliant name.

Queenofthehill Mon 08-Jul-13 21:27:59

Sana
Mouna
Naimah

thegreylady Mon 08-Jul-13 21:14:09

Serra
Selen
Leila

AhoyAhoy Mon 08-Jul-13 18:54:33

My name has appeared a few times- first name suggested actually. Family shorten it to first syllable, but no one else does.

My sisters name is Zehra (pronounced Sarah with a Z). nn Zed.

I teach an Izel which may have made its way onto my list.

lessonsintightropes Fri 05-Jul-13 00:07:27

Also Zarrine is very pretty.

lessonsintightropes Fri 05-Jul-13 00:06:51

Nourah
Irmani
Zuleika (love this one)
Aaminah

bananananacoconuts Thu 04-Jul-13 23:49:17

You maybe right mother, they actually live in kurdistan but seem to think they are strong arabic names! There is always a lot of confusion surrounding kurdish/arabic and girls/boys names

Half the people we meet laugh at my ds's name as they say it's a girls name, the other half think it's a good strong boys name!!

banana one of my dd's is called Sheelan. It's actually a Kurdish name, unless perhaps it had other origins when spelt with only one 'e'.

AnneElliott Thu 04-Jul-13 21:49:59

Deriya ( the one I know shortens it to Dee)

raisah Thu 04-Jul-13 21:45:03

Sara - pure /happy
Rihanna - aromatic sweet basil
Ana - patience / perseverance
Salma - peaceful
Shakira - thankful/ grateful
Raisah - leader :-)
Rahela - Arabic equivalent of Rachel
Lulu - pearl
Layla - night
Nouriya - light
Zinnia - type of flower
Zara - flower
Maryam - Mary
Shanni - smile

scottishmummy Thu 04-Jul-13 21:44:19

Aynur

exexpat Thu 04-Jul-13 21:41:52

Farah?

raisah Thu 04-Jul-13 21:36:22

Slightly more unusual Arabic names with meanings:

Zara - type of flower
Zinnia - type of flower
Layla - night
Sara - pure happy
Salma - peaceful
Shakira - thankful/grateful
Rihanna - type of sweet basil
Ana - patience & perseverence
Nouriya - light
Shanni - smile
Rahela - Arabic equivalent of Rachael
Rebecca
Raisah :-) leader
Aneesa - faithful companion
Lulu - pearl

HoneyandRum Thu 04-Jul-13 21:32:09

Azra

HoneyandRum Thu 04-Jul-13 21:28:46

Not North African but Turkish - Melis. It was the Turkish hairdresser who cut ds' hair today. Don't even know if it is Muslim? Sounds so pretty and she is lovely.

bananananacoconuts Thu 04-Jul-13 21:28:37

Exh has a cousin called saffin/saphine (sa-feen) i think it's beautiful but it was vetoed as there was already one in the family. We also have
Tavan
Shelan
Aysha
Bahar
Laila in the family.
I really wanted saffine as it is an arabic name and also can be shortened to saffy as a nickname.
Means something gorgeous like mountain spring too.

gostraighttojail Thu 04-Jul-13 21:23:33

Aisha is my favorite name!

Maryam is also nice.

Samsiya is lovely too.

Congratulations on your pregnancy and good luck smile

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