English sounding Muslim Girls Names???? Plz help :-)

(109 Posts)
yasmin85 Sun 19-Feb-12 02:03:51

Please share some english sounding muslim names. We would like something that is easily pronounced but is still muslim or arabic origin. Many thanks.

nizlopi Mon 04-Jun-12 11:57:41

I think the name Sana is beautiful

yasmin85 Mon 04-Jun-12 12:13:44

a crossover name would be good, one that works in both languages. I don't want the child being bullied in school for a name that I choose..but at the same time I want it to be arabic or persian origin and good meaning. it's a shame a lot of the good names are already taken in the family, I liked Sofia and Zara, but they are already used.

marchpoppy Mon 04-Jun-12 12:27:10

Nazaneen, meaning white flowers, I know it doesn't sound English but its easy to pronounce!

EssentialFattyAcid Mon 04-Jun-12 12:28:50

Maria
May
Dina
Eliza
Farah
Yasmin
Mina
Ruby
Sarah
Nadia
Niamah
Selina
Nina
Hannah
Jemima
Layla
Tamara
Zenia

MagdalenaAlec Mon 04-Jun-12 13:47:31

Nora, Leila, Ines, Louisa (short for Lawza: almond), Mona, Sonia, Emma, Sarah, Mina, Myriam are all names given by the Arabic/French community in New York to their children and they are all Muslims so I guess that the names are Arabic (otherwise the children would have to change it).
I especially like Ines, Louisa and Myriam.

LunaLunatic Thu 07-Jun-12 20:02:02

Kamilah (Camilla) is a lovely name which is pronounced almost identically in both Arabic and English.

Also love Amira, Nahla (means bumblebee smile ), Zahra. English speakers would just drop the 'h' and say naa-la, zaa-ra etc. I love Qamar which means moon but not very English sounding!

glorious Fri 08-Jun-12 20:56:19

How about Soraya? I suppose it isn't the easiest to say but not hard either and I think it's lovely.

scottishmummy Sat 09-Jun-12 12:33:50

Yasmin
Amina
farah

yasmin85 Sat 09-Jun-12 18:06:30

how does Leena sound??

scottishmummy Sat 09-Jun-12 20:46:30

leena is lovely
just noticed youre Yasmin, i love that name (i never usually look at the names you see)

CoteDAzur Sat 09-Jun-12 22:43:46

OP - Whichever name you choose, I suggest you take a moment to consider how to write it. For example, Dina and Miriam will probably look less foreign than Deena or Maryam.

Since you said you like names starting with A, how about:
Aleina/Aleena
Aya
Ayda

A few comments on names mentioned here:
Lara, Selen, and Deniz are Turkish names, not Muslim names
Ines is a French name

BellaOfTheBalls Sun 10-Jun-12 15:04:53

Yasmin
Shakira
Nisrine (love this!)
Amira
Amaani

All from friends with British Muslim children.

yasmin85 Sun 17-Jun-12 01:58:27

how does Afia sound??

Poulay Sun 17-Jun-12 02:06:21

Not at all English

gingerchick Sun 17-Jun-12 03:03:47

Aiysha pronounced Eye sha or Aisha because most people call my dd eye ee sha which is very annoying and not right! angry

shinyblackgrape Sun 17-Jun-12 07:13:38

Our friends - Irish and packistani backgrounds - have a little girl called Zarin.

Dprince Sun 17-Jun-12 09:16:53

I know two Asian girls called Salma

Ashleighk Wed 10-Oct-12 12:10:24

I named My daughter Amira

ninjawomble Wed 10-Oct-12 23:53:25

Saira , Amira, Zara, Maryam/Mariam , Sofia are all lovely names.

Arseface Wed 10-Oct-12 23:56:43

Sarina

Devora Thu 11-Oct-12 00:10:27

Mariam, Zahra, Jamila, Amira?

BoerWarKids Thu 11-Oct-12 01:01:33

I love Maysoon smile

Also like Dalia, Sabrina and Leyal (not sure exactly how it's spelt?)

doublemuvver Thu 11-Oct-12 22:52:45

Lillia, Arabic form of Lily

Forwardscatter Thu 11-Oct-12 23:02:29

Natasha

Flutterbutterby Thu 11-Oct-12 23:13:54

Annisa/Anissa?

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