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.

ARGHtoAHHH Fri 14-Nov-14 13:17:54

Lyla? (meaning 'beautiful night' and pronounced lie-lah)

Chatty987 Fri 14-Nov-14 13:10:39


fattycow Thu 13-Nov-14 22:56:04


Damntheclockchange Thu 13-Nov-14 22:20:22

oops just realised this is a zombie thread!

Damntheclockchange Thu 13-Nov-14 22:19:17

how about kimia?

niloya Tue 11-Nov-14 23:01:37

What about Kayra or Gul or Zeynep?

Asadullah Sun 11-Aug-13 14:54:12

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SE13Mummy Sun 14-Oct-12 00:01:35

Has anyone suggested Esme or Esther? Both are Persian in origin with one meaning 'beloved' and the other, 'star'.

Otherwise, Lila, Leila, Zara/Sara, Sahara, Miriam/Maryam, Safiya and Sofie are all names of children that I've taught who've come from Muslim families.

nailak Thu 11-Oct-12 23:18:10

if you like Afia, then there is Attiya, Asiya, Alisha, aidah, adilah, aqilah, arifa, asimah, ayda, afra, afsa, alina, ana, anisa, arisha, arissa

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


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


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

Lillia, Arabic form of Lily

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?)

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

Mariam, Zahra, Jamila, Amira?

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


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

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

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

I named My daughter Amira

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

I know two Asian girls called Salma

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

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

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

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

Not at all English

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

how does Afia sound??

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

Nisrine (love this!)

All from friends with British Muslim children.

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:

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

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)

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