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

BlueStarsAtNight Thu 04-Jul-13 01:29:39

I think Layla is Arabic isn't it? That's really pretty and can't be shortened.

bugsybill Thu 04-Jul-13 06:07:50

Aaliyah
Isra
Yasmin
Aisha
Amira

^ these are names I like of girls/women from Muslim backgrounds. Not sure if they fit the Moroccan criteria but maybe ask your partner.

bugsybill Thu 04-Jul-13 06:09:36

Sorry none of the ones I listed above are unusual!

Maybe ask him to look into his family tree for some family names maybe.

MrsSiba Thu 04-Jul-13 07:19:45

Shahida
Rashida
Hamida
Aaliyah
Anisha
Zayna
Summayyah
Safiyah

All pretty girl's names in our family

NowPlayingZone Thu 04-Jul-13 07:24:42

Amelle (love this)
Delilah
Maryam
Nadia
Samara
Zahara
Aisha

MortifiedAdams Thu 04-Jul-13 07:28:10

Priya
Veda

WinningBread Thu 04-Jul-13 07:29:49

Tahira (shortened to Tara)
I love Amira too.

Klootami Thu 04-Jul-13 07:30:36

Nayla is one of our girl family names (Lebanese origin)

CitizenOscar Thu 04-Jul-13 07:59:40

Naima
Fatima
Yasmina
Laila
Malika
Aisha
farida
Khadisha
Mina
Karima

(disclaimer: not an expert in this area)

My youngest is half Moroccan and called Linah (Leena).if you want a name that fits here too how about Nadia?

Sorry just noticed you said unusual so I guess Nadia is out.

NooMyx Thu 04-Jul-13 08:40:02

Linah is pretty!

I don't know specifically Moroccan names really, but I do like

Alina
Hana
Raisa
Isra
Dua
Aminah

Laquila Thu 04-Jul-13 08:47:34

Soraya?

PiratePanda Thu 04-Jul-13 08:54:43

Sufiya is my favourite

Samira
Zohra
Tara
Laila
Lina
Aisha

PiratePanda Thu 04-Jul-13 08:55:51

And Maryam

Angelina7 Thu 04-Jul-13 12:31:51

Wow fantastic there are certainly some among these that I like and not on the list yet :-) thank you all xxx

minesamalbec Thu 04-Jul-13 14:08:16

I think Sophia is lovely too.

MrsHuxtable Thu 04-Jul-13 14:17:14

Oh, I like Linah!

Turniptwirl Thu 04-Jul-13 18:17:09

Inara

googietheegg Thu 04-Jul-13 18:20:32

Samya is lovely - it's Arabic but I don't know about any other refs smile

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 04-Jul-13 18:37:47

Reema
Lila
Samaira

sammisatt Thu 04-Jul-13 18:40:33

Samara

Rtfairy Thu 04-Jul-13 19:49:19

Zara
Nyla
Leila
Jasmine/Yasmine
Amira
Amara
Amaya

Sorry don't know the popularity of these names but think they are beautiful.

LaChaiseVerte Thu 04-Jul-13 19:59:03

Shanaz/Shenaz
Zuleika
Reshma
Rahida
Ayesha/Aysha
Saira

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