Any ideas for pretty Muslim/Arabic/Moroccan 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

Fetacat Thu 04-Jul-13 20:20:51

Aneesa

Azainah?
Jasmina
Jasmin
Kalila
Zainab? Not my favourite though, don't think it's that pretty.
Khadijah
Izma
Kahwal
Jannah
Afeeza
Samirah
Ish a
Afraa
Jessenia
Aamilah

Rtfairy Thu 04-Jul-13 20:36:57

Ooh I forgot Jennah, means heaven smile

Coconutty Thu 04-Jul-13 20:40:07

Iman. Anesha. Anaya.

Beechview Thu 04-Jul-13 20:57:22

Liyana
Sana

onedev Thu 04-Jul-13 21:02:50

I adore the name Zarqa grin

Theironfistofarkus Thu 04-Jul-13 21:06:36

Salome

MerryMarigold Thu 04-Jul-13 21:07:58

These are children and adults I know from Tunisia/ Algeria/ Morocco. I think all the names are Arabic.
Lina
Lamis (pron Lemmis)
Nadia
Amina (pron Ameena)
Kenza (personally love this one)
Nour
Zara
Zahara
Yumna

GoodtoBetter Thu 04-Jul-13 21:15:53

Summeyyah
Naila
Soraya
Nada
Rana
Saba
Imaan
Fatima
Mariam

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

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.

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.

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

Azra

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

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

Farah?

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

Aynur

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

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

Deriya ( the one I know shortens it to Dee)

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'.

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!!

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

Nourah
Irmani
Zuleika (love this one)
Aaminah

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

Also Zarrine is very pretty.

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.

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

Serra
Selen
Leila

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

Sana
Mouna
Naimah

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