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

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.

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

How do you pronounce Sheherazade?

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

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

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

love kenza!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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