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A Arabic/Western sister for Zara

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emilyldn Wed 12-Feb-20 20:17:33

Soooo we need girls names that are either farsi origin/Arab Origins that also sound very western. We have a Zara and we are sort of keen on Jasmine but my mum has put me off it a little!

Any suggestions?

In my mind I have

Jasmine
Sofia
?blush

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emilyldn Wed 12-Feb-20 20:18:20

Oh yes but my brother has a Sophia (we are not close and never met his children but still, may be stepping the line slightly with Sofia lol)

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FrownPrincess Wed 12-Feb-20 20:20:50

Sonia
Nadia
Lilia
Dalia
Dalila

Elouera Wed 12-Feb-20 20:22:14

Yasmin
Yasmina
Sara (not pronounced like Sarah, but like Lara with an S)
Soraya
Ayesha
Roxanne
Zarina
Leilah

NoSharon Wed 12-Feb-20 20:25:56

My niece is one of the names mentioned and my dd is another of the names mentioned!

Chaiwala Wed 12-Feb-20 20:30:21

There’s this website I love that lists all names that work in English and Arabic:

www.arabicenglishbabynames.com

Let me know what names you like!

Moonflower12 Wed 12-Feb-20 20:32:01

I have a Zara. I also love Jasmine.

KittenVsBox Wed 12-Feb-20 20:49:37

Miriam, Jenna, Hana, Ruby, Monica, Tara.

Ellmau Wed 12-Feb-20 20:54:33

Roxane
Daria
Leila

emilyldn Wed 12-Feb-20 21:22:20

Thank you guys! I love all of them, I really do like Mariam but sil got to it first haha!

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Habibtihayati Wed 12-Feb-20 21:25:09

Maya

Butterfly44 Wed 12-Feb-20 21:53:48

Leila
Sara
Ariana
Sofia
Jasmine
Lily
Yasmine
Maryam
Daria
Ayla
Ava
Parisa
Suri
Tara

NoSharon Wed 12-Feb-20 22:07:05

www.babynamewizard.com/baby-name/girl/leila

^Origin of the name Leila:
Derived from the Arabic leila (night, dark beauty) or the Persian leila (dark-haired). Its use in England began with George Byon's poem "The Giaour" (1813).^

Ricekrispie22 Thu 13-Feb-20 04:55:03

Natasha
Nathalie
Amber
Aaliyah
Saffron

Beemail1 Thu 13-Feb-20 04:59:00

Samira
Soraya
Nadia
Mira

Singingatmidnight Thu 13-Feb-20 07:04:34

Rosa - the word "rose" derives ultimately from Persian, I think.

CaptainCabinets Thu 13-Feb-20 07:46:29

Definitely Leila.
Or Ayesha.

Fullforcegale Thu 13-Feb-20 07:51:34

If you’re willing to consider Mariam, would you consider Amira? I knew one and no one seemed to have too much trouble with her name.

Carouselfish Thu 13-Feb-20 08:34:41

I like Sufia instead of Sophia. Zeyna (usually Zeynap). Raya (from Soraya)

NoSharon Thu 13-Feb-20 09:29:01

A good friend of mine has

Nakiya
Orianna
Leveda
Winona

Nakiya is my favourite of her names.

Lonan Thu 13-Feb-20 18:39:46

Amira

emilyldn Thu 13-Feb-20 19:08:18

@Fullforcegale the SIL who took Mariám also has another daughter called Amira lol. My luck eh! Two of the names I would have chose lmao!

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WantToBeMum Thu 13-Feb-20 21:21:52

Don't be put off Jasmine, it's such a beautiful name and goes perfectly with Zara!

Lucylivesinamushroomhouse Thu 13-Feb-20 21:32:37

Mina
Layla
Tamara
Dina

SE13Mummy Thu 13-Feb-20 23:07:33

Ada
Hannah
Jemima
Norah
Rosa

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