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Need Arabic girls name with meaning please help!

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UmSami Thu 07-Aug-08 19:56:14

I'm looking for suggestions on an Arabic Girls name (with meaning!) that's easy to say in english...needs to work with Sami (big bro) and a V. long surname!
I love Leila, Mona (said mun-a), Rana, Dana...but DH won't agree to any!
DH wants Mia (said My-a) but I can't find a meaning for it, and it just seems a little too common at the mo...
Any ideas?!

themildmanneredjanitor Thu 07-Aug-08 20:01:19

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saadia Thu 07-Aug-08 20:04:03

Heba means gift

UmSami Thu 07-Aug-08 20:09:41

Oooo, I like Amber, have never encountered it will ask hubby.
Zahra's a fav of mine too, but a friend got there first, same with Hana, Nadia, Nada.
As Sami DS is also Grandpa's name we want something different...
It's so hard :S

UmSami Thu 07-Aug-08 20:10:42

Heba's a great name...but I can't use it...oooh have I just given away my identity lol!

RoccocoFlourishes Thu 07-Aug-08 20:12:25

I like Amber. Amber is a beautiful stone (resin).

themildmanneredjanitor Thu 07-Aug-08 20:25:02

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hw2004 Thu 07-Aug-08 20:31:21

Amber is great!

Others are:

Aisha - Prosperous
Amani - wishes and aspirations
Farah - Joy
Hasna - Beautiful
Kalila - Sweetheart/beloved
Layla - Born at night

I love Layla or leila!!

themildmanneredjanitor Thu 07-Aug-08 20:31:43

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christiana Thu 07-Aug-08 20:33:16

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UmSami Thu 07-Aug-08 21:49:04

Ok gave new list of names to hubby and got this response...(he's very annoying! LOL)

Farah - dont like it,
tahira - no
tamara - no 'it reminds me of the ring!'
nuha - completely ignored
amber - yay! he likes it - but is saying no at this stage cos unsure of pronunciation in Arabic...he's concerned its Am'ra with an ein (for any arabic speakers out there) and if it is it's very diferent to english...can anyone help with this? I love the name!
Please keep the suggestions coming...

christiana Thu 07-Aug-08 23:02:53

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LynetteScavo Thu 07-Aug-08 23:14:22

Ayda - benefit, advantage.

WendyWeber Thu 07-Aug-08 23:21:22

loooong list of Arabic names (boys as well, sorry) if you could bear to wade through them?

wrinklytum Thu 07-Aug-08 23:21:25

I know a lovely Safia - Means "pure one"

PussinJimmyChoos Thu 07-Aug-08 23:24:30


Aisha (sp!)

PussinJimmyChoos Thu 07-Aug-08 23:24:42


PussinJimmyChoos Thu 07-Aug-08 23:26:33

If its Amber with an ein then it will be tricky for English speakers - am loving Sami btw - that's my name of choice if we have another boy...well, have to start trying first! lol!!

Oh and some more I've just thought of:


themildmanneredjanitor Thu 07-Aug-08 23:45:27

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WendyWeber Thu 07-Aug-08 23:48:27

What about Yasmin? That's lovely!

UmSami Thu 07-Aug-08 23:49:47

Didn't try Maisha yet...not sure how to say it to be honest...hubby's overseas at mo so will have to try tomorrow.
Thing is I feel like I've tried everything with him, but he is stuck on Mya - I have lebanese friends who say there is a meaning but I can't find it on any site! I don't dislike the name I just want meaning...
I'm stuck on won't budge!
Now I REALLY LIKE Amber, but again am unsure of how it is pronounced in's hubby who's also open to it...if anyone can clarify please do! Please don't let there be an ein! :S

Salam Puss!
Tried alot of your names already...tried Safia (safiyyah) too (thanks wrinklytum (great name btw)) I'm stuck...
Puss I love Samia...but really, Sami and Samia! hehehe. That's desperation!
Tuqa's nice, I've not across it before...what does it mean?

PussinJimmyChoos Thu 07-Aug-08 23:57:17

Tuqa means piety iirc....a friends DD is called this and its so pretty and it can't really be shortened which imo, is good as I'm not a fan of shortening names....except for my own of course grin

MrsPorty Fri 08-Aug-08 00:01:01

Is Sakina arabic? I know one - think she said it meant peaceful..

PussinJimmyChoos Fri 08-Aug-08 00:01:37

Ok, just asked DH about the pronouncement (he's Syrian) and he thinks the A would be with the ein so..would sound more like Anbarr (remember the rolling of the r's!!) and the A would be from the back of the throat ie the ein...

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