Arabic girl names are beautiful, meaningful and (generally) easy to pronounce. It’s not surprising that they are increasingly popular among parents-to-be from around the globe. Whether you’re looking for an Arabic girl name starting with an a or an s, check out my personal selection of modern Arabic names for girls and their meaning.
Unique Female Arabic Names
Both Arabic male names as well as Arabic girl names have one thing in common: they have a unique meaning and don’t get outdated as easily as certain Western names.
Many female Arabic names are derived from meaningful events or other positive feelings or objects. Examples include Jamila (meaning beautiful) or Bayan (clarity, strong appearance).
Some Arabic names are also related to religion, mostly to Islam, the primary religion in most Arabic countries. Note, however, that not all Arabs are Muslims. That’s why many of the common Arabic girls’ names that you’ll find in countries such as Jordan or Lebanon are popular among Muslims and Christians.
Whether you’re an Arab, American or other, Arabic female names are a great choice for parents regardless of origin or religion. In fact, Arabic names are increasingly popular beyond the Middle East. Instead of having another Lara, Ava or Isabella in the class, you will make your baby stand out with an Arabic name.
List of Arabic Girls Names
The best thing about Arabic names is not only their meaningfulness, but also the way they sound. Many female Arabic names are short and typically contain several vowels (a,e,o). That’s what makes them sound so beautiful and (mostly) easy to pronounce, even for non-Arabic speakers.
Here’s a list of unique, meaningful and modern Arabic female names. I’ve included their spelling in both the Latin as well as in the Arabic script. Make sure to check out my Arabic alphabet chart if you’d like to learn how to write Arabic.
|Arabic Female Name (Latin Script)||Arabic Female Name (Arabic Script)||Meaning|
|Areej||أريج||A beautiful scent that fills a place|
|Batool||بتول||A name that was given to Virgin Mary, the girl who devoted her life to God|
|Bayan||بيان||Clarity or strong appearance|
|Bisan||بيسان||Refers to a renowned valley in Jordan in which grows vine trees|
|Fadia||فاديا||Protecting others, saviour|
|Fadwa||فدوى||A girl who is a savior|
|Farah (*)||فرح||Joy or happiness|
|Fareeda||فريدة||Unique and one of a kind|
|Faten||فاتن||Attractive and beautiful|
|Ghadeer||غدير||Part of a beautiful plant|
|Maram||مرام||Aim or goal|
|Nisreen||نسرين||A blossom with pleasant scent|
|Noorhan||نورهان||The crowned queen|
|Radwa||رضوى||Obedience and love|
|Reem||ريم||Little deer with wide eyes|
|Ruba||ربى||A piece of a highland|
|Salma||سلمى||A soft and quiet girl|
|Salwa||سلوى||A comfort to forget sadness|
|Sireen||سيرين||Bride of the ocean|
|Taghreed||تغريد||The sounds of chirping birds|
Arabic Name Necklace
A really cool gift idea is an Arabic name necklace. They are great for Arabic names but also work if you have a name of a different origin which you’d like to write in the Arabic script. Gold is the preferred material among many modern Arabic girls, but you can also opt for silver.