Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Girls Names: M-Z

Today's post follows directly on from a previous posting {see wgaw blog archive: girls names} which gives the meanings of Arabic girls names from A-L. Again, Arabic girls names nearly always translate in to the positive, feel-good aspects of human nature. It's also one of the easiest ways to learn some vocabulary, just think of the person and you've got a new word.

The name and all possible spellings are posted, then the direct translation in English. A key point to notice is that many girls names end with the sound 'aa' or 'ah', this indicates the female form in Arabic. ~and again, the first two names on the list are exceptions to the rule~

I'll publish boys names in two sections, A-L and M-Z in the near future.


M
Maab; Place to which one returns
Maali; Noble things
Mada; Utmost point, degree
Madihah beautiful/ Madeeha; praiseworthy, commendable
Maha; Wild cow, eyes
Mahabbah; Love, affection
Mahasin; Beauties
Mahbubah; Beloved
Mahdiyah; Rightly guided
Mahibah; Noble, respected
Maimoona/ Maymunah; Auspicious, blessed, a wife of the Prophet
Maisah/ Maisa; Walks proud
Maizah; Discerning
Majidah/ Majida; Glorious
Makarim/ Makaarim; Good, honorable
Makkiyah; from Makkah
Maladh; Protection, shelter
Malakah; Talent
Maliha; Praising
Malikah; Queen
Manab; Deputyship, share
Manal/ Manaal; Attainment, achievement
Manar/ Manaar; Guiding light
Maram/ Maraam; Aspiration
Mariam/ Maryam; Arabic form of Mary
Mariyah; Fair complexion, a wife of the Prophet
Marwah; A mountain in Makkah
Marzuqah; Blessed by God, fortunate
Masahir; Ancient Arabic lute
Masarrah; Delight, joy
Masudah/ Masouda; Happy, lucky, fortunate
Mawaddah; Affection, love, friendliness
Mawahib; Talents
Mawiyah/ Mawiya; the essence of life, clear
May; Old Arabic name
Maymunah; Fortunate, a wife of the Prophet
Maysa/ Maysaa; Walking with pride
Maysam; Beautiful
Maysan; Star
Maysarah; Left hand side
Maysun/ Maysoon; Has a beautiful face
Melek; Angel
Meryl/ Meriel/ Muriel; Myrrh
Mina; A place near Makkah
Minnah; Kindness, grace, blessing
Mirah; Provisions, supply
Mishael; Torch, light
Mona; Wish, desire
Muazzaz; Powerful, strong
Mubin; Clear, obvious
Mufiah; Obedient, compliant
Mufidah/ Mufeeda; Useful, helpful, beneficial
Muhibbah; Loving
Muhjah/ Muhja; the blood from your heart
Muhsinah; Charitable, benevolent
Mukarram; Honored
Mukhlisah; Devoted, faithful
Mumayyaz; Distinguished
Muminah; Pious believer
Muna/ Mona; Wish, desire
Munawwar; Radiant, illuminated
Munirah/ Muneera; Illuminating, brilliant
Munisah; Friendly
Muntaha; the Highest degree
Murjanah; Small Pearl
Murshidah; Guide
Muruj; Meadows
Mushirah/ Musheera; Giving counsel, advising
Muslimah; Devout believer
Musn/ Musnah; Rain, clouds
Muyassar; Wealthy, successful


N
Nabihah/ Nabeeha; Intelligent
Nabilah/ Nabeela; Noble
Nadia; First
Nadidah/ Nadeeda; Equal, rival
Nadirah/ Nadira; Rare, precious
Nadiyah; Announcement
Nadwah/ Nadwa; Council, generosity
Nafisah, Nafeesa; Precious thing, gem
Naflah; Overabundance
Nahid; woman with full, round breasts
Nahidah/ Naheeda; Big
Nahlah/ Nahla; A drink of water
Nailah/ Naila; One who succeeds
Naima; Comfortable, tranquil
Najah/ Najaah; Successful
Najat; Safe
Najibah/ Najeeba; Distinguished, of noble birth
Najiyah; Safe
Najla; wide eyes
Najma/ Najmah; Star
Najwa; secret romantic conversations
Najya; Victorious
Namar; Name of a mountain
Narjis; Narcissus
Nashida; Student
Nashita; Energetic, full of life
Nashwa; Fragrance, perfume
Nasiha; gives valuable advice
Nasira; Victorious, helper
Nasmah; Breeze
Nasreen, Nasrin;
Nathifa; Clean, pure
Nawaf;
Nawal; Gift
Nawrah; Blossom, flower, happiness
Nazahah/ Nazaaha; Purity, righteousness, honesty
Nazihah/ Nazeeha; Honest
Nazirah/ Nazeera; Like, equal, matching
Nibal/ Nibaal; Arrows
Nibras; Lamp, light
Nida; Call
Nihad; Height
Nihal; Drink
Nimah/ Naeema; Blessing, loan
Nirmella;
Nisrin; an aromatic plant
Niyaf; Tall and pretty
Noora; Light
Nouf; Mountain peak
Nudar, Nudhar; Gold
Nuha; Intelligence
Nujud, Nojood; Noble, wise
Numa; beautiful, pleasant, happiness
Nunah; Dimple in the chin
Nurah, Noorah; Corolla, blossom
Nuriyah; Radiant, brilliant
Nusaibah/ Nusaybah; Old Arabic name
Nuwairah, Nuwayrah; Small fire
Nuwwarrah; Flower blossom
Nuzhah; Pleasure trip


O
Obaida;
Oma; Commanding
Omaima;
Qadr; Fate, destiny
Qadriyah; To believe in Gods will
Qismah; Destiny, fate
Qubilah; Concord
Qudsiyah; Glorious, sacred


R
Rabab; White cloud
Rabiah/ Rabeea; Garden, springtime
Rabiyah; Hill
Radiyah/ Radhiya; Content, satisfied
Radwa/ Radhwaa; A mountain in Medina
Rafa/ Rafah; Prosperity and luxuriant life
Rafah/ Rafat; Mercy
Rafal; Try on clothes
Rafiah; Sublime, exquisite
Rafidah; Support
Rafif; To shine, to shimmer
Raghad/ Raghda; Pleasant
Raha; Peaceful
Rahaf; Delicate, fine
Rahmah/ Rahimah; Merciful, compassionate
Rahimateh; Grace
Rahiq; Nectar
Raidah/ Raaida; Leader
Raifah; Merciful
Ramlah; Old Arabic name
Ramziyah; Symbolic
Randa; A tree with a beautiful scent
Ranim/ Raneem; to recite in a sing-song voice
Raniyah/ Raniya; Gazing
Rasha; Young Gazelle
Rashidah/ Rasheeda; Wise, mature
Rasmiyah; Official, formal
Rawah; Charm, beauty, splendor
Rawdah, Rawdha; Garden
Rawhah; Nice
Rawhiyah; Spirituality
Rawiah/ Raawiya; Speaks ancient Arabic poetry
Rihana/ Rayhanah; Sweet basil
Rayya/ Rayyaa; Full of drink
Razan/ Razaan; Sensibility and respect
Reema/ Rim/ Reem; Gazelle
Rida; Favored by God
Rihab; Vastness, expanse
Riham; Lasting, fine rain
Rouqaya/ Ruqayyah/ Ruqayya; Gentle, one of the Prophet’s daughtetrs
Rowan;
Rua; Dreams, visions
Rubaa; Hills, height
Rubadah; Ash colored
Rudainah/ Rudaynah; Old Arabic name
Rufaidah/ Rufaydah; Support
Rukan; Steady, confident
Rumailah/ Rumaylah; Old Arabic name
Rumaithah/ Rumaythah; Old Arabic name
Ruwaidah/ Ruwaydah; Walking gently
Ruyah; Dream, vision


S
Saba/ Sheba; A town in Yemen
Sabaa; A nice wind
Sabah; Morning
Sabihah; Beautiful
Sabirah/ Saabira/ Sabriyah/ Sabr; Patient
Sadad; Right thing to do, lucky
Sadah; Happiness
Sadira; Ostrich, runs from water
Sadiyah; Fortunate
Safa; Pure
Safaa; Clarity, purity, serenity, name of a hill in Makkah
Safeea/ Safiya/ Safeea/ Safiyyah; Untroubled, Serene, Pure,
Saffanah; Pearl, Name of a Wife of The Prophet
Safun; Breezing
Sagirah; Little One
Sahar; Dawn, Awakening
Sahlah/ Sahla; Smooth, Fluent, Flowing
Saidah; Happy, Fortunate
Saihah; Good, Useful
Saja; Calm and quiet
Sajidah; Prostrating to God
Sakinah/ Sakeena; Peace of mind
Salihah; Correct, agreeable
Salimah/ Saleema; Flawless, Faultless
Salma; Peaceful, safe, Healthy, Name of a Wife of the Prophet
Salsabil/ Salsabeel; Spring in Jannah
Salwa; Solace, Quail
Sama/ Samah/ Samaah; Generosity
Samar; Evening Conversation
Samarah; Soft Light
Samawah; Summit, Height
Sameh; Forgiver
Samihah/ Sameeha; Generous
Samira; Entertaining companion
Samiyah/ Saamiya; Elevated, Exalted, Lofty
Samra; Soft, Light Tanned Color
Sana/ Sanaa/ Saniyah; Brilliance, Splendor
Sarah/ Sara/ Sirah; Wife of the Prophet Ibrahim
Sarsoureh; Bug
Sauda/ Sawdah; Wife of the Prophet Mohammed
Sawsan; Lily Of The Valley
Sayyidah; Lady, Woman
Seema/ Simah; Sign, Characteristic, Expression
Sfiyah; Righteous
Shadan; Young Gazelle
Shadha/ Shadhaa; Aroma
Shadhiyah; Aromatic
Shadiyah; Singer
Shafiqah; Compassionate, Sympathetic
Shahd; Honey, Honeycomb
Shahidah; Witness
Shahirah; Well known, Famous
Shahlah; Blush
Shahrazad; The teller of the 1,001 Nights
Shakirah; Thankful
Shamilah; Complete, comprehensive
Shanaz;
Sharifah/ Shareefa; Noble, honored
Shather;
Shawq; Longing
Shayma/ Shaymaa; to look out
Shifa; Curing, healing
Shimah; Nature, habit
Shimshad;
Shiyam; Nature, character
Shudun; Powerful, straight
Shuhrah; Fame, reputation
Shukrah; Thankfulness
Shukriyah; Thanks
Shunnareh; Pleasant
Shuruq; Rising, shining
Sibal/ Sibaal; Eyes with long lashes
Siddiqah; Upright, very truthful
Siham/ Sihaam; Arrows
Shirin/ Shireen; A wife of the Prophet’s companion, Hassan Ibn Thabit
Suad/ Souad; Good fortune
Subhah/ Subhiyah; In or of the morning
Suda; Happy, lucky
Suha; Name of a star
Suhaimah/ Suhaymah; Small arrow
Sukainah/ Sukaynah; Charming, likable
Sulafah; Choicest
Sultanah/ Sultana; Princess
Sumaira/ Sumayra;  from Samra
Sumaiyah/ Sumayyah; a companion of the Prophet
Sumnah;
Sunbul; grain
Sundus; Silk brocade
Sura/ Suraa; to travel by night


T
Tabassum; Smiling
Taghrid; Singing (like a bird)
Tahani; Congratulations
Tahirah/ Taahira; Pure, chaste
Tahiyah; Greeting
Taima/ Tayma; Oasis in northwest Arabia
Takiyah; Pious, righteous
Talah/ Taalah; Young palm tree
Talibah; Seeker of knowledge
Tamadur; Brilliant
Taqiyah; Heedful of God
Taqwa/ Taqwaa; Piety, devoutness
Tarub/ Taroob; Merry, happy
Tasnim; Fountain in paradise
Tawbah; Repentance
Thana/ Thanaa; Thankfulness, praise
Thara/ Tharaa, Tharwah; Wealth
Thawab; Reward
Thoora; Revolution
Thuraiya/ Thurayya; Star in the Pleiades
Thuwaibah/ Thuwaybah; Deserving of Gods, reward, name of a companion of the Prophet
Tibah; Goodness, kindness
Tuba/ Tubaa; Blessedness, heedfulness of God


U
Ubab/ Ubaab; Waves, heavy rain
Uhud; Commitment, delegation
Ula; Uppermost, highest
Ulfah; Harmony, intimacy
Ulima; Wise
Umamah; One of the Prophet’s granddaughters
Umniyah; A wish, an aspiration
Usaimah/ Usaymah; Old Arabic name
Ushd; Sensible conduct
Uwaisah/ Uwaysah; Bilberry, whortleberry


V
Vega; Falling


W
Wad; Promise
Wadeea;
Wadha/ Wadhaa; Bright
Wadiah; Calm, peaceable
Wafa/ Wafaa; Faithfulness
Wafiqah, Wafeeqa; Successful
Wafiyah; Loyal, faithful
Wahbiyah/ Wahibah; Giver, donor
Wahidah; Exclusive, unique
Wajd; Passion, strong emotion
Wajeeha/ Wajihah; Eminent, distinguished,
Wala/ Walaa; Loyalty
Walidah; Newborn
Walladah; Prolific
Waqi; Falling
Warda; Rose
Warqa/ Warqaa; Pigeon
Wasfiyah; Depictive
Wasimah; Pretty, beautiful
Wiam; Harmony, agreement
Widad/ Widaad; Love, friendship
Wifaq; Harmony, consent
Wijdan; Ecstasy, sentiment
Wisal/ Wisaal; Reunion, being together
Wisam/ Wisaam; Medal, badge of honor
Wurud; Roses


Y
Yafiah; High
Yakootah; Emerald
Yamha; Dove
Yaminah; Right and proper blessed
Yarah; Warm
Yasirah; Lenient
Yasmine/ Yasmin/ Yasmeen; Jasmine
Yumn; Good fortune, success
Yumnah/ Yumna; Right side
Yusra/ Yusraa; Most prosperous


Z
Zada/ Zayda/ Zaida; Lucky
Zafirah/ Zaafirah; Victorious, successful
Zahidah; Ascetic, abstentious
Zahirah; Shining, luminous
Zain/ Zayn; Beauty
Zainab/ Zaynab; an ornamental tree, one of the Prophet’s daughters
Zakiyah; Pure
Zanubiya; Name of a Syrian Queen
Zara/ Zahra; White, flower, beauty
Zaynah/ Zaina; Beautiful
Zenobia; Father's ornament
Zinah/ Zinat; Adornment, ornamentation
Zubahda; Excellence
Zuha/ Zuhaa; Adornment
Zuhrah; Brightness
Zuhur; To flower, blossom, glow
Zuleika; Fair, intelligent
Zumurrud; Emerald



2 comments:

*~Ange~* said...

i will come back to this post in a few years when i start popping out kids.

wgaw said...

I'm looking forward to that :-)