150+ Arabic Baby Girl Names and Meanings (Modern and Cute!)

Updated on July 11, 2020
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Here's a list to help you choose an Arabic name for your baby girl.
Here's a list to help you choose an Arabic name for your baby girl. | Source

Finding the perfect name for your new baby is one of the most important decisions you'll have to make, and there are thousands of wonderful names out there! Narrowing it down by language makes it a bit easier.

Arabic is spoken by over 300 million people from 26 different countries. It is also one of the most difficult languages to learn! Its complexity, beauty, and unique sound makes it a popular language for names. Many names have multiple meanings!

Whether you love the way it sounds, want to honor your Arab heritage, or simply want to give your baby a name from the Qur'an, this list is chock-full of cute, modern, and sweet name ideas for your baby girl. Congratulations!

Unique Arabic Name Ideas for a Baby Girl

Name
Meaning
Aaliyah
Exalted
Aisha
She who lives
Amal
Hope
Amani
Aspirations
Amina
Honest
Amira
Princess
Arwa
Fresh, satisfied
Aya
Miracle, verse (of the Qur'an)
Basma
Smile
Bayan
To speak with eloquence
Bushra
Good news or omen
Dalal
Coquettishness
Dalia
Slender branch
Dalila
Guide
Dana
Beautiful pearl
Dania
Close, near
Dareen
Beautiful flower
Dina
Love

Spellings May Vary

Many of the sounds in Arabic have no English equivalent, so spelling can vary for many of these names! For example, "Nora" can be spelled Nora, Nura, or Noura.

Name
Meaning
Duaa
Prayer
Farida
Unique
Fairouz
Turquoise
Farah
Joy
Fatima
One who abstains
Habiba
Loved
Hala
Aura
Halima
Gentle
Hanifa
True believer
Hawa
Eve, desire
Heba
Gift
Ibtisam
Smile
Iman
Faith
Jamila
Beautiful
Jude
Generosity
Jumanah
Silver Pearl
Karima
Generous
Khadija
Premature child
Khalida
Eternal life
Khawla
Dear
Malak is a sweet girl's name in Arabic.
Malak is a sweet girl's name in Arabic. | Source
Name
Meaning
Layla
Night
Lana
Gentle
Lara
Shining
Latifa
Gentle, pleasant
Leen
Soft, gentle
Lina
Young palm tree, tender, delicate
Loulia
Small pearl
Maha
Beautiful eyes, like those of a wild cow
Malak
Angel
Malika
Queen
Marwa
Smooth white rock
Marya
Radiant, fair
Maryam
Lady of the sea (Arabic equivalent of the name Mary or Miriam)
Maya
Graciousness, princess
Maysoon
Beautiful face and body
Mona
Wish
Munira
Luminous, shining
Munya
Wish, desire
Nesrine is a beautiful girl's name in Arabic.
Nesrine is a beautiful girl's name in Arabic. | Source
Name
Meaning
Nabila
Noble
Nadia
Delicate
Nadine
Showered of blessings
Nada
Generosity, dew
Nahla
First drink of water, water in the desert
Naila
Achiever
Naima
Calm
Najat
Savior
Nasira
Victorious
Nesrine
Wild rose
Nawal
Gift
Neziha
Honest, virtuous
Nihal
Joyous
Nour
Light
Nuha
Sage, mind, wisdom
Nura
Filled with light
Oma
Thriving
Qamar
Moon
Qadira
Powerful, able
Qistina
Justice

Modern Arabic and Islamic Names for Girls in English

Name
Meaning
Rabia
Spring
Rahima
Merciful, compassionate
Rana
Eye-catching, attractive
Rania
Delightful, content
Rashida
Righteous, wise
Reem
Gazelle
Rihanna
Fragrance, good scent
Ruqayya
Spell, enchantment
Sabah
Morning
Safiyah
Pure
Sahar
Just before dawn
Saida
Happy
Salma
Safe, peaceful
Sajida
Worshipper
Sakina
Tranquility, peace
Salma
Safe, peaceful
Samar
Fruit, reward
Samira
Of pleasant company, loved
Sarah
Joy, delight
Shahd
Pure honey
Shakira
Thankful
Shams
Sun
Sherine
Sweet, pleasant
Sumayya
Exhalted
Tasnim is a popular Arabic girl's name.
Tasnim is a popular Arabic girl's name. | Source
Name
Meaning
Tahira
Pure, clean
Taj
Crown
Tala
Palm tree
Tamara
Date tree
Tara
Star
Tamanna
Desire, wish
Tasnim
Fountain of paradise
Umm Kulthoum
Someone with a chubby face
Wafaa
Loyalty
Yara
Strength, courage
Yasmin
Jasmine
Yumna
Goodness, blessings
Yusra
Prosperity, good fortune
Zahra
Beautiful, flower
Zayn
Beauty, grace
Zaynab
Fragrant flower
Zeina
Ornament, pretty

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