Islamic baby girl names have one thing in common: A beautiful meaning

Jul 25, 2016 at 5:34 p.m. ET
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You don’t have to be a devout Muslim to give your baby girl an Islamic name, as these names have meanings that will resonate with all cultures.

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According to Islam, names from all cultures and languages are acceptable provided they have a good meaning.

This means the Islamic baby name catalog includes Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Urdu names, to name but a few!

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  • A'idah — guest, the one who's returning
  • A'ishah — wife of the prophet
  • Aabidah — worshipper
  • Aadab — hope, need
  • Aadila — just, honest, equal, upright
  • Aafia — good health
  • Aafreen — brave, acclaim
  • Aakifah — devoted, dedicated
  • Aala — bounties
  • Aaqilah — intelligent
  • Aara — adoring
  • Aasia — hope
  • Abia — great
  • Abra — example, lesson
  • Ada — grace, expression
  • Adeela — equal
  • Adeena — pious, good luck
  • Adia — just, fair woman
  • Afra — dust-colored
  • Afsana — story
  • Ahlam — dreams
  • Aimal — hope
  • Ajlal — beautiful, stubborn, young princess
  • Akia — sister
  • Aleeza — joy
  • Alika — love
  • Alima — wise
  • Alina — beautiful
  • Amal — hope, inspiration
  • Aman — peace
  • Amel — hope
  • Amilah — hopeful
  • Anila — beautiful
  • Anjum — stars
  • Anwara — ray of light
  • Arfa — greatness
  • Ayra — respectable
  • Azra — maiden, pious, woman

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