Ghazal

Ghazal is the name of a poetic form often used in romantic poetry of the Middle East and South Asia; the verses deal with loss and romantic love consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, and typically consists of no less than five and no more than fifteen couplets. The origin of the word derives …

Shaddan

Shaddan is an Arabic male name meaning "grown antelope", or at least that's what the sites I've found list it as meaning. There was very little I could find behind the name itself. Origin: Arabic Shaddan- شَدَّان (Arabic)  

Mishal

Mishal (مشعل) is an Arabic unisex name meaning "torch" which derives from an Arabic root word related to flames. It's also used as a given name in India. Mishaal (مشاعل) is a plural form of the name, also used as a unisex name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Mishaal (Arabic) Mashal (Arabic) Mashaal (Arabic) Mashael (Arabic)    

Akeela

Akeela is a variant spelling of Akilah, the feminine form of Aqil meaning "wise, intelligent, reasonable" derived from Arabic root word ع ق ل ('-q-l), related to taking and understanding.  Origin: Arabic Variants: Akeelah (Arabic) Akilah (Arabic) Akila (Arabic) Aqeela (Arabic) Aqeelah (Arabic) Aaqila (Arabic) Aaqilah (Arabic)   Male forms: Aqil (Arabic) Aqeel (Arabic) Akeel (Arabic) Akil (Arabic) Aaqil …

Ilham

Ilham is an Arabic unisex name which means "inspiration, revelation". In Indonesia, it's used strictly as a male name. Ilham is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: İlham (Azerbaijani) İlhami (Turkish) Elham (Arabic, Persian)     Ilham- إلهام (Arabic)  

Shemar

Shemar is an African-American male name, a variant of Shamar which has a few possible origins: the first is that it originated as a variant of Lamar, which comes from a French surname meaning "the pool"; it may also be a variant of Jamar, itself a blended form of Jamal (an Arabic name meaning "handsome, beauty") and Lamar;  it may …

Samara

Samara is a female given name of uncertain origin. It's the name of a city in Russia which was named after the Samara River that runs through the city (although there are several rivers named Samara in Russia). It was originally founded as a fortress city in 1586 in order to protect against invading nomadic …

Khadija

Khadija is an Arabic female name meaning "premature child". The name's meaning may have something to do with a baby born prematurely, but it may also have originally been associated with a prematurely born camel (check the amazing name writeup of Khadija at British Baby Names for a more in-depth profile of the name). Khadija was …

Ahmed

Ahmed is an Arabic male name meaning "praiseworthy, commendable", derived from the same root word as the name Mohammad, and is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Ahmad (Arabic, Persian, Urdo, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar) Ahmet (Turkish) Hamid (Arabic, Persian) Hameed (Arabic) Akhmad (Chechen, Ingush) Aamadu (Western African, Fula) Ahmadu …

Thania

Thania ثانية is an Arabic word meaning "second", a feminine singular form of iṯnān اِثْنَان (two). Thania has also been used as a female given name but I couldn't find a specific meaning or usage. It could be Spanish (I've seen some usage for it as a Spanish name) and if so, it could be a variant of Tania, …

Nawal

Nawal is an Arabic female name meaning "gift, blessing" which derives from the Arabic verb nāla نَالَ (to bestow, to give, to grant). Nawal is also a Hindi male name meaning "new" which comes from Sanskrit náva नव (new) via Proto-Indo-Iranian *náwas (new) which derives from a PIE root word. Origin: Arabic, Proto-Indo-European Nawal- نوال (Arabic) Nawal- नवल (Hindi)

Qamar

Qamar is an Arabic unisex name (and word) meaning "moon". In Egyptian Arabic Qamar is pronounced as Amar; Egyptian Arabic is slightly different from the Modern Standard Arabic when spoken, accounting for slight differences in spoken language, such as Qamar being pronounced as Amar, or Jamal pronounced as Gamal (with a hard g sound) in the Egyptian dialect. Origin: Arabic Variants: Amar …