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Arabic Names and their Beautiful, Poetic Meanings

Some of the most commonly used Arabic names have the most beautiful, poetic meaning behind them. It is so easy for one to forget that the names we hear so frequently, like Tariq, Deena, or Khalid are not as boring as they seem. Have a look at these Arabic names and realize that each one has a specific meaning. Strangely enough, there are people out there whose names do suit their character perfectly.

ArabLounge Magazine Jan 21, 2021

  • Tariq: The literal meaning of this name is "one who knocks at the door" and often refers to travelers. Tariq is also a Surah in the Quran, meaning "right corner", the star watching over the world.
  • Nadim: The name is a derivative of the word "nadam" which means regret. Got any friends named Nadim? You’ll probably find he is one of those whose friendship comes with a price, and you often regret having spent time with him.
  • Leena: Leena is a beautiful name which means "tenderness" in Arabic, and in Chinese, "Li Na" means pretty or elegant.
  • Bahaa: Bahaa is translated into Arabic meaning "brilliance". Guys with this name may seem to be a bit full of themselves.
  • Sherine: Sherine is a lovely Persian name which means "sweet" and "pleasant".
  • Reem: Reem is a synonym for "gazelle" and symbolizes elegance, grace, and purity.
  • Khalid: Khalid means "immortal" or "eternal" and is derived from Al-Kholood.
  • Rania: In Arabic, Rani is the feminine form of the word "rani" which means "listener". In Hindu, it means queen. Could Queen Rania"s parents have known this when they named her? It's quite possible.
  • Fadi: The Arabic meaning of Fadi is "saves" or redeemer". It is an Arabic name for Jesus.
  • Lubna: Lubna translates into "the tree covered with laban which tastes just like honey". It means "the sweetest".
  • Osama: Osama means "lion", or "one who has the desire to lead others". It also refers to a person who wishes for power and wealth.
  • Buthaina: Buthaina is a real beauty. The name means the "beautiful, delicate one". It refers to women with soft skin and petite features.
  • Deena: Deena is the well-rounded women, and her name means "vindicated" in Hebrew. In Sanskrit, it is translated as "day" and in English, it means "divine. The Arabic meaning, however, is "debt".
  • Noha: This name symbolizes three things: intelligence, reason, and intellect.
  • Walid: Even these grown-ups remain young at heart with a name which translates to "newborn".
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