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Amira, Laila, Lana, Jana
Boys: Riad, Faris, Nima
Girls: Sumayya, Anisa, Hala
Girl: Fahmida, Tamoura
Boy: Tanios, Amir
I don't know if it's origin is Arabic but a list of some of my family whom are arabic/living overseas, off the top of my head:
(I know a few are french but I added them just because... )
Boy:BassamCyrilleJoseChristianFouadNabil JaadHenriAlbear JacquesTouficMahirFowzyWalid
Girl:LenaZeinaNaylaTatianaBridgetMarisaHoudaReneeAlice (El-eece/ Elyse)OdielSalma
ETA: I don't know what you consider "nice" lol... some of these are not very nice IMO
Spent a few months in the Middle East - thinking back to names....
Fatima, Alia (my favorite! she said her name means "the highest form of love"), Marwa, Zeinab - I know there's more but I am blanking out!
Saide (also spelled Sayeed/Said/Syeed) for a boy.
It means "happiness".
I LOVE this name. I had a student with this name when I taught grade 3 quite a few years back (I was teaching at an Islamic school so MOST of the kids at our school had Arabic names). :) But this one is my absolute favourite. Loved the kid...he was the epitome of happiness (there's more to this story). The name was so fitting. I've told DH that I want to use Saide as a future son's MN because of what it means to me but he hasn't been on board with it for the last 5 years so I've let it go. But within the hour of us finding out that we're having a boy, he mentioned that we could use it as a MN. WTH?! Not sure if he was serious or not but I've gotten over my want of using it so I didn't ask.
Although...I may just be tempted to bring it up again. lol
my friends family:
G: khouloude, siriana, amira, Elie (g or b), Katia, Aline,
B: Malek, Fayez, Salim, Rayan, Saul, Rami,
My husband is Turkic and we both wished so badly that Nadira was a Turkish name, but nope, it's a beautiful Arabic name. Someone else listed Alma but I'm pretty sure it's Turkish and it literally translates as "apple" or "sweet fruit".
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