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Arabic Names for Boys

Arabic names for boys include the most popular baby boy name worldwide: Muhammad and its variants.
Millions of men and boys bear the name around the globe, and (with variant spellings taken into account) it’s currently the top boys’ name in Britain and several other European countries.

Along with Muhammad, other Arabic names for boys in the US Top 1000 include Ali, Amir, Ibrahim, Malik, Nasir, Omar, Samir, Xavier, and Yusuf.Unique Arabic boy names we could see catching on include Amin, Aza, Osman, Rahim, and more.

Arabic names are rich in history and often have particularly deep and powerful meanings.You’ll find over 100 more awesome Arabic boy names in Nameberry’s full tally, below.The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity.Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

You may also want to browse our master list of Arabic names for girls.

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Top Arabic Names for Boys

  • Xavier

    Xavier originated is use as a given name after Saint Francis Xavier, cofounder of the Jesuit order, who got his name from the Spanish-Basque village where he was born. His birthplace was Javier,... Read More 

  • Amir

    A common Middle Eastern name, the general title for an elevated official, it was chosen for his son by actor Omar Epps. Read More 

  • Omar

    Omar has a perfect mix of exoticism and familiarity, with the additional plus of a strong, open initial O. Commonly used among Muslim families, Omar was long associated with twelfth century... Read More 

  • Khalil

    Spelled in various ways, this name was first brought into the American consciousness by the Lebanese-American poet and artist Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet. Read More 

  • Ali

    This is one of the ninety-nine attributes of Allah, deemed by Muhammad to be a recommended name for a male child. In this country, it's been primarily associated with boxing immortal Muhammad Ali,... Read More 

  • Muhammad

    There are over five hundred names for the Arab prophet who founded the Muslim religion (some of which are listed below), making it the most common boys' name in the world and explaining the Muslim... Read More 

  • Zayn

    Zayn zoomed up the popularity charts thanks to former One Direction member Zayn Malik; it was one of the fastest-rising names of 2016. The name can also be spelled Zain; the feminine version is... Read More 

  • Nasir

    Similar to Nasser, with a slightly more altruistic meaning. Rapper Nas was born Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, and Nasir may have gotten a bump from 2016 show The Night Of, whose protagonist... Read More 

  • Malik

    A name popular among African-American parents, with many spelling variations, including Malek and Maliq.Read More 

  • Ibrahim

    Well used by Muslim parents in America as well as in the Middle East, the name has been climbing the charts since debuting in the Top 1000 in 1990. For some it may be connected to soccer megastar... Read More