100 Popular Egyptian Female Names

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Welcome to our phonebook of stunning Egyptian girl names.

Naming your daughter can be a daunting task as the world is now viewed as one big global village. There are so many great name choices, but this need not raise your stress levels. We may have a solution hidden in our detailed list below.

Egyptian girl names have flare and rich purposeful meanings steeped in both ancient history and contemporary times.

Contrary to public opinion, Egyptian girl names are mostly universal names that pronounce virtues. And because there is such soft beauty in pronouncing the full name, nicknames are seldomly used.
A name of Egyptian origin may just be the right name for your daughter.


100 Unique Egyptian Names for Girls

We have selected 100 of the most beautiful Egyptian girl names to help you with your search.

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Akila

👦👧 Unisex 🏷️ Unique, Happy
  • Origin: Arabic, Latin
  • Meaning: Intelligent, sensible, wise, logical
  • Pronunciation: Ak-i-la
  • Variations: Akeelah Akilah (Arabic), Aqila (English)
  • Namesakes: Akila Narayanan is an Indian actress and singer.
  • Popularity: Akila is used in Arabic countries, India, and Russia, but not very common.

Akila is a gender-neutral name and means “intelligence” in Arabic and has a similar meaning in other languages too. With intelligence comes sensibility and wisdom, which are highly valued virtues. You’re setting a high bar for your daughter, who may just raise it even higher.

Amunet

👧 Girl 🏷️ Ancient
  • Origin: Ancient Egyptian
  • Meaning: The hidden one, mythical goddess of mystery
  • Pronunciation: Ah-mun-et
  • Variations: Amonet, Amaunet
  • Popularity: Amunet has been growing in popularity since 2012.

Amunet is a goddess who shared her wisdom and knowledge with others and was very understanding. Known as a problem solver, always seeking peace, and extending kindness are traits Amunet was best known for. It’s a beautiful name with a nice ring to it and can be found etched in Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Anat

👧 Girl
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Water spring, singer or to sing (Hebrew), wife of Seth (Egyptian)
  • Style: Youthful, Musical
  • Pronunciation: Ah-nat
  • Variations: Anath, Anatu
  • Popularity: Anat is a rare name in western countries and unusual as a girl’s name in Arabic countries.

In ancient times, Anat was revered as the goddess of fertility. The name relates to a water spring that is seen as life-giving, especially in a desert region. It’s a short melodic two-syllable name that lends itself well to music and creative arts. A fitting name to the life of your baby girl as she is your blessing.

Anippe

👧 Girl 🏷️ Youthful, Cute
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Daughter of the Nile
  • Pronunciation: Ah-nip-pe
  • Variations: Anipe
  • Popularity: This is an uncommon name given mostly to Christians.

The name Anippe has a nice-sounding melody to it that carries easily on the wind. As we see from the meaning, Anippe relates to the flow of water (Nile River), which is consistent and steadfast in its ways. Your daughter will do well with the characteristics of this name.

Asenath

👧 Girl 🏷️ Ancient, Unique
  • Origin: Hebrew, Ancient Egypt
  • Meaning: Belonging to her father, or devoted to goddess Neith
  • Pronunciation: A-SEE-nath
  • Variations: Asenneth (biblical Greece), Asenat (Hebrew), Aseneth (biblical Latin)
  • Popularity: This is another beautiful yet unusual name in the western world.

In the Old Testament of the Bible, Asenath was Joseph’s Egyptian wife. A beautiful name suited to nobility or a lifelong scholar, but might be over the top in our modern world; however, fathers might think otherwise.

Atiyah

👧 Girl
  • Origin: Persian, Arabic
  • Meaning: Present or gift, gift from God
  • Style: Fun, Cute
  • Pronunciation: Uh-T-EE-uh
  • Variations: Ateah, Atiyeh, Attiah
  • Popularity: Atiyah is not common in western countries.

Atiyah is the perfect name for a little girl because every girl is a precious gift. When you say “Atiyah,” the name rolls off your tongue in soft appreciation. There is no negative connotation or stereotype that can be associated with the name. It’s simply a blessing, whichever way you wish to pronounce it.

Auset

👧 Girl
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: The throne
  • Style: Bold, Fearless
  • Pronunciation: Aw-set
  • Variations: Isis
  • Popularity: Auset is unusual in western countries.

Auset is another name for the goddess Isis, said to be a healer of the sick and role model for women. As an Egyptian goddess, Isis is still worshiped by pagans today. She is humble but stern. Auset is a bold name with deep mythical meaning and the characteristics of the goddess Isis are definitely motivating factors.

Aziza

👧 Girl 🏷️ Unique, Happy
  • Origin: Hebrew, Arabic, Swahili
  • Meaning: Beloved precious, mighty
  • Pronunciation: Ah-zee-zah
  • Variations: Azize (Turkish)
  • Popularity: This name is fairly popular but rare in western countries.

Every daughter is precious, making Aziza a fitting name that is easy to remember. The meaning is similar across African cultures and in the middle east. In African cultures, the name refers to forest dwellers who gave practical and spiritual advice. Although melodic and soft, strength shines through this unusual yet beautiful name.

Ain

👦👧 Unisex 🏷️ Happy, Cute
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Priceless in Egypt, and hour, eye, or fountain in biblical reference
  • Pronunciation: Ey-n
  • Variations: Ayn
  • Popularity: Ain is not common among Christians but very popular among Muslims.

Anne is the English version of Ain and is a well-liked and extremely popular name. However, Ain is equally popular among Muslim people. A single-syllable name with timeless meaning. Ain might be difficult to match with a second name, but as a standalone name, it’s priceless, just like its meaning.

Bahiti

👧 Girl 🏷️ Bold, Fearless
  • Origin: Egyptian, African
  • Meaning: Fortune
  • Pronunciation: Ba-he-tee
  • Variations: Bahati (Swahili)
  • Popularity: Bahiti is an unusual name.

The daughter is the fortune for the parent. Aren’t you blessed to have this baby?

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Bastet

👧 Girl 🏷️ Fearless, Fierce
  • Origin: Ancient Egypt
  • Meaning: She of the ointment jar, devourer
  • Pronunciation: Bah-teht
  • Variations: Bast, Baast, Baset
  • Popularity: This name appears in several countries across the globe.

Bastet was an Egyptian goddess mentioned in records from the third millennium BC. Images of this goddess with a lion’s head depict justice, fertility, and power, and were crafted from alabaster. It is a difficult name to pronounce but is associated with strong traits every parent would want for their daughter.

Bennu

👧 Girl 🏷️ Fun, Happy
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: To shine, eagle girl
  • Pronunciation: Be-nu
  • Popularity: Low on the western popularity list but a common Canadian name.

Bennu comes from the Egyptian word “weben,” which signifies the sun and creation. Belief has it that Bennu was a self-created being and inspired the creation of the great Phoenix. The name is also associated with rebirth and Osiris. A charming name for an independent girl that sounds soft and kind.

Berenike

👧 Girl 🏷️ Bold, Sweet
  • Origin: Ancient Greece
  • Meaning: Bearer of victory or she who brings victory
  • Pronunciation: Bhe-re-nick
  • Variations: Berenice, Bernice
  • Popularity: Popular in many countries and is ranked 8362 in the world.

A girl with this name could be destined for great things. The pronunciation sounds like introductory notes to a soothing song, but some pronunciations can make the name sound harsh. Her victories could be in word or artistic expression or perhaps heroic deeds but without a sword.

Cleopatra

👧 Girl 🏷️ Ancient, Fearless
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Father’s glory
  • Pronunciation: Klee-uh-pa-truh
  • Variations: Cliupatra
  • Popularity: Cleopatra is popular and was ranked 3798 in 2020 in the United States.

Cleopatra is a Greek girl’s name made up of “Kleo” (to make known) and “pater” (father). Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt, was stunningly beautiful with a mind to match. The name is often shortened to Cleo and many young girls choose it as a nickname. A very famous name that could be hard to live up to.

Clione

👦👧 Unisex 🏷️ Gentle, Caring
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Snow queen, daughter of the Nile
  • Pronunciation: Kli-oh-ni
  • Variations: Clio, Cleo
  • Popularity: Clione is a rare name across the globe.

Clione is a beautiful soft-sounding name ideal for a girl with a gentle and patient temperament. It captures the essence of a loving free spirit and not that of a snow queen. The name might be shortened to Clio, which is a variation and still rings out like a musical note.

Dalilah

👧 Girl 🏷️ Fun, Gentle
  • Origin: Hebrew, Arabic
  • Meaning: Delicate, gentle
  • Pronunciation: Dee-lie-lah
  • Variations: Dalida (Greece), Delilah
  • Popularity: Dalilah was the 69th most popular name in the U.S. in 2020.

Although the biblical story of Samson and Delilah has a negative stigma attached to it, the name still became popular in 2007. The release of the hit song “Hey there Delilah” by The Plain White T’s and subsequent hits from Tom Jones and other singers turned this caterpillar into a butterfly name. Lily is often used as a nickname but most girls prefer using the full name as it is viewed as an iconic name.

Dendera

👧 Girl 🏷️ Unique, Cute
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: From Dendera
  • Pronunciation: Den-de-rah
  • Popularity: Dendera is an unusual name.

The name “Dendera” is taken from a town on the west bank of the Nile, which has a stunning ancient temple complex adorned with colorful Egyptian art. Dendera is a unique name with historical relevance that is the epitome of authenticity and can be associated with unfading beauty.

Ebonee

👧 Girl 🏷️ Strong, Sweet
  • Origin: Latin, Greek, Egyptian
  • Meaning: Deep black wood
  • Pronunciation: E-bo-nee
  • Variations: Ebony
  • Popularity: Ebonee is common in certain regions but not across the world.

Ebonee is a harmonious name that is coincidently tied to music with the song “Ebony and Ivory.” This name accentuates the beauty of olive-skinned girls. It’s easy to remember and “Bonny” would most likely be chosen as a nickname.

Eshe

👧 Girl 🏷️ Cute, Sweet
  • Origin: Swahili, East Africa
  • Meaning: Life, immortal
  • Pronunciation: E-shh
  • Variations: Asha, Aisha
  • Popularity: Eshe is popular in Africa.

Eshe means life and immortal and in this case, means long life. This is every parent’s wish for their daughters—a very simple meaning to a short but beautiful name. Asha is an Indian girl’s name and Aisha is Arabic, but they both have similar meanings to Eshe. Where there is life, there is always hope and an abundance of love.

Edrice

👧 Girl 🏷️ Fearless, Bold
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Prosperous ruler
  • Pronunciation: Eh-dri-se
  • Variations: Edryce
  • Popularity: Edrice is a popular name among Muslims.

Edrice is an unusual but pretty name for a girl. Prosperity always has a good ring to it and being independent is as good as being the ruler of one’s own life. An enticing name as the meaning will bode well with any parent. Happiness is wished upon all daughters and this name will be a blessing.

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Eman

👦👧 Unisex 🏷️ Strong, Happy
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Belief, faith
  • Pronunciation: Ee-man
  • Variations: Eeman, Iman
  • Popularity: In the USA, Eman was rated the 2942nd most popular girl’s name in 2020, making this a rare name.

Eman is more popular among Arabic girls than boys. Interestingly, it is an Irish boy’s name and means “serious.” Eman as a girl’s name is powerful but it does set high standards to living a virtuous life. Faith requires dedication regardless of belief and the name Eman will be a shining light for the bearer of this steadfast name.

Femi

👧 Girl 🏷️ Happy, Youthful
  • Origin: Yoruba, Nigerian
  • Meaning: Love or love me
  • Pronunciation: Feh-mee
  • Variations: Olufemi
  • Popularity: Not popular outside of Africa.

Femi is a lovely name that means “love me.” With its variation, Olufemi, “Olu” means “lord,” making the meaning, “Lord, love me.” Femi has so much humanness, and it may humble the hardest soul. Femi sounds like a plea for love, but it could be a statement of being worthy. Either way, as a name, it’s easy to say and remember. You may want to shortlist Femi for more consideration.

Farida

👧 Girl 🏷️ Unique
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Precious pearl
  • Pronunciation: Fah-re-dah
  • Variations: Farrah (American), Farid
  • Popularity: Rated 1815th most popular name in the world in 2021, making it a somewhat popular name.

Farida is a Muslim girl’s name that implies uniqueness, one of a kind, or unparalleled much like a precious pearl. Farida has a nice neutral tone to it and it has multiple Islamic meanings that define uniqueness.

Fukayna

👧 Girl 🏷️ Strong, Fearless
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Intelligent, wise, or clever in mind
  • Pronunciation: Foo-keh-ee-nah
  • Variations: Fukaena, Fukaina, Fukana
  • Popularity: Fukayna is popular within Muslim communities.

Fukayna is a typical Muslim girl name that sounds like a blessing in song. Clever in mind or intelligence is a wish every parent bestows on their precious gift. Naming your daughter Fukayna is a gift in itself and hopefully, she becomes knowledgeable on life issues that matter most.

Gamila

👧 Girl 🏷️ Strong, Beautiful
  • Origin: Arabic, Swahili
  • Meaning: Beautiful
  • Pronunciation: Gaa-mah-lah
  • Variations: Jamila, Gameela, Gamiala, Gamelia
  • Popularity: Gamila was rated the 1333rd most popular name in the world in 2021, making it a fairly popular name.

Gamila, also spelled Jamila, was Prophet Mohammad’s companion. The name Gamila or Jamila means beauty, both physically and in behavior. Interestingly, the Quran only refers to Jamila as beauty in behavior which speaks of the beauty of the soul. The name has a nice flow that brings out a certain softness and kindness.

Habibah

👧 Girl
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Loved one, sweetheart (Arabic)
  • Style: Happy, Sweet
  • Pronunciation: Haa-bee-bah
  • Variations: Habeeba
  • Popularity: Habibah is a popular name choice in Arabic, East African countries, and Muslim communities in general.

Habibah is the feminine version of Habib, a very common Muslim boy’s name. The feminine version has a lovely flow, and the “bah at the end gives it a soft tone. The meaning loved one or beloved is how every parent feels about their baby girl.

Hafsah

👧 Girl
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Female lion cub, little lioness
  • Style: Fearless, Fun
  • Pronunciation: Hu-F-Su
  • Variations: Hefse, or Hefsah (English)
  • Popularity: Hafsah is very popular among Muslims in the Middle East.

The name Hafsah comes from one of the Mothers of the Believers (wives of the Prophet) and has great symbolic meaning to Muslim people. Hafsah was the daughter of Umar bin al-Khattab, one of the greatest historic Muslim leaders. There is a sense of pride in the name, and being called “little lioness” will make any little girl feel blessed and majestic in her own way.

Halima

👧 Girl
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Patient, generous
  • Style: Love, Gentle
  • Pronunciation: Hah-lee-ma
  • Variations: Haniya, Hoorain, Humaira
  • Popularity: Halima is widely popular among Muslim and Swahili people but rare in western countries.

Like all virtue-based names, the name Halima is often a wish or desire that parents have for their little bundle of joy. It is often used to form other names in combination with other words. Oddly enough, in Sanskrit, the name means poisonous, so it’s wise to look at the meanings in different languages before you make a decision.

Hathor

👧 Girl 🏷️ Love, Caring
  • Origin: Arabic, Egyptian
  • Meaning: The goddess of love and joy, or the estate of Horus
  • Pronunciation: Hah-tor
  • Variations: Hator
  • Popularity: Hathor is widely popular among Egyptians, Arabic countries, and parts of eastern Europe but rare in other western countries.

Hathor to the Greeks is their Aphrodite, and to the Romans, their Venus. Hathor, in Egyptian mythology, is the goddess of the sky, love, beauty, joy, motherhood, music, and fertility, who welcomed souls into the afterlife. The name stands for everything beautiful in life and is a fitting name for a little girl.

Heba

👧 Girl 🏷️ Youthful, Sweet
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Gift from God
  • Pronunciation: Hh-eh-bah
  • Variations: Hiba, Hebe (Greek)
  • Namesake: Heba El Torky is a top Egyptian squash player.
  • Popularity: Heba is one of the most popular Egyptian girl names.

Now, this is the perfect name for your little girl as its meaning, a gift from God, leaves no room for ambiguity. It is a short, gentle name which is definitely a blessing. Your daughter will be pleased with her name, especially when she is old enough to understand the meaning.

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Heqet

👧 Girl
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Ruler
  • Style: Ancient, Bold
  • Pronunciation: He-eh-k-eh-te
  • Variations: Hytyt, Heqtit, Hekt
  • Popularity: Heqet is a fairly common Egyptian girl name but uncommon in western countries.

Heqet has its roots in ancient Egyptian mythology and was a frog-headed goddess of fertility. Frog amulets were common in ancient Egypt as charms of fertility. The name Heqet is also related to generation and birth. In essence, ancient records depict Heqet as a life-giver, and is this not what a baby daughter represents?

Ife

👧 Girl 🏷️ Love, Cute
  • Origin: Yoruba West Africa
  • Meaning: Love, lover of arts and culture
  • Pronunciation: Ee-feh
  • Variations: Ava, Eva in English
  • Popularity: Ife is a common name in Nigeria, West Africa, not that common in Egypt, and is unusual in other parts of the world.

Ife means love as well as lover of arts and culture, which is why it is such a popular name among African cultures who take their heritage and culture very seriously. However, as most analysts agree that Ife means love, this makes it a great Egyptian name for a girl as it embellishes the richness of life. The pronunciation is easy on the tongue and has a soft beautiful ring to it.

Isis

👧 Girl 🏷️ Strong, Bold
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Throne
  • Pronunciation: Eye-sis
  • Namesake: Isis Rodriguez, an American painter, and Isis Pogson, a British astronomer.
  • Popularity: Isis gained popularity in the 1960s but saw a huge drop over the last few years and a slight gain since 2020. It remains a fairly popular name in Arabic countries among Christian people.

In Egyptian mythology, Isis was Osiris’s sister and Horus’s mother. She was considered the most powerful female goddess and after Osiris passed away, myth has it that her tears of sorrow flood the Nile River every year. Isis was known for her strong character and may suit a feisty little girl, but modern politics may have put a damper on the name in some countries. Isis is also the name of the Ranunculus Butterfly flower.

Jendayi

👧 Girl 🏷️ Happy
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Thankful, give thanks
  • Pronunciation: Jen-day- ei
  • Popularity: Jendayi is an unusual Egyptian girl name and is mostly used by Muslim people.

The name Jendayi has filtered down from Egypt to southern parts of Africa, which is such a blessing as this is a beautiful-sounding name. Every child is a blessing and Jendayi means exactly that. The name can be shortened to Jen, which many western nations will find easier to use but would keep the Egyptian female name at heart.

Jomana

👧 Girl 🏷️ Unique, Gentle
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Silver pearl
  • Pronunciation: Joe-ma-nah
  • Variations: Jumana
  • Popularity: Jomana is an uncommon name but is widely spread across the world.

Jomana is an Arabic word meaning silver pearl and giving this name to your daughter indicates how much you value her. It is a timeless name with a neutral meaning and can be shortened to “Joe” which has become popular as a girl’s name; however, Jomana is more feminine.

Kamilah

👧 Girl 🏷️ Sweet, Cute
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Perfect
  • Pronunciation: Car-me-lah
  • Variations: Kamila, Camila
  • Namesake: Kamilah Forbes is an American curator, producer, and director.
  • Popularity: Kamilah was rated at #827 in 2020 by the SSA, making it a very popular name in the United States.

Kamilah means perfect, perfection, or complete and might be the first word a parent says when they see their little girl. It has a high society ring to it and is easily adapted to Camilla, the western version of the name. It is very popular in Indonesia, Malaysia, and India as well. Kamilah is an easy name to adapt to different cultures and, as a result, remains a great name to consider for your shortlist.

Keket

👧 Girl 🏷️ Cute, Happy
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Goddess of the dark
  • Pronunciation: K(e)-ket
  • Popularity: Keket is a very popular Egyptian name for girls.

Keket is the mythical goddess of darkness who possesses great leadership skills and independence. It’s a short two-syllable name that is easy to pronounce. If you envisage your little one becoming a leader or if you’d just like her to be an independent soul, then you may consider Keket as a first or middle name.

Khepri

👧 Girl 🏷️ Caring, Happy
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Morning sun
  • Pronunciation: kh-e-pr-ee
  • Variations: Khepera, Kheper, Khepra, Chepri
  • Popularity: Khepri is very popular as a girl’s name despite of the fact that Khepri was a male deity.

Khepri is derived from the Egyptian language and means to develop, come into being, or create. Khepri is a sun deity hence the morning sun or the creation of a new day which also represents new life. A very pretty name with a warm meaning that will suit any girl.

Lateefah

👧 Girl 🏷️ Happy, Fun
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Gentle or pleasant
  • Pronunciation: l(a)-tee-fah
  • Variations: Latifah, Lateiffa
  • Popularity: According to the US. Census of 2000, Lateefah is not a common name. However, it is a popular name in Arabic and some African countries.

Lateefag is a nice melodic name with an equally nice meaning. Lateefah is the feminine form of Latif, meaning “gentle” or “kind” in Arabic. It also relates to being friendly, so all around, it’s a good choice to consider for your daughter.

Lapis

👧 Girl 🏷️ Unique, Strong
  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Azure blue stone
  • Pronunciation: Lah-pees
  • Namesake: Lapis Lazuli is a character in “Steven Universe.”
  • Popularity: Rated at #1722 worldwide in 2021, Lapis is overall a popular but not overly common name choice.

Lapis is a wonderful girl’s name that is derived from the azure blue gemstone Lapis Lazuli. The gemstone is said to enhance awareness and intellect, and cure many ailments. It’s a fitting name for a girl with blue eyes. This uncommon gemstone-related name is neutral, which makes it timeless.

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Layla

👧 Girl 🏷️ Love, Sweet
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Night, dark
  • Pronunciation: lay-la
  • Variations: Laela, Laila,Leila, Leilah, Lyla.
  • Namesake: Layla is the name of a popular pop song by Derek and the Dominos, released in the 1970s. Eric Clapton also released a more recent song called “Layla.”
  • Popularity: Layla is popular in Egypt and across the globe. In the U.S., Layla was rated the 24th most popular girl’s name in 2020 by the SSA.

Layla is a name typically given to a baby girl born at night. It is a soft-sounding sweet name for a little girl. It’s easy to pronounce and remember as well.

Lotus

👧 Girl 🏷️ Sweet, Musical
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Purity, grace
  • Pronunciation: Loh-t-uh-s
  • Variations: Lotis
  • Namesake: Lotus Long, actress in Phantom of Chinatown.
  • Popularity: Lotus is one of the most popular Egyptian girl names.

The name Lotus comes from the lotus flower. An early mention is in Greek philosophy in Homer’s Odyssey, where the lotus fruit cures Homer of homesickness. It is also the name of a sports car and a luxury brand of toilet tissue in Europe. Regardless, the name Lotus has cross-cultural appeal and symbolizes purity, beauty, elegance, and spiritual growth.

Maat

👦👧 Unisex 🏷️ Strong, Bold
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Truth, justice
  • Pronunciation: mm-art
  • Popularity: In western countries, the name Maat is rare, but in Egypt and Arabic countries, the name is used to a fair degree.

In ancient Egyptian mythology, Maat is the goddess of order, truth, and justice. She is represented with an ostrich feather on her head. It is believed that she was the deity who created order in the universe and controlled morality in the very beginning. This is a steadfast name rooted in ancient times yet still has value today. A good name for a girl to live up to.

Maibe

👧 Girl 🏷️ Youthful, Sweet
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: A dignified and serious lady
  • Pronunciation: mey-b
  • Variations: Mabe (English)
  • Popularity: Maibe is not a commonly used girl name in general.

This is a beautiful-sounding Egyptian female name with a strong meaning, yet it has always been a name used below average. Just the words “dignified” and “lady” should inspire a second look. However, the English pronunciation could well become “maybe” as opposed to” may-b” which doesn’t spell much confidence. Still, it’s a nice short name enshrined in goodness.

Mandisa

👧 Girl 🏷️ Sweet, Gentle
  • Origin: Africa, Egyptian
  • Meaning: Sweet
  • Pronunciation: man-dis-a
  • Variations: Mandissa, Manndisa, Mandisia, Mendisia
  • Popularity: Mandisa is a fairly popular name across Africa but less so in other continents.

The name Mandisa is very popular among southern African nations, especially the Xhosa and Zulu people. Universally across Africa, it means “girl who is sweet” and relates to being sweet. This is an adorable name for a sweet baby girl. It can be shortened to a number of different nicknames, but the full name sounds like the beginning of a love song.

Mariam

👧 Girl 🏷️ Gentle
  • Origin: Greek and Hebrew
  • Meaning: Drop of the sea, bitter, beloved
  • Pronunciation: Me-ri-am
  • Variations: Miriam, Maryam
  • Namesake: Mariam Mohamed Fakhr Eddine, an Egyptian actress.
  • Popularity: Mariam is popular among people with Arab roots. However, it ranked#632 in 2020 in the United States, making it a popular name.

Mariam is a gracious homely name taken from Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron in the Holy Bible. The name is revered as a biblical girl name, but in Arabic, it means “rebellious,” which is not bad if you would like your daughter to stand her ground on ethical and other issues.

Masika

👧 Girl 🏷️ Bold, Happy
  • Origin: African Swahili
  • Meaning: Born during rain
  • Pronunciation: Ma-si-kah
  • Namesake: Masika Kalysha, a reality TV star from “Love and Hip Hop.”
  • Popularity: Masika is an unusual name outside of Africa.

Like rain is a blessing, so too is a baby girl born during the rain. Some may see this as a sign from above while others may simply want to remember the occasion. Either way, Masika is a nice catchy name that captured the wonderful blessing of the birth of your baby girl.

Marwa

👧 Girl 🏷️ Gentle, Unique
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: White stone, mountain
  • Pronunciation: Maa-er-waa
  • Variations: Marwah, Marva (Persian), Merve (Turkish)
  • Popularity: Marwa is a popular Muslim girl’s name and is widespread in East Africa up to Egypt and the Middle East.

Named after a mountain range, Al-Safa and Al-Marwah, in Makkah, Marwa is a charming name that relates to the hardness of white quartz rock. It’s a symbolic name that defines resilience to hardship and we know life is not without hardships. It’s a strong name for a girl, but there is some softness to it.

Maye

👧 Girl 🏷️ Fun, Youthful
  • Origin: Norman
  • Meaning: The fifth month
  • Pronunciation: m-ai
  • Variations: May
  • Namesake: Maye Kassem, academic and author.
  • Popularity: Maye is a fairly common name in England and France.

Maye literally means the month of May and is used in several regions outside of Europe. A very easy and cheerful name that is soft and feminine, just like the name April. “May” is used to make up other names like the ship Mayflower and surnames like Mayweather, which relate to the month of May in some way or another. It is a fresh, breezy name that makes you want to sing.

Mesi

👧 Girl 🏷️ Fun, Happy
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Water
  • Pronunciation: Meh-siy
  • Variations: Mesy, Mesie
  • Popularity: Mesi is fairly popular in Africa but less so in other continents.

Mesi is a short, simple name with a big burden as it means water. It is a vital element and without water, life would not exist. This is how important your baby girl is sure to be to you if you name her Mesi. It sounds gentle yet fun at the same time.

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Mona

👧 Girl 🏷️ Fun
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Wishes and desires
  • Pronunciation: Mow-nuh
  • Namesake: Mona Ghoneim (born 1955), Egyptian composer or the famous Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Popularity: Mona is one of the most common girl names in Egypt today.

Several cultures have adopted Mona, each having a different meaning to the name like “noble” for the Irish, “solitary” for the Greek, “adviser” in Latin, and “wise protector” in Spanish. It is truly a mysterious name laced with virtue. So regardless of the meaning, you’ll do just fine naming your daughter Mona.

Monifa

👧 Girl 🏷️ Fun, Happy
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: I am the fortunate one
  • Pronunciation: Moh-ni-fah
  • Variations: Moneafa, Monyfa, Moneefa, Nifa
  • Popularity: Monifa is not common, even in African countries where it is viewed as an African name.

Monifa is a pretty name with a few meanings and all involving luck and fortune. Being blessed with good fortune, even if it is only tied to your name is meaningful for some people. It’s a soft girlie name that resembles Monica, and a name like for a girl is always a winner.

Mukarramma

👧 Girl 🏷️ Unique, Strong
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: One who is honored and respected
  • Pronunciation: Mu-kar-ram-ma
  • Variations: Mukarama
  • Popularity: Mukarramma is a rare Egyptian girl’s name.

Mukarramma is a long, difficult name that sounds musical and traditional at the same time. A beautiful name to bless your daughter with that may go well with a shorter middle name for the early school years. This is a heritage name and will most likely be used more as your daughter ages.

Muminah

👧 Girl 🏷️ Sweet
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Pious
  • Pronunciation: Mum-mi-nah
  • Popularity: Muminah is an Islamic girl’s name and is common in Arabic countries.

Muminah is a name affiliated with the Islamic faith and has multiple meanings, of which one is pious in Egypt. Muminah serves to give a source of identity for life, which is a blessing to Muslims who are deeply religious. It is a soft feminine name that proudly defines devotion to religion.

Nailah

👧 Girl 🏷️ Sweet, Cute
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: One who attains
  • Pronunciation: Nay- i-lah
  • Popularity: Nailah is not a common name, but according to the SSA, it has been steadily growing in popularity over the past two decades. However, it is still listed as uncommon.

In Swahili, Nailah means “queen, lion, and successful woman,” which compliments the Arabic meaning. Nailah is short but strong and may press a young girl to work smart and live up to her name. Subtle persuasions in a name can often do wonders for the name bearer, so this could be a good choice.

Nanu

👦👧 Unisex 🏷️ Cute, Happy
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Pretty, cute, beautiful
  • Pronunciation: Nah-nu
  • Popularity: Nanu is a fairly common name in Egypt but more common in India.

Nanu is a sweet girl’s name that sounds like a cute baby name. To every parent, their daughter is the most beautiful child and the name Nanu pronounces that pride. It is a neutral feminine name and very easy to remember.

Nane

👦👧 Unisex 🏷️ Sweet, Fun
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Good-natured person, Armenian goddess of war and wisdom
  • Pronunciation: Nah-ne
  • Popularity: Nane is rare in most regions of the world, with a small showing in Egypt and other Arabic countries.

Nane is a simple yet elegant name for a girl that fits the characteristics we all want our daughters to have as they grow older. Being a nice, good-natured person opens many doors and grows friendships. Nane is a universal name that can easily be used to create a longer name if you are so inclined.

Naunet

👧 Girl 🏷️ Fun, Happy
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Goddess of the ocean
  • Pronunciation: Nau-net
  • Variations: Nunet
  • Popularity: Naunet is a fairly common Egyptian female name.

Naunet stems from ancient Egyptian religion, which refers to raising them out of the watery mass (nu) out of inactivity (nen). Naunet is also a name used in India, but in western countries, it’s rare. A great-sounding name rooted in ancient mythology which portrays authority and the virtues of a goddess.

Nashwa

👧 Girl 🏷️ Happy
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Fragrance, perfume
  • Pronunciation: Nash-wah
  • Popularity: Nashwa is widely popular in Muslim countries but rare in most western countries.

There are several Islamic or Arabic meanings to the name, like “wonderful feeling” and “happiness,” which is the effect of perfume or a nice fragrance. Nashwa is a neutral name with nice meanings, and it sounds elegant.

Nebetta

👧 Girl 🏷️ Ancient, Caring
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Child of the moon
  • Pronunciation: Neh-bet-tah
  • Popularity: Nebetta is an unusual name, even in Egypt.

The name Nebetta stems from the seventeenth dynasty of Egypt, where Princess Nebetta is referred to as “child of the moon” and was sister to Pharaoh Ahmose. This will be a name to consider if your baby girl is born on a moonlit night. A nice way to remember her birth and the link to royalty that the name carries.

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Neith

👦👧 Unisex 🏷️ Strong, Fierce
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Divine mother
  • Pronunciation: Nee-th
  • Popularity: Neith is not common across the globe but has a small showing in Italy, mainly as a boy’s name.

The name Neith relates to an Egyptian deity, the goddess of femininity. However, Neith is the Greek form of Nit, also a deity who was the goddess of weaving, hunting, and war. It is presumed Nit means “water,” so the name Neith may cause some confusion if you’re looking for precise details. Still, it’s a short but strong girl’s name that has many virtues a girl can adopt in her life.

Nefret

👧 Girl 🏷️ Sweet
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Beautiful
  • Pronunciation: Ne-fre-it
  • Popularity: Nefret is an uncommon Egyptian girl’s name across the globe but is somewhat common in Arabic countries.

Nefret relates to beauty which is not limited to outer beauty. The name Nefret stems from ancient times. It is a traditional Egyptian name with a wonderful meaning and will suit your lovely little girl.

Nefertiti

👧 Girl 🏷️ Happy, Unique
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Beauty has arrived
  • Pronunciation: Ne-fer-ti-ti
  • Popularity: Nefertiti is not a widely used Egyptian girl’s name and even less so across the world.

Nefertiti is one of the more popular Egyptian queens (about 1350 BC) and was the royal wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten. Portraits of her that have survived the ages give her an aura of glamor and perfect beauty. When you first see your newborn daughter, you will undoubtedly feel like beauty has arrived and may even be tempted to call her Nefertiti.

Nenet

👧 Girl 🏷️ Bold, Happy
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Goddess of the deep
  • Pronunciation: Neh-net
  • Variations: Naunet
  • Popularity: Nenet is a fairly common Egyptian girl’s name.

Nenet defines the inner beauty of a woman and relates to a graceful deity, the goddess of the deep. It has a strong connection to divinity and will suit a spiritual family. It is a short name with a beautiful ring to it and knowing that true beauty comes from within makes it a fine choice as a name for your daughter.

Nubia

👧 Girl 🏷️ Unique, Bold
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Gold
  • Pronunciation: Nu-b-ah
  • Popularity: Nubia is not a widely used Egyptian girl’s name; however, there has been a trending increase in its usage since the early 1970s in the United States.

The name Nubia refers to the Nubia region in Egypt below the first cataract of the Nile and spreads to the south, east, and west. Girls born in this region were often named Nubia, giving them a fixed identity which meant “the one who resembles golden treasure.” A pleasing name to the ear and a sign of how much your daughter means to you. Your golden treasure!

Nephthys

👧 Girl 🏷️ Musical, Fearless
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Lady of the temple
  • Pronunciation: Nef-tis
  • Variations: Nebet-Hut
  • Popularity: Nephthys is a rare name across the globe.

Nephthys was sister to Isis and wife to Set (Seth). She was the guardian of the temple of Osiris while Isis personified his throne. The name is the Greek form of the Egyptian goddess Nebtho. In essence, Nephthys is considered the “useful goddess” as she was the lady of the boundaries of temples. A little difficult to pronounce and an unusual name linked to ancient Egypt.

Nour

👦👧 Unisex 🏷️ Happy, Gentle
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Light
  • Pronunciation: Nu-or-r
  • Variations: Noor
  • Popularity: It is fairly well used across cultures but not a common name.

Nour is more common as a girl’s name, but it can be further feminized to Noora or Nura. While “Noor” is used in Arabic countries, “Nour” is preferred in European countries. It is the ideal name for a glowing baby girl who will bring light into your life.

Nourbese

👧 Girl 🏷️ Happy
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Wonderful
  • Pronunciation: No-urb-ese
  • Variations: Nourbeze, Nurbese, Nurbeze.
  • Popularity: It is fairly well used in Africa but not a common name across continents.

Nourbese is a beautiful name that also has West African roots and the name means wonderful child. It is a neutral name with a nice ring to it and although African cultures do not shorten their given names, Nourbese can be shortened to Nour, which means “light,” and that’s wonderful too.

Nuru

👦👧 Unisex 🏷️ Cute, Love
  • Origin: Swahili
  • Meaning: Light
  • Pronunciation: Nuu-ruu
  • Variations: Noor,Nur, Noori, Noorie
  • Popularity: Nuru is a fairly common unisex name in Africa and some Arabic countries.

Nuru means light and has the same meaning in Arabic that stems from the word “Nur,” which means celestial glow. This two-syllable name has no boundaries but is a preferred girl’s name. The heavenly image of a newborn baby girl warrants this gorgeous name.

Olabisi

👦👧 Unisex 🏷️ Happy
  • Origin: Africa, Yoruba
  • Meaning: Joy and honor have increased
  • Pronunciation: Ow-lah-biy-siy
  • Variations: Olabisea, Olabisee, Olabisey, Olabisie, Olabisy
  • Popularity: Olabisi is an unusual name outside of Africa but somewhat common in Africa’s eastern and western parts.

Olabisi is a nice-sounding ethnic African name that celebrates the “bringer of joy and honor.” It is a tribute and a sign of appreciation for the love that a little girl brings into a family. The name has a mesmerizing melodic tone to it.

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Omorose

👧 Girl 🏷️ Sweet
  • Origin: African
  • Meaning: Beautiful
  • Pronunciation: O-mo-ra-she
  • Popularity: Omorose is fairly common in Nigeria and Benin but less so elsewhere.

Omorose is an unusual name that means beautiful child in the Yoruba region of Africa. Being an ethnic or cultural name does not make it exempt from other cultures using it. Omorose resonates with pride and will be a pretty name for any girl.

Oni

👧 Girl 🏷️ Happy, Fearless
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: He (God) has favored me
  • Pronunciation: O-ni
  • Popularity: Oni is not very popular in western cultures.

Strangely enough, Oni is also a Native American girl’s name that means “born on holy ground.” The name in Hebrew suggests God’s favor which is very similar to the Native American meaning. Either way, having a baby girl is always a blessing from God and this sweet name says it all.

Onofria

👧 Girl 🏷️ Sweet, Gentle
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Always glad
  • Pronunciation: Oh-no-free-ah
  • Popularity: Onofria is an unusual name but used across continents.

Onofria is the feminine form of Onofrio, which is the name of an Egyptian deity. Used in the Catholic Church, the name found its way to South America among other places. It means extremely happy or one who is constantly good. This is a wish we all have for our children.

Oseye

👧 Girl 🏷️ Love, Youthful
  • Origin: Egyptian, African
  • Meaning: One who is happy
  • Pronunciation: Ow-seh-yeh
  • Variations: Osey, Osee, Osy
  • Popularity: Oseye is fairly common in Yoruba regions in Africa but scarce elsewhere.

Oseye is a beautiful ethnic African girl’s name that means “happy.” Egypt has been a melting pot of cultures for centuries. Many great African girl names have taken root in other cultures simply because they sound pleasing and have a relatable meaning like Oseye means “happy.”

Osiris

👧 Girl 🏷️ Strong, Bold
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Powerful and mighty
  • Pronunciation: Ow-sigh-rus
  • Variations: Usir
  • Popularity: Osiris is an unusual Egyptian name for a girl yet more common but still unusual for a boy.

Osiris is the Latinized form of the Egyptian “Usir,” which means powerful and mighty. Osiris is the God of the Afterlife and is depicted with green skin and mummy wrapping, which is not an aspiring image to name a little girl after.

Pili

👧 Girl 🏷️ Strong
  • Origin: Swahili, Egyptian
  • Meaning: Secondborn
  • Pronunciation: Phi-liy
  • Variations: Pilly
  • Popularity: The name Pili is uncommon across the world.

The name Pili is derived from the Spanish word “pilar,” which has several different names that use its base definition like Pilla or Piluca. To the Swahili, it is a name given to the second-born child who stands as a pillar of strength for the family should the firstborn be struck down.

Quibilah

👦👧 Unisex 🏷️ Sweet, Cute
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Peaceful
  • Prononciation: Que-bee-lah
  • Popularity: Quibilah is an unusual name across the world.

Quibilah is a lovely-sounding name that means peaceful. Some say it has an English origin due to the spelling, but the meaning is still the same. A really beautiful and unusual name for your baby girl that is timeless in our quest for peace.

Rabiah

👦👧 Unisex 🏷️ Musical
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Spring
  • Pronunciation: Rah-bi-a
  • Variations: Rabia
  • Namesake: Rabia Balkhi, a Persian poet.
  • Popularity: Rabiah is a popular Muslim name for girls and is common among Muslim people.

Rabiah can not only mean spring but the fourth female, which relates to the saint and mystic Rabia of Basra. Spring brings new life and new beginnings, so if your baby girl is born in the fourth month, the start of Arab spring, then Rabiah may just be the perfect name.

Rehema

👧 Girl 🏷️ Cute, Fun
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Compassionate
  • Pronunciation: Re-he-mah
  • Variations: Raheema
  • Popularity: Rehema is a popular girl’s name among Muslim people.

Rehema is derived from the R-H6-M, which is often used in the Quran and is the root of two of the most important names of Allah, ar-Rahmaan (the Most Gracious) and ar-Raheem (the Most Merciful). Rehema embodies these values through compassion and kindness and is a graceful name for a girl.

Ramla

👦👧 Unisex 🏷️ Bold, Strong
  • Origin: Swahili
  • Meaning: One who predicts the future
  • Pronunciation: Ram-lah
  • Popularity: Ramla is a popular Muslim name but less so in western countries.

Ramla is of Swahili origin but has an Arabic meaning of “sand” and stems from the Arabic word “ramilah.” Ramla was also the wife of Prophet Muhammad. In Swahili, Ramla is a girl’s name and means “prophetess,” which is a big accolade for a newborn girl, but it is a sweet-sounding name.

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Rana

👧 Girl 🏷️ Unique, Happy
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Eye-catching
  • Pronunciation: Rah-nah
  • Variations: Rani
  • Popularity: Rana is a fairly popular name throughout the world.

Rana is a catchy girl’s name of Arabic origin for a beautiful girl whose beauty shines out from within.

Rashida

👧 Girl 🏷️ Sweet, Strong
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Righteous
  • Pronunciation: Rah-she-dah
  • Namesake: Rashida Jones is an actress and the daughter of Peggy Lipton and Quincy Jones.
  • Popularity: Rashida is a popular name across the globe.

Rashida is the feminine form of Rashid and has a number of powerful words and phrases to describe it. These include rightly guide, wise, knows her own way, mature, and of true faith. These are all great qualities for a girl named Rashida to live up to.

Raziya

👧 Girl 🏷️ Fun
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Good-natured
  • Pronunciation: Rah-zi-yah
  • Popularity: Raziya is very common in Muslim countries but unusual in western countries.

In Swahili, Raziya means agreeable or pleasant, which coincides with the Arabic meaning of being good-natured. It is an easy name to pronounce and has a melodic ring to it, A nice well-rounded name that sounds great and has the meaning to match.

Rehema

👧 Girl 🏷️ Gentle, Fierce
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Compassionate
  • Pronunciation: Reh-he-mah
  • Popularity: Rehema is a popular name for girls of all faiths and is especially popular in Muslim countries.

Rehema is a universal name that has no boundaries. It is a delightful soft name that is easy to pronounce and remember. In Swahili, Rehema also means compassionate and is viewed as a spiritual name that is soothing and calming.

Renenet

👧 Girl 🏷️ Sweet, Unique
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Goddess of fortune
  • Pronunciation: Reh-neh-neh-net
  • Variations: Renenutet
  • Popularity: Renenet is an unusual name throughout the world.

In ancient Egyptian religion, Renenet was the goddess of nourishment and the harvest and was depicted as a woman with the head of a cobra. She was also a nurse to the pharaoh and took care of him from birth to death. An odd-sounding yet pleasant name that may grow on you.

Sabah

👧 Girl 🏷️ Gentle, Sweet
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Morning
  • Pronunciation: Sa-bah
  • Variations: Saba (Greek, Arabic) and Sheba (Hebrew)
  • Namesake: Sabah – Lebanese singer and actress.
  • Popularity: Sabah is highly popular in Muslim countries.

The name Sabah relates to the morning with phrases like “morning promise” and “born in the morning.” All meanings suggest morning or dawn, which to many is the best part of the day and welcomed with the phrase “a fresh new day”. It’s a lovely name that will be ideal for any little girl.

Safiya

👧 Girl 🏷️ Happy, Love
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Pure
  • Pronunciation: Sa-fi-yah
  • Popularity: Safiya is a popular girl’s name in Islamic and other Arab countries but less so in western countries.

Safiya means pure, serene, and best friend in Arabic. It is a reassuring name to give a baby girl simply because all babies are born with a pure heart. Safiya is a soft feminine name that easily accommodates a second name and still sounds great.

Sagira

👧 Girl 🏷️ Cute
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Little one
  • Pronunciation: Sah-gee-rah
  • Popularity: Sagira is a fairly popular Egyptian name but unusual in western countries.

Sagira is a beautiful-sounding name that will suit any little girl. But at some point, a girl will rebel against her own name because besides “little one,” it also means “small” and “short.” You may want to keep Sagira as a private nickname and consider a more fitting “serious” name.

Salma

👧 Girl 🏷️ Gentle, Love
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Secure
  • Pronunciation: Sal-mah
  • Namesake: Salma Hayek, a Mexican actress.
  • Popularity: Salma is a popular Muslim name and fairly common across the globe.

The biblical meaning of Salma embodies attributes such as peace, perfection, untainted, healthy, flawless, safe, and delicate woman. From the Egyptian origin, Salma relates to “she who brings peace.” This name carries a great compliment to your baby girl.

Sanura

👧 Girl 🏷️ Sweet, Cute
  • Origin: Swahili
  • Meaning: Kitten
  • Pronunciation: Sah-nu-rah
  • Popularity: Sanura is a common name in Africa.

The name Sanura also means kitten in Arabic and is such an endearing name for a sweet little girl. It rolls off the lips like a purr, soft and delicate, which is why cute baby girls steal our hearts.

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Sara

👧 Girl 🏷️ Love
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Princess
  • Pronunciation: Sah-rah
  • Variations: Sarah, Sarai
  • Namesake: Sara Shepard, an American author.
  • Popularity: Sara is a very popular name across the world.

Sara (Sarah) originates in the Holy Bible and was Abraham’s wife. Sara is a beautiful feminine name and I’m sure every parent thinks of their baby girl as a princess. The slight change in spelling makes Sara sound more contemporary, but it still remains a beautiful, timeless name.

Shani

👧 Girl 🏷️ Fun, Sweet
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Scarlet, marvelous
  • Pronunciation: Sha-ni
  • Popularity: Shani is a popular name across different cultures.

Shani is the feminine form of Shane and has roots in many cultures. Shani refers to the “scarlet thread” or theme of a story. It is also the name of a Hindu god and has roots in African cultures. In Swahili, Shani means marvelous. Shani is a beautiful-sounding name that embraces many cultures.

Shafira

👧 Girl 🏷️ Caring, Happy
  • Origin: Swahili
  • Meaning: Distinguished
  • Pronunciation: Sha-fi-rah
  • Popularity: Shafira is a common Muslim girl name.

The Arabic meaning of Shafira is “a nice and well-behaved woman” and is a preferred name for Muslim girls. It is a dignified name that bodes well with the Muslim faith, and it is revered much the same by other religions and cultures. Naming your daughter Shafira is a sign of respect and admiration.

Tabia

👧 Girl 🏷️ Fun, Bold
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Obedient
  • Pronunciation: Tah-be-ah
  • Popularity: Tabia is popular in Africa and in all Muslim countries.

The Arabic meaning of Tabia is obedient, and in Swahili, it means “talents or gifts.” It is a short, elegant name with a soft ring to it. Tabia has a distinctly feminine sound to it and is a great name choice for a baby girl.

Talibah

👧 Girl 🏷️ Strong
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Seeker of knowledge
  • Pronunciation: Tah-li-bah
  • Popularity: Talibah is widely popular among Muslims.

If you have aspirations for your baby girl, then Talibah is the perfect name to consider. In Egypt, Talibah means “seeks knowledge,” which falls in line with the Arabic meaning.

Tanit

👧 Girl 🏷️ Love, Cute
  • Origin: Phoenician
  • Meaning: Goddess of fertility
  • Pronunciation: Tah-nit
  • Variations: Tinnit
  • Popularity: Tanit is widely used but not very common across the world.

Tanit was the deity of Carthage in North Africa and was the goddess of fertility, love, and pleasure, associated with good luck. Tanit is also of Greek origin and is the Punic goddess of love and fertility. A nice short name associated with the creation of life, but some may step back from the mythology associated with the name.

Thema

👧 Girl 🏷️ Fearless, Unique
  • Origin: Akan
  • Meaning: Queen
  • Pronunciation: Th-ee-mah
  • Variations: Tayma, Theama, Theema, Themah, Thyma
  • Popularity: Thema is not very common in western countries but is widely used in certain regions of Africa.

The name Thema has Egyptian origins with the same meaning of Queen. It is often used as a nickname which may suggest making it official. It is a charming name that relates to being royal and this is how parents feel about their baby girl.

Tiye

👧 Girl 🏷️ Ancient, Musical
  • Origin: Egyptian
  • Meaning: Deity of light
  • Pronunciation: Ti-yah
  • Variations: Tiy, Tiyi
  • Popularity: Tiye is an unusual name and not frequently used.

In ancient Egyptian history, Queen Tiye was the mother to Pharaoh Akhenaten and was the deity of light. This infers lighting your own way or being adventurous, which requires a strong personality and much determination. These are good traits to wish upon your daughter and the name is short and precise but does hold grace and poise.

Zahra

👧 Girl 🏷️ Gentle, Cute
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Bright, Blossom
  • Pronunciation: Zah-rah.
  • Variations: Zara, Zarah
  • Popularity: Zahra has grown in popularity but is not a common first name.

Zahra means flower (blossom) and is a beautiful-sounding name with many different ways to spell the name. However, the pronunciation and meaning remain pretty much the same. Flower names are always a winner because they are neutral and often sound elegant. Zahra is as soft as a flower and will be a good name choice for your daughter.

Zalika

👧 Girl 🏷️ Sweet, Unique
  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Wondrously beautiful
  • Pronunciation: Za-lee-kah
  • Variations: Zulaika (Persian)
  • Popularity: Zalika is popular in Trinidad and Tobago.

Aside from wondrously beautiful, another meaning of Zalika is “the most beautiful lady,” which expresses how parents feel about their daughters. In Swahili, Zalika means “brilliant,” and in Egyptian, it means “born into power, well born.” In the Holy Bible, Zalika was Potiphar’s wife. Besides being a lovely name that is easy to spell and a pleasure to say, Zalika is the epitome of saving the best for last.

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Egyptian Names FAQs

What is the Most Common Female Name in Egypt?

Mariam is the most popular girl’s name in Egypt among people with Arab roots. In 2020, Mariam ranked #632 out of a listing of 1000 most popular names in The United States.

What is the Egyptian Name for Princess?

Sara is a Hebrew name meaning princess and is widely used in Egypt. This Biblical name is traditionally spelled as Sarah, but the meaning remains the same. Sara is also a strong contender for the most common girl’s name in Egypt.

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