Arab American Boy names

We need help finding an American-friendly Arabic name for a boy that isnt Zane or Ryan, but has the same ease and isn’t religious.

We don’t even know gender yet, but are struggling so much with boy names that we hope its a girl just for that reason!

Thanks for any ideas!

I don’t think any of these are particularly religious, but apologies if I overlooked.

[name_m]Iskandar[/name_m], [name_m]Skandar[/name_m]
[name_m]Laith[/name_m], [name_m]Layth[/name_m]
[name_m]Tariq[/name_m], [name_m]Tarek[/name_m]

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[name_u]Idris[/name_u], [name_u]Ali[/name_u], [name_u]Basil[/name_u], [name_m]Anas[/name_m], [name_u]Nolan[/name_u], [name_u]Mo[/name_u], [name_m]Nadir[/name_m]

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Alif or [name_m]Aleph[/name_m]
[name_m]Luqman[/name_m] “[name_m]Luke[/name_m]”

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And here I was going to suggest [name_m]Zane[/name_m] / [name_m]Zayne[/name_m]!

  • [name_m]Ahmed[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Ammar[/name_m]
  • Sayeed
  • [name_m]Hamza[/name_m] / [name_m]Hamzah[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Adnan[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Zubair[/name_m]
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I really like [name_m]Ahmed[/name_m], but i think the glottal stop is too much for Americans. Theyd call him Awk-med.

Thanks for the ideas. :heart:

Awk-med? There … is no ‘k’ in Ahmed though. Oh, might that be your phone’s autocorrect at play?

The aspirated-H won’t be honored in the US; you’re right about that.

Here in the US, Ahmed is pronounced like the last 2 syllables of the name Mohammed (but without the religious vibe).

Both “ahh” and “med” are familiar, everyday words/sounds im US.

Another reason Ahmed feels so familiar, I think, is its pronunciation’s similarity to one of the two ways the word “Amen” is pronounced [ahh-men].

There are lots of great names out there that meet your criteria, and going through the options can be quite fun! Congrats on your baby, and can’t wait to see what name ends up the winning name! :heart:

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