Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Arabic Names for new born Children www.livearab.info

Arabic Names for new born Children  www.livearab.info
250 thousand people from different lifestyle and twenty nations of wide regional areas starting from the Beach Ocean to the Nearby Beach, from the boundary of Chicken to the Sudan are discussing in Persia language.  You can see the same written form for Arabic but the spoken dialectal variations are substantially all the Arabic spoken countries. The names used in the Arabic speaking as well as Muslim countries are called Arabic names.


Arabic language has very well defined naming practices. You can recognize that the full Arabic name is a pretty long. Each name element may be divided into the following five sub-categories such as
Ism:  An ism is a proper name given after birth of any child. In English we can it given name. Examples of such names are Muhammad, Isa, Musa, Ibrahim, Nuh, Ismail, Ishaq, etc.
Kunya: A kunya is a respectful name or surname means as the father or mother of someone. For example umm Sulaim means the mother of Sulaim, Abu Bakar means the father of Bakar.
Laqab: Laqab is a combination of words into a byname or nickname, usually religious. For example al-Rashid means the Rightly-guided.
Nasab: A nasab is an ancestry means the son or daughter of someone. For example ibn 'Umar  menas the son of Omar, bint 'Asad  means the daughter of Asad.
Nisba: a name derivative from a person's profession, place of residence or birth, religious affiliation, among others; for example Al Msri means the Egyptian.

Source of Given names
Most of the Arabic ism or given names come from the vocabulary words such as Maruf means familiar. These vocabulary names are equivalent to the English vocabulary name Faith which is very much popular in the western countries.  The ninety-nine attributes of Allah such as Rahman, Rahim, as listed in a hadith are very much popular among the Muslim worlds. Frequently these attributes are prefixed with Abdl such as Abd-al-Aziz and Abd-al-Karim. The meaning of Abdl is “servant of the”.  
Sign of respect, KUNYA
The kunya are used as a sign of respect. Generally married persons specially married women are called by their kunya. First the word abu means father or umm means mother and then the name of their first born child.  You can see when someone mention the full name, the kunya come first and then the given or ism name.  For example Abu Ibrahim Khalid means the father of Ibrahim, Khalid; Umm Jayed Fatima means the mother of Jayed, Fatima.
The ism goes before the nasab. For example Abdullah Ibna Abbas means Abdullah the son of Abbas. Fatima bint Muhammad means Fatima the daughter of Muhammad.  You can in the history pages many persons are more familiar to us by their nasb than by their ism. Ibna Abbus (Radiallahu anhu), Ibna Omar (Radiallahu anhu), Ibna Khalidun, Ibna Sina etc. You can see the nasab extended generation to generation.  For example Abu al-Qadir Masud ibn al-Zulkarnain ibn Solaiman al-Nasir

Religion Type Name, LAQAB
The laqab are religious type name which sometimes related to some admirable quality person. The also come before the ism. Example as Mamun al-Rashid.

Factors of Arabic Naming Practice
In the naming practice of Arabic names the following factors are playing a vital role such as the attributes of Allah Ta’la, Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his attributes, Prophets in the Quran, such as Musa, Islamic historical figures such as Omar (Radiallahu anhu) and Military Leaders such as Tariq.
Romanization of Arabic Names
The Romanization as well as English spelling of Arabic names are differ from the Arabic to non-Arabic speaking countries like Muhammad change Mohammad in Iran. In Egypt the Arabic word ‘j’ is pronounced as ‘g’ such Jamal called Gamal. You see the a lot of variations in the Arabic names pattern but you read article you can guess the actual given name and other association  of Arabic names easily.

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