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Arabic Names Starting with S

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The meaning of Sabah is ‘morning’ in Arabic. It is a name typically given to girls. There is a state named Sabah located in Malaysia. The alternative spelling is Saba and this is also a name borne by a Caribbean island. A prominent bearer of this name is Lebanese singer Jeanette Gergis Feghali. She performed under the stage name Sabah and was dubbed ‘The Empress of the Lebanese Song’ with her impressive vocals. A film titled ‘Sabah’ was released in 2005.

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Sabeen is an Arabic name that is generally given to baby girls. The meaning of Sabeen is 'of another faith'. It also means 'cool breeze from the morning' and 'both worlds'. Sabeen is a popular name in Pakistan, Russia, and Bangladesh.

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The meaning of Sabri is ‘patient’. It is a gender-neutral name that is of Arabic origin. It is also a short form of the name Sabrina which means ‘legendary princess’. There is a village in Iran by this name. A notable bearer of the name is Nazli Sabri, a former queen consort of Fuad I who was the former King and Sultan of Egypt.

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The meaning of Sadaf is ‘sea shell’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Arabic origin. Notable bearers of the name in sports are Sadaf Siddiqui, a Pakistani track and field athlete, and Sadaf Rahimi who is an Afghani boxer.

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The meaning of Sadah is ‘happiness’ or ‘fortunate’. It is a name typically given to girls and is of Arabic origin. A short form of this name is Sadi. It is a variant of the Hebrew name Sarah which means ‘princess’. However, the Arabic meaning of Sarah is ‘joy’ or ‘happiness’. Thanks to a woman called Sarah who was the wife of Abraham in various religious scriptures, this name is significant in religions such as Christianity and Islam. There is a city named Sa'dah in the Asian country of Yemen.

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The name Saddam is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Saddam is 'one who confronts'. There are a few meanings of the name Saddam and they are 'one who regularly causes collisions', 'powerful collider', and 'powerful confronter'. Saddam is generally used to name boys and the pronounciation of the name Saddam is 'SAADAHM'.

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The meaning of Sadi is ‘lucky’ or ‘destined for happiness’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Arabic origin. On the other hand, Sadi also means ‘princess’ and it is derived from the Hebrew name Sarah. A notable bearer of this name is Sadi Carnot, a French engineer, and physicist. His full name was Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot and he is regarded as the father of thermodynamics.

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A name of Arabic origin, the meaning of Sadiya is ‘happiness', 'lucky', 'blissful', and 'fortunate’. Sadiya is a six-letter word, which is pronounced as 'sad-Dee-aa' or 'sah-di-ya'. It is a common name in the Middle East and is typically used as a girl's name.

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An Arabic origin name, the meaning of Saeed is ‘happy', 'patient', 'blissful', 'auspicious’. It is a common name in Arabic countries, and is mostly used as a given name. Famous personalities with this name in cricket are Saeed Ajmal and Saeed Anwar, both former Pakistani cricket players.

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A name of Arabic origin, the meaning of Safa is 'pure', 'clarity' and 'innocence'. It is a name typically given to baby girls. Other meanings of Safa are 'serene' and 'purity of mind'. Safa as a name is mostly used in Arabic-speaking countries and is used as both a first name and a last name. Famous personalities with this name include Safa Khulusi (Iranian-French journalist) and Safa Giray (Turkish civil engineer).

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Arabic

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The meaning of Safi is ‘pure', 'clear', 'chosen’ and the name is of Arabic origin. It is a common name in the Middle East. Parents traditionally give this name to baby boys.

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The name Safiya is a girl's name. The roots of the name are of Arabic origin. The name is common in Islamic countries and other Arabic-speaking communities across the world. The meaning of Safiya is 'pure' or 'serene' and 'best friend' in Arabic. Sharon ‘Safiya’ Henderson-Holmes is an American award-winning poet and professor at Syracuse University. Safiya Zaghloul was among the early leaders of the Wafd party in Egypt. Safiya Nygaard is a Youtuber from the United States, most famous for her videos of 'Bad Makeup Science' and 'Why I left Buzzfeed'.

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Arabic

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Sagira is a name of Arabic origin. In Arabic, the meaning of Sagira is ‘little one’. Other meanings of this name are 'small' and 'short'. It is generally considered a girl's name.

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Arabic

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A name of Arabic origin, the meaning of Sahara is ‘desert’. The name is derived from the Arabic word 'sahra', translating to 'desert'. This name is related to the Sahara desert, the largest desert in the world. Parents generally give this name to baby girls.

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A name of Arabic origin, there are many meanings of Sahirah. One meaning of this name is 'the one who doesn’t sleep'. Another meaning of Sahirah is 'the moon'. Sahirah also means 'a spring or fountain that constantly has water in it', 'the flat surface of the earth' and 'beautiful'. It is derived from the Quranic root S-H-R and the name is mentioned in the Quran. Sahirah is the 38,014th most popular name in the world.

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A name of Arabic origin, the meaning of Said is 'happy', 'lucky'. Said is considered a masculine name and is typically chosen by parents who are looking for a boy's name. It can be used as a both a first name and a surname. The name is a popular choice in Arabic-speaking countries and communities.

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The meaning of Saida is 'fortunate' and 'lucky' and the name is of Arabic origin. Other meanings of this name are 'huntress', 'the most beautiful one', 'unmatched', 'friendly' and 'joyful'. Another one of its many meanings is 'blessed'. This name is traditionally given to baby girls. It is most popular in Arabic-speaking countries however it ranks at 6,510 on the U.S. popularity name chart.

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Arabic

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The name Saidi is of Arabic origins and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a gender-neutral name for their child. It is said to have been taken from the Arabic word meaning ‘auspicious’ or ‘fortunate’. According to these origins, the meaning of Saidi is interpreted to be ‘fortunate’ or ‘auspicious’. It is also said to have been taken from the Arabic name Said, according to which the meaning of Saidi is ‘happy’.

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A name of Arabic origin, the meaning of Saif is 'a sword'. The name also means 'a saber'. It is a name typically chosen by parents for baby boys. It is most common in Arabic-speaking countries and communities as both a first name and last name. A historical figure to share this name is Saif bin Sultan who was the Imam of the Ibadi sect based in Oman. He led successful victories over the Portguese in Africa during his reign from 1692 to 1711.

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