Some female names of Arabic origin are Aaliyah, Basima, Daniyah, Farah and Ghada. Other female Arabic names are Husni, Isra, Jumana, Khalida and Layla. Additional female names that derive from the Arabic language are Muna, Nadiyya, Rashida, Samira and Shakira.
Aaliyah is the feminine form of the male name Aali, which means "high" or "sublime" in Arabic. Aaliyah was popularized by an R&B singer who used the name in the late 1990s. Basima is the feminine form of the male name Basim, which means "smiling" in Arabic. Daniyah means "close" or "near" in Arabic; a common variant of the name is Dania.
Farah means "joy" in Arabic; a commonly used variant is Farrah. Ghada means "graceful woman" in Arabic. Husni derives from an Arabic word meaning "beauty" or "excellence." While Husni is a unisex name, Husniya is a variant exclusive to females. Isra means "nocturnal journey" and derives from an Arabic word for "night travel."
Jumana, sometimes written as Jumanah, means "pearl" in Arabic. Khalida is the feminine form of the male name Khalid, which means "eternal" in Arabic. Layla means "night" in Arabic; this name is popular because of a fictional character in Arabian literature and a popular 1970 rock song. Shakira is the feminine form of the male name Shakir, which means "thankful" in Arabic.