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Names and Titles in Arabic Culture Posted by on Oct 19, 2017

In the Arab World الوَطَن العَرَبِي or العَالَم العَرَبِي, choosing a name for a newborn is in the main influenced by religion, that is it is always Islamic and derived from Arabic language. Some name their babies after a famous or influential person, some after an elder family member, and others follow what is à…

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English Names and Their Arabic Counterparts Posted by on May 2, 2010

There are many names that are common between the Arab world and the West. These names are mainly names of prophets (أنبياء) and messengers (رسل) mentioned in the Bible (الكتاب المقدس) and the Qur’an (القرآن). Some names are the same in English and Arabic, e.g. ‘Adam’, while others are different, e.g. ‘David’. In this post…

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