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 (Includes Hindu,  Muslim, Kurdish, Jewish, Hebrew, Yiddish, Sephardic, Biblical)
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AFGHANISTAN

Names of politically, geographically or economically important cities of Afghanistan.

Aqchah 
Andhkvoy 
Asadabad 
Aybak 
Bagram 
Bahran Chah 
Baraki 
Bost 
Chaghcharan 
Charikar 
Delatam 
Eshkashem 
Faizabad 
Farah 
Gardez 
Gereshk 
Ghazni 
Ghurian 
Herat 
Jalalabad 
Jeyretan 
Kabul 
Kandahar 
Keleft 
Kheyrabad 
Kholm 
Khowst 

Konduz 
Kowt-e Ashrow 
Kunar 
Kushka 
Lashkar Gah 
Mahmud e Raq 
Mazar-e Sharif 
Mehtarlam 
Meymaneh 
Nawzad 
Orgun 
Pol-e Khomri 
Qal'eh-ye Now 
Qalat 
Samangan 
Sar-e Pol 
Sheberghan 
Shindand 
Shir Khan 
Shulgareh 
Taloquan 
Tarin Kowt 
Teyrawah 
Towraghondi 
Zaranj 
Zareh Sharan

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NAMES OF AFGHANISTAN
A few male and female names. Most names are Arabic with some Persian and Farsee.

LANGUAGES AND NAMES IN AFGHANISTANS
List of interesting male & female names

AFGHAN NAMES
Regularly updated, male & female names list

AFGHAN NAMES
Alphabetical listing...great for the Hounds!

AFGHAN TERRORIST NAME GENERATOR
Ever wanted to know what you'd be called if you were an Afghan terrorist?

ISHKASHMI-ENGLISH WORD LIST
Ishkashmi is a tongue spoken by roughly 2,000 inhabitants of the Gorno-Badakshan province of Tajikistan and the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.

NAMES OF CITIES IN AFGHANISTAN
List of names of politically, geographically or economically important cities of Afghanistan

ARABIA

ARAB & ISLAMIC NAMES
Some great names here for your hounds.

ARABIC NAMES
Masculine & feminine names - large lists.

ARABIC STAR NAMES
Many star names are of Arabic origin, most of which were used by other nations in the past following almost the same Arabic nomenclature.

ARABIC NAMES
Male & female

FIRST NAMES FROM ARABIC
Complete with meanings

ARAB NAMES
Each culture has its own naming conventions

ARABIC NAMES 
Long alphabetical list of names, with meanings

ARABIC WORDS & PHRASES
Long list of Arabic words with meanings

ARABIC MALE NAMES 
List of male given names

MASCULINE ARABIC NAMES
Fabulous list of male Arabic names!

ARABIC FEMALE NAMES 
List of female given names

ENGLISH WORDS FROM ARABIC
Lots of wonderful words!

FEMININE ARABIC NAMES
Some really lovely names here, with meanings

NAMES OF ARAB RULERS
Good list of names

ARABIC/MUSLIM NAMES
Arabic is the main language of eighteen countries (about 180 million people) and is the sixth most commonly spoken language worldwide.

BANGLADESH

NAMES OF CITIES IN BANGLADESH
List of names of cities of Bangladesh

NAMES OF BANGLADESHIS
List of names of important Bangladeshis

NAMES OF INDIA
Includes names of Emperors, Male, Female, Nature, Surnames, Hindu Triad, Vedic Triad, Gods, Goddesses, Groups of Deities, Minor Deities, Demons, Leaders, Sikhs,  Planets, Buddhism, Jainism, Sri Lanka, & Maldives

IRAN

IRANIAN/PERSIAN NAMES 
As the country is strongly Islamic, many Arabic Muslim names are commonly used. Male, Female, Surnames, Titles, and Sassanids

IRANIAN NAMES
Comprehensive list of Iranian/Persian names from different categories

NAMES OF CITIES IN IRAN
List of names of important cities of Iran

NAMES OF RULERS AND DYNASTIES OF PERSIA (IRAN)
Rulers and dynasties of Iran from the period of the Medesto the present

MALE & FEMALE PERSIAN NAMES
Our own on-line list of lovely Persian names!

ANCIENT PERSIAN NAMES
Names from famous people that lived in the former Persia and/or were part of the great Persian Empire (usually the Kings or their relatives)

ANCIENT PERSIAN NAMES
List of male names

PERSIAN NAMES
Some male & female Persian names of our own

ORIGINAL PERSIAN NAMES
Persian Names for Boys and Girls with Meanings

PHOENICIAN NAMES
The cities of Phoenicia were dominated by the Egyptians, Amorites, the Hyksos, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans at various times in their long history. 

PERSIAN GODDESSES
List of names with full descriptions

PERSIAN DEITIES
List of names of deities from Persia (Iran)

PERSIAN BABY NAMES
Small list of lovely names with meanings

PERSIAN NAMES
1000's of Iranian names

PERSIAN NAMES
Zoroastrian names

IRAQ

NAMES OF CITIES IN IRAQ
List of names of modern cities, important towns, & ancient cities of Iraq
ISRAEL
NAMES OF CITIES IN ISRAEL
List of names of cities of Israel

VARIOUS JEWISH NAMES
These lists of contain Israeli and Jewish male and female names. Most of them are likely to be Hebrew.

NAMES OF RABBIS IN PIRKEI AVOT
These names represent a mix of classical Hebrew and Aramaic names as well as some Greek names of the 2nd Century

HEBREW NAMES
Super names from the Catholic Encyclopaedia.

HEBREW NAMES
Baby names - definitions and etymology

HEBREW & BIBLE NAMES
Published in the late 1800s, it contains more than 2,500 Bible and Bible-related proper names and their meanings.

MEDIEVAL JEWISH NAMES
Long list of Biblical Names used by Medieval Jews

JEWISH SURNAMES 
The Israeli government encourages people to use Hebraicised names but many surnames still retain Germanic or Slavonic forms.

BIBLICAL JEWISH NAMES
Long list of male & female names

YIDDISH NAMES
Jewish people have lived in many different places around the world and the indigenous names of those countries are also used, often in a Yiddish form. Lists of male & female names

MODERN JEWISH NAMES
Although traditional Biblical names are still popular with Jewish families, revivals of old Hebrew names and coinages from modern Hebrew are becoming more common, especially with Israelis. Male & female names with meanings

FIRST NAMES FROM HEBREW
Great list of names, with meanings

PAKISTAN

NAMES OF INDIA
Includes names of Emperors, Male, Female, Nature, Surnames, Hindu Triad, Vedic Triad, Gods, Goddesses, Groups of Deities, Minor Deities, Demons, Leaders, Sikhs,  Planets, Buddhism, Jainism, Sri Lanka, & Maldives

NAMES OF CITIES IN PAKISTAN
List of names of major cities of Pakistan

KHOWAR ENGLISH DICTIONARY AND WORD LIST
Khowar is an Indo-European language spoken by approximately 250,000 native speakers in Chitral, which is in the far North West corner of Pakistan

PAKISTANI NAMES
Indian Muslim, Pakistani and Bangladeshi names are mostly of Arabic origin with some Persian (Farsee) borrowings. List of male, female and surnames

TURKEY

16TH CENTURY TURKISH TITLES AND BYNAMES
Interesting idea with explanations

TURKISH NAMES
Extensive list of names, male & female

TURKISH NAMES
Ottoman Turkish names found in sixteenth century court records

SIXTEENTH-CENTURY TURKISH NAMES
Complete names, with important information about the bearers

TURKISH NAMES
Male & female with meanings

TURKISH BOY NAMES
No fancy web design - just 67 names

TURKISH NAMES
Long alphabetical list of names, with meanings

TURKISH NAMES 
List of Male, Female, Surnames, and names of Rulers

TURKISH NAMES
This is a list of personal-given names in Turkish.

COUNTRY NAMES IN TURKISH
Australia becomes Avustralya etc, with pronunciations

MIDDLE EAST RELATED NAMES

101 NAMES OF AHURAMAZDA (Zoroastrian)
From the Khordeh Avesta and their meanings

ZORASTERIAN DEITIES 
List of ancient deities

KURDISH NAMES
Male & female, extensive list

KURDISH NAMES 
Only a handful so far

SUMERIAN KING LIST
The term "Sumerian" is actually an exonym , first applied by the Akkadians. A long list of names

SUMERIAN DICTIONARY
The Sumerian language is one of the oldest languages. This lists some of the common words, with meanings

SEPHARDIC NAMES
Long list of Sephardic Names Translated Into English From
Arabic, Aramaic, Berber, German, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hebrew Biblical, Hebrew Talmud, Italian, Latin, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, & Yiddish

MUSLIM NAMES
Some male & female Muslim names of our own, with meanings.

NAMES FOR MUSLIM CHILDREN
Huge list of names here

MUSLIM NAMES
Huge alphabetical list of some really great names!

MALE MUSLIM NAMES
Long list of names, with meanings!

MUSLIM NAMES
List of Female Muslim Names and their Meanings 

MUSLIM NAMES OF NATURE
Muslin names relating to nature

MIDDLE EASTERN NAMES FOR BELLY DANCERS
This is fun - some really great names though!

MIDDLE EASTERN FEMALE NAMES
Some interesting & exciting names & their meanings

MIDDLE EASTERN MALE NAMES
A list of super unusual names & their meanings

NAMES OF KIRGHIZSTAN
The present inhabitants are mainly Turkic-speaking nomads, descendents of the Mongols who took control of much of Asia in the C13th. The Kirghiz region was annexed by Russia in 1864. Male, female & surnames

ANDALUSIAN NAMES
Given names, place names etc, Great!

CANAANITE AND UGARITIC NAMES
Male & female names & Deities from the Ancient Middle East

BABYLONIAN AND AKKADIAN NAMES
Great list of powerful names of the Ancient Middle East

POPULAR MUSLIM NAMES IN GUYANA
List of names of Turkish, Iranian, Persian & Arabic origin, with meanings

MUSLIM NAMES IN JAZZ
Good list of real Muslim names related to Jazz

NAMES OF FAMOUS MUSLIMS
An incomplete list of prominent and famous (or infamous) people who are Muslims followers of Islam. It includes many historical and modern personalities

MUSLIM NAMES
Arabic, Egyptian, Persian, Turkish and Muslim baby names.

 

| Afghanistan | Arabia | Bangladesh | Iran (Persia) | Iraq | Israel | Pakistan | Turkey |
 (Includes Hindu,  Muslim, Kurdish, Jewish, Hebrew, Yiddish, Sephardic, Biblical)
| Related Links | Names Master List |

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