Arabic Background

Arabic is the official language of at least 24 countries, spoken across the Middle East and North Africa. With 300 million current speakers it is used in countries such as Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, UAE, Syria and others. It has many dialects and varieties, one of them being the dialect of Mecca, spoken by Muhammad considered by Muslims the last prophet sent by God. In literature, Arabic is the mother tongue of Aladdin and Scheherazade in One Thousand and One Nights. As a part of Afro-Asiatic language family, Arabic is a Semitic language with its own alphabet called abjad, written from right-to-left. Parents all over the world choose from Arabic baby names because of their diverse usage, exotic ancestry, profound etymology and religious background.