by Basil Dragonstrike

Some time ago, while gathering names from

I have decided to expand that page, by adding name formations found in the first volume of

A quick overview of how Arabic names are formed: There are five different types of name elements. Note that not all names contain all five types, but those that are present are given in a specific order, regardless of which types are used --- except for a very few, odd names.

The first is what I shall call "Titular names." They originally were given out by

The second name element is the

Next is the

Fourth is the

Fifth and last comes the

The only formations I have found used for women's names are: A

One final note: the names used by caliphs, often called "throne names" are so complex, and so different from the name formations of ordinary people, that I have not included them in this list.

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TitularTitular + Titular

Titular + Titular + ism

Titular + Titular + ism + nasab based on a byname + byname +byname

Titular + kunya based on a byname

Titular + kunya + ism

Titular + kunya based on a byname + ism

Titular + kunya + ism + nasab

Titular + kunya based on a byname + ism + nasab

Titular + kunya based on a byname + ism + nasab based on a byname

Titular + kunya + ism + nasab + nasab

Titular + kunya + ism + nasab + nasab + nasab

Titular + kunya based on a byname + byname/ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab

Titular + kunya + ism + nasab + nasab based on a byname + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab based on a byname + byname

Titular + kunya + ism + nasab (possibly on a kunya)

Titular + kunya + ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + byname

Titular + kunya based on a byname + ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + byname

Titular + kunya + ism + nasab + nasab + byname

Titular + kunya + ism + nasab + nasab + byname + byname

Titular + kunya + ism + nasab + byname

Titular + kunya + ism + nasab (perhaps on a kunya) + byname + nasab

Titular + kunya + ism + nasab + byname +byname + byname

Titular + kunya based on a byname + nasab

Titular + kunya based on a byname + nasab based on a byname

Titular + kunya based on a byname +nasab + byname

Titular + kunya/ism + nasab + byname + byname

Titular + kunya/ism + byname

Titular + ism

Titular + ism + nasab

Titular + ism + nasab based on an Titular

Titular + ism + nasab based on a kunya

Titular + ism + nasab based on a kunya that's based on a byname

Titular + ism + nasab based on a byname

Titular + ism + nasab + nasab

Titular + ism + nasab + nasab + nasab

Titular + ism + nasab based on a kunya that's based on a byname+ nasab + nasab

Titular + ism + nasab based on a kunya + nasab based on a kunya based on a byname + nasab + nasab + nasab based on a Titular

Titular + ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + byname

Titular + ism + nasab + nasab based on a kunya + nasab based on a byname + byname

Titular + ism + nasab + nasab + byname

Titular + ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + byname

Titular + ism + nasab + nasab based on a byname + byname

Titular + ism + nasab based on a kunya + nasab + byname

Titular + ism + nasab + byname

Titular + ism + nasab (perhaps based on a kunya) + byname

Titular + ism + nasab + byname + nasab based on a byname

Titular + ism + nasab + byname + byname

Titular + ism + byname

Titular + nasab

Titular + nasab based on a byname

Titular + nasab + nasab

Titular + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab based on a byname

Titular + nasab + byname

Titular + nasab based on a byname + byname

Titular + nasab based on an Titular + byname

Titular + byname

Titular + byname + byname

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kunya

kunya based on a byname *

kunya + Titular + ism + nasab + byname

kunya + ism

kunya + ism

kunya based on a byname + ism

kunya + ism + nasab

kunya + ism + nasab based on an Titular

kunya + ism + nasab based on a kunya

kunya + ism + nasab based on a Titular

kunya based on a byname + ism + nasab

kunya + ism + nasab + nasab

kunya + ism + nasab + nasab based on a byname

kunya based on a byname + ism + nasab + nasab

kunya + ism + nasab + nasab + nasab

kunya + ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab based on a byname

kunya + ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab

kunya based on an ism

kunya + ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab + byname

kunya + ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab + byname

kunya + ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab based on a byname + byname

kunya + ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + byname

kunya based on a byname + ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + byname

kunya + ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + byname + byname

kunya + ism + nasab + nasab + nasab based on a byname + byname + byname

kunya + ism + nasab based on a kunya + nasab + nasab + byname + byname

kunya + ism + nasab + nasab + byname

kunya + ism + nasab based on a kunya + nasab + byname

kunya + ism?? + nasab + nasab + byname

kunya based on a byname + ism + nasab + nasab + byname

kunya + ism + nasab + nasab + byname + byname

kunya + ism + nasab based on a kunya + nasab + byname + byname

kunya + ism + nasab + nasab + byname + byname + byname + byname

kunya + ism + nasab + byname

kunya + ism + nasab based on a kunya + byname

kunya + ism + nasab based on a byname + byname

kunya based on a byname + ism + nasab + byname

kunya + ism + nasab + byname + byname

kunya + ism + nasab + byname + byname + byname

kunya + ism + byname

kunya + ism + byname + byname

kunya + nasab

kunya + nasab based on a kunya

kunya + nasab based on a byname

kunya/ism + nasab

kunya based on a byname + nasab based on a byname

kunya + nasab + nasab

kunya + nasab based on a kunya + nasab + nasab

kunya + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab

kunya + nasab based on a kunya + nasab + byname +byname

kunya + nasab + byname

kunya + nasab based on a kunya + byname

kunya + nasab based on a byname + byname

kunya/ism + nasab + byname

kunya + nasab + byname + byname

kunya + byname

kunya based on a byname + byname

kunya + byname + byname

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ism

ism + nasab

ism + nasab based on a kunya

ism + nasab based on a byname

ism + nasab based on a kunya that's based on a byname

ism + nasab based on an Titular

ism + nasab based on a Titular

ism + nasab + nasab

ism + nasab + nasab based on a Titular

ism + nasab + nasab based on a kunya

ism + nasab + nasab based on a byname

ism + nasab based on a Titular

ism + nasab based on a Titular

ism + nasab + nasab + nasab

ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab

ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab

ism + nasab + nasab based on an ism

ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab

ism + nasab based on a kunya + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab based on a byname

ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab + nasab based on a kunya + byname

ism + nasab + nasab based on an ism

ism + nasab + nasab + nasab + byname

ism + nasab + nasab + nasab based on a byname + byname

ism + nasab based on a kunya + nasab + nasab + byname

ism + nasab + nasab + byname

ism + nasab + nasab based on a Titular

ism + nasab +nasab based on a kunya + byname

ism + nasab + nasab based on a byname + byname

ism + nasab + nasab +byname + byname

ism + nasab + byname

ism + nasab based on a kunya + byname

ism + nasab (possibly based on a byname) + byname

ism + nasab based on a kunya + byname + byname

ism/byname + nasab + byname + byname

ism + byname

nasab

nasab based on a kunya

nasab based on a byname

nasab + byname

nasab based on a kunya + byname

nasab based on a byname + byname

byname

byname + nasab

byname + nasab based on a byname

byname + nasab based on a kunya

byname + byname

byname + byname + byname

other relationship + nasab based on a byname

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