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50 Baby Names Banned in Saudi Arabia – Check your Name Now!

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Saudi Arabian Government releases 50 Names that should be not used for calling anyone in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The main reason of banning these 50 names is that these names contradict Saudi’s religion and culture.

50 Baby Names Banned in Saudi Arabia - Check your Name Now!-SaudiExpatriate.com
Names such as Elaine, Alice and Linda are not allowed anymore. According to the Ministry, most of the banned names are considered foreign and do not fit Saudi culture. Other names, considered “blasphemous”, are those with royal connotations. Not all banned names have an explanation for being banned and are open to speculations, writes the Independent.
Here is the List of 50 Names Banned in Saudi Arabia:

Abd Al-Ati

Abd Al-Maslah

Abd Al-Mueen

Abd Al-Nabi

Abd Al-Nasser

Abd Al-Rassul

Abrar

Al-Mamlaka

Alice

Amir

Aram

Barah

Basmla

Basseel

Bayan

Benjamin

Eline

Eynar

Gabrielle

Iman

Kebrel

Larine

Lauren

Linda

Malak

Malika

Maline

Malktina

Mamlaka

Mankhar

Maya

Nabi

Naniya

Nardine

Narine

Poland

Rama

Randa

Reelam

Rital

Sandy

Setaf

Sumu

Tabarak

Taline

Tilaj

Yara

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