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

List of Names Banned in Saudi Arabia (KSA)

50 Baby Names Banned in Saudi Arabia - Check your Name Now!-SaudiExpatriate.com

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

50 Baby Names Banned in Saudi Arabia

 

Why these names are banned in Saudi Arabia?

The Civil Status Department had reported that some of the names were banned because they were not inline with “social traditions.” in the kingdom and the others were apparently banned because of religious connotations

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.

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Here is the List of 50 Names Banned in Saudi Arabia:

Malak

Abdul Ati

Abdul Nasser

Abdul Mosleh

Nabi

Nabiya

Emir

Somu

Al-Mamlaka

Malika

Mamlaka

Tabaraka

Nardeen

Maya

Linda

Randa

Basmalah

Tuleen

Arm

Nareej

Rital

Als

Sandi

Rama

Maleen

Eleen

Alas

Ainar

Loran

Malkiteena

Lareen

Kibriyal

Laureen

Binyameen

Narees

Yara

Sitaf

Aileen

Loland

Tilaj

Barah

Abdul Nabi

Abdul Rasool

Jibreel

Abdul Mo’een

Abrar

Milak

Aiman

Bayan

Baseel

Rilam

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