Foreign Names in Arabic

Foreign Names in Arabic

Over 400,000 entries

Covers orthographic variants and common errors

Variants ranked by importance

Overview

Processing non-Arab names in Arabic script presents significant linguistic challenges, both in transcribing from Latin to Arabic (arabization), such as Abramovitz to أبراموفيتز, as well as romanizing Arabic to Latin script, such as أبراموفيتز or ابراموفيتز and others to Abramovitz.

Through an international collaboration effort including Arabic name specialists, CJKI has developed new techniques for the collection, validation and attestation of non-Arab names written in Arabic, and has compiled a Database of Foreign Names in Arabic, referred to as DAFNA. The database currently covers over 400,000 such names and their variants, and can be expanded to approximately 1.4 million entries if unusual spellings and potential variants are included. The final database will intentionally include linguistically invalid entries and spelling mistakes to ensure that using the database will result in high recall when doing matching.

Foreign Names in Arabic
IDSUB_IDNameArabic
661661Aadlandأدلاند
661662Aadlandادلاند
661701Aakerأكر
661702Aakerاكر
661741Aalfsألفس
661742Aalfsالفس
661801Aaltoألتو
661802Aaltoالتو
661821Aaltonenألتونين
661822Aaltonenالتونين
661831Aalvikألفيك
661832Aalvikالفيك
661871Aanstadأنستاد
661872Aanstadانستاد
661881Aanyaأنيا
661882Aanyaانيا
661883Aanyaأنيه
661884Aanyaانيه
282431Aaranأران
282432Aaranاران
661941Aarhusأرهوس
661942Aarhusارهوس
661951Aarickأريك
661952Aarickاريك
661961Aarikaأريكا
661962Aarikaاريكا
662021Aaroeأرو
662022Aaroeارو
346251Aaronأرون
346252Aaronارون
662031Aarondaأروندا
662032Aarondaاروندا
482551Aaronsأرونس
482552Aaronsارونس
298441Aaronsonأرونسون
298442Aaronsonارونسون
662131Aarronأرون
662132Aarronارون
662141Aarsأرس
662142Aarsارس
662171Aartunأرتون
662172Aartunارتون
662201Aarynأرين
662202Aarynارين
662231Aasebyأسبي
662232Aasebyاسبي
501771Aasenأسين
501772Aasenاسين
662291Aavangأفانغ
662292Aavangافانغ
662293Aavangأفانج
662294Aavangافانج
662411Abacherliأباتشرلي
662412Abacherliاباتشرلي
662413Abacherliأباشرلي
662414Abacherliاباشرلي
662451Abacosأباكوس
662452Abacosاباكوس
662481Abadanأبادان
662482Abadanابادان
662561Abagailأباغيل
662562Abagailاباغيل
662563Abagailأباجيل
662564Abagailاباجيل
662591Abajoأباجو
662592Abajoاباجو
662631Abalanأبالان
662632Abalanابالان
662651Abalineأبالين
662652Abalineابالين
662821Abanillaأبانيلا
662822Abanillaابانيلا
662851Abanoأبانو
662852Abanoابانو
662881Abantoأبانتو
662882Abantoابانتو
421001Abarcaأباركا
421002Abarcaاباركا
663001Abascalأباسكال
663002Abascalاباسكال
663031Abasoloأباسولو
663032Abasoloاباسولو
663061Abatiellأباتيل
663062Abatiellاباتيل
663111Abattiأباتي
663112Abattiاباتي
405831Abbateأباتي
405832Abbateاباتي
663231Abberleyأبيرلي
663232Abberleyابيرلي
663241Abberlyأبيرلي
663242Abberlyابيرلي
663271Abbertأبيرت
663272Abbertابيرت
663321Abbettأبيت
663322Abbettابيت
663541Abbidأبيد
663542Abbidابيد
663561Abbiegailأبيغيل
663562Abbiegailابيغيل
663563Abbiegailأبيجيل
663564Abbiegailابيجيل
Name: Non-Arab name
Arabic: Arabic transcription of non-Arab name

Practical Applications

DAFNA can be used for a variety of applications, including:

Machine translation

Compliance and risk management

Variant normalization

Information retrieval and query processing

Named-entity recognition and extraction

Related Resources

Database of Arab Names

Arab personal names and their romanized variants

Arab Names in Arabic

Arab personal names and their Arabic script variants

Place Names in Arabic

Arab and Western place names and their variants