Names & Meanings of Shrines
THE DERIVATION AND SIGNIFICANCE OF NAMES ADOPTED BY SHRINE TEMPLES
AAD--- An Ancient Tribe of men standing seven feet or more, frequently mentioned in the Koran.
AAHMES--- It is the name of two Pharoahs, the meaning of which is "the moon is born."
ABBA--- Father (Aramaic, not Arabic)
ABDALLAH--- Personal name meaning "servant of God."
ABOU BEN ADHEM--- Personal name in narrative poem by Leigh Hunt.
ABOU SAAD--- Good fortune.
ABU BEKR--- The name of a friend and follower of Mohammed, the meaning of which is said to be
"father of the camel's foal."
ACACIA--- Biblical name of a tree.
ACCA--- A port on the west coast of Israel.
AFIFI--- A characteristic of a woman who is virtuous and refains from anything crude of vulgar.
AHMED--- One of Mohammed's names according to the Koran.
AINAD--- Presumably geographical name meaning "spring of AD" or "obstinacy".
AKDAR--- Mightier or mightiest, fates or powers.
ALADDIN--- Personal name, technically meaning one who has a high religious standing.
AL AMIN--- The faithful.
AL ASKA--- The Great Land
AL AZHAR--- The most flourishing.
AL BAHR--- The sea.
AL BEDOO--- The Bedouins or those who live in the open.
ALCAZAR--- Spanish name meaning "castle" or "citadel."
AL CHYMIA--- Alchemy
ALEE--- Perhaps "Ali", father--- in--- law of Mohammed.
ALEPPO--- A city in Syria.
ALGERIA--- Province in northern Africa.
ALHAMBRA--- Fortress of Granada with walls of a reddish color.
ALI GHAN--- God is Guardian.
AL KADER--- Probably Al Kadir, the Powerful; or the Mighty: one of the Koranic names for Allah.
AL KALY--- Turkish word for "costly rug".
AL KORAN--- The sacred book of the Mohammedans.
AL MALAIKAH--- Arabic word for "the angles."
ALMAS--- Arabic word meaning "diamond."
AL MENAH--- The port.
ALOHA--- Hawaiian meaning affection or compassion.
AL SHAMAL--- The North.
AL SIHAH--- A Moslem sect, "the perfect ones."
ALZAFAR--- The Victory. In ancient times the capital of the Himyar kingdon; now a group of ruins
in southern Yemen.
AMARA--- A building.
AMRAN--- Name of a town in the country of Yemen.
ANAH--- Unidentified; in Arabic "ana" is the pronoun "I".
ANEZEH--- A very powerful tribe of Bedouins.
ANSAR--- The helpers; title of the believers of Medina who assisted Mohammed after the flight from
ANTIOCH--- Name of a city in Asia Minor; also famous city in North Syria.
ARAB--- A native of Arabia.
ARABA--- A small town in Saudi Arabia.
ARABIA--- Peninsula of southern Asia.
ARARAT--- A mountain in Armenia where, tradition says. Noah's Ark landed.