Here we have gathered collection of some popular Afghan girl names used now a day. The list contains names, their meanings and their origin. The list is divided in alphabetic order from a to z.

A

 Afarin   Praise, applause, well done!.  Persian/Dari
Ambrin (عمبرين)  Scent, The Sky  Pashto
 Anosha / Anoosha  Delighted.  Persian/Dari
 Alima / Aleema  Exalted, omniscient. Arabic
 Aliah  High, excellent.  Arabic
 Aroos  Bride. Arabic
Angeza Reason, Logic Pashto
Ariana Land of Arians (Arian – Noble / Pure) Pashto
 Azadah  Free (born), noble, free from care.  Persian/Dari
 Azin  Decoration.  Persian/Dari

B

Badrai (بدري) Name of Fairy in a famous Fairy Tale (Saiful Malook o Badri Jamala Shaperai), Some people think it is related to the Arabic word “Badr” meaning New Moon. Pashto
Bakhtawara (بختوره) Lucky Pashto
Balbala (بلبله) Name of Bird; Bulbul; Nightingale Pashto
Barsala (برساله) Eyelashes Pashto
Behnaz Best coquetry. Persian/Dari
Bibi Rokhana (بي بي روښانه) Rokhana – Bright Pashto
Brekhna / Breshna (بريښنا) Lightning Pashto
Belqis / Belqees Queen of Saba.  Arabic
Bina / Beena not blind, clear – sighted.  Persian/Dari
Boostan Garden, orchard.  Persian/Dari

C

Chaman Lawn, grass. Pashto

D

Diwa (ډيوه) Candle / Light Pashto
Durkhanai (درخانئي) Heroine of Famous Folk Tale (Adam Khan aw Durkhanai) Pashto
Darya Sea. Persian/Dari
Delruba Charming. Pashto
Donya / Dunia World.  Arabic
Dorakhshan Bright, brilliant.  Persian/Dari
Durdana / Dordana Garden, orchard.  Persian/Dari

E

Ehteram Respect, honor.  Arabic
Elaha Goddess. Arabic
Elham Inspiration. Arabic

F

Farishta (فرشته) Angel Arabic+Pashto
Farah Joy, hapiness, cheerfulness. Arabic
Farahnaz Joy. Arabic+Pashto
Farzana Wise or learned(person). Pashto
Fawzia Triumphant, successful, victorious. Arabic
Firoozah / Feroza Turquoise. Pashto + Persian
Forozan Luminous, bright. Persian/Dari

G

Gabina (ګبينه) Honey Pashto
Gul Ghutai (ګل غوټې) Blooming Flower Bud Pashto
Gul Mina (ګل مينه) Gul – Flower, Mina – Love Pashto
Gul Panrha (ګل پاڼه) Flower Petal Pashto
Gulpari Flower angel. Pashto
Gul Warin (ګل ورين) Derived from Gulwari (the one who sprinkles flower) Pashto
Gulalai (ګلالئ) Beautiful Flower Buds Pashto
Gulriz / Gulrez not blind, clear – sighted.  Persian/Dari
Gulnar (ګلنار) Flower from Fire Pashto

H

Helai (هيلئ) Swan Pashto
Hina (حنه) Liver., Used for denoting closeness of individual to oneself Pashto
Husay (هوسئ) Gazelle / Deer Pashto
Homa Phoenix, A bird from fables (symbolizes good omen) Pashto
Homaira One who strives to achieve her utmost best. Arabic

I

Ilham / Ilhaam Inspiration. Arabic
Iman Faith.  Arabic

J

Jabin / Jabeen Forehead, brow. Pashto
Jannat Paradise, Heaven.  Arabic
Jahan-Ara Adornment of the world.  Persian/Dari

K

Kashmala (کشماله) Kashmali – Basilica, a Certain Flower Pashto
Khaista / Shaista (ښائسته) Beautiful Pashto
Khaperai / Shaperai (ښاپېرئ) Fairy Pashto
Kochai (کوچې) Nomad Pashto
Khushbakht Lucky, happy, presperous. Persian/Dari
Khush Bakhta (خوش بخته) One with happy luck Pashto
Kharo (ښارو) Bird (Maino) Pashto
Kamelah Perfect, complete.  Arabic
Khojasta Happy, auspicious.  Persian/Dari

L

Laila (ليلۍ) Beloved Pashto
Lemar Sun, sunrise. Pashto
Lily / lili A flower (زنبق) or ( سوسن سفید). Latin
Lema (ليمه) Eye Pashto
Ladan / Laadan Nasturtium flower. Persian/Dari
Latifa / Lateefa Pretty, gentle, sweet, pleasantry  Persian/Dari

M

Mahjabin (ماه جبين) Face as bright as moon Pashto
Mahzala (ماه ځاله) Brightness of Moon Pashto
Malala / Malalai (ملالئ Sad, Melancholic, Heroine of Famous Maiwand Battle against British Pashto
Malghalara (ملغلره) Pearl Pashto
Mahrooz Who has face like moon. Persian/Dari
Mina (مينه) Love Pashto
Mahnaz The moon’s glory.  Persian/Dari
Mahnoosh Drink of the moon.  Persian/Dari

N

Naghma (نغمه) Melody Arabic
Nangialai (ننګيالئ) Honorable Pashto
Natkai (نتکې) Jewellery Piece for Nose Pashto
Nazanina (نازنينه) pretty, Whimy Pashto
Nazia Mincing, lackadaisical, Friend. Persian/Dari
Noshin / Nosheen Sweet. Pashto
Nabila / Nabeelah Noble, generous, highborn.  Arabic
Nasrin / Nasreen A flower (a wild rose).  Persian/Dari
Nilofar / Niloofar A flower, water-lily  Persian/Dari

O

Orbala (اوربله) Firefly Pashto
Orzala (اورژاله) Brightness of Fire Pashto
Obaida Tittle servant. Arabic
Ozra Virgin, maiden.  Arabic
Oranos Uranus, One of the 9 solar plannets.  Persian/Dari

P

Palwasha (پلوشه) Light Ray of Moon, Fresh Grass Pashto
Panra (پاڼه) Leaf Pashto
Pari warsh (پريورش) Like a fairy Pashto
Parkha (پرخه) Dew Pashto
Pashmina (پشمينه) Woollen type of cloth, old historic name with Zoroastrian origins Pashto
Poonah A flower, pennyroyal Persian/Dari
Peghra (پېغره) To Praise Pashto
Parisa Like a Fairy  Persian/Dari
Parwin / Parveen Pleiades, Group of Seven Stars.  Persian/Dari

Q

Qamar-Gul Flower of moon. Arabic-Pashto
Qasima / Qaseema Participant, distributor. Arabic
Qodisa / Qudsia Holy, celestial.  Arabic

R

Ranrha (رڼا) Light Pashto
Rekhmina / Reshmina (ريښمينه) Silken Pashto
Reshtina (ريښتينه) Truthful Pashto
Roshina (روشينه) One who gives light Pashto
Raihana / Rayhana A flower, sweet basil. Arabic
Rahela One who travels. Arabic
Rahil / Raheel Wife of the Prophet Yaqub (Jacob). In the Bible she is mentioned as Rachel. Arabic
Roya Dream, vision.  Persian/Dari
Robina / Robeena Bright fame. English
Rokhsar / Rukhsar cheek, face.  Persian/Dari
Rowaida / Ruwaida Walking gently. Arabic

S

Shandana (شاندانه) Marvelous, Royal fruit Pashto
Shanzai (شانزئ) A tree of paradise
Shazmina (شازمينه) Too much love Pashto
Sherin (شېرين) Very sweet, alternate forms Sherinai, Sherina Pashto
Shinkai (شينکئ) Greenish Pashto
Silai / Selai (سيلئ) Wind Pashto
Spalmay (سپلمئ) A plant usually found in arid zones Pashto
Sparghai (سپرغئ) Firespark or Ember Pashto
Spezala (سپېځله) Talented Pashto
Spogmai / Spozhmai / Uzhmakai (سپوږمئ / سپوژمئ) Moon Pashto
Storai (ستورئ) Star Pashto
Shahnaz The pride of the King. Persian/Dari
Shahr-Naz The pride of town. Persian/Dari
Shalizah A persian weman name. Persian/Dari
Shima / Sheema Girl’s name in Persian literature. Persian/Dari
Soraya / Soraia / Suraya Pleiades (star cluster). Arabic
Soozan / Sozan / Suzan Burning, smarting, fervent. Persian/Dari

T

Tabana (تعبانه) Bright moonlight Pashto
Talwasa (تل وسه) As in may you always live Pashto
Tanima (تنيمه) Wave of sea Pashto
Tahminah A female character in Shahnameh, Rustam’s wife. Persian/Dari
Torpekay / Torpikai Black hair. Pashto

U

Ugay (اوګئ) Kind of Necklace Pashto
Uzma Greatest, magnificent. Arabic

V

Vahida Unique, Matchless. Arabic

W

Wagma (وږمه) Breeze (Good Smell) Pashto
Wajia (وجيه) Eminent, distinguished, honoured, illustrious. Arabic
Brekhna / Breshna (بريښنا) Lightning Pashto
Warda (ورده) Rose
Wawrina (واورينه) Snow white Pashto
Wranga (وړنګه) Ray of Light Pashto
Wreshmin (ورېشمين) Silken Pashto

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Y

Yagana Unique, single, one, only.  Persian/Dari
Yasmin / Yasmeen Jasmine. Arabic

Z

Zakia (زکيه) Intelligent Arabic
Zar Mina (زرمينه) Zar – Gold, Mina – Love Pashto
Ziba / Zeba Beautiful Persian/Dari
Zarin / Zarrin, Zareena (زرينه) Golden. Persian/Dari
Zarka (زرقه) Elegant Bird (Crane) Pashto
Zari Brocaded Silk. Persian/Dari
Zartaj / Zartash (زرتاج) Gold Crown Pashto
Zhalai (ژالئ) Hail Pashto
Zufash (زفاش) When light spreads over the world Pashto
Zubaida Marigold, prime. Arabic
Zulaikha / Zuleikha The name of the wife of ancient Egyptian prime minister (Potiphar) in ancient times who afterwards fell in love with Josef prophet. Arabic

 

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