Other Origin(s):Persian
Meaning:City dweller
If you're looking to honor baby' Arabic or Persian heritage, you're sure to be intrigued by the boy's name Shahrazad. Strong and sophisticated, it derives from Sheherezade, meaning "city dweller." Even if you're not a city mouse, this pick will bring out baby's adventurous side, inspiring them to explore different cultures and languages. Shahrazad is also shared with the legendary Persian queen and narrator of The Book of One Thousand and One Nights. Her stories were the prequel to the Disney-adapted Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Aladdin, and the Magic Lamp. Plus, you'll have your pick of adorable nicknames, from Shah and Raz to quirky Zadie.
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