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21 Annoying Arabic turned Western Nicknames

HUMANITY CAN WAIT

It’s one thing when people ask their friends to call them with a cute and abbreviated nickname, but when they turn their profound Arabic names into ridiculously meaningless English nicknames then you should probably greet them with a punch in the face!

 

1) ‘A’esha is Ayyeesha

ayyeesha

 

2) Ali becomes Al

al

 

3) Amira wants to be called Amy

amy

 

4) Bandar is now Benny

benny

 

5) Barghouthi signs it as Bargo

bARGO

 

6) Dawood ain’t no David

david

 

7) Haneen wants to be Hannah

hannah

 

8) Ibrahim has become Ibra

ibra

 

9) Izdihar shortens it to Izzy

izzy

 

10) Jawaher translates it to Jewels

jewels

 

11) Khalid is Kali/Kal

kali

 

12) Mariam introduces herself as Mary

mary

 

13) Muhammad is the classic Moe

 

 

14) Nooh is Noah

noah

 

15) Noura became Nora

nora

 

16) Osama Americanizes it to Sam

sam2

 

17) Qustandi  somehow becomes Coasti

coasti

 

18) Rumzi is now Ramsey

ramsey

 

19) Shadi changes to Shawdee

shawdee

 

20) Yousef is Joe / Josef

joe

 

21) Zakkaria is Zack

Zack

 

Did we miss any nicknames that really annoy you? Let us know what they are in the comments below!