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The meaning of Arabian club names

I think somebody said Al-Ahly means National,but what does Al-Ain,Al-Ittihad and so on mean?
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National is the common translation to Ahly, but I think it is inaccurate. "Public" IMO is more accurate.

Ittihad literally means union, but in context it should be translated to "united".

Shabab means youth

Nassr means victory

Hilal means crescent

al-Ain is the name of the town. It means eye/well (in this instance the latter is meant, since al-Ain is part of the Buraimi oasis)

Wohda means unity

Sha'ab means "the people"

Nejmeh means star

Tadamon means solidarity

Ta'awon means co-operation

Ittifaq means agreement

list me some names and I'll translate them

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Zamalek is the name of an upmarket district in central Cairo.

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Egyptian club names:

Ahly = National SC (The club got this name because it was the first Egyptian club created for the Egyptian people, and didn't allow British people/players to join)

Zamalek = Name of a district in Cairo, but the club HQ isnt even located in Zamalek, rather in "Meet Okba"

Ismaily = Refers to Egyptian city Ismaileya

El Masry = A club from the city of Port Saeed, the name translates to "The Egyptian"

Ittihad Al Sakandary = Alexandria United

Mansoura = City of Mansoura

Baladeyet El Mahala = Named after the city of Mehala

Ghazl El Mahala = Named after a company that is based within the city of Mehala

ENPPI = Named after an Egyptian Petroleoum company

Arab Contractors = Named after an Egyptian contracting company famous in the ME and Africa.

Geish = Translates to "The Army" (club owned by the Egyptian army)

Haras el Hedood = Translates to "The Coast Gaurds" (a club also owned by the Egyptian army)

......... many others


Egyptian soccer lately saw the rise of many company owned football clubs/teams, because those companies are very profitable and can afford to pay good money for the players, as opposed to public clubs owned by the individual cities.
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I think somebody said Al-Ahly means National,but what does Al-Ain,Al-Ittihad and so on mean?
Al Ain literally means "The Eye" but in this case it's a name of a city here in the United Arab Emirates which the football club represents.

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Some other famous Arabian team names:

Tunisia:

Taraji = Esperance in French, or roughly "the hope"

Al Afreeki = The African

El Nejm = The Star (Etoile du sahel)

.. most of the rest are names of locations in Tunisia

Moroccan

Rajaa = "Hope" as well, roughly.. Although in literal Arabic its more like "Request"

Jaysh El Malaky = The Royal army

El Wedad = I have no clue how to translate this..

... same, most of the rest follow names of cities in Morocco (Marakech, Agadir, Rabat, etc)..

UAE

Al Wahda = Unity/United

Al Sharka = city of Sharjah

Al Nasr = Victory

Al Ahly = National (this is Ahly of Dubai, obviously diff from Ahly cairo/jeddah, etc)

Al Jazera = The island

Al Shabab = the youth

Bani Yas = name of a place in the UAE

Al Emarat = Emirates
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I think somebody said Al-Ahly means National,but what does Al-Ain,Al-Ittihad and so on mean?
Now you tell me what do Croatian clubs name mean

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Al-Mina'a = Port
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya = Air Force
Al-Shorta = Police
Al-Shula = The Flare
Amana = The Fidelity
Babylon = Ancient Land in Iraq
Esteghlal Baghdad = Independence
Jaish = Army
Kahraba'a = Electricity
Kut = Old Palace
Nafit = Oil
Nafit Al-Janoub = The South Oil
Ramadi = Gray
Salah Al-Deen = Salah Al-Deen is a name of one of the Greatest Muslims leaders.
Sina'a = Industry
Talaba = Students
Zakho or Zaxo = City in Iraq (Kurdistan) when Rome Defeated by Persians.

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Dinamo Zagreb - Dinamo is a name given to the club by the Communists after World War 2,a dinamo is a part of the bike.

Hajduk Split - the Hajduci(Hajduks in english I think) were bandits.

Kamen Ingrad - Kamen Ingrad is an company.

Pula Staro Češko - Pula is an city,Staro Češko is a beer.

Inter Zaprešić- the club was recently renamed Inter by the fans(because of the italian Inter),but the club was before called INKER and before that Jugokeramika,which were chemistry company's.Zaprešić is a suburb of Zagreb and it used to be a barough in Zagreb,but it recently got the status of city.

Cibalia - Cibalia was the Roman name for the city of Vinkovci.

Varteks Varaždin - Varteks is a company from the city of Varaždin.

Segesta Sisak - Segesta was the Roman name for the city of Sisak.

Međimurje Čakovec - Međimurje is a province in Croatia.Čakovec is a city.

Marsonia - Marsonia was an Roman name for the city of Slavonski Brod.

Mladost Buzin - Mladost means youth,Buzin is an barough in Zagreb.
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Here in Jordan 99% of clubs named after where they come from, Faisaly named after king Faisal, Jazeera = the island.

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