"We want a Muslim name for a baby girl. What are the best ones, please?"
Names for kids are among the most popular searches on the Internet these days. Everyone is interested in names, especially new parents trying to come up with the "perfect name" for their child. Muslims care about this more than anyone else.
Bismillah Rahman Raheem. Allahu 'Alim. Allah has all Knowledge. This is a good questions. But exactly what does Islam say about "Muslim Names"?
We think of names like "Abdullah (slave of God)" or "Amatullah (female slave of God)"; "Abdurahman (slave of Merciful God)"; "Noor Udeen (light of the religion)", as being "Muslim names".
So you may surprised to learn - there are no real "official Muslim names".
But many of these types of names were already in use before the time of the prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
However, we Muslims like to look for are names for our children with nice meanings or names to remind of certain qualities we hope for in our kids.
With that in mind, we offer some names we've been told have meanings of names (for girls) in Arabic like:
Afaaf - chaste, pure * Aishah – alive * Aliyah – high status & eminence * Aminah – at peace, fearless * Arwa – feminine of wa’l beautiful and radiant * Asma’ – elegance, loftiness * Basmah – happy expression * Juwayriyah – prophet's wife * Rahmah – mercy, compassion * Raniyah – fixed gaze * Razaan – dignified * Reem – white gazelle * Sarah – heartfelt joy * Shaima (Shayma) – virtueous * Zaynab – prefumed tree
Here's a list of some of the best names suggested to us (and you can share):
|Afaaf (chaste, pure)||Aliyah (high status, eminence)|
|Aminah (fearless, peace of mind)||Arwa (beautiful, radiant)|
|Asma (elegant)||Ayesha [Aisha], (lively)|
|Basmah (happy, smiling)|
|Habiba (beloved)||Hafsa (Umar's daughter)|
|Hajir (superior, excellent)||Hala [hilal] (new moon)|
|Hana (happy)||Hasna (most beautiful)|
|Hayfa (soft, gentle)||Helima (very tender)|
|Maymoonah (blessed woman)||Maryam (exalted)|
|Imam (leader)||Isra (traveler)
|Iman (faith, trust)||Israt (gentle, pure)
||Jamal (handsome [male])
||Jazlyn (a name)
|Juwayriyah (prophet's wife)||Jehan (flower)|
|Kadira (strong)||Kalila (loved)|
||Karida (first born)|
|Karima (noble, generous)
||Kebira (very strong)
|Khadijah (Prophet's 1st wife)
|Khalidah (fem. Khalid)
||Latifa (kind, gentle)
|Layla [Leila] (dark night)
||Malika [Melek] (fem. angel)
|Mariam [Maryum] (exalted)
|Medina (Ar: City)||Muna (a wish)|
|Munira (reflected light)
||Myiesha (great life)
|Namimah (gift, favor)
|Nimah (gift, blessing)
||Noor (brilliant light)
||Oma (long life)
|Qadira (powerful)||Rabe'a (spring)
|Maymoonah (blessed woman)|
|Noorah [Nura] (light)||Salma (slender)|
|Salaamah (security)||Sumayyah (high status)
|Su'aad (blessed, good fortune)|
|Tasnim [Tasneem] (spring in Paradise)
||a spring in Jennah|
|Zaynab [Zainab] (perfumed tree)
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