Muslim Names for Kids


Muslim Baby Boys & Girls Names 

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MUSLIM BOYS’ NAMES AND THEIR MEANINGS


Muslim boys namesBelow are some good Islamic names for boys. Some people can find the issue of naming a Muslim baby puzzling.
For one thing, some people wonder if a Muslim name must be an Arabic name (it doesn’t have to be).
Secondly, converts sometimes wonder if they have to change their names, and they also have difficulty sometimes choosing a baby name, partly because they may not understand the meanings of Arabic names, and of course they may not have all the Muslim relatives to name their babies after like some Muslims do.
Another issue is that some cultures have the practice of giving a child two or more given names, which would not be appropriate according to the Islamic naming system. In Islam, the child is given one name, then the second name is the father’s name or family name, and the third name is the grandfather’s name or family name. (I won’t get into Kunyas and geographical attributions – you can read some of the articles below for details on those).
In reality it’s simple. A Muslim name should have a good meaning. It should not have a negative connotation, and should not relate to a false deity or an un-Islamic practice. It does not have to be an Arabic name, but in practice many Islamic names are Arabic because of their sources. For example, the Quran is a wonderful source for good names, as are the names of all the Prophets, the names of the Sahabah, and the names of Allah (with “Abd” in front).

Names for Muslim Boys

Abdul-Aleem Servant of the Omniscient Abdul-Aalee Servant of the Most High
Abdul Azeem Servant of the Mighty Abdul-Azeez Servant of the Mighty, the Powerful
Abdul-Baari Servant of the Creator Abdul-Baasit Servant of the Extender, Creator
Abdul-Fataah Servant of the Opener (of the gates of sustenance) Abdul-Jabaar Servant of the Mighty
Abdul-Ghafaar Servant of the Forgiver Abdul-Ghafoor Servant of the Forgiver
Abdul-Haady Servant of the Guide Abdul-Haafiz Servant of the Protector
Abdul-Haq Servant of the Truth Abdul-Hakam Servant of the Arbitrator
Abdul-Hakeem Servant of the Wise Abdul-Haleem Servant of the Mild, Patient
Abdul-Hameed Servant of the Praiseworthy, the Ever-Praised Abdul-Haseeb Servant of the Respected, Esteemed
Abdul-Jaleel Servant of the Great, Revered Abdul-Qaadir Servant of the Capable
Abdul-Kareem Servant of the Noble, Generous Abdul-Lateef Servant of the Kind
Abdul-Majeed Servant of the Glorious Abdul-Muiz Servant of the Giver of Might and Glory
Abdul-Mutaal Servant of the Most High Abdul-Mujeeb Servant of the Responder
Abdul-Mateen Servant of the Firm, Strong Abdul-Muhaimin Servant of the Supervising, the Guardian, the Protector
Abdul-Nasser Servant of the Helper, Granting Victory Abdul-Qudoos Servant of the Most Holy
Abdul-Qahaar Servant of the Subduer, the Almighty Abdul-Raafi’ Servant of the One Who Raises (intellect, esteem), Elevates
Abdul-Raheem Servant of the Most Compassionate Abdul-Rahmaan Servant of the Mercifully Gracious
Abdul-Rasheed Servant of the Rightly Guided Abdul-Razaaq Servant of the Maintainer, the Provider
Abdul-Salaam Servant of the Peace Abdul-Raouf Servant of the Most Merciful
Abdul-Khaaliq Servant of the Creator Abdul-Saboor Servant of the Patient
Abdul-Samad Servant of the Eternal Abdul-Samee’ Servant of the All-Hearing
Abdullah Servant of God Abdul-Shakoor Servant of the Most Thankful
Abdul-Tawaab Servant of the Forgiver Abdul-Wadood Servant of the Loving
Abdul-Waahid Servant of the One Abdul-Wahaab Servant of the Giver
Abaan Old Arabic name Abbas Description of a lion
Al Abbas Description of a lion Abedin Worshippers
Abed Worshipper Adnan Proper name
Adham Black Ashraf More Honorable
Aadil Just Afeef Chaste, Modest
Ahmad Commendable, Praiseworthy Akram Most Generous
Alaa Nobility, Excellence Alaa Udeen Excellence of Religion
Ali Excellent, Noble Ameen Faithful, Trustworthy
Ameer Ruler, Prince Amjad More Glorious
Aamir Populous, Full, Prosperous Ammar The builder, constructor, one who prays and fasts a great deal
Amr Old Arabic name Anas A group of people (as opposed to other creatures)
Anees Close friend Aarif Acquainted, Knowledgable
Awad Reward, Compensation Ayoob A Prophet’s name
Ayman Lucky, On the right Aws Name of a tree
Azhar The most shining, Luminous Azzaam Determined, Resolved
Abu Bakr The companion of Prophet Muhammad Abul Khayr One who does good
Aasim Protector Asif Forgivness
Ataa Gift Arsh Dominion , Crown
Badr Udeen Full moon of the Faith Baha Beautiful, Magnificent
Baha Udeen The magnificent of the Faith Baahir Dazzling, Brilliant
Bahiy Udeen The magnificent of the Faith Bashaar Bringer of glad tidings
Basel Brave Basaam Smiling
Baasim Smiling Bilal The Prophet’s Muezzin(person who calls to prayer)
Bishr Joy Burhaan Proof
Dawoud A Prophet’s name Dhul Fiqaar The name of the Prophet’s Sword
Diyaa Udeen Brightness of the Faith Fadi Redeemer
Fadl Outstanding, Honorable Fadl Ullah The excellence of God
Fahad Lynx Faisal Decisive
Faakhir Proud, Excellent Fakhry Honorary
Fareed Unique Faaris Horseman, Knight
Faarooq He who distinguishes truth from falsehood Fateen Clever, Smart
Fawaz Successful Fidaa Redemption, Sacrifice
Faris Perspicacity Fuad Heart
Ghaalib Victor Ghasaan Old Arabic name
Ghaazi Conqueror Ghiyaath Succorer
Haady Guiding to the right Haamid Praising (God), Loving (God)
Hamza Lion Haani Happy, Delighted, Content
Humam Courageous and generous Haarith Plowman, Old Arabic name
Haaroon A Prophet’s name Hassan Beautiful
Haashim Name of the Prophet’s grandfather, Old Arabic name Hassaan Beautiful
Haatim Judge Haytham Young hawk
Haashim Generosity Huthayfa Old Arabic name
Husaam Sword Husaam Udeen The sword of the Faith
Ihsaan Beneficence Hussein Beautiful
Houd A Prophet’s name Ibraheem A Prophet’s name
Idrees A Prophet’s name Ikrimah Female of a pigeon
Imaad Support, Pillar Imaad Udeen The pillar of the Faith
Imraan A Prophet’s name Irfaan Thankfulness
Iesa A Prophet’s name Is-haaq A Prophet’s name
Isaam Safeguard Ismaael A Prophet’s name
Izz Udeen Might of the Faith Jaabir Consoler, Comforter
Jaafar Rivulet Jalaal Glory of the Faith
Jamaal Beauty Jamaal Udeen Beauty of the Faith
Jameel Beautiful Jihad To Strive for
Jawad Openhanded, Generous Kamal Perfection
Kaamil Perfect Kareem Generous, Noble
Khairy Charitable, Beneficent Khair Udeen The good of the Faith
Khaldoon Old Arabic name Khalid Eternal
Khaleel Friend Khuzaymah Old Arabic name
Labeeb Sensible, Intelligent Luqmaan A Prophet’s name
Lutfi Kind and friendly Lu’ay Proper name
Ma’n Benefit Ma’d An old Arabian tribe’s name
Mahdy Guided to the right path Maahir Skilled
Mahmoud Praised Makeen Strong, Firm
Majd Glory Majd Udeen The glory of the Faith
Majdy Glorious Mamdouh One who is commended, Praised, Glorified
Mamnoon Trustworthy Mansour Aided (by God), Victorious
Marwan Old Arabic name Marzouq Blessed (by God), Fortunate
Masoud Happy, Lucky Maysarah Ease, Comfort
Maazin Proper name Misbaah Lamp
Muaath Protected Ma’awiya A young dog or fox (First Umayyad Khalifah)
Muayid Supported Muhammad Praised
Muhannad Sword Mufeed Useful
Muhsin Beneficent, Charitable Muhtady Rightly guided
Mujaahid Fighter (in the way of Allah) Mukhtaar Chosen
Munthir Warner, Cautioner Muneer Brilliant, Shining
Muntasir Victorious Murtadhy Satisfied, Content
Moosa A Prophet’s name Musad Unfettered camel
Muslim Submitting himself to God Mustafa Chosen (One of the Prophet Muhammad’s names)
Mutasim Adhering (to Faith, to God) Mutazz Proud, Mighty
Mutaa Obeyed Mutee Obedient
Muwafaq Successful Nabhan Noble, Outstanding
Nabeeh Noble, Outstanding Nabeel Noble
Natheer Warner Nadeem Friend
Naadir Dear, Rare Naeem Comfort, Ease, Tranquil
Najeeb Of noble descent Naajy Safe
Najm Udeen The star of the Faith Naa’il Acquirer, Earner
Naasih Advisor Naseem Fresh air
Nasser Udeen Protector of the Faith Nawfal Generous, Old Arabic name for the sea
Nazeeh Pure, Chaste Naathim Arranger, Adjuster
Nooh A Prophet’s name Nu’man (Blood) Old Arabic name
Noori Shining Noor Udeen Brightness of the Faith
Omar Life, long living Omran Solid structure
Omeir Long living Ossama One of the names of the lion.
Qasim Divider Qatadah A hardwood tree
Qays Firm Qudamah Courage
Qutaybah Irritable, Impatient Rabah Gainer
Rabee’ Spring Rafee’ Kind friend
Ragheb Desirous Ra’ed Leader
Rajab The seventh month of the Muslim year Raakin Respectful
Raamiz Symbol Rashad Integrity of conduct
Rashid Rightly guided, Having the true Faith Raatib Arranger
Ridha Contentment Ridhwan Acceptance, Good will, Name of the keeper of the Gates of Heaven
Riyadh Gardens Sabeeh Beautiful
Saabir Patient Safiy Best friend
Safwan Old Arabic name (rocks) Saahir Wakeful
Saad Good luck Saeed Happy, Rivulet
Saajid One who worships God Salah Righteousness
Salah Udeen The righteousness of the Faith Saalih Good, Righteous
Salem Safe Saleem Safe
Salman Safe Sameer Entertaining companion (man)
Samir Entertaining companion Saariyah Clouds at night
Sayf Udeen Sword of the Faith Sayid Master
Shaady Singer Shafeeq Compassionate, Tender
Shareef Distinguished, Noble Shihab Flame, Blaze
Siraaj Lamp, Light Subhy Early morning
Suhayb Of reddish hair or complexion Suhail Name of a star
Sulayman A Prophet’s name Suoud Good luck
Taahir Chaste, Modest Talal Nice, Admirable
Talha Kind of tree Tamam Generous
Taamir One who knows dates Tarfah Kind of tree
Tareef Rare, Uncommon Tariq Name of a star
Tawfeeq Success, Reconciliation Tayseer Facilitation
Taymullah Servant of God Thaabit Firm
Thaqib Shooting Star Ubaadah Old Arabic name
Ubaidah Servant of God Ubay Old Arabic name
Umar Old Arabic name (Second Khalifah) Umaarah Old Arabic name
Umair Old Arabic name Uqbah The end of everything
Usaamah Description of a lion Utbah Old Arabic name
Wadee’ Calm, Peaceful Waahid Single, Exclusively, Unequalled
Wafeeq Successful Waa’il Coming back (for shelter)
Wajeeh Noble Waleed Newborn child
Waliyullah Supporter of God Waliyudeen Supporter of the Faith
Waseem Graceful, Good looking Yahyaa A Prophet’s name
Yaman Proper name Yasaar Ease, Wealth
Yaaseen One of the Prophet Muhammad’s names Yasir Wealthy
Yazeed To increase, Grow, Enhance Yoonus A Prophet’s name
Yoosuf A Prophet’s name Zaafir Victorious
Zaahid Abstemious, Ascetic Zakariya A Prophet’s name
Zakiy Pure Zayd Superabundance
Ziyad Superabundance Zuhayr Bright
Zaahir Bright, Shining

Source :http://www.zawaj.com/articles/boysnames.html

MUSLIM GIRLS’ NAMES AND THEIR MEANINGS

Muslim school girls in Iran

Below are some good Islamic names for girls.
Some people find the issue of naming a Muslim baby confusing.
For one thing, some people wonder if a Muslim name must be an Arabic name.
Secondly, converts sometimes wonder if they have to change their names, and they also have difficulty sometimes choosing a baby name, partly because they may not understand the meanings of Arabic names, and of course they probably don’t have many Muslim relatives to name their babies after like some Muslims do.
Another issue is that some cultures have the practice of giving a child two or more given names, when in Islam we do not do that. The child is given one name, then the second name is the father’s name or family name, and the third name is the grandfather’s name or family name. (Kunyas and geographical attributions are another matter).
So let’s keep it simple. A Muslim name should have a good meaning. It should not have a negative connotation, and should not relate to a false deity or an un-Islamic practice. It does not have to be an Arabic name, but in practice many Islamic names are Arabic because of their sources. For example, the Quran is a wonderful source for good names, as are the names of all the Prophets, the names of the Sahabah, and the names of Allah (with “Abd” in front).
We have some excellent articles on Zawaj.com explaining the Islamic naming system:

Name Meaning Name Meaning
Abeer Fragrance Ablaa Perfectly formed
Aadab Hope and need Adeela Equal
Afaf Chastity Afraa White
Afrah Happiness Ahlam Witty; one who has pleasent dreams;imaginative
Ahd Pledge; Knowledge Aida Visiting; Returning
Aisha Living; Prosperous; Wife of Prohet Muhammad Aalia Exalted; Highest social standing
Alia Exalted; Highest social standing Almas Diamond
Aamaal Hopes; Aspirations Amal Hope; Aspiration
Amani Wishes; Aspirations Amatullah Female servant of Allah
Ameena Trustworthy; Faithful Ameera Leader; Princess
Anaan Clouds Anbar Perfume; Ambergris
Aneesa Friendly; of good company Anwaar Rays of light
Areebah Witty and smart Areej Pleasent smell
Aroob (Woman) Loving to her husband Arwa Female mountain goat
Asiya One who tends to the weak and heals them Asah Plant known for its greeness
Asalah Purity Aseelah One belonging to a great heritage and family
Asma Daughter of Abu Bakr Aasmaa Excellent; Precious
Ayeh Sign; distinct Azhaar Flowers; Blossoms
Azeeza Esteemed; Precious; Cherished Azza Young female gazelle
Badriya Resembling full moon Baheera Dazzling; Brilliant
Bahiyaa Beautiful; Radiant Balqis The name of the Queen of Sheba
Banan Finger tips Baraa’a Excelling
Baasima Smiling Baseema Smiling
Basheera Bringer of good tidings Basma A smile
Batool Ascetic virgin Bushra Good omen
Buthayna Of beautiful and tender body Dhuha Forenoon
Faiza Victorious; Winner Fadheela Virtue
Fadwa Name derived from self-sacrifice Falak Star
Fareeda Unique Fareeha Happy; Joyful
Firyal Name Fatima Name of Prophet Muhammad’s daughter (Literally: accustom)
Faatin Captivating Faatina Captivating
Fawziya Successful; Victorious Firdoos Paradise
Ghaada Beautiful Ghaaliya Fragrant
Ghaydaa Young and delicate Ghusoon Branches (tree)
Haadiya Guide to righteousness Hadiya Gift
Hameeda Praiseworthy Hana Happiness
Hanan Mercy Haala Aureole
Haleema Gentle; Patient Haneefa True believer
Haniya Pleased; Happy Hasna Beautiful
Hayaam Deliriously in love Hayat Life
Haifa Slender; of beautiful body Hessa Destiny
Hind Proper name Huda Right guidance
Huma A bird which lives in a quiet area and whenever it flies to the city it fills the people with joy Hooriya Angel
Husn Beauty Ibtihaaj Joy
Ikraam Honor; Hospitality; Generosity Ilhaam Intuition
Iman Faith; Belief Imtithal (Polite) Obedience
Inaam Act of kindness; Benefaction; Bestowal Inas Sociability
Inaya Concern; Solicitude Intisaar Triumph
Izdihaar Flourishing; Blossoming Jala Clarity; Elucidation
Jameela Beautiful Janaan Heart or soul
Jumaana Silver pearl Kaamla Perfect
Kameela Most perfect Kareema Generous; Noble
Kawkab Satellite Kawthar River in Paradise
Khadeeja Name of Prophet Muhammad’s wife Khalida Immortal
Khawlah Proper name Khairiya Charitable; Good
Khulood Immortality Kouther River in Jennah (paradise)
Kulthoom Daughter of the prohet Mohammed peace be upon him Lamees Soft to the touch
Lamya Dark-lipped Lateefa Gentle; Kind
Leena Tender Lubaaba The innermost essence
Lama Darkness of lips Madeeha Praiseworthy
Maha Gazelle Maisa Walking with proud swinging gait
Majida Glorious Majeeda Glorious
Makaarim Of good and honorable character Malak Angel
Manaar Guiding light (lighthouse) Maraam Aspiration
Maryam Name of Mother of Jesus Manaal Attainment; Achievement
Mawiya Old Arabic name May Old Arabic name
Maimoona Auspicious; Blessed Maysaa To walk with a swinging gait
Maysoon Of beautiful face and body Mayyada To walk with a swinging gait
Mufeeda Useful Muhja Heart’s blood; Soul
Muna Wish; Desire Muneera Illuminating; Shedding light
Musheera Giving counsel Nabeeha Intelligent
Nabeela Noble Nada Generosity; Dew
Nadia The begining, first Nadira Rare, Precious
Nadeeda Equal (to another person); Rival Nadwa Council
Nafeesa Precious thing Naila Acquirer; Obtainer
Naeema Living a soft, enjoyable life Najaah Success
Najeeba Of noble birth Najiya Safe
Najat Safety Najwa Confidential talk; Secret conversation
Najla Of wide eyes Najya Victorious
Nashida Student Nashita Energetic and full of life
Nasiha One who gives valuable advice Nasira Victorious, helper
Nawal Gift Nawar Flower
Nazaaha Purity; Righteousness;Honesty Nazeeha Honest
Nazeeya Optimistic and full of hope Nazeera Like; Equal; Matching
Nibaal Arrows Naeema Blessing; Loan
Nesayem Flower Nida Call
Nimaat Blessings; Loans Nudhar Gold
Nuha Intrelligence; Mind Nahla A drink (of water)
Noor Light Nouf Highest point on a mountain
Nusayba Proper name Nuzha Pleasure trip; Excursion spot
Rabab White cloud Rabeea Garden
Radhiyaa Content; Satisfied Radhwa Name of mountain in Medina
Raghd Pleasant Raaida Leader
Raja Hope Rana To gaze; Look
Rafa Happiness; Prosperity Rand Tree of good scent
Raniya Gazing Rasha Young gazelle
Rasheeda Wise; Mature Rawdha Garden
Raawiya Transmitter (of ancient Arabic poetry) Raya Sated with drink
Reem Gazelle Reema White antelope
Rukan Steady; Confident Ruqaya Name of the Prophet’s daughter
Ruwayda Walking gently Saabira Patient
Safa Clarity; Purity; Serenity Safiya Untroubled; Serene; Pure; Best friend
Sahar Dawn Sahla Smooth; Soft (ground); Fluent; Flowing (style)
Sakeena God-inspired peace of mind; Tranquility Saaliha Good; Useful
Saleema Safe; Healthy Saalima Safe; Healthy
Salma Peaceful Salwa Quail; Solace
Samaah Generosity Samar Evening conversations
Sameeha Generous Sameera Entertaining companion (woman)
Saamiya Elevated; Lofty Sana Resplendence; Brilliance
Sawda Proper name Sawsan Lily of the valley
Shatha Aromatic Shaadiya Singer
Shareefa Noble Sihaam Arrows
Suha Name of a star Suhayla Smooth; Soft (ground); Fluent; Flowing (style)
Suhayma Small arrow Suhair Proper name
Sumaiyaa Proper name Taahira Pure; Chaste
Taroob Merry Thanaa Thankfulness
Tharaa Wealth Thuraya Star
Tamadhur Proper name Wafa Faithfulness
Wafeeqa Successful Wafiya Loyal; Faithful
Wajeeha Eminent; Distinguished Warda Rose
Widad Love; Friendship Wijdan Ecstasy; Sentiment
Wisaal Communion in love Yasmeen Jasmine
Yasirah Lenient Yafiah High
Yakootah Emerald Yamha Dove
Yumn Good fortune; Success Yusraa Proper name
Zaafira Victorious; Successful Zahira Shining; Luminous
Zahraa White Zahrah Flower; Beauty; Star
Zakiyaa Pure Zainab Name of Prophet’s daughter
Zaina Beautiful

Source : http://www.zawaj.com/articles/girlsnames.html

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