Muslim Baby Names – Boys And Girls

Girl Names

Abir (abeer – fragrance)
Adiba
(adeeba – civilised / cultured)
Afaf
(afaaf – purity/modesty)
Afia
(aafiya-vigour/vitality)
Afifa
(afeefa-honest, upright)
Ahlam
(ahlaam – dreams)
Amal
(hope)
Amira
(ameera – princess)
Anbar
(ambar – camphor)
Areej
(fragrance)
Arwa
(satisfied, pleasant, fresh)
Azhaar
(flowers)
Azizah
(azeeza – dear / powerful)
Azra
(azraa – virgin – used for Maryam/Mary)

Badr (full moon)
Badriya
(full moon-wali)
Bahia
(bahiya – nice)
Bahija
(baheeja – happy)
Bahja (happiness)
Baligha
(baleegha – eloquent)
Banan
(banaan-finger tips)
Barirah (bareera-pious, kind)
Basha’ir
(bashaaer-good tidings)
Bashasha
(bashaasha-cheerfulness)
Bashira
(basheera-report of good tiding)
Basima
(baseema-smiling)
Batul
(batool – immaculate)
Bilqis
(bilqees – name of the queen of Sheeba who became Muslim at the time of Solomon)
Budur
(full moons)
Bushra
(good tiding)

Cyra (moon)

Dalal (dalaal-pampering)
Durriyah
(durriyyah-brilliant)

Fadwa (redemptor, sacrifing)
Faiqa
(faa-eqa – outstanding, awake)
Faiza
(victorious)
Farah
(happiness)
Farha
(happy)
Faryal
(faryaal-?)
Fatema
(faatima – one sucking her mother’s milk)
Firdaus
(paradise)

Ghada (ghaada-young lady)
Ghunwah (song)
Gulnar
(gulnaar-flowery [Persian])

Hafsa (cub)
Hajar [haajar – name of Prophet Ismail’s mother]
Hawwa [Eve]
Heba
[Gift]
Hind
(India – common Arab name)
Huriya
(hooriya-houri, nymph)
Husna
(beauty)

Ibtihaj (ibtihaaj-happiness)
Ibtihal
(ibtihaal-supplication)
Ibtisam
(ibtisaam-smile)
Iffat
(purity/modesty)
Ilham
(ilhaam-revelation)
Inas
(Eenaas-cordiality)
Intisar
(Intisaar-triumph)
Ishraq
(ishraaq-radiance)
Itidal
(I’tedaal-balance)
Itimad
(I’temaad-trust)

Jamila (jameela-beautiful)
Janna
(garden)
Jasmin
(yasmin)
Jawhara
(gem)
Juwairiyah
(little girl)

Kamila (kameela/kaamila-complete)
Kausar
(reservoir in Paradise)
Khadeeja
(prophet’s[pbuh] wifes, a female child born earlier than it was due to be born)
Khansa
[pre-Islam Arabic poetess]
Khawlah
(loneliness)

Laila (dark-old Arab name)
Lulu
(pearl-plural)
Lulua
(pearl -singular) 

Ma’ali (heights)
Mahasin
(virtues)
Maimuna
(lucky, blessed) 
Mais
(proud gait)
Maisa
(one with proud gait, walker with proud gait)
Maisara
(comfort, prosperity)
Maisun
(maysoon / meaning ?)
Makarim
(makaarim-kindnesses)
Malak / Malaeka
(angel – angels)
Malika
(maleeka-owner)
Manal
(manaal-achievement)
Manar
(manaar-lighthouse)
Maram
(maraam-aim)
Mariha
(joyful, cheerful)
Maryam
(Mary)
Mawahib
(mawaahib-abilities)
Mayesa
(same as “Maisa” above)
Muna
(desire) 
Muniba
(muneeba-repentant to God)
Munira
(muneera-illuminator)

Naaz (pride, elegance)
Nabiha
(nabeeha-eminent, noble, alert, intelligent)
Nabila
(nabeela-noble)
Nadira
(naadira-unique)
Nafisa
(refined, pure, exquiste)
Nahla
(drink)
Naira
(shinning, glittering)
Najida
(brave)
Na’ila
(naayela-achiever)
Nargis
(flower)
Nasim
(naseem-breeze)
Nisrin
(corrupted in the Subcontinent as Nasreen (nisreen -musk rose)
Nur
(noor – light)

Qahira (victorious)
Qudsia
(holiness)
Qurratulain
(sweetheart)

Rabab (rabaab-rabab (an Arab musical instrument))
Radwa
(contentment)
Raghad
(carefree, comfortable)
Raiqa
(pure, clear)
Rahil
(wife of Prophet Yaqub))
Rana
(delight)
Rania
(raaniya-gazer, delighted)
Raya
(aroma)
Reem
(froth)

Sabah (morning)
Sabat
(firmness, truth)
Sabiya
(brilliant, splendid)
Sakina
(sakeena-tranquil, calm)
Salima
(saleema-safe, complete)
Salma
(safe, faultless)
Salsabil
(salsabeel-a sping in Paradise)
Samina
(healthy, fertile land without rock and stone)
Sana
(brilliance, majestic)
Sara
(Sarah – name of Prophet Ibrahim’s wife)
Shadiya
(shaadiya – singing)
Shaima
(shaymaa-good-natured)
Shakira
(shaakira-grateful)
Shaza
(fragrance)
Shazia
(shaaziya-fragrant)
Shurooq
(sun-rise, rise)
Sughra
(tender)
Suhair
(vigilant)

Taghrid (taghreed – churping)
Tahani
(tahaani-greetings)
Tahira
(taahira-pure, clean)

Ula (glory, high rank)
uzma
(greatest)

Wafa (loyalty)
Wajd
(passion)
Warda
(rose)

Yasmin (yasmeen-jasmin)
Yusra
(easy)

Zahra (flower)
Zaima
(leader)
Zainab
(corruption of Zenubia, pre-Islam Syrian queen)
Zarin
(golden)
Zeba
(pretty)

Boy Names

Aazad (free, independent – Persian word)
Aban
(abaan-more clear)
Abbad
(abbaad-great worshipper)
Abbas
(abbaas-name of the Prophet’s uncle)
Adib
(adeeb – cultured, civilised)
Affan
(affaan-name of Caliph Uthman’s father)
Ajwad
(better)
Allam
(very knowledgeagble)
Almas
(diamond)
Amir
(aamir-thriving, prosperous)
Ammar
(ammaar-great builder)
Aniq
(neat, elegant, smart)
Antar
(name of Arab hero of chivalry)
Arwarh
(more delicate, more gracious)
Ashraf
(more noble)
Asif
(aasif-describer)
Asil
(aseel-genuine, pure)
Asir
(captivating, fascinating)
Askari
(soldier)
Awwab
(awwaab-great repenter to God)
Ayaz
(ayaaz-slave [Persian])
Ayham
(imaginary)
Ayman
(right-handed, lucky)
Azhar
(very or more evident – Arabic word)

Baariq (shining, lighting, illuminating)
Bakir
(baakir-early)
Basil
(brave, bold, valiant)
Basim
(baasim-smiling)
Baz
(falcon)

Dara (possessor, sovereign)
Diwan
(royal court, tribunal of justice)

Faiq (faa-eq- outstanding, awake)
Fakih
(fakeeh-pleasant)
Faqih
(faqeeh – wise)
Fatih
(faateh-conqueror, opener)

Haidar (lion)
Haitham
(lion)
Hamdan
(praiser (of God))
Hami
(protector, patron)
Hamza
(name of the Prophet’s uncle)
Hariz
(strong, secure, guarded)
Hasan
(beautiful, good)
Hashim
(haashim-smasher, name of the Prophet great grandfather)
Hisham
(hishaam – popular Arab name)
Humam
(humaam- generous, heroic)
Husain
(demunitive form of Hasan (above))

Imad (pillar, post, support)
Iqbal
(iqbaal – advance, advent)
Isam
(isaam-self-made success)

Jalal (jalaal-glory, splendour)
Jamal
(jamaal-beauty)
Jamil
(jameel-beautiful)
Jasim
(great & famous)
Jawwad
(jawwaad-generous)

Kamil (perfect, complete, genuine, learned)

Labib (labeeb-wise)
Laith
(lion)

Mahdi (guided one)
Mansur
(mansoor-victorious)
Marwan
(marwaan-name of an Omayad caliph who built the Dome of the Rock)
Muaz
(protected)
Munsif
(just, fair)
Muntasir
(winner)
Murad
(muraad-aim)
Muslih
(reformer)
Muslim
(surrender (to God))
Muslim
(surrender to God)
Muwaffaq
(fortunate)

Nabih (noble, famous)
Nail
(naa-yel-achiever)
Nawaf
(nawaaf-popular Arab name)
Nawfal
(popular Arab name)
Nazir
(bright)
Najm
(star, planet)
Nasif
(just)
Numan
(numaan-blood)

Pasha (lord, honourific title)

Qa’id (qaayed-leader)
Qadir
(able, powerful)
Quds
(holiness, sanctity)

Rafi (exalted)
Raghib
(willing, desirous)
Rashad
(rashaad-good sense, maturity)
Rauf
(ra-oof-merciful)
Rayhan
(ease, fragrant, comfort)

Sadiq (saadiq-truthful)
Safwan
(popular Arab name)
Samir
(companion, entertainer)
Sayid
(sayy-id-chief, leader)
Shakil
(shakeel-beautiful)
Sharaf
(honour)

Tawqir (goodluck, success (granted by Allah))
T’ariq
(taariq-knocker)
Tazim
(honour)

Uzaafar (lion)
Usaid
(small lion)

Waiz (preacher)
Wasi
(broad-minded)

Yusuf (Joseph)

Ziad (ziyaad – popular Arab name)
Ziaul-Haq
(Zia-ul-Haq – “Light of Truth”)
Zoheb
“little gold” – the dimunitive form of zahab [correct Arabic is: dhahab]
Zohoor
(appearance)
Zuhair
(demunitive form of zahr (flower))

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1 Comment
  1. Salam

    Very nice compilation. The girl names aren’t opening from letter “K” and the S name section isn’t opening under the boys section.

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