Muslim Names For Girls and Boys

Muslim (non necessarily Islamic)
Names for Girls

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

Muslim (non necessarily Islamic) Names for Boys

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))
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)
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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