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Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Realismailakabir(m): 11:57pm On Mar 25
Question

I need good names of girl babies with the meanings.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

Firstly: 

Children are gifts from Allaah, a blessing that He bestows upon the parents, and He has enjoined many duties towards them, which start with choosing a good name that he will carry throughout his life. 

al-Mawardi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in his book Naseehat al-Mulook (p. 167): 

When the child is born, one of the first ways in which he is to be honoured is by giving him a good name, because a good name will have a good impact on the heart when it is first heard. End quote. 

Secondly: 

There follows some advice which it would be good to think about before choosing a name. 

1 – It is not recommended to adhere to all the names of male and female Sahaabah, because some of their names were known and accepted in their society, but would be strange in other societies. 

Al-Mawardi mentioned something in the book quoted above about that which is recommended when choosing names, which is: 

That the name should have a good meaning and be appropriate for the one who is so called, and it should be common among people of his class and community. End quote.  

The parents should choose a good name for their child, and it should not be weird or odd in the society in which they live, because having an odd name may cause the name or its owner to be made fun of, and he may feel too shy to mention his name before people. 

The one who wants to choose a name like that of the Sahaabah, Prophets or righteous people should choose a name that suits him and suits his society and people. 

2 – Non-Arabs do not have to give their children Arabic names. What is required is to avoid names that are used only by the followers of other religions and which are usually used by the followers of those religions, such as George, Peter, John and so on. It is not permissible for Muslims to use these names, because that is imitating the Christians in the names that belong uniquely to them. End quote from Ahkaam Ahl al-Dhimmah by Ibn al-Qayyim (3/251). 

But if the non-Arabic name has a good meaning, there is nothing wrong with using it and giving it to one’s child. The Messengers and Prophets (peace be upon them) had good names and gave good names to their children, which they took from their customs and traditions, and they did not stick to Arabic names. Examples include Israa’eel (Israel), Ishaaq (Isaac), Moosa (Moses) and Haroon (Aaron). 

3 – One should avoid ugly names or those that praise their owners. Al-Tabari (may Allaah have mercy on him) said, as quoted by Ibn Hajar in Fath al-Baari (10/577): 

One should not use names that have ugly meanings, or names that imply praise of a person, or names that have insulting meanings, even though names are just markers for people and are not intended to be a description of them.  The reason why this is disliked is that when a person hears the name, he will think that it is describing the person named. Hence the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) changed names to something which, if the person was called by it, was true. 

Among the female names that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) disliked was the name ‘Aasiyah (meaning disobedient), which he changed to Jameelah (beautiful), as was narrated by Muslim (2139). 

Other disliked named which are widespread in some Muslim countries are names which include the words al-Deen (or uddin/uddeen) and al-Islam, such as Noor al-Deen and ‘Imaad al-Deen or Noor al-Islam and so on. These names are disliked by the scholars for both males and females, because they suggest exaggerated praise of their owners. 

Thirdly: 

With regard to permissible names that may be suggested, there are many of them and we cannot list them all, but we will mention some of them: 

Aaminah – means one who has peace of mind and is not afraid 

Shayma’ – a woman of virtue 

Arwa – feminine of wa’l (mountain goat), meaning beautiful and radiant 

‘Aa’ishah – one who is alive 

Asma’ – it was said that it is derived from wasaamah (elegance) or from samw which means loftiness or eminence 

Reem – a gazelle which is very white 

‘Aaliyah – derived from words meaning high status and eminence 

 Juwayriyah – the name of one of the wives of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). 

Rahmah – mercy, kindness, compassion 

Basmah – smile, an expression of happiness 

Razaan – dignity among women 

‘Afaaf – derived from ‘iffah, meaning chastity, purity 

Zaynab – a tree with a good scent 

Saarah – brings joy to one’s hearts 

Maymoonah – a blessed woman 

Raaniyah – one with a fixed gaze 

Su’aad – guidance, good fortune, blessings; the opposite of misery  

Maryam – a Hebrew name meaning exalted or mistress of the sea 

Salma – a slender woman, also derived from salaamah (security)  

Noorah – light  

Sumayyah – sound and of high status 

Haajir – good and superior to others  


https://www.google.com/amp/s/islamqa.info/amp/en/answers/101401

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Barbsamiin: 12:54am On Mar 26
The way some people names their children non-meaningful while there are a lots of names with good origins still baffles me, may be they do it in order to make their children's name unique or to impress others.
Very imformative writeup, JazaakAllah OP.

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by AntiChristian: 5:47am On Mar 26
Very informative. We need to learn before practice and not just following our desires.

You can't just name a kid without knowing what the name means or where it's from.

Wetin be Hadiza?

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Realismailakabir(m): 6:46am On Mar 26
AntiChristian:
Very informative. We need to learn before practice and not just following our desires.

You can't just name a kid without knowing what the name means or where it's from.

Wetin be Hadiza?
Hadiza- حديثة mean- new, mordern, latest. there are other bad names we give our children in Nigeria like Misturah meaning instrumental ruler for drawing. etc

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Realismailakabir(m): 6:46am On Mar 26
AntiChristian:
Very informative. We need to learn before practice and not just following our desires.

You can't just name a kid without knowing what the name means or where it's from.

Wetin be Hadiza?
Hadiza- حديثة mean- new, mordern, latest. there are other bad names we give our children in Nigeria like Misturah meaning instrumental ruler for drawing. etc.

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Realismailakabir(m): 8:30pm On Apr 01
other nice islamic name

Amirah: Princess

Anisah: Affectionate


Aqilah: Intelligent

Areej: Fragrance

Arwa: Nice-looking

Asilah: Honey-like

Asimah: Protector

Asma: High

Atifah: Sympathetic

Atiyyah: Gift

Azizah: Precious

Badiah: Admirable

Badriyah: Full moon

Barakah: Blessing

Bashirah: Bringer of good news

Basimah: Always smiling

Basmah: Smile

Bushra: Good news

Buthaynah: Beautiful woman

Daariya: Knowledgeable

Deena: Pious

Dua: Personal prayer, supplication

Durra: Pearl

Durriya: Sparkling

Faida: Benefit

Faiza: Successful

Farah: Happiness

Fareeda: Unique

Farha: Happiness

Farhana: Happy

Farukh: Auspicious

Fateen: Smart

Fateena: Charming

Fatinah: Intelligent

Fayrooz: Turquoise

Fazila: Excellent

Feryal: Beauty of light

Firdaws: Garden of Paradise

Habibah: Beloved

Hadeel: Cooing sound

Hadiya: Guide

Hadiyya: Gift

Hala: Aura around the moon

Hameeda: Praiseworthy

Hamidah: Thankful

Hana: Felicity

Hanan: Mercy

Hanifah: Believer

Hasanat: Good deeds

Haseena: Charming

Hiba: Gift

Hiyam: Passion

Huda: Guidance

Husna: Beautiful

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Basilpearck(m): 9:16am On Apr 02
Why is Islam trending today being Good Friday angry grin grin

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Lattop(m): 9:18am On Apr 02
Beautiful �
Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Aaa007: 9:18am On Apr 02
jazakhalahu khair
Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by yahyus(m): 9:21am On Apr 02
Manar —— Lighthouse, the guiding light.

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Mikehot: 9:23am On Apr 02
Basilpearck:
Why is Islam trending today being Good Friday angry grin grin
GBOOOMMMMMMM

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Otaiky(m): 9:26am On Apr 02
jazakallahu Kheir
Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Pk01: 9:26am On Apr 02
Can wait to name my daughter Asma'u, Asiya ,Atika etc

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Abdul4trust1(m): 9:27am On Apr 02
Basilpearck:
Why is Islam trending today being Good Friday angry grin grin
For today is Juma'ah

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Ykc2(m): 9:29am On Apr 02
But why yoruba people dey name their girls kuburat kafayat,moimotu, ramotu, asisatu, muyibaotu, jemillaotu, tawakakiotu, undecided

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by KingOKON: 9:29am On Apr 02
Realismailakabir:


https://www.google.com/amp/s/islamqa.info/amp/en/answers/101401
.

It is a lie!
Where are all the "cats and rats" names?

Very conservative but sexy babes

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by fatymore(f): 9:30am On Apr 02
Fatimah Nko grin

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by fatymore(f): 9:30am On Apr 02
undecided
Ykc2:
But why yoruba people dey name their girls kuburat kafayat,moimotu, ramotu, asisatu, muyibaotu, jemillaotu, tawakakiotu, undecided
Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by fatymore(f): 9:31am On Apr 02
Kholar211:
You fools should take your nonsensical vow from my profile. I am not one of you killers and I will never be, even afterlife. I'm not islam, I don't know any paedophilic MuhamMAD.

Take your vow out of my profile. You can't force your demonic religion on everybody even on social still? That's a shame.

Take it away!
Taalo ranise ko click grin

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by yahyus(m): 9:31am On Apr 02
Ykc2:
But why yoruba people dey name their girls kuburat kafayat,moimotu, ramotu, asisatu, muyibaotu, jemillaotu, tawakakiotu, undecided

The pronounced the names based on their accent.

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Myer: 9:32am On Apr 02
AntiChristian:
Very informative. We need to learn before practice and not just following our desires.

You can't just name a kid without knowing what the name means or where it's from.

Wetin be Hadiza?
.

Since the day I realised that the Quran actually gives more details than the Bible, I became less rigid to it.

Imagine as important as the Queen of Sheba was to Solomon, her name was never mentioned in the Bible. Only the Quran gives her name as Balikis.

Likewise so many important characters in the Bible whose names were not mentioned.

When you realise that the Talmond, Bible and,Quran are actually from the same origin, you'll be less religious.

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Kholar211: 9:33am On Apr 02
fatymore:

Taalo ranise ko click grin
is not funny, they need to take it away.

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Phock2sweet: 9:34am On Apr 02
Realismailakabir:


https://www.google.com/amp/s/islamqa.info/amp/en/answers/101401
what of aisha that mohammed used to lie with and lay his head on her private part sniffing her menstrual smell?

spits...dirty and disgusting MOhammed

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by fatymore(f): 9:35am On Apr 02
Kholar211:
is not funny, they need to take it away.

Goan write petition grin tongue

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by yahyus(m): 9:35am On Apr 02
Basilpearck:
Why is Islam trending today being Good Friday angry grin grin
That’s religious coexistence nah�

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by fatymore(f): 9:36am On Apr 02
Myer:
.

Since the day I realised that the Quran actually gives more details than the Bible, I became less rigid to it.

Imagine as important as the Queen of Sheba was to Solomon, her name was never mentioned in the Bible. Only the Quran gives her name as Balikis.

Likewise so many important characters in the Bible whose names were not mentioned.

When you realise that the Talmond, Bible and,Quran are actually from the same origin, you'll be less religious.

Ehn. You donmeanit undecided
Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Kholar211: 9:37am On Apr 02
fatymore:


Goan write petition grin tongue
there's no need for that, I think whoever put it there has done the needful. Thank you
Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Myer: 9:38am On Apr 02
Kholar211:
You fools should take your nonsensical vow from my profile. I am not one of you killers and I will never be, even afterlife. I'm not islam, I don't know any paedophilic MuhamMAD.

Take your vow out of my profile. You can't force your demonic religion on everybody even on social still? That's a shame.

Take it away!

They didn't force you to accept their T&C.
Your stubbornness did that.

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Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by Kholar211: 9:42am On Apr 02
Myer:


They didn't force you to accept their T&C.
Your stubbornness did that.
ok I'm going to have to deactivate my account. I'll gladly bare the consequences of losing my monika than to association myself with killers. Thanks
Re: Islamic Female Names And Their Meanings by GoldenisSilence: 9:43am On Apr 02
Happy Easter

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