I know from my own experiences, finding a good muslim names with good meaning for our baby is not such an easy tasks. There are thousands of Muslim Names to choose from, so here are 5 ways to help you to find a right Muslim Names for your baby boy or baby girl.
- While you’re browsing the Muslim Names directories, every time you found a Muslim Names you like; which sounds good to you, have good meaning and it feels somewhat right for your baby, just jot it down somewhere, along with it’s meaning. Then after that, let say your managed to list a number of 10 great Muslim Names for your baby, the next step is to recite each one of it out loud and decide if you like how it sounds, because you’re going to be calling your child that name all his or her life. To further narrow down your list, try looking at the meaning of the names. Some people say that a name reflect the person who wore it. If you still have quite a number of names maybe it helps if you list it in order you most liked to least liked. Insyallah, you will find one interesting Muslim Names suited for your baby.
- Why don’t you try naming your children with the names from the previous generation of your family. Such as, you have a grandfather named Hanifah which means upright, then you can use that name to name your baby boy. It’ll cut your time finding the right Muslim Names for your child and also it can be more meaningful since that name is being passed down from your family.
- You can also try using one of the 99 names of Allah. But to use these names you have to put ‘Abdul’ in front of it which means slave or servant. For example Abdul Rahim which mean ‘Servant of most Merciful’ or Abdul Hakim means ‘Servant of the Wise’. You can refer to the 99 names of Allah at my post here.
- Besides that you can also choose a name for your baby boy from the names of the 25 prophets that were mentioned in the Al-Quran. Check the full list of our 25 prophets at my post titled ‘Names of Prophets for your Baby Boy‘.
- For baby girl your can refer to ‘Names of Rasulallah’s Wives (Muslim Names recommended for Baby Girl)‘. I listed their names and a short summary of their life.
I hope with this 5 tips you can find the right Muslim Names for your baby.
Below is several Muslim Baby Names and it’s meanings for you to consider as your baby boy or baby girl’s names.
Muslim Girl Names:
Iman – Faith, Belief
Lana – To Be Gentle, Soft, Tender
Adeena – Pious, Good Luck
Alya – Loftiness
Daania – Beautiful.
Muslim Boy Names:
Alif – Compassionate. Affectionate
Adil – Just, Honest.
Arif – Aquainted, Knowledgable
Ayman – Lucky; On The Right
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As for the title of the post ( Muslim Names – Giving a Non-Arabic Name for Muslim Baby ) have indicate this post is for you parents who are wondering if it is okay to give your baby names that is non-arabic. Islam is a universal religion with many races embracing it. Muslim Names I think do not have to be in Arabic language.
There are no restrictions in Islam for Muslims to name their baby, whether baby boys or baby girls with a non-arabic names. It’s up to the Muslim parents to choose the names for their children. However, Islam does prepare a guideline for parents on selecting the proper and good Muslim names for their babies, which you can refer to my previous post on ‘Choosing Muslim Names the Right Way;The Islam Way‘. Islam also emphasizes that Muslims should have good names and make sure to give good Muslim names to their children as well.
An Islamic scholar and a senior lecturer at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty states:
“Children are a trust in the hands of parents. Parents, therefore, have a duty to receive this divine gift with a true sense of gratitude and do everything at their disposal toprovide the best nurturing. There is nothing better they can do in this regard than by providing them a home filled with love and kindness, and thus contributing to their overall physical, intellectual, ethical and spiritual growth and development. Such a duty begins before the birth of the child and extends all through their lives. Having said this, I must say, that the first important duty when a child is born is to recite the adhan in the right ear in a gentle voice, and give him or her a good name.”
As long as we follow the guidelines on choosing Muslim Names for our babies, there are nothing in the Islamic Sources that indicate we are only allowed to give our children Arabic Names. Any names as long as it have good meanings, no matter in what languages is acceptable as a good Muslim Names. However while choosing Muslim Names for our babies, it is best to choose names that will reflect our Islamic Identities.
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Muslim Names; There are names that are better to be avoided. These names are not suitable to be given to our children as the meanings are not good. Before this I’d posted a guide for Choosing Muslim Names, we are encourage to give good names to our children, and good Muslim Names not only means it have to sound good but also got to have good meanings.
Below are the list of some Names that we are supposed to avoid:
If you are expecting for a baby boy, maybe you can consider to use one of the Prophet’s name. These names can be used as is or you can combine it with other names i.e: Adam Haikal, Muhammad Zayd etc.
As all of you have known, there are 99 names of Allah. These names have great meanings and recommended to be use as Muslim baby names as long as ‘Abdul‘ which means ‘Servant’ is added in front of the names. It is forbidden to use the names without it. For example you can named your son as Abdul Malik or Abdul Hadi.