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The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

On the Day of Resurrection you will be called
by your names and by your father's names,

so give yourselves good names.

Hadith - Bukhari

Male First Names


Spelling(s) Description or Meaning Example or Origin

A

'Abdul or 'Abd Literally means "slave" , i.e. "servant". Can be used in combination with one of the Names of Allah, i.e. "Abdullah" meaning "Slave of Allah" or "Abdul-Rahman" or "Abdul-Raheem" etc. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Call yourselves by the names of the Prophets. The names dearest to Allah are Abdullah and AbdurRahman, the truest are Harith and Hammam, and the worst are Harb and Murrah. -Hadith - Abu Dawood, Narrated AbuWahb al-Jushami
Abdul'laah
Abdullah
Slave of/to Allah
'Abdul-'Adl Slave to The Just  
Abdul A'fuww
'Abdul-Afuw
Slave to The Pardoner  
Abdul A'had
'Abdul-'Ahad
Slave of The Only Quran 112:1
Abdul Aa'khir
'Abdul-'Akhir
Slave to The Last  
Abdul A'leyy
'Abdul-'Ali
Slave to The Exalted, Sublime  
Abdul A'leim
'Abdul-Alim
Slave to The All-Knowing  
Abdul Aw'wal
'Abdul-'Awwal
Slave to The First  
Abdul A'zeim
'Abdul-'Azim
'Abdul-Azeem
Slave to The Great, Magnificent  
Abdul A'zeiz
'Abdul-'Aziz
Slave to The Mighty, The Strong  
Abdul Ba'deie
'Abdul-Badi'
'Abdul-Badee
Slave to The Originator  
Abdul Baa'eith
'Abdul-Ba'ith
Slave to The Resurrector  
Abdul Baa'qei
'Abdul-Baqi
Slave to The Everlasting  
Abdul Baa'ri
'Abdul-Bari
Slave to The Maker  
'Abdul-Barr Slave to The Righteous  
Abdul Ba'seir
'Abdul-Basir
Slave to The All-Seeing  
Abdul Baa'sit
'Abdul-Basit
'Abdul-Baset
Slave to The Extender  
Abdul Baa'tin
'Abdul-Batin
Slave to The Hidden  
Abdud Daarr Slave to The One Who Causes Loss
Abdul Fattaah
'Abdul-Fattah
Slave to The Opener, Reliever  
Abdul Ghaf'faar
'Abdul-Ghaffar
Slave of The Forgiver  
Abdul Gha'four
'Abdul-Ghafur
Slave of The Forgiving  
Abdul Gha'neyy
'Abdul-Ghani
Slave to The Self-Sufficient  
Abdul Haa'dei
'Abdul-Hadi
Slave to The Guide  
Abdul Ha'feiz
'Abdul-Hafiz
'Abdul-Hafezh
Slave of The Guardian  
Abdul Ha'kam
'Abdul-Hakam
Slave to The Judge  
Abdul Ha'keim
'Abdul-Hakim
Slave to The Wise  
Abdul Ha'leim
'Abdul-Halim
Slave to The Forbearing, Clement  
Abdul Ha'meid
'Abdul-Hamid
Slave to The All-Praiseworthy  
'Abdul-Haqq Slave to The Truth  
Abdul Ha'seib
'Abdul-Hasib
Slave to The Reckoner  
Abdul Haey'y
'Abdul-Hayy
Slave to The Ever-Living  
Abdul Jab'baar
'Abdul-Jabbar
Slave of The Compeller  
Abdul Ja'leil
'Abdul-Jalil
Slave of The Revered  
Abdul Jaa'mie
'Abdul-Jamee
'Abdul-Jami'
Slave to The Gatherer  
Abdul Ka'beir
'Abdul-Kabir
Slave to The Most Great  
Abdul Ka'reim
'Abdul-Kareem
'Abdul-Karim
Slave to The Generous  
Abdul Kha'beir
'Abdul-Khabir
Slave to The All-Informed, Aware  
Abdul Khaa'fid
'Abdul-Khafid
'Abdul-Khafed
Slave of The Humbler  
Abdul Khaa'liq
'Abdul-Khaliq
'Abdul-Khaleq
Slave to The Creator  
Abdul La'teif
'Abdul-Latif
Slave to The Kind, Gracious  
Abdul Maa'jid
'Abdul-Majid
Slave to The Most Glorious  
Abdul Maa'lik
'Abdul-Malik
'Abdul-Maalik
Slave of The King (Allah) When the people took the oath of allegiance to 'Abdul Malik, 'Abdullah bin 'Umar wrote to him: "To Allah's Slave, 'Abdul Malik, Chief of the believers, I give the Pledge of allegiance that I will listen to and obey Allah's Slave, 'Abdul Malik, Chief of the believers, according to Allah's Laws and the Traditions of His Apostle in whatever is within my ability; and my sons too, give the same pledge." -Bukhari 9.312, Narrated Abdullah din Dinar
Abdul Ma'tein
'Abdul-Matin
Slave of The Firm  
'Abdul-Mughni Slave of The Enricher  
Abdul Mub'di
'Abdul-Mubde
'Abdul-Mubdi'
Slave to The Initiator  
Abdul Mo'hai'min
'Abdul-Muhaymin
'Abdul-Muhaymen
Slave to The Protector, Guardian  
Abdul Muh'sei
'Abdul-Muhsi
Slave to The Accountant  
Abdul Muh'yei
'Abdul-Muhye
'Abdul-Muhyi
Slave of The Life-Giver  
'Abdul-Mujib Slave to The Responder  
Abdul Mo'eizz
'Abdul-Mu'iz
'Abdul-Mueez
Slave of The Honorer  
'Abdul-Mu'min
'Abdul-Mu'men
Slave of The Faithful  
Abdul Mo'qaddim
'Abdul-Muqaddim
'Abdul-Muqaddem
Slave of The Presenter  
Abdul Muq'sit
'Abdul-Muqset
Slave to The Equitable  
Abdul Muq'tadir
'Abdul-Muqtadir
Slave to The Able  
Abdul Mo'saw'wir
'Abdul-Musawwir
Slave of The Fashioner  
'Abdul-Muta'ali Slave to The Supreme  
Abdul Mo'ta'kab'bir
'Abdul-Mutakabber
'Abdul-Mutakabbir
Slave of The Majestic, Superb  
Abdun Naa'fie
'Abdul-Nafi'
'Abdul-Nafee
Slave of The Beneficial  
Abdun Nou'r
'Abdul-Nur
'Abdun-Nur
Slave of The Light  
Abdul Qaa'dir
'Abdul-Qadir
'Abdul-Qadr
Slave to The Omnipotent  
Abdul Qah'haar
'Abdul-Qahhar
Slave to The Subduer, The Dominant  
'Abdul-Qawi Slave to The Almighty  
Abdul Qaey'youm
'Abdul-Qayyum
'Abdul-Qayoum
Slave to The Subsisting  
Abdul Qud'dous
'Abdul-Quddus
Slave to The Holy (Allah)  
Abdur-Raa'fie
'Abdul-Rafee
'Abdur-Rafi'
Slave to The Exalteer  
Abdur Rabb Slave to The Sustainer, Lord
Abdur Ra'heim
'Abdul-Rahim
'Abdul-Raheem
Slave of The Most Merciful, The Compassionate  
Abdur Rah'maan
'Abdul-Rahman
'Abdur-Rahman
Slave of The Most Gracious, The Beneficent  
'Abdul-Raqib Slave of The Watcher  
'Abdul-Rashid
'Abdur-Rashid
Slave to The Righteous Guide  
'Abdul-Rauf
'Abdur-Ra'uf
Slave to The Compassionate  
'Abdul-Razzaq Slave of The Provider (Allah)  
'Abdul-Sabur
'Abdus-Sabur
Slave to The Most Patient  
'Abdul-Salam
'Abd us Salam
Slave of The Peace, The Bestower of Security, The Author of Safety  
'Abdul-Samad
'Abdus-Samad
Slave of The Eternal Qur'an 112:2
'Abdul-Samie
'Abdus-Sami'
Slave to The All-Hearing  
'Abdul-Shahid
'Abdush-Shahid
Slave of The Witness  
'Abdes Shakur
'Abdush-Shakur
Slave of The Appreciative  
'Abdul-Tawab
'Abdut-Tawwab
Slave to The Acceptor of Repentance  
'Abdul-Wadud Slave of The Loving  
'Abdul-Wahab
'Abdul-Wahhab
Slave of The Bestower  
'Abdul-Wahid Slave of The Unique  
'Abdul-Wajid
'Abdul-Wajed
Slave to The Reveler  
'Abdul-Wakil Slave to The Trustee  
'Abdul-Waley

'Abdul-Wali

Slave to The Supporter  
'Abdul-Wali Slave to The All Governing  
'Abdul-Wareth Slave to The Inheritor  
'Abdul-Wasi'
'Abdul-Wasee
Slave to The All-Embracing  
'Abdul-Zhaher
'Abduz-Zahir
Slave of The Manifest  
Abrâr Pious and righteous 82:13
'Adam From earth a Prophet
'Adil Just. Name of the Prophet SAAWS
'Amrullah The order of Allah swt  
'Asadullah The lion of Allah swt  
'Atallah The gift of Allah  

B

Bahi Fine, good  
Bari' Skillful  
Basil Brave, courageous  
Basim Smiling  
Bahij Always happy, pleasant  
Bakr Camel, First born, the eldest child  
Baligh Eloquent, well versed  
Barii Innocent  
Bashir Bringer of good news  
Bashshar Bringer of good news  
Basman Smiling a lot  
Bassam Smiling a lot  
Bilal Freshness First prayer caller in Islam
Binyamin / Benyamin   Prophet Yousuf's younger brother ("Benjamin")
Bishr Joy, good news  
Burhan Proof, evidence  

D

Dalil Guide  
Dani Close, near  
Danyal Prophet Prophet "Daniel"
Daris Scholar, studying  
Dawûd David 2:251
Dulamah Tall and black  
Dyab The one who perseveres  

F

Fadil Virtuous  
Fa'iq Awake, alert  
Fa'iz Winner  
Falih Successful  
Fadl Generosity, abundance  
Fahd Cheetah  
Fahim Intelligent  
Fahmi Smart  
Ralah Attainment, success  
Faraj Relief from bad times  
Farid Unique  
Fatin Smart, witty  
Fu'ad Heart  
Furqan Proof (Qur'an)  

G

Ghamir Giving a lot of charity  
Ghanim Winner  
Ghazi Attacker, campaigner for Allah's cause swt  
Ghassan The prime of youth  
Ghawth Relief, aid  
Ghayth Rain  
Ghayyath The one rushing to help  
Ghazir Plentiful, ample  

H

Habbab Gentle, polite  
Habib Beloved At Habib's death, the noble Prophet had commended him and his entire family and had prayed: "May God bless this household. May God have mercy on this household."
Hadir The sound of thunder  
Hafiz Protector, preserver  
Hakam To rule, coach, judge, referee  
Hamadullah The Thanks of Allah swt  
Hamidullah The appreciation of Allah swt  
Hammam   The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Call yourselves by the names of the Prophets. The names dearest to Allah are Abdullah and AbdurRahman, the truest are Harith and Hammam, and the worst are Harb and Murrah. -Hadith - Abu Dawood, Narrated AbuWahb al-Jushami
Hamza Lion Uncle of the Prophet Muhammed saaws
Hani Pleased, satisfied  
Haris / Hares Guard  
Harith   The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Call yourselves by the names of the Prophets. The names dearest to Allah are Abdullah and AbdurRahman, the truest are Harith and Hammam, and the worst are Harb and Murrah. -Hadith - Abu Dawood, Narrated AbuWahb al-Jushami
Hasan Good, handsome  
Hasim Decisive  
Hazim, Hazem Strict  
Hasim Thunder  
Hibatullah The gift of Allah swt  
Humam Brave  
Husayn, Husein Handsome (Diminutive of Hassan)  

I

'Iesa Jesus 2:87
Ibrâhim Prophet Abraham 2:123
'Ihsan Kindness, good charitable deed  
'Imad Pillar, support  
'Irfan Thankfulness, appreciation  
'Isam Safeguard, self dependence  
Ishaq

Ishâque
Eshaq

Means "tall". A Prophet.  Son of Ibraham and Sara. 3:84
Ismâ'il Ishmael 2:133
'Iyad Support  

J

Jadallah The Generosity of Allah swt  
Jadil-Haqq Truth follower  
Jalil Capable, mighty  
Jasir Courageous, Strong  
Jasur Courageous  
Julaybib Brave Martyr A Companion of the Prophet saaws who was dwarfed, described as ugly, and of unknown lineage, yet the Prophet saaws found great favor in him, selecting a wife for him, and saying, He is of me and I am of him" when Julaybib died as a martyr in battle, after first courageously killing seven.
Junayd Diminutive of soldier  

K

Kamil Complete  
Kayid Cunning  
Khabir Expert  
Khalaf Successor  
Khalil Intimate Friend  4:125
Khalilullah The friend of Allah swt  
Khayr Goodness  
Khayrullah The Prosperity of Allah swt  

L

Labib Intelligent  
Lami' / Lamee Bright  
Lam'i Shining  
Latif Gentle  
Layth Lion  
Luqman Clear way, convincing, Prophet A Prophet and Surah in Qur'an

M

Madi Past, sharp  
Mas'ud Prosperous  
Ma'sum Protected from committing sins  
Mawdud Beloved  
Mibsam, Mebsam Smiling a lot  
Muhsin Good-doer, i.e. performs good deeds totally for Allah's sake only without any show off or to gain praise or fame etc., and in accordance with the Sunna of Allah's Messenger Muhammed SAAWS. Also the name of one of the sons of Fatimah (Muhammad's daughter). 2:112
Mu'in/Mu'een Helper
Mu'min/Moo'min Believer
Mûsa Moses 2:51
Mustafa Chosen
Muti'/Mutee Obedient

N

Nasrallah The Victory of Allah swt  

Nûh

Noah 3:33

Q

Qabil/Qabeel/Qaabeel Son of Adam
Qaddur/Qaddoor Capable
Qani/Qanee Satisfied with one's life
Qasim Divider Prophet Muhammad's son
Qasit/Qaasit Just, Fair
Qays Firm

S

Radi/Radhi Happy, Satisfied
Ra'id/Raed/Raa'id Leader, Major (Rank)
Raji/Raajee Hoping
Ramadan/Ramadhaan 9th month of Islamic calendar

S

Safiyyullah The Choice of Allah swt  
Salim Excellent reciter of Qur'an ...I heard Allah's Apostle SAAWS saying, 'Learn the recitation of the Qur'an from (any of these) four persons: 'Abdullah bin Masud, Salim the freed slave of Abu Hudhaifa...' -Bukhari 5.103, Narrated Masruq
Sayfullah The sword of Allah swt  
Shukrallah The Thanks of Allah swt  

T

Talût Saul 2:249
Târiq Night-comer, i.e. the bright star 86:1

    Y

Yahya

John 3:39
Ya'qûb Jacob 2:133

Z

Zakariyâ

Zachariya

3:38
Zayd   Zayd ibn Thabit, .R.A.- a prominent scribe of Qur'an, responsible for preserving the Qur'an as we know it today.


Female First Names

A

'Aisha Wife of the Prophet saaws Allah's Apostle SAAWS said, "The superiority of 'Aisha over other women is like the superiority of Tharid to other meals." -Bukhari 5.114, Narrated Anas bin Malik
'Amirah
Ameera
Leader, princess
Aminah   The Prophets' saaws mother.
'Anisah
Anisah
Friendly
'Arifah Knowledgeable
'Asma
Asmaa
Daughter of Abu Bakr, r.a.

B

Bahijah
Baheeja
Happy
Bahra'
Bahraa
Beautiful, shining
Barja'
Barjaa
Of beautiful eyes
Basimah
Basemah
Smiling
Basma
Basmah
A smile

D

Daajiyah Living well off
Daanah
Danah
Big pearl
Daanyah
Danyah
Close
Daariyah
Dariyah
Aware, knowledgeable
Dalaal / Dalal Pampering, coddling
Dayfah Guest
Dunya Life
Durriyyah Glittering stars

F

Fadilah Noble
Fadyaa Sacrificing  
Fajr Dawn  
Falihah Successful
Farhanah Happy
Fatimah
Fatima
"Weaner", Daughter of the Prophet saaws Allah's Apostle saaws said, "Fatima is a part of me, and whoever makes her angry, makes me angry." -Bukhari 5.111, Narrated Al Miswar bin Makhrama
Fatinah Intelligent
Fikriyyah Having many ideas

G

Ghada Beautiful
Gharra Noble lady
Ghayda' /

Ghaydaa

Young & delicate
Ghina Richness
Ghufran Forgiveness
Ghusun Branches (of a tree)

H

Hadyah
Hadiah
Guide to Righteousness 
Hajar Maidservant of Prophet Ibraheem Hagar bore Ishmael
Hajun Prophet Ibraheem's 4th and final wife She bore him five children: Kaisaan, Suraj, Umaim, Lotaan, and Naafis
Haalimah Dreaming
Hamidah Thankful
Hanyah Happy
Hazimah Steadfast, firm
Hadhiqah Intelligent
Habibah Beloved
Hadbaa With long eye lashes
Hadiyyah Gift
Hakimah Wise
Halimah

Haleemah

Gentle, Forgiving
Hana / Hanaa Happiness
Haniyyah Happy
Hasibah Noble
Hasifah Wise
Hasinah Chaste
Hasna' / Hasnaa Beautiful
Hasnah / Hasna Beautiful & nice
Hawra Of beautiful eyes
Hawwa' Eve (first woman)
Hayat Life
Haya' / Hayaa Shyness
Huda Guidance (from Allah)
Hulwah Sweet, beautiful
Husn Beauty
Hutaf Cheering
Huwaydah Gentle

I

'Ibrah / Ibrah Wisdom, advice
'Ibtihaj Joy  
'Ibtihal / Ibtihaal Supplication
'Ibtisam / Ibtisaam Smiling
'Ihaa Inspiration
'Ihab Giving, granting
'Iman / Imaan Faith, belief
'Imtiyaz / Imtiyaaz Excellence
Islam Submission to Allah's Will

J

   

K

L

M

Maryam Mary 2:87

N

Q

Qanturah 3rd wife of Prophet Ibraheem (Abraham) She was married after Sarah's death and bore Ibraheem six children.
R
Rumaysa   Umm Sulaym Rumaysa bin Milhan, R.A., wife of Companion, who accepted Islam when she refused to marry him until he gave up his idols, educating him on the topic and influencing him to do so.

S

Sadaqa Deeds of charity done in Allah's (swt) cause  
Sakinah Calm, Tranquil, Peace "Be not sad (or afraid), surely Allâh is with us." Then Allâh sent down His Sakînah (calmness, tranquillity, peace, etc.) upon him, and strengthened him with forces (angels) which you saw not..." [Qur'an 9:40]. See Also 2:248
T
W

Z


More Names

A

   
Abrâr Pious and righteous 82:13
Da'wah Literally means "call", and is used to refer to calling people to the Truth, i.e. propagating Islam  
Deen The Way of Life for a Muslim, i.e. religion  

I

   
Islam Submission to Allah's Will  

J

   
Jum'ah Friday, the day of gathering  

L

   
Luqman
Luqmaan
Wise A Prophet and name of a Surah (Chapter) in the Qur'an

M

   
Muhsin Good-doer, i.e. performs good deeds totally for Allah's sake only without any show off or to gain praise or fame etc., and in accordance with the Sunna of Allah's Messenger Muhammed SAAWS 2:112

S

   
Salaf The Pious Forefathers (i.e. As-Salaf as-Saalih) are the Companions of the Prophet , the first three generations of Muslims after the revelation of the Qur'an  
Sunnah    

W

   
Walî Protector, Guardian, Supporter, Helper, Friend etc.  [plural 'Auliyâ] 33:17

Male or Female Last Names

should be the last name of your father, i.e.:

ibn (son of) Last_or_Full_Name_of_Father

bint (daughter of) Last_or_Full_Name_of_Father


Examples of Names

Abu Hanifah, Al-Awzai, Ath-Thawri, Al Laith ibn Saad, Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak, Sufyan ibn Uyainah, Imam Ash-Shafi'i, Ishaq, Ahmed bin Hanbal, Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood.  [All listed lived between 150 and 275 AH]

Muhammed bin 'Abd al-Wahhab [1206 AH]


Prohibited Names

Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) forbade us to give names to our servants as these four names:
Aflah (Successful), Rabah (Profit), Yasar (Wealth), and Nafi' (Beneficial).

Bukhari 5327, Narrated Samurah ibn Jundab

For more information about Permissible and Prohibited Names, click here.