Naming A Baby Girl Asmaa’
Fatwa No: 373321

Question

Assalamalaikom. I am planning to name by baby girl Asma. I would like to know the actual meaning of the name Asma as I am getting different meanings of different websites.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

The word Asmaa’ is derived from the word Al-wasaamah, which means beauty.

This is the opinion of Sibawayh, as stated in the Arabic dictionary Taaj Al-‘Aroos which is the explanation of the dictionary Al-Qaamoos.

Therefore, Asmaa’ is one of the good names and it is permissible for you to name your daughter with it.

This name is well-known amongst the Arabs. During the era of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) some female companions were named with this name, such as Asmaa’ bint Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq, and Asmaa’ bint ‘Umays, who was the wife of Abu Bakr  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  them.

Allah knows best.

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