Common Names for Males and Females
Fatwa No: 413965

Question

My name Is Shahanaz Akter Saimoon.here,saimoon is a boy name.I am a girl.Is it permissible to keep a boy name for a girljQuery1110023540983116975034_1576651252914??and what is the meaning of that(saimoon) name?? ?

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 name mentioned in the question is not an Arabic name, so we are not aware of its meaning.

It is apparent that it is a combination of three words, and the fact that the last of them is given to males does not necessitate changing it, in our view.

Females are prevented from being given names that are sepecific to males like ‘Abdullaah, Ahmad, Muhammad and ‘Ali, just as males are prevented from being given names that are specific to females, such as Faatimah and ‘Aa’ishah.

As for the names which are used for both males and females, then there is nothing wrong with the males or females being named with them.

Allah knows best.

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