Suggested Names for a Muslim Child
Fatwa No: 87262

Question

I need a list of Muslim names for a baby. Please send me some suggestions.

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.

It is desirable in Islam for the name to be good and that it does not imply any bad meaning.

Moreover, Islam forbids names that declare servitude to anyone other than Allah such as ‘Abdul-Maseeh (Slave of Jesus). Islam also forbids names that are similar to the Names of Allah such as Ar-Raheem (The most Compassionate) or Al-Hakeem (The Most Wise). But if the definite article “Al” (The) is omitted, then such names become permissible.
The names that Allah loves most are: Abdullah, Abdur-Rahmaan and Muhammad.

Among the most favored names are the names of Prophets, angels, companions and known pious people.

For females, the best names are the names of the wives of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) the names of the pious women mentioned in the Quran, the names of the daughters of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) and the names of the female Companions  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  them as well as the names of the good, pious Muslim women.

For more benefit on good names, please refer to Fataawa 82724, 88553, and 87596.

Allah knows best.

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