With the holy Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha last week, celebrated by 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide, what better time to look at the meaning and significance of some of the most popular Islamic baby girl names.
Islam has its own guidance on naming baby girls and teaches that babies should be given names which have positive meaning and significance. Names should not be given to the child that could affect their personality or become a cause of ridicule and could have an impact on the babies’ life.
So, when choosing an Islamic baby girl name you should choose one that is meaningful, lovely and good.
Let’s dive in and explore the most popular Islamic baby girl names from the Quran and explore their significance.
1. Aliyah (Arabic: عالية )
What does the name Aliyah mean?
Aliyah means tall, towering, exalted and noble in the Arabic language. Aliyah is the feminine form of the masculine Muslim name Ali.
2. Ameera (Arabic: أميرة)
What does the name Ameera mean?
The Muslim name Ameera means noble lady, princess. There are a number of variations of this name, Amirah, Amira and Ameerah.
3. Ayesha (Arabic: عائشة)
What does the name Ayesha mean?
The Arabic name Ayesha has great significance within Islam because it was the name of the favourite wife of Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W). The name Ayesha also means women, life.
4. Farida (Arabic: فريدة)
What does the name Farida mean?
The Muslim girls’ name Farida means unique and matchless in Arabic.
5. Halima (Arabic: حليمة )
What does the name Halima mean?
The Muslim name Halima carries great significance within Islam because it was the name of the foster mother of Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W).
6. Hasina (Arabic: حسين)
What does the name Hasina mean?
The girls’ name Hasina means beautiful in Islam and in the Arabic language.
7. Laila (Arabic: ليلى)
What does the name Laila mean?
The female Muslim name Laila means of the night. Sahabiyyah, female peer of the Prophet Mohammed, full name was Laila bint Khutaim and she was the first woman to pledge her allegiance to the Prophet when he entered the city of Madinah.
8. Rahma (Arabic: رَحمة)
What does the name Rahma mean?
Rahma means mercy in Islam and in the Arabic language. This Quranic girls name also means kind, compassionate and tenderhearted.
What does the name Razna mean?
The significance of the female name Razna in Islam is composure, dignity.
10. Salma (Arabic: سلمى)
What does the name Salma mean?
The female name Salma means peaceful in Islam.
Now you know the significance of some of the most popular Islamic baby girl names you can choose a name that you like both the meaning of and the sounds and also one that works with the family name your baby girl will inherit.
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