According to Prophet Muhammad, the last and final Prophet in Islam, on the Day of Judgment, each Muslim will be called by his or her name and the name of their father, which sheds light on the importance of a name.
Most Muslims name their female children after the mothers, sisters, wives, daughters and female companions of the prophets. Giving your child a righteous and beautiful name is very important in Islam and here are 10 of the most popular names for Muslim girls.
Aisha was the name of the youngest wife of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and she was one of the most knowledgeable women of her time. She contributed immensely to the propagation of Islamic knowledge after the death of the Prophet (PBUH) and the name means vibrant, flourishing and lively in Arabic.
Jameelah was the name of the first wife of Hazrat Bilal, one of the notable companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and a great scholar of Islam. It is an Arabic name meaning beautiful, elegant, graceful, lovely and good.
Fatima means captivating or the shinning one, and is the most popular name in Islam. Fatima was the name of the only surviving daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and not only was she his beloved, her name is also one of the four names mentioned in the Quran.
Khadija means “premature child” in Arabic. Khadija is part of the four perfect women mentioned in the Quran. She was Prophet Muhammad’s first and only wife until she died. Khadija was the first person and first woman to accept Islam.
Maryam is also the name of one of the perfect women mentioned in the Quran, as it was the name of the mother of Prophet Isa / Jesus. Unlike other Muslim names, it is not an Arabic name. According to the Egyptian language, it is derived from the word “beloved”.
Regardless of its origins, Muslims all over the world still name their children Maryam out of the respect they had for her as she is one of the most pious, chaste and purest women ever.
Amina is a common Muslim name both in Arabia and Africa. It was the name of Prophet Muhammad’s mother and its meaning in Arabic is “honest, reliable, faithful, secure, protected loyal, and trustworthy”.
Aida is another beautiful name which means “returning”, “helper” or “distinguished” in Arabic.
Halima was the name of the foster mother of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It is an Arabic name meaning gentle, patient, mild and humane.
Saffiya was the name of one of the wives of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and was also honored by the title of “Mother of the Believers”. It is an Arabic name meaning pure, righteous, untroubled, serene, sincere, and honest. It also means the most valuable portions of the spoils of battle.
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