Islamic Muslim Baby Names A Complete Guide for a Family

With regard to the meaningful and lovely names, Muslim families have always been the naming their babies after the names of Prophets and Sahabah (Companions of Holy Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam). Therefore, these names have been reflecting in the Muslim society throughout the planet.

Bismillah hirRahmaan nirRaheem
With The Name of ALLAH, The Gracious and The Merciful
SallALLAHU ‘Alayhe Wasallam

Baby Names in Islam, A Complete Encyclopedia


It is indeed a joyous moment in the Muslim family when parents are blessed with a child. This happiness and excitement should not be halved but be doubled by adhering to the rulings of Shariah. Not only adhere to these rulings but also there is a need to abandon the meaningless traditions, rituals, and customs which have no existence according to Islam. This is the ultimate truth that we are not made to this world, therefore, we should not imitate the traditions and customs of non-Muslims which are exclusively made to satisfy the hunger of this perishable world. Furthermore, this complete guide for a family will reveal more about Islamic Muslim Baby Names.


Overview About Names in Muslims

Choosing the best name for a child has always been important and somewhere critical for the entire Muslim family. As soon as a baby born, not only it’s parents but also every member starts searching names for this new member. Obviously, a breeze of joy and excitement flows throughout the home.Teachings of Islam have always motivated Muslims to keep good and meaningful names of their newborn baby. The names which we keep plays a pivotal role throughout our entire life. The name of the child is the source of their identity too. Find How to Name a Child in Islam? here.

With regard to the meaningful and lovely names, Muslim families have always been the naming their babies after the names of Prophets and Sahabah (Companions of Holy Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam). Therefore, these names have been reflecting in the Muslim society throughout the planet.

Few sections in Ummah are not aware of the importance of names from Quran in Islam. Moreover, they keep meaningless and modern names which never relates to the religion Islam.Sometimes, the names have no significant meaning, or not attachment, correctness and many-a-times they mean too worse to name a baby. Find Calculating Numbers to Name your Baby in Islam here.

Ignorance of Calling Names in Islam

The ignorance of naming a child in Islam, has reached at this extent of abusiveness and insults. Examples of keeping name of the child is, ‘Tahmina’, ‘Rubina’, ‘Nazli’ these are a bunch of female name in Muslim families which have no meaning at all. Want to know why? The baby name which kept ‘Naaheed’  means a woman whose breasts are fully developed. Isn’t it a shame for us to call a woman with this name. Similarly, few Muslim girl Childs are named as ‘Naailah’, huhhh..this means the calamity. Strange nah?? Beware now. There are so many Muslim boys who have the name ‘Parvaiz’, which means the name of the king of Persia, who had torn the letter of Our Beloved Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam. See Pyar Me Pagal Karne ka Wazifa (Tested & Tried by Thousands) here.

Calling Human with The Name of ALLAH Subhanahu Wata ‘Ala

Alas, this is really awful. Muslims are really unaware of all this. The other ignorance of naming a baby in the Muslim community is keeping the names of ALLAH Subhanahu Wata ‘Ala. These are the compound names like- ‘Abdurrahmaan’, ‘Abdurrazaaq’, ‘Abdurrab’ are often called and abbreviated as ‘Rahman’, ‘Razzaq’, ‘Rabb’. Whereas, ‘Rahman’, ‘Razzaq’, ‘Rabb’ are the beautiful Names of ALLAH Ta’ala and no human being can be called with this name. These lovely names are exclusively for HIM alone. It is not allowed for a human being to be called with these names without the prefix ‘Abd’. However, few Muslims attend this prohibition also. May ALLAH Zille Shanahu forgive our sins, Ameen. How to Read faces in Islam?

Summarily, we should not take lightly the concept of selecting the names for children. It may bring grievous results in this world and in the hereafter too.

Though, Muslims have lot of source of guidance regarding the baby names. But this has not served the purpose in details. A more comprehensive research is always needed for the Muslims of western countries. This purpose has been served beautifully by an Islamic scholar Muhammad Imran Ashraf Usmani.

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Step-by-Step Recommendations

What to be done after the birth of a child in Islam?

  • The Naval-cord should be buried with the due care for they are the parts of human body. These parts of human body in any way shall not be thrown in the sewerage pipes and garbage etc. This is contrary to this concept in Islam. Find Wazifa for Safety During Pregnancy here.
    The afterbirth and naval-cord should be buried with due care since they are portions of the human body. As such, it should be treated with respect and honour. Disposing it in the drain or garbage is contrary to this concept. It is for this reason, too, that the dead body of a human being may not be cremated or abandoned in a pit for vultures and other animals to devour it…as is customary among the people of other religions. See Useful Islamic Pregnancy Chart from here.
  • The very first thing that the parents should do is to give a Ghusl (ritual bath) to the newborn baby.
  • Later, the parents should call an Alim (Islamic scholar) or any pious individual who can give Azaan in the right ear and Iqaamah in the left ear of the newborn baby. Be better that this should be performed by someone who is pious, an Alim, due to the fact that the blessings and barakah can be carry forward and showered further on the infant. Whereas, if there is no such person is available nearby, this Ibaadat (worship) can be performed by a Muslim. The benefits of Azaan and Iqaamah is that the voice of Islam, The Greatness of ALLAH, The Oneness of ALLAH, and the message of The Holy Prophet Muhammad SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam will reach into the core of the heart of the newborn baby. He is likely be grow up as a practicing and obeying Muslim, Insha ALLAHul ‘Azeez. Find Wazifa for Having a Baby Boy here.
  • Afterward, prayers recited on this blessed occasion. It is Mustahab better to recite the subsequently mentioned Du’a after the Azaan and Iqaamah.

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Surah Ale ‘Imran Verse #36

For New Born Baby Girl:

 اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أُعِيذُهَا بِكَ وَذُرِّيَّتَهَا مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ

ALLAHUMMA Inni o’eezuha bika Wazurriyyataha minash-shaytanir Rajeemi

O ALLAH! I seek your protection for her and her descendants from the accursed shaytan

 يا ألله میں اسے اور اس کی اولاد کو شیطان مردود سے بچا کر تیری پناہ میں دیتی ہوں

For New Born Baby Boy:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أُعِيذُه بِكَ وَذُرِّيَّتَه مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ

ALLAHUMMA Inni o’eezuhu bika Wazurriyyatahu minash-shaytanir Rajeemi

O ALLAH! I seek your protection for him and him descendants from the accursed shaytan

 يا ألله میں اسے اور اس کی اولاد کو شیطان مردود سے بچا کر تیری پناہ میں دیتی ہوں

  • Then Recite, Surah Ikhlas

قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ

Qul huwa Allahu ahad

Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;

کہہ دووہ الله ایک ہے

اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ

ALLAHu ssamad

Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;

اللہ بے نیاز ہے

لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ

Lam yalid walam yoolad
He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;

نہ اس کی کوئی اولاد ہے اور نہ وہ کسی کی اولاد ہے

وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ

Walam yakun lahu kufuwan ahad

And there is none like unto Him.

اور اس کے برابر کا کوئی نہیں ہے


  • After this recite, ALLAHUMMA ij’alhu barran taqiyyan. Wa anbit-hu fil Islaam nabaatan hasanaa (O ALLAH, make him pious and God fearing and let him grow up in Islaam to his excellent growth)– for newborn baby boy. For newborn baby girl recite, ALLAHUMMA ij’alhaa barran taqiyyan. Wa anbit-haa fil Islaam nabaatan hasanaa (O ALLAH, make her pious and God fearing and let her grow up in Islaam to her excellent growth). Read ya ALLAH Testimonials here.
  • After this recite, ALLAHUMMA allimhul kitaaba wal hikma wafiqqihhu fi ddeen (O Allah, teach him the Qur’aan and wisdom and give him the understanding in Deen.)- for baby boy. For newborn baby girl recite, ALLAHUMMA allimhal kitaaba wal hikma wafiqqih-ha fi ddeen (O ALLAH, teach her the Qur’aan and wisdom and give her the understanding in Deen.)
  • Tahneek: means placing a chewed peace of morsel in the mouth of an infant, preferably dates and Honey is the good substitute. Since The Holy Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam made the Tahneek of two companions named as Adbullah Ibe Zubair and Abdullah Ibne Talha (Radi ALLAHU Ta’ala Anhuma). This best practice of Tahneek has become Masnoon (The practice of The Holy Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam) and similarly like Azaan, this Ibadah should be performed by a learned Alim (Islamic scholar)  or a pious elder of the family; and in the absence of individuals and male Muslim is allowed to perform these actions.
  • Safeguard or Protection from evil eye in Islam: A Precaution against any sort of Misfortune can be initiated. To safeguard the new born child against any misfortune (buri nazar), the subesquent mentioned du’a can be be recited as much as they want and ‘blown’ gently on the infant child: A’oozu Bikalimaati-llaahi-ttaammaati min-Sharri kulli shaytaani Wahammaati wa-min sharri kulli ayni-laammah
    (I seek protection by the perfect words of ALLAH from the evil of every devil and reptile, and from the evil of every revengeful eye.) Later on, if the family members want they can also recite Ayatul-Kursi and the four Quls and blow on the child.

Aqiqah or First Shaving of the Head After Birth

It is masnoon (preferable) to shave the head of the newborn child which is also known as ‘Aqiqah’ (First shaving of the head). It also includes the sacrifice of an animal and to keep the best name of the new born baby on the seventh day after the birth.

When the hair of the child are shaved off, money equal to the weight of this hair shall be offered as charity (Sadaqah) to the people who are really in need of this money. Doesn’t matter inside or outside of the family.


What to be Sacrificed?

  1. Male Infant: On this occasion, for the purpose of ‘Aqiqah’ two (2) sheeps or two (2) goats shall be sacrificed.
  2. Female Infant: for a girl child, one (1) sheep or one (1) goat shall be sacrificed.

The meat can be consumed by the family of newborn baby, their relatives and the poors & the needy people.

What if the Parents Can’t Afford?

If the parents of the newborn child cannot afford the two (2) or one (1) goat. They can contribute their part which is 1/7 of a cow for a baby girl, and 2/7 for a baby boy, if other partners are performing Aqiqah or their own children or performing annual sacrifice in Zulhijjah. Find Dua Weaning Child Off Breast Milk here.

Khatnah also known as Circumcision

Circumcision which is known as Khatnah in Islam is Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam (preferable practice). This should be performed before the age of seven. The health of the child should also be considered before stepping towards Khatnah. Find Easy Dua to Known Hidden Things in Islam here.

Breastfeeding of New Born Baby in Islam

It is the moral duty of the infant’s mother to breastfeed her child. The mother’s milk is the most nutritious for the child during this age. This milk also has an influence on the characteristics, habits and senses of the infant. The Zikr and Bismillah Shareef should also be recited before breastfeeding the child.

Dresses Recommended for the Child

It is not allowed for Muslim males to wear and look like women. For this reason silk, deep red colored clothes and gold jewelry should not be worn. It is the duty of the both the parents that they keep an eye on their child if they are imitating styles of disbelievers. The dress should be in honorable,descent, and modest manner. Find Amal to Get rid of Bad Dreams here.

Giving Good Names

The Holy Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam said: On the Day of Qiyamah you will be called by your names and the names by your fathers. Therefore, give good names (Abu Dawood).

It was the practice of The Holy Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam to inquire the names of the people and villages. If they were pleasant, it became apparent on his beautiful face, Subhan ALLAH. If not, His displeasure could be seen.

Let us discuss a lovely Hadith on this pleasantness and displeasantness:

Once The Holy Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam called for a person to milk a camel. One person volunteered;

The Holy Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam said to him: What is your name?

He said: “Harb“.

The Holy Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam sit down and refused to accept his service because his name was “Harb” which means “War”. Which did not imply His pleasantness. Then The Holy Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam said:

“Who will milk?”

Then the second person stood up to milk, The Holy Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam asked his name, he said Ya’eesh. The Holy Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam said to him:

“Milk her!”

The Holy Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam used to replace the bad name with the good ones. Another Hadith quotes The Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam as saying:

“The worst name in God’s view is that of a man who calls himself ‘king of kings’.”

(Related by Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood and Al-Tirmithi).

Here the case is very clear. This title belongs to ALLAH alone.


When a child is named with one of the Attributes of ALLAH Subhanahu Wata ‘Ala. It is necessary that the word ‘Abd‘ means servant or slave be used as a prefix. For example- AbduALLAH, AbdulBaari, meaning the servant of ALLAH Subhanahu Wata ‘Ala or the creator Deity.

The Names of Children of The Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam


  1. Taahir (Radi ALLAHU Anhu)
  2. Tayyib (Radi ALLAHU Anhu)
  3. Ibraheem (Radi ALLAHU Anhu)


  1. Zainab (Radi ALLAHU Anha)
  2. Faatimah (Radi ALLAHU Anha)
  3. Ruqayyah (Radi ALLAHU Anha)
  4. Umm Kulsoom (Radi ALLAHU Anha)

The Names of the Scribes of the Wahi (The Divine Revelation)

Introduction of Few Sahaba

  1. Khaalid Ibn Sa’eed Bin Al-as Bin Umayya (Radi ALLAHU Anhu), his father was one of the noblemen of the tribe of Quraish, The tribe of Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam. One night , while he was sleeping, Khalid had a nightmare. He saw himself standing on the edge of a big fire and his father was standing behind him and pushing him with both hands into the fire. Suddenly, he saw the Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam coming towards him, then He SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam pulled him from his garment away from the fire. Khalid got up from this dream and hurried to the house of Abu-Bakr, The Prophet’s close companion, and narrated his dream to him. Abu-Bakr said:” It is good for you.  Go to the Prophet SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam and obey him. Islam is the protection for you from Hellfire”.
  2. Hanzalah (Radi ALLAHU Anhu), Hazrat Hanzala (Radi ALLAHU Anhu) was the son of Abu Aamir Rahib, who was a Mushrik (non-believer). He (Radi ALLAHU Anhu)) fought for the Muslims and his (Radi ALLAHU Anhu) father fought for the non-believers. Hanzalah (Radi ALLAHU Anhu) was newly married, left his wife’s bed for Al-Jihâd. He set out the moment he heard the call to Al-Jihâd.
  3. Yazeed ibn Abi Sufyaan (Radi ALLAHU Anhu): Yazid was one of four Muslim generals who were sent by Caliph Abu Bakr to invade Roman Syria in 634 CE.
  4. Zaid Ibn Saabit (Radi ALLAHU Anhu): When he was 6 his father passed away in the Battle of Bu’ath. Zayd Ibn Saabit was 13 when he asked permission to take part in the Battle of Badr. Since he was younger than 15, Prophet Muhammad SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam did not allow him to do so, and sent him back. He is one of those famous Sahabah who were considered to be most learned and whose opinions in religious matters carry much weight.
  5. Mu’aawiyah Ibn Abi Sufyan (Radi ALLAHU Anhu) was one of the most respected Companions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam. He was the son of the Quraish leader Sayyidna Abu Sufyan Bin Harb (Radi ALLAHU Anhu). He belonged to the group of Banu Umayya which was the second most powerful family in Mecca after the Banu Hashim to which the Holy Prophet Muhammad SallALLAHU Alayhe Wasallam.

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