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JALALIA MOSQUE AND ISLAMIC EDUCATION CENTRE
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Male Names

A

  • Aban Old Arabic name
  • Abbas Description of a lion
  • Abbud Worshipper
  • Abdel, Abdul Servant (of Allah). Before any of Allah's names, this prefix is to be found for a person's name. Below are the ways one can have Allah's Name as part of his name:
  • Abdul-Alim Servant of the Omniscient
  • Abdul-Aliyy Servant of the Most High
  • Abdul-Azim Servant of the Mighty 
  • Abdul-Aziz Servant of the Mighty, Powerful One
  • Abdul-Bari Servant of the Creator
  • Abdul-Basit Servant of the Extender
  • Abdul-Basit Servant of the Extender
  • Abdul-Fattah Servant of the Opener (of thegatesof sustenance)
  • Abdul-Ghaffar, Abdul-Ghafur Servant of theForgiver
  • Abdul-Hadi Servant of the Guide
  • Abdul-Hafiz Servant of the Protector
  • Abdul-Hakam Servant of the Arbitrator
  • Abdul-Hakim Servant of the Wise One
  • Abdul-Halim Servant of the Mild, Patient One
  • Abdul-Hamid Servant of the Praised One
  • Abdul-Haqq Servant of the Truth
  • Abdul-Hasib Servant of the Respected, Esteemed
  • Abdul-Jabbar Servant of the Mighty
  • Abdul-Jalil, Abdul-Jaleel Servant of the Great, Revered One
  • Abdul-Karim Servant of the Noble, Generous One
  • Abdul-Khaliq Servant of the Creator
  • Abdul-Latif Servant of the Kind One
  • Abdul-Malik Servant of the Master (or King)
  • Abdul-Majid Servant of the Glorious One
  • Abdul-Mu'izz Servant of the Giver of Might and Glory
  • Abdul-Mujib Servant of the Responder
  • Abdul-Muta'al Servant of the Most High
  • Abdul-Muttalib Abdul-Nasser Servant of the Victorious One
  • Abdul-Nasir Servant of the Helper, Protector
  • Abdul-Qadir Servant of the Capable, Powerful
  • Abdul-Qahhar Servant of the Subduer, the Almighty
  • Abdul-Quddus Servant of the Most Holy
  • Abdul-Rafi Servant of the One Who Raises,Elevates(intellect, esteem)
  • Abdul-Rahim Servant of the Most Compassionate One
  • Abdul-Rahman Servant of the Merciful One
  • Abdul-Rashid Servant of the Rightly Guided One
  • Abdul-Ra'uf Servant of the Most Merciful
  • Abdul-Razzaq Servant of the Maintainer, the Provider
  • Abdul-Sabur Servant of the Patient
  • Abdul-Salam Servant of the Peace
  • Abdul-Samad Servant of the Eternal
  • Abdul-Sami Servant of the All-Hearing
  • Abdul-Shakur Servant of the Most Thankful
  • Abdul-Tawwab Servant of the Forgiver
  • Abdul-Wadud Servant of the Loving
  • Abdul-Wahhab Servant of the Giver
  • Abdul-Wahid Servant of the One
  • Abdullah Servant of Allah
  • Abraha
  • Abu Bakr Name of one of the greatest Companions of Nabi Muhammad, May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him. Abu Bakr wasthe first Rightly Guided Khalifa. May Allah bless him.
  • Adel, Adil Just
  • Adham Black
  • Adnan Proper name
  • Afif Chaste, modest
  • Ahmad, Ahmed Most highly adored, or most praised; variation of the name "Muhammad." A very holy name. If one wishes to choose this name for himself, he should have a second name after it. For example, Ahmad Abbas, Ahmad Ali, but not simply Ahmad.
  • `Aqil Intelligent, thoughtful, one who uses reason
  • Akram Most generous
  • Ala' Nobility
  • Aladdin, Ala' al din Nobility of faith
  • `Ali, Aliyy - The highest, greatest, excellent, noble. Also the name of one of the greatest Companions of Nabi Muhammad, May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him . Hadrat Ali (may Allah bless his countenance) was known for immense Hikmah (Allah-given wisdom), bravery, ferocity, and depths of knowledge, amongst many other noble qualities.
  • `Alim Wise or learned
  • Altair The flying eagle; also refers to a first magnitude star in the constellation Lyra
  • Ameer, Amir One in authority. A leader; commander.
  • Amid General
  • Amin Faithful, trustworthy
  • Amjad More glorious
  • Ammar Builder, constructor
  • Amr Old Arabic name
  • Anis Close friend
  • Anwar Light
  • Arfan Gratitude
  • Arif Corporal; aquainted, knowledgable
  • Asad Lion
  • Asadel Most prosperous one
  • Ashraf Most honorable
  • Askari Commander of an army.
     
  • Asim Protector, defender
  • Ata Gift
  • Atif Compassionate, sympathetic
  • Awad Reward, compensation
  • Ayman Lucky; on the right
  • Ayyad
  • Ayyub A Prophet's name
  • Aza Comfort
  • Azhar Most shining, luminous
  • Azeem, Azim Defender, referring to one of Allah's ninety-nine qualities
  • Azzam Determined, resolved

B

  • Badr Full moon
  • Badr al Din Full moon of the faith
  • Baha al Din, Bahiyy al Din Magnificence of thefaith
  • Bahir Dazzling, brilliant
  • Barakah Blessing
  • Bashshar Bringer of glad tidings
  • Basil Brave
  • Bassam, Basim Smiling
  • Bilal Name of the Prophet's Muezzin
  • Bishr Joy
  • Burhan Proof
  • Bursuq

D

  • Dawud The Holy Prophet "David"
  • Dharr
  • Dhul-Fiqar Name of the Prophet's sword
  • Diya al Din Brightness of the faith
  • Duqaq

E

  • Emir Another spelling for Amir .
  • Esam, Essam Safeguard

F

  • Fadi Redeemer
  • Fadil, Fadhl, Fazl Generous, honorable
  • Faisal, Faysal Decisive
  • Fakhir Proud, excellent
  • Fakhiri Honorary
  • Faqih Legal expert, jurist
  • Farid Unique
  • Fariq Lieutenant General
  • Faris Horseman, knight
  • Farraj
  • Faruq One who distinguishes truth from falsehood. Title for Hadrat Umar ibn al-Khattab.
  • Fath Victory
  • Fatin Clever, smart
  • Fawwaz Successful
  • Fawzi
  • Ferran Baker
  • Fida Redemption, sacrifice
  • Firas Perspicacity
  • Fouad Heart
  • Fudail Excellent in character

G

  • Ghalib Victorious one.
  • Ghawth Helpher, excellent assistant.
  • Ghayth Similar to above.
  • Ghazi Conqueror.
  • Ghiyath Succorer.

H

  • Habib Beloved
  • Hadi The Guide.
  • Haidar, Haider A lion. Original name of Hadrat Ali ibn Abu Talib, May Allah be pleased with him.
     
  • Hakeem, Hakim Wise, one of Allah's qualities of absolute wisdom.
  • Hakem Ruler, governor
  • Halim Mild, gentle, patient
  • Hammad The praised one; variation of the name "Muhammad."
  • Hamid The praised one; variation of the name "Muhammad."
  • Hamza Another name for a lion . One of the greatest military commanders of Islam, Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, may Allah bless him.
  • Hanbal Purity
  • Hani Happy, delighted, content
  • Hanif True believer
  • Harith Ploughman, cultivator
  • Haroun, Harun Arabic form of "Aaron"
  • Hasan Beautiful
  • Hashim Broker; destroyer of evil; breaker of bread. Hashim was an ascendent of the Holy Messenger Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
  • Hassan Handsome
  • Hatim Judge
  • Haytham Young hawk
  • Hilal a new moon crescent
  • Hisham Generosity
  • Hud A Prophet's name
  • Hudhayfah Old Arabic name
  • Humam Courageous, generous
  • Husain, Hussein, Husayn Beautiful; Imam Hussein (may Allah bless him) was the blessed grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
  • Husam Sword
  • Husam al Din Sword of the faith

I

  • Ibrahim The name of Abraham.
  • Idris A Prophet's name
  • Ihsan Beneficence
  • Imad Support, pillar
  • Imad al Din Pillar of the faith
  • Isa, Eisa, Esa A Prophet's name (Jesus)
  • Isam, Issam Safeguard
  • Ishaq A Prophet's name
  • Isma'il A Prophet's name
  • Izz al Din Might of the faith

J

  • Jabbar Mighty
  • Jabir Consoler, Comforter
  • Ja'far A river. Name of one of the Holy Companions, Sayyidina Ja'far ibn Abu Talib, May Allah be pleased with him.
  • Jalal Tremendous rigor. Glory of the faith.
  • Jalil, Jaleel Great, revered
  • Jamal Beauty
  • Jamal al Din Beauty of the religion
  • Jameel, Jamil Beautiful
  • Jawwad One who possesses tremendous generosity and gives to anyone who needs his assistance.
  • Jawhar Jewel, essence
  • Jibril Archangel of Allah, Gabriel, peace be upon him.
  • Jihad Struggle
  • Jubair

K

  • Kadar, Kedar Powerful
  • Kadeen, Kadin Friend, companion, confidant
  • Khadeer, Khadir Green or green crop (connoting freshnessand innocence)
  • Khaliq Creative, refers to a quality of Allah's Creative attribute.
  • Kamal Perfect one. Attribute of perfection .
  • Kameel, Kamil Perfect; one of the ninety-ninequalities of Allah
  • Kareem, Karim Generous, noble, friendly, preciousand distinguished
  • Kaseeb, Kasib Fertile
  • Kaseem, Kasim Divided
  • Katib Writer
  • Khalid Eternal
  • Khalil, Khaleel, Kalil Intimate friend
  • Khatib One who reads the Khutbah for Jumu'ah or any other Khutbah.
  • Khayr al Din The good of the faith
  • Khayri Charitable, beneficent
  • Khuzaymah Old Arabic name
  • Kutaiba

L

  • Labib Sensible, intelligent
  • Latif Gentle, kind, pleasant, friendly
  • Luqman Name of the one who Allah has endowed with Hikmah (Divine Wisdom).
  • Lutfi Kind and friendly

M

  • Mahdi The guided one. Guided to the right path
  • Mahir Skilled
  • Mahmud The praised one; variation of the name "Muhammad"
  • Maimun Lucky
  • Majid Glorious
  • Makin Strong, firm
  • Malik Master, angel, king
  • Ma'mun Trustworthy
  • Ma'n Benefit
  • Mansur Divinely aided
  • Marid Rebellious
  • Marzuq Blessed by Allah, fortunate
  • Mash'al Torch
  • Masruq
  • Mas'ud Fortunate, happy, lucky
  • Mazin Proper name
  • Mika'il
  • Misbah Lamp
  • Mohsen
  • Mu'adh Protected
  • Mu'awiyah Young fox (first Umayyad Kalifah)
  • Mu'ayyad Supported
  • Mubarak Happy, blessed
  • Mufid Useful
  • Muhammad, Muhammad The Praised one. Proper respect is to be given to this name if one wish to have this as his name. If one wishes to choosethis name for himself, he should have a second name after it. For example,Muhammad Abbas, Muhammad Kamal, but not simply "Muhammad" by itself.
  • Muhiyuddin One who revives the Faith.
     
  • Muhsin Beneficient, charitable
  • Muhtadi Rightly guided
  • Mukarram
     
  • Mujahid Fighter (in the way of Allah)
  • Mukhtar Chosen
  • Mundhir Warner, cautioner
  • Munir Brilliant, shining
  • Muntasir Victorious
  • Murtadi Satisfied, content
  • Musa The name of the Holy Messenger Moses, peace be upon him.
  • Mus'ad Unfettered camel
  • Muslim Submitting oneself to Allah Almighty believing that there is none but Allah and Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah upon him) as His Messenger.
  • Mustafa Chosen one
  • Mutahhar One who purifies
     
  • Mu'tasim Adhering (to faith, to Allah)
  • Mu'tazz Proud, mighty
  • Muti Obedient
  • Muwaffaq Successful
  • Muzzammil one who is covered, wrapped up.

N

  • Nabhan, Nabih Noble, outstanding
  • Nabil Noble
  • Nadhir Warner
  • Nadim, Nadeem Friend
  • Nadir Dear, rare
  • Na'il Aquirer, earner
  • Naim Comfort, ease, tranquility
  • Naji Safe
  • Najib Of noble descent
  • Najjar Carpenter
  • Najm al Din Star of the faith
  • Nasih Advisor
  • Nasim Fresh air
  • Nasir Protector
  • Nasser Victorious
  • Nawaf, Nawfal Generous, old Arabic name forthe Sea
  • Nazih Pure, chaste
  • Nazim Arranger, adjuster
  • Nuh Name of the Holy Messenger, Noah, peace be upon him.
  • Numair Panther
  • Nu'man Blood. Name of the great Imam, Abu Hanifa, may Allah bless him.
  • Nur, Noor Light; intense bright light.
  • Nur al Din Brightness of the faith
  • Nuri Shining, brightness

Q

  • Qadir, Qadeer power.
  • Qasim Divider, distributor
  • Qays Firm
  • Qudamah Courage
  • Qutaiba
  • Qutuz

R

  • Rabah Gainer
  • Rabi Spring, breeze
  • Radi
  • Rafi Exalting
  • Rafiq Kind, friend
  • Raghib Desirous
  • Ra'id Leader
  • Rais Captain
  • Rakin Respectful
  • Rashad Integrity of conduct
  • Rashid One of good council; rightly guided, havingtrue faith
  • Ratib Arranger
  • Rayhan favored by Allah
  • Reda, Rida, Ridha (In Allah's) favor; contentment,satisfaction
  • Ridwan Name of the keeperof the gates of Heaven.

S

  • Sabih Beautiful
  • Sabir Patient. One who perseveres in any and all situations for the sake of Allah.
  • Sa'd Good luck
  • Sadaqat Charity for Allah's sake
  • Sadiq, Sadeeq Friend
     
  • Sa'eed, Sa'id Happy
  • Safi Righteous, perfect.
  • Safi al Din a perfection of the Faith.
  • Safwan Rocks
  • Sakhi One who is generous.
  • Salah Devoted; righteous.
  • Salah al Din Devoted to the Faith.
  • Saleh, Salih Good, right
  • Salim Safe, whole, flawless
  • Salman Safe
  • Sameh Forgiver
  • Sami High, lofty, exalted
  • Samir Entertaining companion
  • Samman Grocer
  • Saqr Falcon
  • Sariyah Clouds at night
  • Sayyid Master; Chief. Title for those who descend from Imam Hasan and/or Imam Husain (May Allah bless them both), known as Ahlul-Bayt.
  • Sayf, Saif, Seif Sword (of religion)
  • Saif al Din Sword of the faith
  • Shahid a witness; martyr.
     
  • Shafiq Compassionate, tender
  • Shakir Thankful. One who thanks Allah.
  • Sharif Honest, noble, distinguished
  • Shihab Flame, blaze
  • Siddiq, Siddeeq Truthful one. One who cannot lie.
     
  • Siraj Lamp, light
  • Sufian, Sufyan Devoted
  • Subhi Early morning
  • Suhail, Suhayl Gentle, easy; name of a star
  • Suhayb Of reddish hair or complexion
  • Sulaiman The Holy Messenger, Solomon.

T

  • Tahir Pure, clean
  • Talal Nice, admirable
  • Talib Seeker (of truth). Student. Apprentice.
  • Tamir One who owns date palm trees
  • Tamman Generous
  • Tarif Rare, uncommon
  • Tariq A path
  • Tawfiq Success, reconciliation
  • Taymullah Servant of Allah
  • Taysir Facilitation
  • Tayyib Good or delicate
  • Thabit Firm

U

Note: Sometimes the spellings begin with an "O" instead of a "U".
 

  • Ubadah, Ubaida, Ubaydah Servant of Allah
  • Ubaid Faithful
  • Ubayy Old Arabic name
  • Umar Name of the second Rightly Guided Khalifah. One of the greatest companions of Nabi Muhammad (Sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam).
  • Umarah Old Arabic name
  • Umayr Old Arabic name
  • Usama, Usamah Description of a lion
  • Utbah Old Arabic name
  • Uthman One of the companions of the Prophet(pbuh)

W

  • Wafid
  • Wafiq Successful
  • Wahab a giver
  • Wahid Singular, exclusive, unequalled
  • Waheed
  • Wa'il Coming back (for Shelter)
  • Wajih Noble in countenance.
  • Wakil Protector; representative.
  • Waleed, Walid Newborn child
  • Waliyullah Supporter of Allah
  • Wasim Graceful, good looking
  • Wazir Minister

Y

  • Yahyah Name of "John the Baptist."
  • Yaman Proper name
  • Ya'qub Name of the Prophet "Jacob"
  • Yasir, Yasser Wealth, ease
  • Yasin One of Nabi Muhammad's (peace and blessings of Allah upon him) names
  • Yasir Wealthy
  • Yunus Name of the Prophet "Jonus"
  • Yusef, Yusuf Arabic form of "Joseph"
  • Yusuf A Prophet's name (Joseph)

Z

  • Zafar
  • Zafir Victorious
  • Zahid Self-denying or ascetic
  • Zahir Bright, shining
  • Zaid Increase, growth
  • Zain Beauty, Decoration, Ornament
  • Zakariyya A Prophet's name ("Zaccharius")
  • Zakiyy Pure
  • Zubair
  • Zuhair, Zuhayr Bright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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