Names for Muslim Girls A – L

Whether you are a new Muslim considering a name change, a Muslim parent expecting a baby girl, or someone interested in names or other cultures, you might be curious about names for Muslim girls.

As promised, the next few entries will list some popular Muslim names and their meanings. Although Muslim names can come from any language, many of the names listed are of Arabic origin. Please note that transliterations from Arabic to English can vary and you many see the names spelled differently.

[h]”A” Names[/h]
Adeela : equal.
Aisha : living, prosperous. Name of beloved wife of the Prophet (PBUH).
Alia : exalted, high social standing. (this is my youngest daughter’s name)
Amal : hope, aspiration.
Amani : my wishes, my aspiration.
Ameena : trustworthy, faithful.
Ameera : princess.
Aneesa : friendly, good companion.
Asma : precious. Daughter of Abu Bakr, companion of the Prophet (PBUH)
Ayeh : sign, verse of Koran.

[h]”B” Names[/h]
Bahiya : beautiful, radiant.
Basma : smiling.
Bushra : good omen.

[h]”F” Names[/h]
Faatin: captivating.
Faiza : victorious.
Fareeha : happy, joyful.
Farida : unique.
Fatima : Name of Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) daughter.

[h]”H” Names[/h]
Hadiya : gift.
Haifa : slender.
Haleema : gentle, patient.
Hallah : crescent moon. (this is my middle daughter’s name)
Hamida : praiseworthy.
Hana : happiness.
Hanan : mercy. (this is my oldest daughter’s name)
Hasna : beautiful.
Hessa : destiny.
Huda : right guidance.

[h]”I” Names[/h]
Ikram : honor.
Iman : faith.
Inas : sociable.

[h]”J” Names[/h]
Jala : clarity.
Jameela : beautiful.
Janaan : heart, soul.
Jumaana : a silver pearl.

[h]”K” Names[/h]
Kamla : perfect.
Kameela : perfect.
Kareema : generous.
Kawthar : river in heaven (Jannah)

[h]”L” Names[/h]
Lamees : soft.
Lamya : dark lips.
Latifa : good companion.
Layla : dark as night.
Leena : tender

Next time we will cover even more names for Muslim girls. If you know of some beautiful names I’ve left out, let me know. Assalamu Alaikoum.