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Muslim Names for Girls

How to choose a meaningful name for your Muslim baby girl

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When choosing a name for a girl, Muslims have several possibilities. It is recommended to name a Muslim child after women mentioned in the Qur'an, the Prophet Muhammad's family members, or other Companions of the Prophet. There are many other meaningful female names which are also popular. There are some categories of names which are prohibited to use for Muslim children.

Women in the Qur'an

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There is one woman mentioned by name in the Qur'an, and hers is also one of the most popular names for Muslim girls. Other women are discussed in the Qur'an, and we know their names from Islamic tradition.

Prophet Muhammad's Family Members

Many Muslims honor the members of the Prophet Muhammad's family by naming girls after them. The Prophet Muhammad had four daughters, and his wives are known as the "Mothers of the Believers."

Female Companions of the Prophet Muhammad

The Companions of the Prophet Muhammad were honorable people and well-known in Islamic history. One could name a daughter after one of these women.

Prohibited Names

There are a few names which are forbidden or strongly discouraged when naming your Muslim child.

Other Muslim Girls' Names A-Z

Aside from the above recommended names, it is also possible to give a girl any name, in any language, which carries a good meaning. Here's an alphabetical list of names for Muslim girls.

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