Expecting a baby is a wonderful time, you're nesting, decorating the baby's room, buying clothes and teddies... But another key thing to do is to think of a baby name, especially one that is either a traditional Muslim baby name or a modern baby name. And if you've already had your baby, still struggling to think of a name and it's a girl, then we can help. It's said that their name should be beautiful as it'll impact the rest of their life. Check out our list of Muslim baby names for girls!
Here's a list of 10 Muslim baby names for girls -
Aisha - has multiple meanings, but in the Arabic language Aisha means 'beauty'. Its Islamic meaning is 'The Chosen One'. Aisha was also said to be the name of Prophet Muhammad's favourite wife, making it a hugely popular name among Muslims.
Fatimah - a popular Muslim female name meaning 'glorious' or to abstain.
Nura - meaning 'full of light' or 'radiant'. The opposite of darkness and a beacon of light.
Haseena - is an indirect Quranic name for girls that means 'beautiful' or 'good'. It's also the feminine version of the name Husni.
Salmah - means 'peace'. Salmah was born to Prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatimah.
Zainab - another Muslim baby girl name that has multiple meanings. Like 'generosity', 'munificence', 'grace' and 'fragrant flower'. It's associated with the lucky number 6 and originates from the Arabic language.
Sajda - means to 'worship' and one who worships Allah devoutly.
Ranya/Raina - a name for girls that can mean 'winner', 'one who triumphs', and 'successful'. It also means 'lovely' or 'one who has a loving gaze'.
Asiyah - has a couple of meanings, such as 'daughter' but also 'caring one''. It's a form of the name Asiya, has Arabic origins and is favoured by Muslim parents. It can be used in both Arabic and Swahili speaking countries.
Umnia - a Muslim baby girl name that means 'gift', 'wish', 'hope', or 'fancy'. It's mainly popular in the Muslim religion and its main origin is Arabic.
Common Baby Names from the Quran
There are a number of names commonly used in the Quaran, which make for some of the best Muslim baby girl names you may want to consider for your own child.
Below are the top ten most common girls names (however some can be gender-neutral) used in the Quran, and what they mean:
- 295 mentions - Aayat, means ‘messages’
- 190 mentions - Samawat, means ‘heavens’
- 120 mentions - Samaa, means ‘sky’
- 119 mentions - Mubin, means ‘clear’
- 115 mentions - Dunya, means ‘closest one’
A mixture of modern and traditional Muslim baby girl names that will hopefully take your fancy and bestow on your newborn! If you want to look at other baby names, then check out our other blogs below: