What Are Good Names To Keep For Children?


Can you  please tell me some nice baby names for girls and boys with good meanings.



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

As Muslims, we are advised to assume good names for our children, since the name of a person has an effect on his traits and characteristics.

Nabi (salallāhu ‘alayhiwasallam) said regarding the assumption of good names: “indeed you shall be called on the day of Qiyaamah with your names and the names of your fathers, so give good names to yourselves.”[1]

There are many good names that one may give to one’s baby boy or girl. The parents of the child should jointly decide on any one name.


Hereunder are a few good names for boys:

1. Muhammed

2. Yusuf

3. Zakariyya

4. Umair

5. Yahya

6. Sufyaan

7. Ismail

8. Ebrahim

9. Anas

10. Zaid

11. Usamah

12. Umar

13. Hasan

14. Hussain

15. Khalid


Hereunder are a few good names for girls:

1. A’isha

2. Mariam

3. Zainab

4. Sumayyah

5. Jameelah

6. Faatima

7. Asmaa

8. Yumna

9. Zahra

10. Hajra


12. Safiyya

13. Ammarah

14. Khadeejah

15. Salma



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]   Abu Dawood, 4948. Ahmed. 5/194.

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