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Muslim Girls' Names

Muhammad taught his followers that they should give their children meaningful names. These girls' names are deemed important to Muslims.

Girls' names often relate to favored qualities of animals and flowers, as well as the quality of light or such desirable attributes as generosity, faithfulness, or truthfulness. Like Muslim boys' names, girls' names related to Muhammad and his family, of course, are also popular.

What's in a Name

Many Muslim girls' names are feminine derivatives of favorite boys' names, formed by adding the feminine suffix -a.

What's in a Name

The Muslim name Noor, meaning "light," was adopted by the American-born Lisa Halaby when she married King Hussein of Jordan.

  • Aamaal: "Hopes" or "aspirations."
  • Abeer: "Fragrance."
  • Adeela: "Equal."
  • Afrah: "Happiness."
  • Aisha: "Prosperous" (also the name of the prophet Muhammad's wife).
  • Ameera: "Princess" or "leader."
  • Asalah: "Pure."
  • Azhaar: "Flowers" or "blossoms."
  • Bushra: "Good omen" or "fortune."
  • Faiza: "Winner."
  • Fareeha: "Happy "or "joyful."
  • Fatima: The name of prophet Muhammad's daughter.
  • Ghaada: "Beautiful."
  • Hadiya: "Gift."
  • Haifa: "Slender" or "beautiful body."
  • Hanan: "Mercy."
  • Haniya: "Happy" or "pleased."
  • Iman: "Belief" or "faith."
  • Inaya: "Concern."
  • Jala: "Clarity."
  • Jameela: "Beautiful."
  • Kaamla: "Perfection."
  • Kameela: "Most perfect."
  • Khalida: "Immortal."
  • Lateefa: "Gentle" or "kind."
  • Majeeda: "Glorious."
  • Mufeeda: "Useful."
  • Naeema: "Living an easy, enjoyable life."
  • Nawar: "Flower."
  • Noor: "Light."
  • Rafa: "Happiness" or "prosperity."
  • Saabira: "Patient."
  • Safa: "Pure" or "serene."
  • Safiya: "Untroubled" or "serene."
  • Salma: "Peaceful."
  • Salwa: "Solace."
  • Suhayla: "Smooth" or "flowing."
  • Thanaa: "Thankful."
  • Tharaa: "Wealth."
  • Wafa: "Faithfulness."
  • Wafiya: "Faithful" or "loyal."
  • Yasmeen: "Jasmine."
  • Zaafira: "Victorious," or "successful."
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