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Please help me find authentic, uncommon name for my son from the Quran

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Assalamualaikum brothers and sisters,

By the grace of Allah and his blessing I am going to have a son this time. I have a daughter alhumdullilah name Emaan. I was wondering what name should I choose for my son?? I found 3 and loved them 1.Abraham and 2. Yasin 3. Imran. I was looking for something from Qaran and also authentic uncommon name with good and strong meaning....

Any one with name suggestion? My due date is late September 2013 inshallah.


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  1. Wa Alaikum as Salam sister Nadia,

    So good to hear that. May Allah keep you healthy and bless you with a healthy baby boy.

    From the Qur'an, I can suggest the following names:

    1. Mu'min: You daughter is Imaan, then why not call your son Mu'min, which comes from Imaan?
    2. Shaheed: A witness - referring to the one who witnesses Allah's Oneness, to be specific.
    3. Saalih: Righteous, also the name of a Prophet.
    4. Furqaan: Criterion (between truth and falsehood)
    5. Saajid: One who prostrates (to Allah)
    6. Mudabbir: Prudent
    7. Muhsin: Good-doer
    8. Khaashi': Humble

    You could also name him by Allah's Name by adding the prefix: 'Abd.

    Alternatively, you can choose the names of Sahaabah such as the following:

    1. Miqdad
    2. Amr
    3. Zayd
    4. Mu'awiyah
    5. Khalid
    6. Abu Hurairah
    7. Abu Dharr (ابو ذر)
    8. Hamzah

    You could also choose a name among the names of Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam:

    Haashir, Maah, Muzzammil... and also his sons: Ibraheem, Qaasim...

    You could also choose a name of a Prophet, such as: Moosa, 'Eesa, Binyamin, Nooh, etc.

    May Allah Help you choose the best name and make your son like what the name means.

    Abu Abdul Bari Editor

    • Manzar

      • Haneefah is a girl's name. A boy can be named: Haneef.

        Abu Abdul Bari Editor

        • it's name of an Imam
          Imam Abu Hanifah

          • He is called Abu Haneefah because his daugher was Haneefah. Abu Haneefah means father of Haneefah. His name was not Abu Haneefah, but his name was Nu'man bin Thaabit.

            Abu Abdul Bari

        • Oke 🙂

          • oookay! so your name over here means father of Abdul Bari.


          • It does, though I am not. I mean I don't have a son named Abdul Bari. There's another story behind this name.

            Abu Abdul Bari

        • Not fair.

          by saying there is another story you have added an element of mystery here.. and i bet you dont intend to tell the story either. 🙁

          but we hope the story is a happy one.
          may Allah give you all the joy in this world and the hereafter brother.

          • Ofcourse a happy one...Its from my childhood...And Aameen to your du'a.

            Abu Abdul Bari

  2. ASA and congratulations on your baby boy!

    I love Yasin, this was one of my top choices for my baby. We bought two Muslim baby name books (from amazon) there we found many unique and beautiful names. We ended up naming him Amir Hassaan.

    Good luck finding the name and May ALLAH bless you and your family!

  3. Salaams,

    There are many good Islamic names. Not all of them may be written in the Quran directly. I personally have chosen the names for my children based on what they meant, with the hope in shaa Allah they would fulfill their namesake. I also am currently pregnant and chose a name representing how I feel currently (and will always in shaa Allah).

    My first child's name was Nadhiyrah, a girl. This name was spelled in Arabic with a dthal, so it was a bit different from the common name "Nadirah" (with a hard "d") which means "rare or precious". The book I go this name from said the name meant "Anything given up as a token of respect or sacrifice to Allah". Sadly, that daughter died in her infancy, so in a sense she did fulfill her name.

    Soon after I conceived a son, and I chose to name him Jabiyr (sometimes spelled "Jabir or Jabeer"). The meanings for that name (from my research) have ranged from "bonesetter" to "comforter" to "the ease for grief". I chose the name because I was still grieving the loss of my daughter.

    Now that I know I am having another daughter, I plan on naming her Shukurah Kanzi in shaa Allah. Shukurah means "thankful", and Kanzi means "my treasure". These both represent how her father and I feel to have her in our lives.

    I suggest you just look around online at the many Islamic baby names websites and look at the meanings, and see what resonates with you. In shaa Allah the child's right name will touch your heart in a special way, and you'll know it's the perfect fit.

    -Amy Editor

    • Salam,
      I am sorry to hear about your loss. This was such a touching comment.. and wonderful selection of names!! Honestly, everything about you Amy is inspirational! From your comments, suggestions, advice, personal experience, and real life stories. May Allah continue blessing you!

  4. Congratulations on having a baby!

    You said you want authentic and uncommon names from the Quran, and that you're thinking about Abraham, Yasin or Imran - but sister, none of those names are uncommon at all - they're in fact extremely common, a LOT of people have those names. Even your daughter's name, Emaan, is really common :). So I'm not sure what you mean by uncommon names?

    Anyway, I don't have any name suggestions as I, personally, don't like Arabic names. But I hope you'll find a name that you like for your new baby :).

  5. Salam.

    pick a name that is pleasing to you but also will be easy for the child and something he wont be teased with.

    Personally i love the names Adam, Sami, Isaak, and Ibrahim, not only are these names of Prophets not including Sami, but they also names that will be easy on the tongue and the child will be able in integrate with on all levels. In all places with discrimination. Allahmdullia,

    Personally Azeem is a great name ;), however call him Abdur Azeem.


    • I totally agree. If you live in the West and name your child Mu'min, for instance, in a lot of countries his name would be pronounced "Moomin" - such an unflattering name, lol.

    • Lol...People can tease anyhow. My aunt used to say that people teased her son whose name was Ibrahim, by modifying his name (I don't wan't to mention that and disrespect the name). One must choose the name which has a good meaning or which was the name of a great Islamic personality.

      Abu Abdul Bari Editor

      • Yeah, that's true, brother :). I think my name (Adina) is pretty normal sounding, but people still make (so unfunny) jokes about how I'm "a Dina", or "a dino (as in dinosaur) *sigh*. Even in my own ethnic community, my name is kind of ridiculed and commented all the time. My parents are Armenians from Iran...the part of the family that identify as mostly Iranian think it's stupid that I don't have a more Islamic first name, while the part of the family that identify as mostly Armenian think it's stupid that I have an (Armenianized) Islamic last name. So annoying...

      • When I was a kid they teased me by calling me "whale" or "Wyle Coyote" (from the Road Runner cartoon). If kids want to tease you they'll find a way, though as parents we don't want to make it too easy for them by giving our kids an easily-mocked name.

        Wael Editor

  6. thank you all for suggestion...... I love Arabic names I live in Australia and in here there are multicultural people around here is I am not really bother how they will treat the name as long I am satisfied with the meaning....just because I live in Australia the name I liked its not that really common but yes most even EMAAN name it's not common i know but girls name calling here its uncommon lol strange!!!! Anyways I liked the names brother Bari suggested lets see how I go... And thank you again so much for your advice.... And anyone or if i come up with anything buzz me.......

  7. Salam Nadia ,how about JAHDARI ? I love this name it is rare, it's the name of one who was an authority on the Quran .

    • Never heard this word before. What language is it in, sister?

      Abu Abdul Bari Editor

      • It came to me in a dream,I wrote it down when I woke and found out that it is a Muslim name.It was the name of someone who was an authority of the Quran ,origin said Arabic on one website.:)

  8. Rafay is a uncommen name

  9. i err really dont have any great suggestions for you. i just came here to congratulate you and give you my best wishes. its a wonderful news!
    sister may you have easy labour and a healthy baby. plz take good care of yourself.
    Make lots if dua for your unborn specially this Ramadan.
    May the new child bring with him lots of joy into your life and grow into a righteous man.
    May he make you his proud mama.

    i personally liked the names Amr and zayd. they r easy to pronounce and remember.
    the best thing about Zayd is that your son wont even have to learn its spelling.
    Just writing 'z' should be enough 🙂

    lots of love to you sister.

    • Doesn't Zayd mean 'oil' in Arabic? Except most people spell it 'zeit' (like, 'zeit zeytun' means olive oil).

      • Zayd does not mean oil 🙂 Zayd and zayt (or zeit) are different words with different roots. Zayd means "abundance" or "growth." I love this name, It's a strong name with an unequivocal sound to it. I had a friend in high school named Zayd and he was a powerful boy in every way.

        Wael Editor

      • Lol. does it really mean oil? well i wouldnt know that however what i know is that zayd is one of Prophet's s.a.w companions.

        zaitoon means olive right? but again.. i dont know what they call olive oil.

  10. i named my son kiyaani but then had to change it because family was not happy with it but i stilll like couldnt find no meaning

  11. I met an Egyptian passenger at work who was named 'Firaoun'.

    Hmm, how's that for name? Strange. No, I wouldnt recommend that. It would be like naming a child 'Hitler'.


    • Egyptians are proud of their ancient heritage. Of course from an Islamic perspective this name doesn't make sense as we speak of one particular "Firaoun" as being evil. I would certainly be taken aback if I met someone with that name. But I can see how someone might want to honor his people's heritage.

      Wael Editor

  12. How about Sohrab from the famous persian story of Rostam and Sohrab? I am suggesting it because that is my name haha. Many people assumed I was Persian decent, Afghani, or Middle Eastern but I am not. 😀

  13. These are the names I suggested for my children in future , you might like one from here...

    : Owais , Ahmad/Ahmed , Zain/ Zayn , Hakeem , Isah , Zaheer ,Zubair,Rafique, Firoz , Yaqub And Zahid.

    Wish you all the best in whatever name you pick out there and May Allah swt Guide your family including your new born baby boy to the right path and shower you with blessings.

  14. My husband was thinking of HAMZA or EHSAN....

    What you people think???

  15. By the grace of Allah I gave birth a son on 12/09/2013 at 3:22am in Australia. My labour was nice and smooth i had Allahs blessing shukuralhumdullilah....We named him Ehsaan Rahman. He is very healthy and happy boy. Allah gifted me two adorable kids one daughter "Emaan Rahman" and son "Ehsaan Rahman" keep my children an me in your prayer and may Allah give me strength to raise my children in Islam path....

    • Assalamu'alaikum sister,

      Baarakallaahu laki fil-mawhoobi laki, wa shakartil-waahiba , wa balagha 'ashuddahu, wa ruziqti birrahu. May Allah bless you with His gift to you , and may you give thanks, may the child reach the maturity of years, and may you be granted its righteousness.

      Abu Abdul Bari Editor

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