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Are Kabir or Kian valid muslim names?

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Hi I am a muslim and expecting a baby . I have 2 questions :

1. I want to keep the name as Kabir but someone told me that it is not correct to keep that name as it is a name of Allah . So I should prefix with Abdul Kabir etc. Please advise.

2. Is Kian a valid muslim name ? I read on the web that it is a persian king dynasty name and somewhere else I read it means soul or essence in arabic ( .

Please advise

~ shahidnizami

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  1. Assalamualaikum,

    Kabir is Allah's Name, but you can name your child with this name. There are some Names of Allah such as Allah, ar Rahmaan which are exclusive to Allah, while other names like Raheem, Kabir and others can be used in sha Allah.

    Kian does not seem Arabic. If the root word is known then the meaning can be understood.

    Muhammad Waseem Editor

    • Brother Waseem,
      is Muhaymin included among the names we can use?

      • In sha Allah, it can be used individually, as it means protector and this attribute is possible for a Created being also. And Allah Knows Best. But it is better to be called Abd al Muhaimin instead.

        I find it necessary to clarify one point about the Names of Allah. Though not exclusive in the words themselves, their meanings are exclusive to Allah. It is to say that a human can be a protector but not comparable to Allah's Protection in the least sense. A Human can see, but how Allah Sees matches His Might and Glory.

        Names which are exclusive to him are exclusive not only in meaning but also in the word, as no created being can possess such qualities, such as ar Rahmaan.

        Muhammad Waseem Editor

      • Yes keyaan is muslim name. Keyaan or kiaan in hebrew means grace of God. In arabic it means crown, king and also muslim meaning in urdu means complete,fulfill. Kayan means morning sun

    • Assalaam alaikum wa rehmatullah.. Muhammad Waseem I want to asks you can we keep Abdul kabir uddin or we can keep Muhammad Abdul kabir uddin ? Please advice me

    • Assalamalaikum waseem,

      I want to name my son Vihaan.. Which means First ray of sun/Dawn.. I am very much attached to this name I don't know why..

      I want to name him "Vihaan Kabir".. Is it allowed in Islam to name him like that.. Please advise..

      • Syed, I see no reason why it should not be allowed. Personally I think it's better to choose names from the Quran, or of the Sahabah, or of great Muslims from history. But if you want to go with Vihaan, it's your call.

        Wael Editor

    • I want know some people told me this is not the Right Muslims baby name Is it Right or worng is it perfect single kAbir Hashmi??

    • As salaam walikum brother

      I spell Kabir with two "RR" is that ok. Thank you in advance.

  2. Assalamu allykum:
    masha.Allah! May Allah(s.w.t) bless your unborn child and be delivered safely amiin.
    i dont know about kian but about kabir, i guess its best you follow that advice and abdul kabir is very nice name...
    Allah(s.w.t) knows best.

  3. Assalamu allykum brother waseem: i have heard that when naming the attributes of Allah s.w.t to a child like ar-rahman, it goes with *abdu*.
    Like servant of rahman and it goes like that.
    Or can we also use like how you said earlier?

    • Wa Alaikum as Salam sister,

      Allah's Names such as ar Rahmaan and Allah and others are exclusive to Him and can not be used individually for naming a child except with 'Abd. Other Names can be used individually without the use of "al" - That is to say Raheem instead of ar Raheem. Allah Knows Best.

      Muhammad Waseem Editor

  4. Oh okey! Thanks brother,i am cleared now alhamdulilah

  5. Assalam'alaykum,

    1) Naming your child ' Kabir ' is allowed. Abdul Kabir is good too.

    2) Kian ? Never heard of it. You might want to look for alternatives, "The best names in Allah's Sight are `Abdullah and `Abdur-Rahman." (Reported by Muslim, Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi, and Ibn Majah)

  6. Assalam'alaykum

    I have Some thing to said its better than ever u have to name your baby of some Prophet Campaigners.
    it will be great and most perfect.

  7. No one can be called 'Allah' but 'Allah'. This is wrong. Change your nick name to something else or otherwise encourage people to call you 'Abdullah' meaning 'slave of Allah'.

    SisterZ Editor

  8. You can keep Abdul kabir and nickname him Kabir.

  9. I want to name my child as Yuzarsif.
    Pls advice

  10. Hi I have been looking on internet for the name Dean if this is a Muslim name or not.
    But I can not find the answer because some websites say's its a good Moslim name and some say not.
    Could anybody please advice me.
    We like the meaning of the name very much and its stuck in our heads.
    But we would like to be 100% sure.

    Thank you very much!

    • This name means "religion" in Arabic, though in English it is usually spelled "deen". I've never met anyone with this name. It's common to meet people with "deen" as part of their name, such as nureddeen (light of the religion), saifeddeen (sword of the religion), shamsuddeen (sun of the religion), etc. But I see no reason why you cannot name a child "deen" by itself.

      Or, if you mean the English name "Dean" as you spelled it, it's an old English name meaning valley.

      Wael Editor

  11. assalamu alaikum..
    i want to name my baby boy "Yousarsif". It's a name came from Egypt. Hazarat Yousuf (A.S) was named "Youzarsif" in Egypt. It might have come from Hebrew or some other language. I am not sure if i can use this name for my baby boy. But i am very attached to this name. i love this name.
    I need your advice
    Thank You

    • I'm not familiar with that name. Why not just use the name Yousuf as it is given in the Quran?

      Wael Editor

      • Thank you for your advice.
        Another word "Rahaf" Meaning in English is Delicate / fine / Pure. It's arabic. But the problem is in different websites, it says "It's a girls name". Will it be haram if i name my boy "Rahaf"??
        Thank You again
        Mohammed Manir Uddin

  12. AOA! Muhammad Waseem bhai! i want to know that my son name is Muhammad Kabir...Is it ok in islamic sense?

  13. is kabir a muslim name

  14. Hi,

    The name Kian has nothing to do with Islam. I believe you are confusing religion with language.

    Islam is not a language and has never been! If you mean Arabic then you must say Arabic not Islamic. Now coming back to the name Kian, it is a Persian name and written کیان in Persian. It means Royal, and it is a title for six or seven kings before making of Persian empire. I can name a few such as Kei Ghobad and Kei Kavoos. Their name are mentioned in the Book of Shahname written by Ferdowsi. UNESCO celebrated and marked the 1000 year Shahname in 2003. So, you can see that the word Kian is quite ancient. Also, Kian is a town in Iran.

    Then, in Arabic, the words rahman or kabir are adjectives and not nouns. They mean merciful and great.

    Kian has never been title of a king in Arabic. However KEyan with "e" sound rather than" i" exist in Arabic as verb and noun. As verb it means "to be" and as noun it means "country, the being and the existance". It comes from the verb kaana or كانَ. Therefore, Arabs do not use Kian as a baby name. You will find کیان or Kian either in Persian/ Iranian or Kian/ Cian in Irish meaning ancient on the google.

    The roots of names are in languages not in religions!

    All the best.

  15. Kian is not an arabic name .it is a persian name means kings

  16. Hi Friends,

    Could you suggest me on baby boy name please

    "Shaan Kian" or " Kian Shaan"

    We are bit confused on this. Thanks in advance.

    Appreciate your time and earliest reply too.

    • From what I could find online, Shaan is an Urdu name of Sanskrit origin, meaning "pride", while Kian is of Persian origin and means "King." While they are acceptable names, they do seem a bit grandiose and almost arrogant, especially when paired. There is an authentic hadith qudsi narration in which Allah said, "Pride is My cloak and greatness is My robe, and he who competes with Me in respect of either of them, I shall cast into the Hell Fire." Of course the hadith is referring to the kind of pride that causes one to reject the truth, not to simple pride in one's vocation, appearance, etc. Still, I would suggest a more humble name, perhaps a name deriving from the Quran, or the name of a Sahabi.

      Aside from this, it is not the Islamic custom to give a child two first names. Normally the first name would be the given name, the second name the father's name, and the third name would be either the grandfather's name or the family name.

      If you need further advice please register and submit your question as a separate post, though I should caution you that there is a long wait.

      Wael Editor

      • What about AbuLehab ?? It is derived from Quran. Because you advised name from Quran.

        Rehman or Raheem name could be given, there is no Hadith or Quranic Verse which says giving name Rehman or Raheem without "abd" is Haram but with "abd" it is good.

        Whatever name you want to give you can give in any language... But name should not b bad. Like AbuLahab 🙂

        • Farooqi, when I said a name from the Quran I meant the name of a Prophet or any good and righteous person from the Quran. I thought that was just common sense.


  17. AOA...can i keep my baby girls name Meera in islam

  18. Assalamualaikum keeping a boy name Kabir
    Is ok
    Or it should be Muhammad Kabir
    And what is exactly meaning of name Kabir and history of name kabir

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