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Muslim Girls' Names

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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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Baby Names © 1999 by Sonia Weiss. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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