300 Muslim and Arabic baby names for girls and boys, with meanings (2024)

Are you looking for a Muslim baby name for your baby? We’ve selected 300 strong, popular, unusual and beautiful Muslim names for girls and boys with their origins and meanings, so you can choose the best name for your newborn

300 Muslim and Arabic baby names for girls and boys, with meanings (1)
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Published: November 17, 2023 at 3:52 PM

Naming a baby is an important ritual in Islamic culture: the Muslim name picked out for the baby boy or girl will bless the child and inspire them to lead a good and noble life. So, Muslim baby names – girl names, boy names and gender-neutral names – have strong, rich and positive meanings.

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If you're searching for a Muslim name for your baby, we have gathered 300 brilliant baby names to choose for – each with their origin and meaning.

Many of our suggestions come from the Quran but we've also included some more modern, cute and unique baby-name ideas, as well as the most popular Muslim baby names in the UK. And among the Muslim names for boys and girls that are Arabic or Persian in origin, we've found space to include some names with other language origins, including Persian, Urdu and Turkish.

Here's our list of Muslim boy and girl names to inspire you...

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Most popular Muslim boy names

The most popular Muslim boy name in the UK is Muhammad (the 5th most popular boy name in England and Wales, according to the most recent data gathered by the Office of National Statistics), with 2 variations of the same name – Mohammed and Mohammad – also featuring in the top 100.

Other Muslim boy names included here are listed in the order they are ranked by the Office for National Statistics, for names registered during 2021 (the most recent data available), as well as the lists from the National Records of Scotland and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

1. Muhammad

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: praiseworthy; Islam's prophet
  • Also: Muhammed, Muhamad, Muhamed
  • Trend: no change

2. Mohammed

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: praiseworthy; Islam's prophet
  • Also: Mohammad (see no 4), Mohamed, Mohamad, Mohamud, Mohummad, Mohummed, Mouhamed, Mohammod, Mouhamad
  • Trend: moving down

3. Adam

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: made from earth's mud; name of the first man and first prophet
  • Trend: moving down

4. Mohammad

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: praiseworthy; Islam's prophet
  • Also: Mohammed (see no 2), Mohamed, Mohamad,,, Mohamud, Mohummad, Mohummed, Mouhamed, Mohammod, Mouhamad
  • Trend: moving down

5. Yusuf

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: God gives, God increases; one of the prophets
  • Trend: moving down

Most popular Muslim girl names

There's a wider variety of Muslim girl baby names in the UK's most popular name lists than Muslim boy baby names. Many of them have 2 syllables and end in 'a', like many of the other girl baby names that have become trending baby-name choices in recent years.

6. Maya

  • Origin: Arabic/Persian
  • Meaning: graciousness, princess
  • Trend: moving up

7. Aria

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: bringer of rain
  • Trend: moving up

8. Eva

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: to provide refuge, to take care of
  • Also: Eiwa
  • Trend: moving down

9. Layla

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: of the night
  • Trend: moving down

10. Ayla

  • Origin: Turkish
  • Meaning: halo of the moon, beautiful
  • Trend: moving up

11. Zara

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: exalted, princess
  • Trend: moving up

12. Lyla

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: night
  • Trend: moving up

13. Maryam

  • Origin: Arabic/Greek/Iranian
  • Meaning: virtuous, pious, devoted to God; mother of the prophet Isaa
  • Also: Mariam
  • Trend: moving up

14. Amber

  • Origin: Persian/Arabic
  • Meaning: jewel, perfume
  • Trend: moving down

15. Jasmine

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: fragrant flower, gift from God
  • Trend: moving down

Muslim boy names

We've searched through hundreds of Muslim boy names to bring you our favourites, either selected for their wonderful meaning or for the way they sound – or both. They come from a range of cultures and languages and many (but not all) of them are boy names you can find in the Quran. We think each of them has something special about it.

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16. Aaban

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: name of an angel, clear
  • Also: Aabaan, Abaan

17. Aabid

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: worshipper of Allah

18. Aaron

  • Origin: Hebrew/Arabic
  • Meaning: mountain, exalted one; name of a prophet and the brother of the prophet Musa

19. Abdul

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: servant

20. Abdullah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: servant of Allah; name of the prophet Mohammed's father and the name of one of his sons

21. Adnan

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: settler

22. Afsah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: eloquent, polite

23. Ahad

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: one, unique, matchless

24. Ahmed

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: praiseworthy; diminutive form of Mohammed
  • Also: Ahmad, Ahmet

25. Albi

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: heart

26. Ali

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: exalted, supreme; name of a cousin of the prophet Mohammed

27. Altair

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: flying eagle, falcon

28. Ammar

  • Origin: Arabic (Shia)
  • Meaning: long life, pious

29. Anas

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: friendliness, affection

30. Anfas

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: spirits, souls

31. Anoush

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: eternal

32. Anush

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: extremely attractive

33. Anwar

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: bright, clear

34. Aqil

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: wise
  • Also: Aqeel

35. Arham

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: compassion, mercy

36. Arish

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: righteous

37. Ariz

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: energetic, strong

38. Arshan

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: strong, brave

39. Aryan

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: warrior, of utmost strength

40. Asif

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: powerful, fierce

41. Ayan

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: gift from God
  • Also: Ayaan, Aayan, Ahyan

42. Ayaz

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: cool breeze

43. Azaan

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: call to prayer

44. Azab

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: sword, pleasant

45. Azali

  • Origin: Arabic/Persian
  • Meaning: eternal

46. Aziz

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: powerful, beloved
  • Also: Azziz

47. Bajli

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: cheerful

48. Bakhti

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: fortunate, lucky

49. Baqai

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: immortal

50. Bashir

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: bringer of good news
  • Also: Baashir, Basheer

51. Bilal

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: water; name of a close companion of the prophet Mohammed

52. Chokri

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: blessed

53. Dahaa

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: intelligence, wisdom

54. Daneer

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: radiant, full of light

55. Danesh

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: wisdom, knowledge
  • Also: Danish

56. Ehsan

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: compassion

57. Esa

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: God is salvation; name of a prophet
  • Also: Eisa, Elsa, Isa

58. Etemad

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: faith, trust

59. Faarooq

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: person who can tell right from wrong
  • Also: Faruq, Farooq

60. Fahim

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: wise, intelligent
  • Also: Faheem

61. Fahmi

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: intelligent, quick-witted

62. Faisal

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: sword

63. Faizan

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: grace, favour, blessings

64. Falah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: success

65. Farhan

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: happy, joyful
  • Also: Farhaan

66. Haider

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: lion
  • Also: Haydar, Hajdar, Heidar

67. Hakeem

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: wise. learned
  • Also: Hakim

68. Hamdan

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: praiseworthy

69. Hamza

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: strong, lion, competent, capable; name of the uncle of the prophet Mohammed

70. Haqiq

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: worthy, deserving

71. Hassan

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: handsome

72. Haziq

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: skilful, expert

73. Huzaifa

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: wise

74. Ibrahim

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: father of a multitude; name of one of the most important prophets
  • Also: Ibraheem, Ibrahem, Ebraheem,

75. Idris

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: studious; name of a prophet

76. Ilhan

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: eloquent, to read beautifully

77. Imran

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: prosperity

78. Irfan

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: wisdom, knowledge

79. Isa

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: God is salvation; name of a prophet
  • Also: Eisa, Elsa, Esa

80. Ishraq

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: radiance

81. Jamil

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: beautiful, handsome

82. Jannat

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: paradise, garden

83. Javed

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: eternal
  • Also: Javid

84. Jed

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: the hand

85. Jibril

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: God is my strength; name of the angel of revelation
  • Also: Jibreel

86. Junaid

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: warrior
  • Also: Junayd

87. Kabir

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: great, powerful, leader

88. Kaif

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: delight, pleasure

89. Kareem

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: noble, honourable
  • Also: Karim, Kerim, Kaarim

90. Kiyan

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: being, existence

91. Laith

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: lion

92. Maali

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: greatness

93. Maaz

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: refuge, shelter

94. Mannan

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: benevolent, bountiful

95. Mehdi

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: rightly guided

96. Musa

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: saved from the water; name of a prophet

97. Nahim

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: comfort, ease
  • Also: Naim, Naheem, Nayeem, Naeem

98. Nihal

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: happy, jubilant

99. Noman

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: blood

100. Omar

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: flourishing, long-lived

101. Parsa

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: pure, pious

102. Rahim

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: compassionate
  • Also: Raheem

103. Raman

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: joyous, happy

104. Rayyan

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: door of heaven

105. Rohaan

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: pure spirit, kind-hearted

106. Rehan

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: scented, fragrant

107. Rizwan

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: acceptance, good will

108. Ruhan

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: spiritual

109. Saad

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: good luck, fortune, success
  • Also: Sa’d

110. Sahil

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: Coast, shore

111. Salman

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: companion

112. Samar

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: conversations at night

113. Sameer

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: beneficial, jovial

114. Shaf

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: healing

115. Shahzada

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: prince

116. Shahzain

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: brave, skilful

117. Shayan

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: deserving

118. Shaquille

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: handsome

119. Sufian

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: nimble, fast-moving

120. Syed

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Lord, master

121. Taimoor

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: self-respecting, strong

122. Tariq

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: night visitor, the one who knocks at the door

123. Umar

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: flourishing, thriving

124. Umair

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: long-lived, intelligent

125. Usman

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: wise, most powerful

126. Waqar

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: dignity

127. Wasim

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: handsome
  • Also: Waseem, Wassim

128. Yasin

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: the name of a chapter of the Quran
  • Also: Yaseen

129. Youssef

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: God increases

130. Zaid

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: growth, to increase

131. Zain

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: beauty, grace
  • Also: Zayn, Zane

132. Zayan

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: beautiful, graceful

133. Zeeshan

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: admirable, dignified

134. Zikri

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: remembrance

Muslim girl names

We love all these Muslim baby girl names: some of them have meanings that reference lovely flowers or beautiful fragrances, some mean faith, honesty and respect, and others still celebrate leadership, brilliance and nobility. As with the Muslim boy names, they come from a range of cultures and languages and many (but not all) of them are names you can find in the Quran.

135. Aabirah

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: fleeting, transitory

136. Aafiyah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: helper

137. Aakifa

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: a lady who worships Allah in solitude

138. Aaliyah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: exalted, sublime

139. Aaima

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: ruler, leader

140. Aaira

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: worthy of respect

141. Abeeha

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Her father
  • Also: Abiha

142. Abeer

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: fragrance

143. Abida

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: God's worshipper

144. Afreen

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: beautiful

145. Aisha

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: living, alive
  • Also: Ayesha, Ayeesha

146. Aiza

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: noble, respectful

147. Alara

  • Origin: Turkish
  • Meaning: water fairy

148. Aleena

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: beautiful, silk of heaven

149. Aliya

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: exalted

150. Amara

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: eternal

151. Amina

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: honest, faithful

152. Amira

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: princess
  • Also: Amyra

153. Amna

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: safe

154. Anabia

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: gate of heaven

155. Anam

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: blessing, precious gift

156. Aneesa

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: affectionate, loving

157. Ansam

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: gentle breeze

158. Aqsa

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: furthest; name of the 3rd holiest site in Islam, the al-Aqsa mosque
  • Also: Aqsaa

159. Arij

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: fragrance

160. Arisha

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: to build something great

161. Arissa

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: bright

162. Arya

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: noble

163. Asma

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: high, exalted

164. Ayat

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: sign of God's greatness, verse from the Quran

165. Badia

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: amazing, unique

166. Basimia

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: joyful, happy

167. Batool

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: pure, chaste, maiden

168. Bismah

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: politely

169. Calah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: favourable, opportunity

170. Cemal

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: beauty

171. Chalipa

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: cross

172. Chanda

  • Origin: Hindi
  • Meaning: bright, fierce

173. Chandni

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: moonlight

174. Dama

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: river, ocean

175. Deeba

  • Origin: Sindhi
  • Meaning: silk

176. Defne

  • Origin: Turkish
  • Meaning: laurel tree

177. Delaram

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: calm, peaceful-hearted

178. Dua

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: prayer

179. Eiliyah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: belonging to those who are noble; those who belong to Illiyyeen, the highest place in paradise
  • Also: Iliya

180. Elif

  • Origin: Turkish
  • Meaning: one with slender body

181. Emira

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: leader, person of stature

182. Esha

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: full of life
  • Also: Eesha

183. Eshal

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: fragrant flower in heaven
  • Also: Eshaal

184. Esmeray

  • Origin: Turkish
  • Meaning: dark moon

185. Falak

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: sky, space, cosmos

186. Farah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: joy, happiness

187. Fareeha

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: joyful, happy

188. Fari

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: pretty, beautiful

189. Farida

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: unique
  • Also: Freeda, Frida

190. Faryal

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: angel

191. Fatima

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: captivating, shining one
  • Also: Fatema

192. Habeeba

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: sweetheart, beloved
  • Also: Habiba, Habibah

193. Hafsa

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: little lioness

194. Haniya

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: happiness

195. Hareem

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: sanctuary

196. Heba

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: gift

197. Hiba

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: gift
  • Also: Hibah

198. Hikma

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: wisdom
  • Also: Hikmah

199. Hoorain

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: beautiful eyes

200. Huda

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: guidance

201. Humaira

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: reddish colour

202. Ibadah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: worship

203. Illiyeen

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: the highest place in paradise

204. Iman

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: belief, faith

205. Inara

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: enlightenment

206. Inaya

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: care, concern

207. Intisar

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: triumph, victory

208. Iqra

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: read; the first word of the Quran

209. Isha

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: life

210. Jamila

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: beautiful
  • Also: Jamilla

211. Jana

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: harvest

212. Jannah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: paradise

213. Joury

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: damask rose
  • Also: Jouri

214. Kalima

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: word, speaker

215. Khadijah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: daughter who is born before she is due; the name of the wife of the prophet Muhammad
  • Also: Khadija, Khadeeja

216. Kiara

  • Origin: Sindhi
  • Meaning: dark-haired

217. Kiran

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: ray of light

218. Laiba

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: gorgeous, beautiful

219. Latifah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: kind, gentle
  • Also: Latifa, Lateefa

220. Lian

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Softness, gentleness

221. Mahira

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: expert, skilled

222. Mahnoor

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: moonlight

223. Maira

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: favourable, admirable

224. Maliha

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: beautiful

225. Manahil

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: fountain, spring

226. Mehwish

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: pretty

227. Mira

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: highborn girl or aristocrat

228. Momina

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: believer, faithful

229. Nadia

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: delicate

230. Naila

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: winner, achiever

231. Naima

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: tranquil, content

232. Naira

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: brilliant, full of light

233. Nayeema

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: to live a prosperous life

234. Nazia

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: to be proud

235. Neha

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: love, rain

236. Nida

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: call

237. Nighat

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: vision, sight, fragrance

238. Noora

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: light, brightness

239. Nyla

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: winner

240. Oma

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: leader, commander

241. Raya

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: light

242. Rida

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: devoted to God

243. Rizwana

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: beautiful, guardian of heaven

244. Rubina

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: blessed with love, waterfall

245. Ruhi

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: sacred, spiritual

246. Ruksana

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: dawn

247. Saba

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: morning, breeze

248. Sabira

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: patient

249. Sadia

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: fortunate, blessed

250. Salma

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: safe, untainted

251. Samra

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: soft, light tanned colour

252. Sana

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: brilliance, radiance

253. Sania

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: sublime, splendid

254. Sarwat

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: wealth

255. Shabana

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: nightfall

256. Shahida

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: witness

257. Shaiza

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: exceptional

258. Shakira

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: grateful, thankful

259. Sharmeen

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: shy

260. Shazia

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: rare, unique

261. Shumaila

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: beautiful face

262. Soraya

  • Origin: Arabic/Persian
  • Meaning: beautiful, constellation

263. Sultana

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: queen, empress

264. Sumairah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: night companion in conversation

265. Tahani

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: good wishes, congratulations

266. Talia

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: dew of heaven

267. Tasmia

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: giving name

268. Tasnim

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: fountain of paradise

269. Ulfat

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: love

270. Umaima

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: little mother

271. Urooba

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: woman who loves her husband

272. Uzma

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: greatest

273. Waheeda

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: unique

274. Wahiba

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: giver

275. Wareesha

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: happiness, lightening

276. Wasma

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: beautiful

277. Yara

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: small butterfly, white flower

278. Yasira

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: rich woman

279. Yasmin

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: jasmine flower

280. Yildiz

  • Origin: Turkish
  • Meaning: star

281. Zahra

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: shining, bright

282. Zaynab

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: fragrant, beautiful plant
  • Also: Zainab

283. Zeenah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: beauty, adornment

284. Zidan

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: growth, increase
  • Also: Zidane, Zaydan

285. Zoya

  • Origin: Persian/Greek
  • Meaning: alive, life

Gender-neutral Muslim names

There are a fair few unisex Muslim baby names – and we've selected a few of our favourites here. The Persian language does not assign genders to inanimate nouns, so you'll find meanings in this baby name selection that refer to positive character traits or to jewels, celestial bodies and sources of light.

286. Almas

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: diamond

287. Behsa

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: good, kind

288. Dara

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: wealthy, best

289. Dilshad

  • Origin: Urdu
  • Meaning: happy

290. Eman

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: belief, faith

291. Gohar

  • Origin: Arabic/Persian
  • Meaning: diamond, precious stone

292. Ilya

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: noble, high class

293. Jawdat

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: goodness

294. Malak

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: angel, messenger

295. Misbah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: light, lamp

296. Mishkat

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: niche

297. Nour

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: Light
  • Also: nur

298. Nusrat

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: victory, help

299. Qamar

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: moon

300. Urooj

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: rise

About our sources for most popular Muslim names in the UK

Every year in October, the Office of National Statistics publishes a list of the most popular names in England and Wales for both girls and boys. Because of the time needed to collect and process all the data, each new list is always based on names registered up to 2 years ago. So, the the most recent list is based on names registered in 2021. Scotland's National Records of Scotland and Northern Ireland's Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agencyalso each release their own list every year, gathered in the same way.

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