“He is Allah (swt), the Creator, the Maker Who shapes all forms and appearances His are the most beautiful names. All that is in the heavens and the earth extols His limitless glory and He is the Mighty, the Wise.” (Quran Chapter 59:24)

A convert to Islam is not obliged to change their name to a Muslim name. However, if the non-Muslim name has a meaning that is against Islam then selecting a new name would be advisable. Changing your name to a Muslim name can be done: – either through the official name changing channels, resulting in a name change on your bank account, passport etc. – alternatively, it can be as simple as selecting your new name and asking others to use it, leaving your official name as that given on your birth certificate. The latter option tends to be the most popular amongst new Muslims, and is perfectly acceptable. Having decided on the new name the convert can tell friends and family as appropriate, realising that telling parents the name they chose for you as a baby has now been changed, could be a delicate matter. A number of converts continue to be known to their families by their non-Muslim names, at least until the family have accepted their change in religion. There are many Muslim names to pick from, and the names listed below are only a few out of the many. Some converts prefer to pick a Muslim name that is similar sounding to their non-Muslim name, whereas others prefer a brand new name that is different, a totally new name for a new start. We hope you enjoy this unusual opportunity to decide on your own name, should you wish to. Please note this is for your advise and reference only, we also would like to make it clear that no name related questions will be responded to. If you want to consult anybody on your own name or the name of a new child then please refer to your family and friends.


Please keep in mind that there are some recommendations with the naming convention in Islam, a person should not be named by an attribute of God alone, but the attribute should be preceded with ‘Abd’ meaning ‘servant’. eg ‘Rahman’ should be ‘Abdur Rahman’, ‘Aziz’ should be ‘Abdul Aziz’ The ‘Abd..’ should not be treated as a name in itself, eg ‘Abdul’ does not make sense as a name on it’s own.



Abdul Adal

Servant of the Just

Abdul Ali

Servant of the High

Abdul Aziz

Servant of the Mighty

Abdul Basir

Servant of the All-Seeing

Abdul Haqq

Servant of the Truth

Abdul Malik

Servant of the Sovereign

Abdul Quddus

Servant of the Holy

Abdul Wasi

Servant of the All-Embracing

Abdur Rahman

Servant of the Beneficient

Abdur Rafi

Servant of the One who Elevates

Abdur Razzaq

Servant of the Sustainer

Abdus Sabur

Servant of the Patient

Abdus Salam

Servant of the Author of Safety

Abdut Tawwah

Servant of the Relenting

Abduz Zahir

Servant of the Manifest

Prophets(a.s) Named in the Quran





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Female Names

Afifah - Modest

Amal - Aspiration

Amilah - Hopeful

Aminah - Safe

Anisah - Friendly

Aqilah - Intelligent

Asilah - Of Noble Origin

Asiyah - Comforting

Asma - Precious

Bashirah - Bringer of Good News

Bushra - Good News

Durrah - Pearl

Faizah - Precious

Farah - Joy

Fatimah(sa) - Daughter of Prophet Muhammad(saaw)

Ghadah - Beautiful

Habibah - Beloved

Hajar - Wife of Prophet Ibrahim(as)

Halimah - Gentle

Hana - Bliss

Hasinah - Beautiful

Hawwa(as) - Wife of Prophet Adam(as)

Hikmah - Wisdom

Husna - Most Beautiful

Iman - Faith

Jalilah - Splendid

Janan - Heart

Karimah - Generous

Kawthar - Abundance

Khadijah(sa) - First wife of Prophet Muhammad(saaw)

Kubra - Greater

Lubabah - Innermost Essence

Maryam(sa) - Mother of Jesus(as)

Masumah - Innocent

Muminah - Faithful

Nadirah - Radiant

Nafisah - Equitable

Najmah - Star

Rabab - White Cloud

Raymah - Mercy

Ruhiyah - Spiritual

Safa - Serenity

Sakinah - Tranquility

Salma - Peaceful

Tahirah - Pure

Tasnim - Fountain in Paradise

Tayyibah - Good

Uzma - Greatest

Zahrah - Radiant

Zaynab - Beauty of the Father

Male Names

Abbas - Description of a Lion

Abdullah - Servant of God

Adil - Just

Ahmad - Praiseworthy

Ali - High

Amin - Trustworthy

Anas - Affection

Asiyah - Comforting

Bahir - Dazzling

Bilal - Freshness

Damir - Conscience

Farid - Unique

Farooq - Distinguisher between Truth & Falsehood

Ghanim -Successful 

Ghufran - Forgiveness

Habib - Most Loved

Hamzah - Lion

Hassan - Good, Handsome 

Hilal - Crescent

Husayn - Beautiful, Handsome

Imad - Support

Ibraheem(as) - Father of Many

Hikmah - Wisdom

Jabir - Restorer

Jafar - Stream, Rivulet

Jawad - Generous

Kalim - Orator

Kamil - Complete

Khalil - Friend

Mahboub - Beloved 

Mahdi - Guided

Muhammad(saaw) - Praiseworthy 

Muhsin - Benevolent

Murtadha - Pleasing to God

 Mustafa - Chosen

Nadim - Friend

Naqi - Pure

Nur - Light

Qasim - Distributor

Rafiq - Kind Friend

Sabbar - Very Patient

Sadiq - Truthful

Shahid - Witness

Tahir - Pure,Virtuous

Talib - Seeker of Knowledge

Taqi - God Fearing 

Viqaas - Fighter

Yasir - Wealthy

Zayyan - Beautiful

Zaynul Abidin - Beauty of Worshippers