The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: On the Day of Resurrection you will be called by your names and by your father's names, so give yourselves good names.
Hadith - Bukhari

Male First Names


Spelling(s) Description or Meaning Example or Origin


'Abdul or 'Abd Literally means "slave" , i.e. "servant"..  This word can be used in combination with one of the Names of Allah, i.e. "Abdullah" meaning "Slave of Allah" or "Abdul-Rahman" or "Abdul-Raheem" etc. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Call yourselves by the names of the Prophets. The names dearest to Allah are Abdullah and AbdurRahman, the truest are Harith and Hammam, and the worst are Harb and Murrah. -Hadith - Abu Dawood, Narrated AbuWahb al-Jushami
Slave of/to Allah  
'Abdul-'Adl Slave to The Just  
Abdul A'fuww
Slave to The Pardoner  
Abdul A'had
Slave of The Only Quran 112:1
Abdul Aa'khir
Slave to The Last  
Abdul A'leyy
Slave to The Exalted, Sublime  
Abdul A'leim
Slave to The All-Knowing  
Abdul Aw'wal
Slave to The First  
Abdul A'zeim
Slave to The Great, Magnificent  
Abdul A'zeiz
Slave to The Mighty, The Strong  
Abdul Ba'deie
Slave to The Originator  
Abdul Baa'eith
Slave to The Resurrector  
Abdul Baa'qei
Slave to The Everlasting  
Abdul Baa'ri
Slave to The Maker  
'Abdul-Barr Slave to The Righteous  
Abdul Ba'seir
Slave to The All-Seeing  
Abdul Baa'sit
Slave to The Extender  
Abdul Baa'tin
Slave to The Hidden  
Abdud Daarr Slave to The One Who Causes Loss  
Abdul Fattaah
Slave to The Opener, Reliever  
Abdul Ghaf'faar
Slave of The Forgiver  
Abdul Gha'four
Slave of The Forgiving  
Abdul Gha'neyy
Slave to The Self-Sufficient  
Abdul Haa'dei
Slave to The Guide  
Abdul Ha'feiz
Slave of The Guardian  
Abdul Ha'kam
Slave to The Judge  
Abdul Ha'keim
Slave to The Wise  
Abdul Ha'leim
Slave to The Forbearing, Clement  
Abdul Ha'meid
Slave to The All-Praiseworthy  
'Abdul-Haqq Slave to The Truth  
Abdul Ha'seib
Slave to The Reckoner  
Abdul Haey'y
Slave to The Ever-Living  
Abdul Jab'baar
Slave of The Compeller  
Abdul Ja'leil
Slave of The Revered  
Abdul Jaa'mie
Slave to The Gatherer  
Abdul Ka'beir
Slave to The Most Great  
Abdul Ka'reim
Slave to The Generous  
Abdul Kha'beir
Slave to The All-Informed, Aware  
Abdul Khaa'fid
Slave of The Humbler  
Abdul Khaa'liq
Slave to The Creator  
Abdul La'teif
Slave to The Kind, Gracious  
Abdul Maa'jid
Slave to The Most Glorious  
Abdul Maa'lik
Slave of The King (Allah) When the people took the oath of allegiance to 'Abdul Malik, 'Abdullah bin 'Umar wrote to him: "To Allah's Slave, 'Abdul Malik, Chief of the believers, I give the Pledge of allegiance that I will listen to and obey Allah's Slave, 'Abdul Malik, Chief of the believers, according to Allah's Laws and the Traditions of His Apostle in whatever is within my ability; and my sons too, give the same pledge." -Bukhari 9.312, Narrated Abdullah din Dinar
Abdul Ma'tein
Slave of The Firm  
'Abdul-Mughni Slave of The Enricher  
Abdul Mub'di
Slave to The Initiator  
Abdul Mo'hai'min
Slave to The Protector, Guardian  
Abdul Muh'sei
Slave to The Accountant  
Abdul Muh'yei
Slave of The Life-Giver  
'Abdul-Mujib Slave to The Responder  
Abdul Mo'eizz
Slave of The Honorer  
Slave of The Faithful  
Abdul Mo'qaddim
Slave of The Presenter  
Abdul Muq'sit
Slave to The Equitable  
Abdul Muq'tadir
Slave to The Able  
Abdul Mo'saw'wir
Slave of The Fashioner  
'Abdul-Muta'ali Slave to The Supreme  
Abdul Mo'ta'kab'bir
Slave of The Majestic, Superb  
Abdun Naa'fie
Slave of The Beneficial  
Abdun Nou'r
Slave of The Light  
Abdul Qaa'dir
Slave to The Omnipotent  
Abdul Qah'haar
Slave to The Subduer, The Dominant  
'Abdul-Qawi Slave to The Almighty  
Abdul Qaey'youm
Slave to The Subsisting  
Abdul Qud'dous
Slave to The Holy (Allah)  
Slave to The Exalteer  
Abdur Rabb Slave to The Sustainer, Lord  
Abdur Ra'heim
Slave of The Most Merciful, The Compassionate  
Abdur Rah'maan
Slave of The Most Gracious, The Beneficent  
'Abdul-Raqib Slave of The Watcher  
Slave to The Righteous Guide  
Slave to The Compassionate  
'Abdul-Razzaq Slave of The Provider (Allah)  
Slave to The Most Patient  
'Abd us Salam
Slave of The Peace, The Bestower of Security, The Author of Safety  
Slave of The Eternal Qur'an 112:2
Slave to The All-Hearing  
Slave of The Witness  
'Abdes Shakur
Slave of The Appreciative  
Slave to The Acceptor of Repentance  
'Abdul-Wadud Slave of The Loving  
Slave of The Bestower  
'Abdul-Wahid Slave of The Unique  
Slave to The Reveler  
'Abdul-Wakil Slave to The Trustee  


Slave to The Supporter  
'Abdul-Wali Slave to The All Governing  
'Abdul-Wareth Slave to The Inheritor  
Slave to The All-Embracing  
Slave of The Manifest  
Abrâr Pious and righteous 82:13
'Adam From earth a Prophet
'Adil Just. Name of the Prophet SAAWS
'Amrullah The order of Allah swt  
'Asadullah The lion of Allah swt  
'Atallah The gift of Allah  


Bahi Fine, good  
Bari' Skillful  
Basil Brave, courageous  
Basim Smiling  
Bahij Always happy, pleasant  
Bakr Camel, First born, the eldest child  
Baligh Eloquent, well versed  
Barii Innocent  
Bashir Bringer of good news  
Bashshar Bringer of good news  
Basman Smiling a lot  
Bassam Smiling a lot  
Bilal Freshness First prayer caller in Islam
Binyamin / Benyamin   Prophet Yousuf's younger brother ("Benjamin")
Bishr Joy, good news  
Burhan Proof, evidence  


Dalil Guide  
Dani Close, near  
Danyal Prophet Prophet "Daniel"
Daris Scholar, studying  
Dawûd David 2:251
Dulamah Tall and black  
Dyab The one who perseveres  


Fadil Virtuous  
Fa'iq Awake, alert  
Fa'iz Winner  
Falih Successful  
Fadl Generosity, abundance  
Fahd Cheetah  
Fahim Intelligent  
Fahmi Smart  
Ralah Attainment, success  
Faraj Relief from bad times  
Farid Unique  
Fatin Smart, witty  
Fu'ad Heart  
Furqan Proof (Qur'an)  


Ghamir Giving a lot of charity  
Ghanim Winner  
Ghazi Attacker, campaigner for Allah's cause swt  
Ghassan The prime of youth  
Ghawth Relief, aid  
Ghayth Rain  
Ghayyath The one rushing to help  
Ghazir Plentiful, ample  


Habbab Gentle, polite  
Habib Beloved At Habib's death, the noble Prophet had commended him and his entire family and had prayed: "May God bless this household. May God have mercy on this household."
Hadir The sound of thunder  
Hafiz Protector, preserver  
Hakam To rule, coach, judge, referee  
Hamadullah The Thanks of Allah swt  
Hamidullah The appreciation of Allah swt  
Hammam   The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Call yourselves by the names of the Prophets. The names dearest to Allah are Abdullah and AbdurRahman, the truest are Harith and Hammam, and the worst are Harb and Murrah. -Hadith - Abu Dawood, Narrated AbuWahb al-Jushami
Hamza Lion Uncle of the Prophet Muhammed saaws
Hani Pleased, satisfied  
Haris / Hares Guard  
Harith   The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Call yourselves by the names of the Prophets. The names dearest to Allah are Abdullah and AbdurRahman, the truest are Harith and Hammam, and the worst are Harb and Murrah. -Hadith - Abu Dawood, Narrated AbuWahb al-Jushami
Hasan Good, handsome  
Hasim Decisive  
Hazim, Hazem Strict  
Hasim Thunder  
Hibatullah The gift of Allah swt  
Humam Brave  
Husayn, Husein Handsome (Diminutive of Hassan)  


'Iesa Jesus 2:87
Ibrâhim Prophet Abraham 2:123
'Ihsan Kindness, good charitable deed  
'Imad Pillar, support  
'Irfan Thankfulness, appreciation  
'Isam Safeguard, self dependence  


Means "tall". A Prophet.  Son of Ibraham and Sara. 3:84
Ismâ'il Ishmael 2:133
'Iyad Support  


Jadallah The Generosity of Allah swt  
Jadil-Haqq Truth follower  
Jalil Capable, mighty  
Jasir Courageous, Strong  
Jasur Courageous  
Julaybib Brave Martyr A Companion of the Prophet saaws who was dwarfed, described as ugly, and of unknown lineage, yet the Prophet saaws found great favor in him, selecting a wife for him, and saying, He is of me and I am of him" when Julaybib died as a martyr in battle, after first courageously killing seven.
Junayd Diminutive of soldier  


Kamil Complete  
Kayid Cunning  
Khabir Expert  
Khalaf Successor  
Khalil Intimate Friend  4:125
Khalilullah The friend of Allah swt  
Khayr Goodness  
Khayrullah The Prosperity of Allah swt  


Labib Intelligent  
Lami' / Lamee Bright  
Lam'i Shining  
Latif Gentle  
Layth Lion  
Luqman Clear way, convincing, Prophet A Prophet and Surah in Qur'an


Madi Past, sharp  
Mas'ud Prosperous  
Ma'sum Protected from committing sins  
Mawdud Beloved  
Mibsam, Mebsam Smiling a lot  
Muhsin Good-doer, i.e. performs good deeds totally for Allah's sake only without any show off or to gain praise or fame etc., and in accordance with the Sunna of Allah's Messenger Muhammed SAAWS. Also the name of one of the sons of Fatimah (Muhammad's daughter). 2:112
Mu'in/Mu'een Helper  
Mu'min/Moo'min Believer  
Mûsa Moses 2:51
Mustafa Chosen  
Muti'/Mutee Obedient  


Nasrallah The Victory of Allah swt  
Nûh Noah 3:33


Qabil/Qabeel/Qaabeel Son of Adam  
Qaddur/Qaddoor Capable  
Qani/Qanee Satisfied with one's life  
Qasim Divider Prophet Muhammad's son
Qasit/Qaasit Just, Fair  
Qays Firm  


Radi/Radhi Happy, Satisfied  
Ra'id/Raed/Raa'id Leader, Major (Rank)  
Raji/Raajee Hoping  
Ramadan/Ramadhaan   9th month of Islamic calendar


Safiyyullah The Choice of Allah swt  
Salim Excellent reciter of Qur'an ...I heard Allah's Apostle SAAWS saying, 'Learn the recitation of the Qur'an from (any of these) four persons: 'Abdullah bin Masud, Salim the freed slave of Abu Hudhaifa...' -Bukhari 5.103, Narrated Masruq
Sayfullah The sword of Allah swt  
Shukrallah The Thanks of Allah swt  


Talût Saul 2:249
Târiq Night-comer, i.e. the bright star 86:1


Yahya John 3:39
Ya'qûb Jacob 2:133


Zakariyâ Zachariya 3:38
Zayd   Zayd ibn Thabit, .R.A.- a prominent scribe of Qur'an, responsible for preserving the Qur'an as we know it today.


Male or Female Last Names

should be the last name of your father, i.e.:

ibn (son of) Last_or_Full_Name_of_Father

bint (daughter of) Last_or_Full_Name_of_Father


Examples of Names

Abu Hanifah, Al-Awzai, Ath-Thawri, Al Laith ibn Saad, Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak, Sufyan ibn Uyainah, Imam Ash-Shafi'i, Ishaq, Ahmed bin Hanbal, Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood.  [All listed lived between 150 and 275 AH]

Muhammed bin 'Abd al-Wahhab [1206 AH]