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THE BEST NAME.
Ya Allah! Guide us to everything that is good for us and make us content with Your decisions for us.
I honestly really don’t know what to say about this name.
My dad is Yemeni and his name is Allah. It's normal there I've heard and very common. He is the creator of my universe so I think it is suiting of him.
Just don't.
People aren't actually naming their kids this, are they? This would be a ridiculous name for a child.
This name was placed in the "Theology section". These names are used to refer to (Judeo-Christian-Islamic) deities. They are not bestowed upon real people." I can't believe some people still think this is here to suggest naming your child this! At least these comments aren't as bad as the ones on the page for "Satan"...
Why are the ratings so "devious" and "unintellectual"?
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Edit: thought I'd see names 'similar' to Allah in the similar ratings, something like God, Yahweh, Jesus, religious names in general.

Instead, what I found was Osama, Saddam, Mohamed, Mohammed.
The bad views of this name here in Behind The Name community is not because it would be a sacred name, a name that sounds bad, weird, rough, strange *per se*. But because it is an Arab name. Because it is related to Islam. Because it is related to another culture other than the Anglo-Saxon America + Western Europe. Because folks from BtN, who are mainly from these 2 regions, associate another culture to terrorism.

Allah has ratings similar to Saddam and Osama.

It's like if the name "God" was related to Christian dictators from the West.

But it's being related as if Islam was a religion of terrorism. Don't forget that the European Christianity also killed. Killed people, cultures and languages.

By the way, Allah have similar ratings to Jerk and Nîga. Names that only sound bad for the aforementioned regions. Stop centering your views on something by your own culture. I originally wrote my comment anonymously, but now I'm removing the anonimity here. Hope you can understand what I mean.
I actually know a woman named Allah, she's originally from Denmark. For some reason muslims refer to her as Alexa, though she despises that name. She's said that if they don't want to use her first name then they should use her middle name, Louise.
Would you guys rather refer to her as Allah or Louise? Just stop calling her Alexa because her name on her birth certificate is not Alexa, it's Allah Louise. (not giving her last name). Allah is pronounced like the first two syllables of Alabama.
Allah is the greatest name of all names. The one who recites this name "Allah" for 1000 times at least, will find all their suspicions vanish away.
This should not be used as a name in Muslim countries. Or anywhere else. Your child might face torture and have self esteem issues.
Allah was given to 5 boys in America in 2014.
I don't recommend using this name AS a name. It is God's name. If anyone wants the name Allah to be a part of their name somehow, use "Abdullah" which means servant of Allah. You could also Google the translation of "Creation of Allah" to Arabic and use that as a name.
Arab Christians (such as myself) and Maltese use this term for God also.
This term is not exclusively Islamic. Arab Christians, and other groups, also refer to God as Allah.
Please don't name your kid this. It would sound offensive and, as a Muslim, I think Allah would be pretty furious. Instead, why not use a name that is evocative of one of His titles, such as Malik, Aziz, or Rahim? (Just add an A at the end for most of them to feminise them.) You could also use Abdullah, which means "servant of Allah".
Just like Yahweh would smite those who give his name to their children, Allah would probably do likewise.
I'm curious to know the exact pronunciation and where the stress falls in this name. Here, everyone says al-luh (like the first two syllables of Alabama). Or, in a few better cases, it's said as ah-luh. But something tells me that those pronunciations are very, very Americanized.

Somewhere, I've heard it pronounced as "ahl-LAH", with the "ahl" being very brief. That's how I'd like to think it's pronounced, but I know very little about the Arabic languages, unfortunately.
Anyone naming their son this will invoke the wrath of God.
By 'God' do you mean Jehovah, Allah or Brahman? I say this to illustrate how many people one might offend if they quite literally name their kid 'God.'

Of course no one would name their son Allah any more than they would name their kid Jehovah or Brahman, or Amaterasu or whatever. That is why this name is listed under theology.
No one would name their son Allah, or daughter. This site just tells you what it means. Allah is respected, and you would not name your child God.
Do people actually name their children Allah? I'm just saying why would anyone name their kids Yahweh, God, or Allah, I find it odd to do so.
No, people don't use Allah as a name - that would be blasphemous. This site is about the history and meaning of names, not about proper names for children. The "name" Allah is, though, a part of many names, like Abdallah.
Allah is the personal name of the creator of this universe. The word Allah means the one who is the source of and centre of every good and free from any evil. I love Allah and pray to him that he also do so.

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