ABD AL-AZIZ m Arabic
Means "servant of the powerful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al)
meaning "servant of the" combined with عزيز ('aziz)
meaning "powerful". This was the name of the first king of modern Saudi Arabia.
ABD AL-RAHMAN m Arabic
Means "servant of the merciful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al)
meaning "servant of the" combined with رحمن (rahman)
meaning "merciful". This was the name of two early caliphs of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain.
ABU BAKR m Arabic
Combination of ABU
. Abu Bakr was a companion and father-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad
and the first caliph of the Muslim world. His name was in fact a kunya (a nickname) formed using Abu
; his real name was Abd Allah
. Shia Muslims hold a more negative view of Abu Bakr, hence this name is more widely used among Sunnis.
ALI (1) m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar, Kazakh, Dhivehi
Means "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali ibn Abi Talib was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad
and the fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shia Muslims, who regard him as the first rightful caliph.... [more]
HASSAN m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "beautifier, improver" in Arabic. Hassan ibn Thabit was a 7th-century poet who was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad
. This name is sometimes transcribed as Hasan
, though the two names are spelled distinctly in Arabic.
IDRIS (1) m Arabic
Possibly means "interpreter" in Arabic. In the Quran this is the name of an ancient prophet. He is traditionally equated with the Hebrew prophet Enoch
MUHAMMAD m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Tajik, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "praised, commendable" in Arabic, derived from the root حَمِدَ (hamida)
meaning "to praise". This was the name of the prophet who founded the Islamic religion in the 7th century. According to Muslim belief, at age 40 Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel
, who provided him with the first verses of the Quran. Approximately 20 years later he conquered Mecca, the city of his birth, and his followers controlled most of the Arabian Peninsula at the time of his death in 632.... [more]