ADILعادلmArabic, Urdu, Uyghur
Means "fair, honest, just" from Arabic عدل ('adala)
"to act justly". This name was borne by several sultans of Bijapur.
AISHAعائشہfArabic, Urdu, American
Means "alive" in Arabic. This was the name of Muhammad
's third wife, the daughter of Abu Bakr
. Some time after Muhammad's death she went to war against Ali
, the fourth caliph, but was defeated. This name is used more by Sunni Muslims and less by Shias.... [more]
AMINامینmArabic, Persian, Urdu
Derived from Arabic امين (amin)
meaning "truthful". This was the name of the sixth Abbasid caliph.
AZIZعزیزmArabic, Persian, Urdu, Uzbek
Means "powerful, respected, beloved", derived from Arabic عزّ ('azza)
meaning "to be powerful" or "to be cherished". In Islamic tradition العزيز (al-'Aziz)
is one of the 99 names of Allah. A notable bearer of the name was Al-'Aziz, a 10th-century Fatimid caliph.
From a Persian word meaning "tiger". This was the nickname of Zahir ud-Din Muhammad, the 16th-century founder of the Mughal Empire in India.
Means "wetting, moistening" in Arabic. This was the name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad
GHULAMغلامmArabic, Urdu, Pashto
Means "servant, boy" in Arabic. It is often used as the first part of compound names.
GULگُلm & fUrdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose" in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
Means "having a body like a rose" in Persian. This was the name of a daughter of the Mughal emperor Babur.
Means "rose faced" in Persian. This was the name of a wife of the Mughal emperor Babur.
HASANحسنmArabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian
Means "handsome", derived from Arabic حسن (hasuna)
meaning "to be beautiful, to be good". Hasan was the son of Ali
and the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad
. He was poisoned by one of his wives and is regarded as a martyr by Shia Muslims. This was also the name of two kings of Morocco. It is sometimes transcribed as Hassan
, though this is a distinct name in Arabic.
HASSANحسّانmArabic, 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.
Means "world conqueror" in Persian. This was the name of a 17th-century Mughal emperor.
From a title meaning "king, ruler". Its origin is probably Mongolian, though the word has been transmitted into many other languages.
KHURSHIDخورشیدm & fPersian, Urdu, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Hvare Khshaeta
meaning "shining sun". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata (or angel) who was associated with the sun.
MARYAMمریمfArabic, Persian, Urdu
Arabic, Persian and Urdu form of Miryam
). In Iran it is also the name of a flower, the tuberose, which is named after the Virgin Mary.
MUHAMMADمحمّدmArabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Tajik, Indonesian, Malay, Avar
Means "praiseworthy", derived from Arabic حمد (hamid)
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 Qur'an. 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]
Means "drinking companion", derived from Arabic ندم (nadima)
meaning "to drink together".
Means "one who divides goods among his people", derived from Arabic قسم (qasama)
"to share" or "to divide". This was the name of a son of Muhammad
who died while young.
RAJA (2)راجاmUrdu, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king, ruler", from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan)
Possibly from Arabic meaning "follower of another religion", a name given to Muhammad
and other Muslims by non-Muslim Arabs.
Possibly means "traveller" in Arabic.
SARDARسردارmPersian, Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian sar
"head, authority" and dar
Means "witness" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الشاهد (al-Shahid)
is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Means "king of the world" from the Persian elements شاه (shah)
"king" and جهان (jahan)
"world". This was the name of the 17th-century Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal.
Means "lion" in Persian. A famous bearer of this name was Sher Shah, a 16th-century Mughal ruler.
Means "star" in Urdu, ultimately from Persian.
Derived from Arabic سَهُلَ (sahula)
meaning "level, even". This is the Arabic name of the second brightest star in the sky, known in the western world as Canopus.
SULTANسلطانm & fArabic, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali, Avar
Means "ruler, king, sultan" in Arabic. In the Arab world this name is typically masculine, but Turkey it is given to both boys and girls.
Means "populous, flourishing", derived from Arabic عمر ('umr)
meaning "life". Umar was a companion and strong supporter of Muhammad
who became the second caliph of the Muslims. He is considered to be one of the great founders of the Muslim state. The name was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Persia, Umar Khayyam.
YASINیاسینmArabic, Persian, Urdu
From the Arabic letters ي
) and س
). These letters begin the 36th chapter of the Qur'an (surah Ya Sin).
Means "to be rich", derived from Arabic يسر (yasira)
meaning "to become easy". This was the name of an early Islamic martyr. It was also borne by Yasir Arafat (1929-2004), a leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization.