Abbas عبّاس m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad
's uncle. It was also borne by a son of Ali
, the fourth caliph.
Aisha عائشہ f Arabic, Urdu, American
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]
Aiza عائزہ f Urdu
Meaning unknown, possibly of Arabic origin.
Ali 1 علی m Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Pashto, Indonesian, Malay, Avar, Kazakh, Dhivehi, Albanian, Bosnian
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]
Ansar انصار m Arabic, Urdu
in Arabic, referring to those who helped the Prophet Muhammad
when he came to Medina.
Anwar انور m Arabic, Urdu, Indonesian
Means "brighter, more luminous"
in Arabic. This name was borne by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat (1918-1981), who was assassinated three years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Ayaz ایاز m Turkish, Azerbaijani, Urdu
From Turkish and Azerbaijani ayaz
or "dry and cold air"
. This was the name of a slave and later companion of the 11th-century sultan Mahmud of Ghazni.
Aziz عزیز m Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Tajik
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.
Babur بابر m Urdu
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.
Danish دانش m Urdu
From Persian دانش (danesh)
meaning "knowledge, learning"
Farid فرید m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "unique, precious"
, derived from Arabic فرد (farada)
meaning "to be unique". This was the name of a 13th-century Persian poet.
Firdaus فردوس m Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu
Derived from the Arabic word فردوس (firdaws)
, ultimately from Avestan pairidaeza
meaning "garden, enclosure".
Furqan فرقان m Arabic, Urdu
Means "criterion between right and wrong"
in Arabic. This is the name of the 25th chapter (surah al-Furqan) of the Quran.
Ghulam غلام m Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
Means "servant, boy"
in Arabic. It is often used as the first part of compound names.
Gohar گوہر f & m Persian, Armenian, Urdu
From Persian گوهر (gohar)
meaning "jewel, gemstone"
. This name is typically feminine in Iran and Armenia, but masculine in Pakistan.
Gul گُل m & f Urdu, Pashto
Means "flower, rose"
in Urdu and Pashto, ultimately from Persian.
Gulbadan گُلبدن f Urdu (Rare)
Means "having a body like a rose"
in Persian. This was the name of a daughter of the Mughal emperor Babur.
Gulrukh گُلرخ f Urdu
Means "rose faced"
in Persian. This was the name of a wife of the Mughal emperor Babur.
Hasan حسن m Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Indonesian
in Arabic, from the root حَسُنَ (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.
Hashim ہاشم m Arabic, Urdu, Malay
Means "crusher, breaker"
in Arabic. This was the nickname of a great-grandfather of the Prophet Muhammad
. He acquired this nickname because of his practice of crumbling bread and giving it to pilgrims.
Hassan حسّان 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.
Hayat حیات f & m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
in Arabic, from حيي (hayiya)
meaning "to live". In Arabic and Persian it is a feminine name, while in Urdu it is masculine.
Iqra اقرا f Urdu
From Arabic إقرا (iqra)
meaning "read, recite, confess"
. This is another name of the 96th chapter of the Quran.
Jahangir جہانگیر m Persian, Urdu
Means "world conqueror"
in Persian. This was the name of a 17th-century Mughal emperor.
Jannat جنّت f Bengali, Urdu
Means "paradise, garden"
in Bengali and Urdu, derived from Arabic جنّة (jannah)
Khan خان m Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "king, ruler"
. Its origin is probably Mongolian, though the word has been transmitted into many other languages.
Khurshid خورشید m & f Persian, 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.
Kiran کرن f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit किरण (kirana)
, which can mean "dust"
Latif لطیف m Arabic, Urdu
Means "gentle, kind"
in Arabic. In Islamic tradition اللطيف (al-Latif)
is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Maryam مریم f Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bashkir, Tatar
Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bashkir and Tatar form of Miryam
). In Iran it is also the name of a flower, the tuberose, which is named after the Virgin Mary.
Muhammad محمّد m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Tajik, Uzbek, 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 Islamic 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]
Mumtaz ممتاز m & f Arabic, Urdu
in Arabic. The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as tomb for his wife Mumtaz Mahal (1593-1631).
Mustafa مصطفی m Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian, Urdu
Means "the chosen one"
in Arabic, an epithet of Muhammad
. This was the name of four Ottoman sultans. Another famous bearer was Mustafa Kemal (1881-1938), also known as Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.
Nadim ندیم m Arabic, Urdu
Means "drinking companion"
, derived from Arabic ندم (nadima)
meaning "to drink together".
Qasim قاسم m Arabic, Urdu
Means "one who divides goods among his people"
, derived from Arabic قسم (qasama)
meaning "to share" or "to divide". This was the name of a son of the Prophet Muhammad
who died while young.
Raja 2 راجا m Urdu, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king, ruler"
, from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan)
Sabeen صبین f Urdu
Possibly from Arabic meaning "follower of another religion"
, a name given to the Prophet Muhammad
and other Muslims by non-Muslim Arabs.
Saira سائرہ f Urdu
Possibly means "traveller"
Sardar سردار m Persian, Urdu, Pashto
From a title meaning "chief, leader"
, derived from Persian سر (sar)
meaning "head, authority" and the suffix دار (dar)
Shahid شاہد m Arabic, Urdu
in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الشاهد (al-Shahid)
is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Shahjahan شاہ جہان m Urdu
Means "king of the world"
from Persian شاه (shah)
meaning "king" and جهان (jahan)
meaning "world". This was the name of the 17th-century Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal.
Shazia شازیہ f Urdu
Meaning unknown, possibly of Arabic origin meaning "rare, unusual"
Sher شیر m Urdu, Pashto
in Persian. A famous bearer of this name was Sher Shah, a 16th-century Mughal ruler.
Sitara ستارہ f Urdu
in Urdu, ultimately from Persian.
Suhail سہیل m Arabic, Urdu
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.
Sultan سلطان m & f Arabic, 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.
Umar عمر m Arabic, Urdu
Means "populous, flourishing"
, derived from Arabic عمر ('umr)
meaning "life". Umar was a companion and strong supporter of the Prophet 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.
Yasin یاسین m Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Turkish
From the Arabic letters ي
) and س
). These letters begin the 36th chapter of the Quran (surah Ya Sin).
Yasir یاسر m Arabic, Urdu
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.
Zarina زرینہ f Kazakh, Urdu, Malay
From Persian زرین (zarin)
. According to the 5th-century BC Greek historian Ctesias, this was the name of a Scythian queen.
Zubaida زبیدہ f Arabic, Urdu
Means "elite, prime, cream"
in Arabic. This was the name of a 9th-century wife of Harun al-Rashid, the Abbasid caliph featured in the stories of The 1001 Nights