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Boys Muslim Names beginning with Abdul

The following are a selection of the names of Allah ‘Al Asma ul Husna’. They are preceded by the word Abdul which is translated below as servant, but the meaning of Abdul in this context is the fusion of extreme love for Allah and total submission to Him.

Abdullah - Servant of Allah
Abdul-Adheem - Servant of the Most Great
Abdul-Aleem - Servant of the All-Knowing
Abdul-Aziz - Servant of the Almighty
Abdul-Barr - Servant of the Source of Goodness
Abdul-Baari - Servant of the Evolver
Abdul-Baasit - Servant of the Expander
Abdul-Baaqi - Servant of the Everlasting
Abdul-Dhahir - Servant of the Manifest
Abdul-Ghaffar - Servant of the Forgiver
Abdul-Ghafur - Servant of the All-Forgiving
Abdul-Ghani - Servant of the Self-Sufficient
Abdul-Hadi - Servant of the Guide
Abdul-Hafeedh - Servant of the Preserver
Abdul-Hakeem - Servant of the Wise
Abdul-Haleem - Servant of the Forbearing One
Abdul-Hameed - Servant of the Praiseworthy
Abdul-Haqq - Servant of the Truth
Abdul-Haseeb - Servant of the Reckoner
Abdul-Jabbar - Servant of the Compeller
Abdul-Jaleel - Servant of the Sublime One
Abdul-Kareem - Servant of the Most Generous
Abdul-Khaliq - Servant of the Creator
Abdul-Lateef - Servant of the Subtle One
Abdul-Majeed - Servant of the Most Glorious
Abdul-Majid - Servant of the Noble
Abdul-Malik - Servant of the Sovereign Lord
Abdul-Mughni - Servant of the Enricher
Abdul-Mu’eid - Servant of the Restorer
Abdul-Mu’izz - Servant of the Honourer
Abdul-Mujeeb - Servant of the Responsive
Abdul-Mumin - Servant of the Guardian of Faith
Abdul-Muqtadir - Servant of the Powerful
Abdul-Muta’alee - Servant of the Most Exalted
Abdul-Nur - Servant of the Light
Abdul-Qaadir - Servant of the Able
Abdul-Qahhar - Servant of the Subduer
Abdul-Qawi - Servant of the Most Strong
Abdul-Qaiyoum - Servant of the Self-Sustaining
Abdul-Quddus - Servant of the Holy
Abdur-Raheem - Servant of the Most Merciful
Abdur-Rahman - Servant of the Most Gracious
Abdur-Raqeeb - Servant of the Watchful
Abdur-Rasheed - Servant of Guide to Right Path
Abdur-Rauf - Servant of the Compassionate
Abdur-Razzaq - Servant of the Provider
Abdus-Sabour - Servant of the Patient
Abdus-Shaheed - Servant of the Witness
Abdus-Shakur - Servant of the Appreciative
Abdus-Salaam - Servant of the Source of Peace
Abdus-Samad - Servant of the Eternal
Abdus-Sameei - Servant of the All-Hearing
Abdul-Wadood - Servant of the Loving
Abdul-Waajid - Servant of the Finder
Abdul-Wahhab - Servant of the Bestower
Abdul-Warith - Servant of the Supreme Inheritor


Boys Muslim Names beginning with A

Abbas - Description of a lion
Abu Bakr - The First Caliph
Abid - Worshipper
Adam - A Prophet’s name
Adham - Black
Adib - Cultured
Adil - Just, honest
Adiy - Old Arabic name
Adnan - Eternal
Afdal* - Better
Afif - Chaste, modest
Ahmad - Most highly adored
Ahsan* - Better
Ajmal* - More beautiful
Ajwad* - More generous
Akbar* - Greater, bigger
Akif - Attached, Intent
Akmal* - More complete
Akram - More generous
Ala' - Nobility
Ali - Noble, sublime. The Fourth Caliph
Alim* - Wise man
Altaf* - More gracious, more delicate
Amin - Faithful, trustworthy, custodian
Amir - Prosperous
Amir - Prince, commander
Amjad - More glorious, more illustrious
Ammar - Long of age
Anas - Love, affection
Anis - Close friend, companion
Anwar - More radiant
Aqil* - Thoughtful, sensible
Aqil* - Leader
Arafat* - Pilgrimage site 25km from Mecca
Arif - Acquainted, knowledgeable
Arshad - Better guided, honest
Arqam* - A colour or a design
Asad - Lion
As’ad - Happier
Ashraf - Most noble, honourable
Asif* - Stormy
Asil - Genuine, original
Asim - Protector, guardian
Aslam* - Safer, sounder
Ata - Gift, favour
Atif - Compassionate, sympathetic
Awn - Help, support
Aws* - Name of a tribe in Medina
Ayman - Fortunate
Ayyub - A Prophet's name
Azam* - Greater
Azhar* - Shining, radiant
Azim* - Determined
Azmat* - The greatness
Azzam - Determined, resolved

Boys Muslim Names beginning with B

Badr - Full moon
Baha - Brilliance, beauty
Bakr - First born
Barakah* - Blessing
Bari* - Innocent
Barraq - Shining
Bashir - Bringer of glad tidings
Bashar - Bringer of glad tidings
Basil - Brave
Basem - Smiling
Bassam - Smiling
Batal - Champion
Bilal - Name of the Prophet's Muezzin
Bishr - Joy
Burhan* - Proof

Boys Muslim Names beginning with D

Dawud - A Prophet’s name
Dhul Fiqar - Name of the Prophet's sword
Dhiya - Light, splendour

Boys Muslim Names beginning with F

Fadi - Redeemer
Fadil - Honourable, outstanding
Fadl - Reward, favour
Fahd - Lynx
Fahim* - Intelligent, discerning
Faeq - Surpassing, excellent
Fayez - Victorious
Fakhri - Honourary, glorious, proud
Falah - Success
Faqir* - Poor
Farhat* - Joy, mirth
Farid - Unique
Faris - Horseman, knight
Faruq - One who distinguishes truth from falsehood
Fatih* - Opener, conqueror
Fawwaz - Successful
Fawzi - Successful
Fayd - Abundance
Faysal - Decisive
Fayyadh* - Generous
Fida - Sacrifice
Firas - Perspicacious
Firasah* - Perspicacity
Fuad - Heart
Fudail - Excellent in character
Furqan* - Distinction between truth & falsehood

Boys Muslim Names beginning with G

Ghalib - Victor
Ghanem - Successful
Ghawth - Help, succour
Ghazi - Conqueror, warrior
Ghiyath - Aid, Succourer

Boys Muslim Names beginning with H

Habib* - Beloved
Haddad* - Blacksmith
Hadi - Guide
Hafiz - Protector, guardian
Halim* - Mild, gentle, patient
Hamas* - Enthusiasm
Hamdi - Of praise, commendation
Hamid - Praising Allah, commendable
Hammad - Praising (Allah)
Hamzah - Lion
Hani - Delighted, content
Hanif - True believer
Haris - Vigilant guardian
Harith - Ploughman, cultivator
Haroon - A Prophet's name
Hasan - Handsome, good
Hashim - Generous (Great grandfather of the Prophet)
Hassan - Really beautiful or one who beautifies
Hatim - Judge
Haydar - Lion
Haytham - Young hawk
Hayyan* - Lively, energetic
Hazim - Discreet, prudent
Hilal - Crescent
Hisham - Generosity
Hud - A Prophet's name
Humam - Courageous, generous
Husam - Sword
Husni - Good, handsome
Hussain - Handsome, beautiful

Boys Muslim Names beginning with I

Ibrahim - A Prophet's name
Idris - A Prophet's name
Iftikhar* - Honour, glory
Ihab - Leather
Ihsan - Beneficence
Ijaz* - Miracle, astonishment
Ikhlas* - Sincerity, purity
Ikram* - Esteem, veneration, respect
Ikrimah - A companions name
Ilyas - A Prophet's name
Imad - Support, pillar, confidence
Imran - A Prophet's name
Imad - Support, pillar
Imtiyaz* - Privilege, distinction
Iqbal - Advance
Irfan - Gratefulness
Irshad* - Guidance, guiding hand
Isa - A Prophet's name (Jesus (as))
Ishaq - A Prophet's name
Isma'il - A Prophet's name
Itimad - Trust, faith


Boys Muslim Names beginning with J

Jabir - Consoler, Comforter, restorer
Jafar - Rivulet, stream
Jalal - Glory, grandeur
Jalil - Great, revered
Jamal - Beauty
Jamil - Beautiful, lovely
Jawad - Liberal, generous
Jawhar - Jewel, gem
Jibran - Reward
Jibril - Archangel of Allah (Gabriel)
Jihad - Struggle, Islamically sanctioned war
Jubair - Counsels or brings together
Juma’ - Friday
Junayd - Fighter, warrior

Boys Muslim Names beginning with K

Kalim* - Orator
Kamal - Perfection, completeness
Kamil - Perfect, complete
Karamah* - Nobility, miracle
Kasib* - Winner, provider
Kashef* - Uncoverer
Kateb* - Writer
Kazim - Restrainer of anger
Khaldun - Implies eternity
Khalid - Eternal, glorious
Khalifah - Successor, Caliph
Khalil - Good friend
Khalis* - Pure, clear
Khidr - Green

Boys Muslim Names beginning with L

Labib - Sensible, intelligent
Laiq* - Deserving
Laith - Lion
Latif - Fine, gentle, refined
Liyaqah* - Fitness
Luqman - A Prophet’s name
Lut - A Prophet's name
Lutfi - Kind and friendly, gentle

Boys Muslim Names beginning with M

Madani - Civilised
Mahbub* - Beloved, dear
Mahdi - Guided to the right path
Mahfuz - Preserved, safe
Maher - Skilled
Mahmud - The praised one, commendable
Majd - Glory, nobility
Majdi - Glorious, praiseworthy
Malek - Master
Mamduh - Person commended, praised
Ma'mun - Trustworthy, reliable
Ma'n - Assistance
Mansur - Divinely aided, victorious
Maqbul* - Accepted, popular
Maqsud* - Proposed, intended
Maruf - known, accepted
Marwan - Solid
Marzuq - Blessed, fortunate
Mash'al - Torch
Mashkur* - Thankful, praiseworthy
Masrur - Happy, glad
Masud - Fortunate, happy, lucky
Mawdud* - Loving, attached
Maymun - Fortunate, blessed
Maysarah - Ease, comfort
Mazhar* - Image
Mazin - Cloud that carries rain
Miqdam - Daring, valiant
Misbah - Light, lamp
Mu'adh - Protected
Muammar - Senior
Mu'awiyah - First Ummayad Caliph
Mu'ayyad - Supported
Mu'azzam* - Respected, magnified
Mubarak - Blessed, fortunate, auspicious
Mubashir - Spreader of Good News
Mubin* - Evident
Muddaththir* - Covered
Mudhakkir* - Reminder
Mufid - Useful
Muflih - One who prospers
Mughith - Helper, succourer
Muhammad - Praiseworthy-name of the Prophet(as)
Muhannad - Sword
Muhsin - Beneficent, charitable
Muhtadi - Rightly guided
Muin - Helper
Mujahid - Fighter (in the way of Allah)
Mujtaba* - Selected
Mukarram - Honoured
Mukhlis - Sincere, pure-hearted
Mukhtar - Chosen
Mumtaz* - Distinguished, excellent
Munawwar - Enlightened, lighted
Mundhir - Warner, cautioner
Munib - Repentant
Mun’im - Generous, benefactor
Munir - Brilliant, shining, radiant
Mu’nis - Companion, consoler
Munsif - Judge, righteous
Muntasir - Victorious
Murad - Desired, wanted
Murshid - Guide
Murtada - Agreeable
Musa - A Prophet's name (Moses)
Musaddiq* - One who attests to the Truth
Muslih - Conciliator, reformer
Muslim - Submitting oneself to Allah
Mustafa - Chosen one
Muta - Obeyed
Mu'tasim - Adhering (to faith, to Allah)
Mutawakkil - Relying on Allah
Mu'tazz - Proud, mighty
Muti - Obedient
Muttaqi - Pious
Muawin - Helper, assistant
Muwahhid - Professing the unity of Allah
Muzaffar - Victorious
Muzzammil* - One who is wrapped-up

Boys Muslim Names beginning with N

Nabhan - Alert
Nabih - Alert
Nabil - Noble, generous
Nadhir - Warner
Nadim - Friend, companion
Nadir - Dear, rare, precious
Nafis - Precious
Na'il - Aquirer, earner
Naim - Comfort, tranquillity
Naji - Safe
Najib - Intelligent
Najih - Successful
Najm - Star, celestial body
Nasif - Most just, equitable
Nasim - Breath of Fresh air, breeze
Nasir - Protector, supporter
Nasr - Help, victory
Nawfal - Generous, old Arabic name for the Sea
Nazih - Pure, chaste
Nazim* - Arranger, adjuster
Nazir - Observer, supervisor
Nizzar - Keen-eyed
Nidal - Fight, defence
Nuh - A Prophet's name
Numair - Baby Tiger
Nu'man - Blood
Nur - Light
Nurani* - Luminous
Nuri - Shining, brightness

Boys Muslim Names beginning with Q

Qamar - Moon
Qasim - Divider, distributor
Qatadah - A hardwood tree
Qays - Firm
Qusay - Distant
Qutb - Celebrity, personality

Boys Muslim Names beginning with R

Rabah - Gainer
Rabi’ - Spring, breeze
Radi - Satisfied, content
Rafiq - Kind, friend
Raghib - Desiring, willing
Ra'id - Leader, pioneer
Rais* - Chief
Raja* - Hope
Rajab - 7th Month of the Islamic Calendar
Ramadan - 9th Month of the Islamic Calendar
Ramiz - Symbol
Rashad - Integrity of conduct, maturity
Rashid - Righteous, mature
Rauf - Merciful, kind
Rayhan - Sweet basil
Rayyan - Full, pretty
Ridha - Contentment
Ridwan - Acceptance, pleasure
Riyad - Gardens
Ruhani* - Spiritual

Boys Muslim Names beginning with S

Sabir - Patient, persevering
Sabur - Patient, perseverent
Sa'd - Felicity
Sadiq - Truthful
Sadr* - Heart
Safiy-Allah - Allah’s chosen one
Safwan - Rock
Sahir - Wakeful
Sa'id - Happy, fortunate
Sajid - Prostrating
Sajjad - One who does much prostrations
Sakhr - Rock
Salah - Righteousness of the faith, goodness
Salamah - Soundness, integrity
Salih - Safe, flawless
Salim - Secure, free
Salim - Safe, sound
Salman - Safe
Sameh - Forgiver
Sami - High, lofty, exalted
Samir - Entertaining companion
Samir - Entertaining companion
Sariyah -Travels by night
Sarmad - Eternity
Saud - Felicities, good fortune
Sayful-Islam - Sword of Islam
Seif - Sword
Shadi - Singer
Shafiq - Compassionate, tender
Shahid - Witness
Shahid - Martyr
Shakir - Thankful
Shamel - Comprehensive, complete
Sharif - Honest, noble, distinguished
Shihab - Flame, blaze
Shuayb - A Prophet's name
Siddiq* - Veracious, righteous
Sinan - Spear head
Siraj - Lamp, light
Sofian - Sand storm
Suhayb - A companions name
Suhayl - Gentle, easy; name of a star
Sulaiman - A Prophet's name (Solomon)
Sultan - Power, authority
Surur - Joy, happiness
Syed - Master

Boys Muslim Names beginning with T

Tahir - Pure, clean, chaste
Talal - Nice, admirable
Talhah - Kind of tree
Talib - Seeker (of truth), student
Tammam - Generous
Tanwir - Enlightening
Tariq - A late visitor
Taslim* - Submission
Tawqir* - Honour, respect
Tawfiq - Success, reconciliation
Taysir - Facilitation
Tayyeb* - Good or delicate
Thabit - Firm, established
Thaqib* - Piercing
Thayer - Rebel
Tufayl - Baby

Boys Muslim Names beginning with U

Ubaydullah - Servant of Allah
Umar - Name of the second Caliph
Umayr - Old Arabic name
Umran - Prosperity
Unays - Smaller form of Anas
Uqbah - End of everything
Urwah - Hand-hold, support
Usamah - Description of a lion
Usayd - Little lion
Uthman - Name of the third Caliph


Boys Muslim Names beginning with W

Wafi - Faithful, loyal
Wafiq - Successful
Wahb - Giving
Wahib - Liberal donor
Wahid - Singular, unequalled
Wail - Returner
Wajih - Noble, eminent
Walid - Newborn child
Walliyullah - Ally of Allah
Waqar* - Dignity, sobriety
Warith - Heir
Wasil - Inseparable friend
Wasim - Good looking
Watheq - Firm, reliable, confident
Wazir* - Minister

Boys Muslim Names beginning with Y

Yahya - A Prophet's name
Yaman - Blessed
Yaqub - A Prophet's name
Yasir - Wealthy
Yunus - A Prophet's name
Yusuf - A Prophets name

Boys Muslim Names beginning with Z

Zafir - Victorious
Zahid - Self-denying or ascetic
Zahir - Bright, shining
Zakariya - A Prophet's name
Zaki - Intelligent, pure, chaste
Zaman* - Time, destiny
Zayd - In abundance, plentiful
Ziyad - Abundance
Zubair - Proper name
Zuhayr - Bright