200+ Islamic Names for Muslim Baby Girls (From the Qur'an)

Updated on July 30, 2020
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Karima grew up in a religious Muslim family and studied the Qur'an and hadith for many years.

If you want to honor Islamic tradition, you should pick a name derived from the Qur'an.
If you want to honor Islamic tradition, you should pick a name derived from the Qur'an. | Source

Having a baby is a joyous occasion, and finding the right name will define your child's life and perhaps even influence their character. If you are Muslim, it makes sense that you would want to choose a name from the Qur'an. Arabic is the language of the Qur'an, and its complexity, beauty, and unique sound makes it a popular language for names. Many names have multiple meanings!

Direct names are names that are found as-is in the Qur'an, while indirect names are taken from the hadith, the companions of the Prophet (sahaba), or have a root that is found in the Qur'an.

This list contains both direct and indirect names. You'll find plenty of cute, modern, and sweet Muslim name ideas for your baby girl. Congratulations, and may you have a safe and blessed birth (inshallah!).

Direct Qur'anic Names for Girls

Name
Meaning
Aaliyah
Exalted, high
Aya
Verse from the Qur'an, a sign of God
Dania
Close, near
Duaa
Prayer
Fatima
The Prophets daughter, one who abstains from forbidden things
Huda
Guidance
Jannah
Paradise
Lina
Young palm tree
Maryam
Mother of the Prophet Issa (Jesus)
Nuha
Intelligence
Safa
Purity, clarity, one of the hills in Mecca
Salwa
That which brings happiness

Spellings May Differ

Because there are no exact equivalents for Arabic sounds in English, spellings in English may vary. For example, Dimah can be spelled Dima, Dema, or Deemah!

List of Arabic and Islamic Name Ideas for Girls

Name
Meaning
Direct or Indirect?
Aaliyah
Exhalted
Direct
Abida
Worshipper
Indirect
Abeer
Frangrance
Indirect
Alaa
Bounty
Indirect
Alima
Scholar, knowledgable
Indirect
Alina
Silk of heaven, soft, delicate
Indirect
Amana
Faithful, to believe
Indirect
Amani
Good wish
Direct
Amina
Trustworthy, loyal
Indirect
Ahmina
One who is safe
Direct
Anisa
One who is friendly and gentle with others
Indirect
Aniya
Caring, loving
Indirect
Asya
Pensive, wistful
Indirect
Asma
Sky, high, exalted
Indirect
Aidah
Visitor of the sick, one who returns
Indirect
Aisha
Life, alive (wife of the Prophet)
Indirect
Amira
Princess
Indirect
Aqeela
Intelligent, wise
Indirect
Azza
Young gazelle
Indirect
Aya
Verse from the Qur'an, sign of God's existence
Direct
Amani means good wish or hope.
Amani means good wish or hope. | Source

Modern and Cute Islamic Names for Girls

Name
Meaning
Direct or Indirect?
Baheeja
Beautiful, radiant, glowing with freshness
Indirect
Banan
Fingertips
Direct
Basma
Happy, joyful
Indirect
Batoul
Ascetic, devoted to God
Indirect
Bayan
To illustrate, to make clear, declaration
Direct
Benazir
Unique, peerless
Indirect
Budaira
Little full moon
Indirect
Bushra
Good news
Direct
Dania
Close, near
Direct
Dariya
Good-mannered, intelligent
Indirect
Dalila
Guidance
Indirect
Dimah
Rain that falls without lightening or thunder
Indirect
Doreen
Pearl-like, made of pearl
Indirect
Duaa
Prayer, supplication
Direct
Dunya
Worldly life
Direct
Fadia
Self-sacrificing, heroic
Indirect
Fadwa
Self-sacrifice, heroism, gallantry
Indirect
Fahima
Perceptive, understanding
Indirect
Faiza
Successful, winner
Indirect
Farah
Happiness, joy
Indirect
Farida
Unique, unparalleled
Indirect
Fatima
One who abstains from forbidden things, also the name of the Prophet's daughter
Direct
Matchless Bushra Good news

Beautiful Names for Muslim Girls

Name
Meaning
Direct or Indirect?
Ghazaal
Young ghazelle
Indirect
Ghazal
Love poem, poetry that expresses strong emotion
Indirect
Habiba
Beloved
Indirect
Hadiya
A woman who guides people to the right path
Indirect
Hafiza
Protector
Indirect
Hamida
Thankful
Indirect
Hana
Joy, happiness, delight
Indirect
Hanifa
Devoted believer, one who believes in the oneness of God
Indirect
Haya
Modesty, chastity, virtue
Indirect
Heba
Gift
Indirect
Huda
Guidance
Direct
Huriyya
Splendid companion of Paradise
Indirect
Iba
High status, superb
Indirect
Ibtisam
Smile
Indirect
Ilana
Tender, delicate
Indirect
Ilham
Inspiration, muse
Indirect
Iman
Faith
Direct
Inaya
Help, care, protection
Indirect
Izdihar
To blossom, flourish
Indirect
Izza
Strength, power
Indirect
Janna is a name from the Qur'an.
Janna is a name from the Qur'an. | Source

Female Names From the Qur'an and Hadith

Name
Meaning
Direct or Indirect?
Jamila
Beautiful
Indirect
Jannah
Paradise, garden
Direct
Judy
Where Noah's ark rested after the flood
Direct
Kamila
Complete, perfect
Indirect
Kanza
Treasure
Indirect
Karima
Generous, honorable
Indirect
Katiba
Writer
Indirect
Khalida
Immortal, eternal
Indirect
Khaliya
Solitary, alone
Indirect
Kindah
Part of a mountain
Indirect
Laila
Night, ecstasy, intoxication
Indirect
Lana
Gentle, soft, tender
Indirect
Latifa
Gentle, subtly kind
Indirect
Layan
Gentleness, softness
Indirect
Leen
Soft, gentle
Indirect
Lina
Young palm tree
Direct
Mahdia
Well-guided, under the guidance of God
Indirect
Maira
Light, swift, one who brings food
Indirect
Maiza
One who distinguishes between good and bad
Indirect
Majida
Praiseworthy, laudable
Indirect

Unique Islamic Name Ideas for Baby Girls

Name
Meaning
Direct of Indirect?
Makina
Powerful, influential
Indirect
Malika
Queen, lady, owner
Indirect
Manari
Radiant, brilliant, one who is like a lighthouse
Indirect
Marwa
Smooth and hard white rock, a hill in Mecca where Hajar searched for water for her son Ismail
Direct
Maryam
Bitter, wished for a child, mother of the Prophet Issa (Jesus)
Direct
Marzia
Content, one who Allah is please with
Direct
Matira
Rainy, a place that often receives rain
Indirect
Mazna
A rain-bearing cloud, a woman with a bright-glowing face
Indirect
Medina
City, one of the three holy cities in Islam
Direct
Minna
Gift, good and kind deed
Indirect
Mona
Desired, wanted, wished for
Indirect
Munya
Wish, hope
Indirect
Naima
Soft, gentle, blessed
Indirect
Nada
Goodness, blessedness
Indirect
Nadia
Caller
Indirect
Naira
Brilliant, radiant
Indirect
Najida
Supporter, rescuer
Indirect
Najma
Star, a brilliant heavenly body
Indirect
Najwa
Whispering, intimate conversation
Direct
Narina
Rosy, fresh, like a pomegranate or pomegranate flower
Indirect
Nawal
Gift, blessing
Indirect
Nazira
Beauty and radiance that's apparent in the face
Direct
Medina, city
Salwa is a beautiful name taken directly from the Qur'an.
Salwa is a beautiful name taken directly from the Qur'an. | Source

Traditional and Fun Name Ideas for Muslim Girls

Name
Meaning
Direct or Indirect?
Nuha
Ability to think, intelligence
Direct
Nura
Light
Indirect
Omaimah
Kind and loving (like a mother)
Indirect
Qamari
Moon-like
Indirect
Radwa
A mountain in Medina
Indirect
Rahima
Merciful, kind, tenderhearted
Indirect
Rahila
Traveler, departer
Indirect
Ranya
Victor, one who triumphs
Indirect
Rashida
On the right path, rightly-guided
Indirect
Rayan
The gate of Paradise dedicated to those who fast often
Indirect
Saba
Soft breeze
Indirect
Sadaf
Seashell
Indirect
Safa
Purity, innocence, a hill in Mecca where Hajar searched for water for her son Ismail
Direct
Sahira
One who spends the night without sleep, a spring of water that flows year-round
Indirect
Salwa
That which brings happiness and makes you forget your worries, quail
Direct
Sama
Exhalted, high status
Indirect
Samara
One who converses under moonlight
Indirect
Sana
To shine dazzlingly, to glitter
Direct
Sarah
Bringer of happiness, wife of the Prophet Ibraheem (Abraham) and mother of the Prophet Ishaak (Isaac)
Indirect
Name
Meaning
Direct or Indirect?
Shams
Sun
Direct
Sonia
Exalted, high in status or rank
Indirect
Tamira
Date merchant or trader
Indirect
Tasnim
Fountain of Paradise, water that falls from a high place
Direct
Yusra
Ease and comfort
Direct
Zahra
Flower
Direct
Zaina
Beauty, adornment
Indirect

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