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Meaning of various names

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could you pls. give the meanings of the following names. and pls. let me know whether they are arabic islamic names. your prompt reply will be appreciated.

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Meaning of various names

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Your Question: could you pls. give the meanings of the following names.


TARIQ: would literally mean the morning star and was the name of a companion of the Prophet (saws).

HAFIZ: would mean a keeper, guardian, or caretaker.

THAQIB: would mean something sharp (mind, eyes, etc.), sharp-witted, sagacious, or penetrating.

QADIR: would mean ‘able’.

NASIR: would mean helper, supporter, defender, protector, ally, or confiderate.

YAHYA: would literally mean ‘he will live’.

IBRAHIM: would literally mean an ‘affectionate father’.

MUSA: would literally mean one who has been rescued from the water.

AKBAR: would mean great or greatest

EMAD: would mean support, pillar, or confidence.

AKHRAM: would mean ‘more generous’.

SAMRANA: although there is no meaning for ‘Samrana’, the term ‘Samra’ would mean brown or brown-skinned.

NAEEMAH: would mean comfort, amenity, ease, happiness, gentle, soft or peaceful.

QUBRA: would mean ‘greater’

AALIA: would mean high, lofty, exalted, sublime, or high-standing.

AAFIA: would mean health or vigor.

SAANA: would mean brilliance, radiance, exaltedness, majestic, or high.

HAIFA: would mean slender or of beautiful body.


All of the above (except ‘Samrana’) are Arabic terms and acceptable names in Islam; and because ‘Al-Qadir’ is one of the Noble and Exclusive Names of Allah Subhanah, one should not name anyone in creation ‘Qadir’ but rather should name the child ‘Abdul-Qadir’ meaning ‘slave-servant of The Qadir’.


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