Muslim Boys Names??

(39 Posts)
lovemybabyboy Sat 29-Dec-12 14:32:24

I am 12 weeks with DC3 and already have 2 DS's, my DH is muslim but I am not, we would like a muslim name that works well for both his family (African) and my family (Irish). We are living in the UK, so that is also a reason for having a name which is easy to pronounce/spell!
We have a girl name picked but we always struggle with choosing boys names! Any suggestions would be welcomed and appreciated as we have nothing so far!
Thank you in advance!

FlutterByeBye Sat 29-Dec-12 14:39:26

Both my brothers dads are Muslim .
There names are Teoman & Xandur they are half Irish as well & seem to work well within both communities

LynetteScavo Sat 29-Dec-12 14:45:29






BananaPie Sat 29-Dec-12 14:53:58

Idris (a Celtic name and also a Muslim prophet).


LynetteScavo Sat 29-Dec-12 18:44:21

What are your other DC called?

Unless we know, we haven't got a lot to work with.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 29-Dec-12 18:58:10


I know someone who has a little boy called this. Her DH is Muslim. It means John in Arabic.

marycmac Sat 29-Dec-12 19:01:39

i like zain, i am 25 weeks dont know the sex but if its a boy zain is top choice so far.

SA3008 Sat 29-Dec-12 19:15:09

Prophets' names:
Yusuf/Joseph (v popular)

Snog Sat 29-Dec-12 19:34:29

Adam, dean or sami

QueenOfCats Sat 29-Dec-12 19:39:37


iamabadger Sat 29-Dec-12 19:45:23


Flutterbutterby Sat 29-Dec-12 19:51:33

How about Samir or Faris?

comeonbishbosh Sat 29-Dec-12 20:49:21

I've always liked Karim.

sausagesandwich34 Sat 29-Dec-12 20:54:52

I like Ahid

can't find it on any baby names sites but I know one so it does exist grin

Samir is my favourite.

QueenOfCats Sat 29-Dec-12 22:16:31

Amrit - means Prince

thirdfromleft Sat 29-Dec-12 22:32:20

I like Ali.

CoteDAzur Sat 29-Dec-12 22:45:10

Teoman and Tamer are not Muslim names. They are Turkish names that have no relation to Islam.

Spanishomelette Sat 29-Dec-12 23:18:29


iamabadger Sun 30-Dec-12 11:46:33

Well the little Tamer I know is the son of Egyptian Muslim parents! Not sure I know what a "Muslim" name is really, anymore than I would classify names as "Christian". My name is Sarah and I know Jewish, Christian and Muslim women with the name.

QueenOfCats Sun 30-Dec-12 12:14:13

Not Amrit as above - bloody autocorrect!

Amir - it means Prince

lovemybabyboy Sun 30-Dec-12 13:56:05

Thank you all so much, lots to think about here, some lovely suggestions.
DS1 has an english first name and muslim middle name, both names sound similar, DH's side of the family call him by his middle muslim name. DS2 has a muslim name which sounds very similar to an irish name and also to a name which is quite popular at the moment. Sorry but can't tell you their names as don't want to be outed! We have not told anyone in RL about this pregnancy yet!

binkybonk Sun 30-Dec-12 14:55:26

Idris for sure, but I'm biased wink

DtrawSonkey Sun 30-Dec-12 19:30:43

Love the name Nail which I think is pronounced Nile, unfortunately people will assume it is nail (as in hammer & nail). Also like Saif.

CoteDAzur Sun 30-Dec-12 20:31:57

"Not sure I know what a "Muslim" name is really"

Without meaning to hurt your feelings, if you don't know what a Muslim name is, maybe you shouldn't be arguing about it with those who do.

Tamer = Tam ("Whole, complete") + Er ("soldier") = "A complete soldier", or very strong man, if you like. This is a secular Turkish name, not in any way related to Islam.

It is like thinking "Sitting Bull" is a Muslim name because you have met a Native American Muslim by that name smile

Teoman is the name of a khan from back when Turks were in Central Asia and worshipping Tengri, like Cengiz (Ghenghis) and Atilla. I wouldn't recommend any as Muslim names, although they are the names of some Muslim Turks.

CoteDAzur Sun 30-Dec-12 20:34:37

Nail is pronounced "Nah-EEL".

MrsGubbins Mon 31-Dec-12 06:58:49

David (David)
Yahia (pronounced ya-yah)
Bilal (nn to Billy?)

MrsGubbins Mon 31-Dec-12 06:59:20

oops... I meant Daoud (David)

ODearMe Mon 31-Dec-12 07:22:30

How about Jalal, Shafiq or Omar?

Isitme1 Thu 03-Jan-13 09:25:06

Armaan? Means wish
Can I ask if your 12weeks how do you know your not having a girl? ?
Im at same gestation and have been thinking about both girls and boys names.



lovemybabyboy Mon 04-Feb-13 15:32:04

Thanks again for all the responses, DH said he likes Jamal or Jamil, what o you think of those? I do like them but have a feeling that he wouldn't actually stick with them as in his culture you have to name your baby after someone! which also makes it more difficult!!
I have always liked Adam and Noah but he has said not with DS 1 and 2 so doubt he will agree this time!

Isitme1 we had already picked a girls name so was looking for boys names.

We found out today that we are infact having DS3!! so the search for a boy name continues!

I like Bilal, Omar, Zain and Idris from the suggestions.
I also really like Sulayman but my DH's uncle lost his son last year and that was his name (he was only 2) so although it is very normal for many family members to have the same name in his culture I feel that would be insensitive to choose that name! Sulayman was DH's grandads name.

Anymore suggestions or thoughts on the names I mentioned?

mimbleandlittlemy Mon 04-Feb-13 16:08:21

Jibril? It is the Muslim form of Gabriel.

I really like Bilal - I was keen to give it to ds as a second name but dp doesn't get on with his father and it's his dad's name so I lost out on that one sad.

lovemybabyboy Mon 04-Feb-13 16:44:39

Oh yes, I like Jibril also, my problem is DH oesn't like discussing baby names so I end up fining lots that I like then when he eventually discusses names with me he vetoes all of them! sad

lovemybabyboy Mon 04-Feb-13 16:53:54

sorry my D is having a problem, have to press it really hard to work but keep forgetting!

ldt87 Mon 04-Feb-13 16:56:17

My nephews are soulyman and Moses, their dad is Muslim, mum is not. I think both those names work well in both cultures, they really suit them too.

firawla Mon 04-Feb-13 17:01:08

I like Idris from the ones you mentioned,you hardly meet anyone called Idris! so its more unique but obviously without being wacky or anything

DaveMccave Mon 04-Feb-13 23:42:25

My nephew is Muslim, they also wanted a more English sounding name and went for Zane.

marsiay Tue 05-Feb-13 07:45:24

These are some my favorites:


For name meaning, you can have Babynology.

raisah Tue 05-Feb-13 20:56:57

Zakariah / Zaki

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