Muslim Boy Names

Muslim Boy Names

Muslim boy names not only have beautiful sounds, but beautiful meanings and significance to match. In Islam, names are considered to be a blessing upon the child and convey noble, spiritual values.

The most popular Muslim boy names in the US are Amir, Omar, Zayn, and Muhammad. Other Muslim boy names in the Top 1000 include Khalil, Ayaan, Ahmed, and Kareem. In addition to Muhammad, in the UK Mohammed, Mohammad, and Yusuf also rank in the Top 100.

Many popular Muslim names come from the Quran, including Ibrahim, Abdullah, Aziz, and Raheem. Unique Muslim boy names include Laith, Altair, Yushua, and Zikri.

If you are searching for the perfect Muslim name for your son, consult our list below, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry.

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Arabic Names

  1. Adam
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "son of the red earth"
    • Description:

      Adam -- a primal Old Testament name -- was revived as a 1960s cowboy name. Adam is not as popular as it once was and feels ready for a respite, replaced by newer A names like Aidan/Aiden, Avery and Axel. Its most prominent current bearers include Adams Sandler, Levine, Brody and Driver -- who plays a character named Adam on Girls.
  2. Altair
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "falcon"
    • Description:

      The eleventh brightest star in the sky has a celestial feel, but also could be the name of a commercial airline.
  3. Aryan
    • Origin:

      Indo-Iranian
    • Meaning:

      "warrior, honorable"
    • Description:

      Aryan derives from the Sanskrit word ārya, meaning "honorable" or "high-born." As a term, Aryan was used to describe Indo-Europeans—particularly Iranians—who shared common religious, cultural, and linguistic history. It was later misapplied by the Nazis to refer solely to Germanic and Nordic Caucasians, ultimately corrupting the term.
  4. Idris
    • Origin:

      Welsh; Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "lord; studious"
    • Description:

      A name that crosses cultures, Idris was virtually unknown before the emergence of the charismatic Idris Elba, first on The Wire and then depicting Nelson Mandela in the acclaimed film.
  5. Zayn
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "beauty, grace"
    • Description:

      Zayn zoomed up the popularity charts thanks to former One Direction member Zayn Malik; it was one of the fastest-rising names of 2016. The name can also be spelled Zain; the feminine version is Zayna or Zaina.
  6. Malik
    • Origin:

      Arabic; Greenlandic
    • Meaning:

      "king; wave"
    • Description:

      A name with many spelling variations, including Malek and Maliq. With Muslim roots, Malik ranks in the US Top 500 and is also popular in several European and Arabic countries. Malik can also be thought of as a nature name, via its Greenlandic meaning of wave.
  7. Malik
    • Origin:

      Arabic; Greenlandic
    • Meaning:

      "king; wave"
    • Description:

      A name with many spelling variations, including Malek and Maliq. With Muslim roots, Malik ranks in the US Top 500 and is also popular in several European and Arabic countries. Malik can also be thought of as a nature name, via its Greenlandic meaning of wave.
  8. Zidan
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "growth and progress"
    • Description:

      A Quranic name — sometimes spelled Zidane — that's also familiar as a surname, especially of French soccer star Zinedine Zidane.
  9. Suhail
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "level, even"
    • Description:

      Canopus, the second-brightest star in the sky is called Suhail in Arabic. Several other stars on the southern horizon also contain Suhail, including Al Suhail al Wazn, Al Suhail al Muhlif, and Suhail Hadar.
  10. Niam
    • Origin:

      Hindi or Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "law or given by God"
    • Description:

      With Liam at the top of the boys' popularity list, parents might discover the still-rare Niam. This is one of the unknown but plausible boy names starting with N.
  11. Amir
    • Origin:

      Arabic or Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "prince, ruler; treetop"
    • Description:

      A common Middle Eastern name, the general title for an elevated official. Amir has rising in use since the late 70s, and is now in the Top 200. The feminine variation Amira is also on the rise. Amir is in the Top 100 in France, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Belgium. The widespread popularity of the name Amir around the world has led to a large number of notable Amirs in history and present. The name Amir was chosen for his son by actor Omar Epps. Amir is also the name of the young narrator and protagonist in the award-winning novel Kite Runner.
  12. Rumi
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "beauty, flow, lapis lazuli"
    • Description:

      While Rumi has received attention in the contemporary US as the name of Beyonce and Jay-Z's young daughter, it's most famously the name of a (male)13th century Muslim mystic and poet. The most famous Rumi poem,"The Diver's Clothes Lying Empty", has inspired many modern literary works, including a novel with a similar title by Vendela Vida.
  13. Laith
    • Origin:

      Arabic, Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "lion or wet"
    • Description:

      Laith is a cross-cultural boys' name that's among the Top 1000 in the UK, with a leonine meaning in Arabic that is on trend right now. As a Scottish name, it derives from the name of the river Leith in Edinburgh.
  14. Rayan
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "land that is lush and rich in water"
    • Description:

      Popular Arabic name for boys and sometimes girls too, that's also a term of authority in India.
  15. Albi
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "my heart"
    • Description:

      An adorable name with an adorable meaning.
  16. Rami
    • Origin:

      Finnish, Arabic, Sanskrit "wise protector; father of multitudes; archer; pleasing"
    • Meaning:

      "wise protector; father of multitudes; archer; pleasing"
    • Description:

      Rami has gained notoriety in the English-speaking world as the first name of the Oscar-nominated actor Rami Malek, whose parents immigrated to the US from Egypt. Rami also feels more approachable thanks to the stylish Remi, Romy, and Rumi. The only challenge is keeping the pronunciation on track.
  17. Yanis
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "gift of God"
    • Description:

      One of the relatives on the widely-branching family of John names, Yanis is in the French Top 50.
  18. Samir
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "a friend to talk with in the evening"
    • Description:

      Samir has a pleasing sound and lovely meaning. One of those distinctive names that can also fit right in—and you could always call him Sam.
  19. Sahil
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "guide, leader"
    • Description:

      A name that could set an Indian boy on a path to leadership.
  20. Hamza
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "lion or strong"
    • Description:

      Hamza was the legendary uncle of the Prophet Muhammad, hero of The Hamzanama, the Story of Hamza.