30 Ramadan-Inspired Baby Names with Wonderful Meanings

Ramadan is the most significant month of the year for over 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide.

What makes Ramadan so special is that it is the month that the Holy Qur’an, or the Muslim Holy Book, was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel. During this month, Muslims all over the world fast from dawn until dusk to achieve a higher level of God consciousness. Acts of charity, increased prayer and supplications, repentance, and forgiveness of others take place. Children and pregnant or nursing women are exempt from the mandatory fasting but are encouraged to participate in the previously stated acts.

Ramadan is based on a lunar calendar. Because of this, Ramadan typically falls 10 days earlier than the previous year. This year, Ramadan begins either July 9 or 10, depending on the sighting of the new crescent moon.

  • 30 Ramadan Names

    30 Ramadan Names

    A name for each day that 1.6 billion Muslims will fast. Click through for names directly linked to this special holy month that have wonderful meanings.

  • Ramadan

    Ramadan

    Meaning: Ninth month of the Muslim lunar calendar; month of fasting.

    Pronunciation: Ra-ma-don

  • Hilal

    Hilal

    Meaning: New crescent moon

    Pronunciation: He-laal

  • Gabriel

    Gabriel

    Meaning: The angel through whom God revealed His words to God’s prophets.

    Pronunciation: In Arabic, it’s “Jibreel”. Jib-reel

  • Salam

    Salam

    Meaning: Peace

    Pronunciation: Sa-lamb

  • Muhammad

    Muhammad

    Meaning: Praiseworthy. The final Prophet in Islam.

    Pronunciation: Mu-Ham-mad

  • Khadija

    Khadija

    Meaning: Born early; Wife of the Prophet Muhammad, first to believe in the revelation.

    Pronunciation: Kha-de-jah

  • Qadr

    Qadr

    Meaning: Power. As in the “Night of Power” which is the night that Angel Gabriel first revealed the first verses from the Qur’an.

    Pronunciation: Ka-dir

  • Najma

    Najma

    Meaning: Star

    Pronunciation: Naj-ma

  • Tahir

    Tahir

    Meaning: Pure; virtuous.

    Pronunciation: Ta-Hir

  • Taqwa

    Taqwa

    Meaning: Taqwa

    Pronunciation: Taq-wa

  • Sajid

    Sajid

    Meaning: Prostrating in worship.

    Pronunciation: SA-jid

  • Sadaqah

    Sadaqah

    Meaning: Charity

    Pronunciation: Sa-da-kah

  • Sabir

    Sabir

    Meaning: Patience

    Pronunciation: SA-birr

  • Rahma

    Rahma

    Meaning: Mercy, compassion, kindness

    Pronunciation: RaH-ma

  • Raheem

    Raheem

    Meaning: Kind, generous

    Pronunciation: RaH-eem

  • Noor

    Noor

    Meaning: Light, illumination.

    Pronunciation: New-r

  • Naeem

    Naeem

    Meaning: Blessings.

    Pronunciation: Na-‘eem

  • Karima

    Karima

    Meaning: Generous

    Pronunciation: Ka-ree-ma

  • Kareem

    Kareem

    Meaning: Generous, kind.

    Pronunciation: Ka-reem

  • Jennah

    Jennah

    Meaning: Paradise

    Pronunciation: Jen-Nah

  • Badr

    Badr

    Meaning: Full moon

    Pronunciation: Ba-Dir

  • Isra

    Isra

    Meaning: Nocturnal journey.

    Pronunciation: Iss-Ra

  • Emad

    Emad

    Meaning: Pillar.

    Pronunciation: ‘E-mad

  • Iman

    Iman

    Meaning: Faith

    Pronunciation: E-man

  • Hidaya

    Hidaya

    Meaning: Guidance

    Pronunciation: He-dai-ah

  • Habib

    Habib

    Meaning: Beloved.

    Pronunciation: Ha-beeb

  • Rayyan

    Rayyan

    Meaning: One of the gates of Paradise.

    Pronunciation: Ray-ann

  • Asif

    Asif

    Meaning: Forgiveness.

    Pronunciation: Ah-sif

  • Qamar

    Qamar

    Meaning: Moon.

    Pronunciation: Ka-maar

  • Eid

    Eid

    Meaning: Festival, celebration.

    Pronunciation: Eed

 

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