Sahabiyat Names: 75 Sacred Female Sahaba Names For Baby Girls

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It is the responsibility of a parent to choose a good and meaningful name for their baby. Sahabiyat names are one of the best choices to raise a child who would respect Islamic traditions. Sahabiyat were female companions of the Prophet Mohammad’s time. They were noblewomen who devoted their lives to Islam. Also, they have many educational and socio-political achievements to their names. Sahabiyat are often considered the female icons of wisdom, valor, resilience, and honesty. According to Islamic beliefs, their sacrifices earned them a place in paradise. The noble tales of the glory of Sahabiyat have inspired parents to name their newborn girls after them over the years. We bring you some of the best Sahabiyat names for your little one in this post.

75 Beautiful Names Of Sahabiyat For Baby Girls

1. Asiyah:

Asiyah bint al-Faraj al-Jurumiyyah was another distinguished Sahabiyat of Prophet Muhammad. The meaning of Asiyah is ‘one who tends to the weak and heals them’.

2. Afraa:

There were two Sahabiyats named Afraa: Afraa’ bint al-Sakan and Afraa’ bint Ubaid. Afraa means ‘blonde or fair skinned’.

3. Aisha:

Ā’ishah bint Abī Bakr, fondly called the ‘Mother of the Believers’, was one of the wives of prophet Muhammad. She played a crucial role in the Islamic history, spreading Muhammad’s message for 44 years after his death. This breezy and beautiful name with many variations, means ‘alive,’ ‘the one who has a good life,’ ‘living, prosperous’.

4. Amah:

The name Amah, meaning ‘slave,’ was borne by the daughter of Khalid bin Saeed, who was also one of the companions of Prophet Muhammad. Amah, born in Habshah, was married to Az-Zubayr bin Al-Awwam.

5. Aminah:

Aminah bint Wahb, a member of Banu Zuhrah clan, was the mother of Prophet Muhammad. The usage of this name has been increasing in the US, joining the list of top 1000 names. The name Aminah means ‘truthful’ and ‘trustworthy’.

6. Amrah:

There were 20 Sahabiyats named Amrah, the most prominent ones being Amrah bint Abi Ayyub, Amrah bint Hazm, Amrah bint Uwaim and Amrah bint al-Rabee. Amrah basically means ‘a headdress, such as a hat or a turban,’ but people used it as a given name back in those days.

7. Arwa or Arwaa:

If you’re looking for a modern Sahabi name for your little princess, Arwa would definitely fit the bill. Arwa bint al-Harith was Harith ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib’s daughter and Prophet Muhammad’s cousin. The meaning of Arwa is ‘agile,’ ‘beautiful,’ or ‘gracefulness and beauty’.

8. Asma:

Asmā’ bint Abu Bakr, one of the Sahabiyat of prophet Muhammad was Abu Bakr’s daughter and Aisha’s sister. She was the 15th person to accept Islam at the invitation of Abu Bakr. This mystical baby name, meaning ‘beautiful,’ has a nice ring to it. It can also mean ‘exalted, high or great’.

9. Atheelah:

We love the name Atheelah and the meaning it carries:‘well-born or a person coming from an honored family’. The Prophet had three companions named Atheelah, which is quite an uncommon name these days.

10. Atiqa:

Atiqa bint Zayd was a poet and companion of prophet Muhammad, renowned for being married to Muslim men who died as shahids. She was the wife of the second Caliph, Umar bin Al-Khattab. The meaning of Atiqa is ‘emancipated’ or ‘beautiful woman’.

11. Ayman:

Umm Ayman, the daughter of Tha’alaba bin Amr, was the second mother of prophet Muhammad. She looked after the messenger of Allah after the death of his mother, Aminah. Ayman is a unisex name but is mostly used for girls. It means ‘righteous.’

12. Azbah:

Azbah bint Sa`d is the bearer of this melodic name of Arabic origin. The meaning of Azbah is ‘charming, delightful’.

13. Baghoom:

This unique name is associated with the revered Sahabiyat, Al-Baghoom bint al-Mu`addal. The name Baghoom means ‘one with a soft and feminine voice’.

14. Barakah:

This beautiful Sahabi name has an appeal and attention of several parents. There were three Sahabiyats with this moniker, Barakah bint Tha`labah, Barakah al-Habashiyyah and Barakah bint Yasaar. Barakah means blessing, benediction, and abundance’.

15. Bareerah:

Bareerah, one of the most well-known Sahabiyats, was a slave freed by Sayyidina Ayshah RA. The name Bareerah is unique, pleasant and modern too. The meaning of Bareerah is ‘pious’.

16. Barzah:

The name Barzah means ‘ a narrator of Hadith’.

17. Buhayyah:

The name Buhayyah, meaning ‘beautiful and radiant,’ was shared by two companions of prophet Muhammad, Buhayyah bint Abdullah al-Bakriyyah and Buhayyah bint Busr.

18. Bushrah:

Bushrah was the name of Safwan bin Nawfal’s daughter. Historians say that she lived until the Muawiyah era. Bushrah is an Arabic name that means ‘good news’ or ‘good omen’.

19. Fakhitah:

Fākhitah bint Abī Tālib was Abu Talib ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib’s eldest daughter and Prophet Muhammad’s cousin. She converted to Islam when Prophet Muhammad conquered Mecca. Fakhitah means ‘the one who walks with pride’.

20. Fariah:

Fariah was one of the prophet’s companions. She was Maalik bin sanan al-Ansari’s daughter and Abu Saeed al-Khudri’s sister. You can also spell this name as Feriha or Fariyah.

21. Farwah:

Farwah meaning ‘wealth and riches’ would make a nice alternative to the common Muslim name Farah. There were over 20 female Sahabiyats with this name, including Farwah al-Juhani, Farwah Abu Tameem al-Aslami, and Farwah bin Qais al-Kindi.

22. Fasham:

There’s only one known Sahabiyat with this name, Fasham bint Aws. Fasham means ‘large and spacious’.

23. Fatimah:

Fatimah bint Muhammad was the youngest daughter of prophet Muhammad and Khadija. Thousands of Muslim girls are given this name annually, primarily because it’s the name of one of the four perfect women in the Quran. The name Fatimah means ‘a daughter of the prophet’.

24. Firozah:

Firozah, which sounds like the male name Firoz, means ‘turquoise’.

25. Fukaihah:

Fukaihah bint al-Sukan, Fukaihah bint al-Muttalib, Fukaihah bint Yasaar and Fukaihah bint Ubaid were among the twenty Sahabiyats with this wonderful and elaborate name. Fukaihah means ‘cheerful, joyous and merry.’

26. Ghufairah:

Ghufairah was the name of Aisha’s slave, who later converted to Islam. Ghufairah is basically the Arabic word for a type of tulip. It also means ‘forgiveness’.

27. Habibah:

Habibah binte Ubayd-Allah was one of the companions and relatives of prophet Muhamad. Her father was the brother of Zaynab bint Jahsh, a wife of the prophet Muhammad. Habibah is a classic name, meaning ‘beloved or dear’.

28. Hafsah:

Ḥafṣah bint ʿUmar, also called the Mother of the Believers, was one of the wives of prophet Muhammad and one of the first people to memorize the Quran. The name Hafsa has a breezy aura and sounds pleasant. Hafsa means ‘young lioness’.

29. Halah:

Halah bint Wuhayb, was one of the wives of Abdul-Muttalib ibn Hashim, the grandfather of Prophet Muhammad. In Arabic, Halah denotes ‘light surrounding the moon’.

30. Halimah:

The name Halimah holds a special place in the Muslim community as it belongs to the wet nurse and foster mother of prophet Muhammad. Halimah means ‘a gentle, mild-mannered woman’.

31. Hammanah:

Hammanah bint Jahsh, a female Sahabah of prophet Muhammad was Jahsh ibn Riyab’s daughter and the first cousin of Muhammad and Ali. She married Mus`ab ibn `Umair after converting to Islam. Hammanah is a variation of the name Hamna, meaning ‘blessed sparrow of haven’.

32. Hazimah:

Hazimah, meaning ‘steadfast,’ is also the name of one of the companions of Prophet Muhammad.

33. Hind:

Hind bint Awf, fondly known as the “grandest mother-in-law on earth” was Prophet Muhammad’s mother-in-law and grandmother of Ibn Abbas. The meaning of Hind could be ‘group of camels’.

34. Isma:

If you’re looking for a Sahabi name that is short, sweet and easy to spell and pronounce for your daughter, consider Isma which means ‘safeguarding.’ Isma, also spelled Ismah, was the name given to 13 Sahabiyats.

35. Jamila:

Jamila bint Thabit, the wife of Umar and daughter of Thabit ibn Abi al-Aflah and Al-Shamus bint Abi Amir, was also one of the converts to Islam in Medina. Jamila is a soft and appealing Arabic name, meaning ‘beautiful’.

36. Jumail:

Jumail, meaning ‘nightingale’ would make a lovely alternative to Jamila. Both the names sound royal and are also uncommon, as Muslim baby girl names with the letter ‘J’ are rare. There was one Sahabiyat with this name, Jumail bint Yasaar.

37. Jumanah:

Jumanah bint Abi Talib, was Abu Talib ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib’s daughter and the first cousin of prophet Muhammad. A beautiful name with a classic feel, Jumanah means ‘silver pearl’.

38. Juwayriyya:

Juwayriyya bint al-Harith, was one of the wives of Prophet Muhamad. The name Juwayriyya has two meanings: ‘young woman’ or ‘damask rose’.

39. Kareemah:

Kareemah is the feminine version of Kareem and means ‘gracious and well-born’. It also means ‘precious’. Kareemah bint Abi Hadrad and Kareemah bint Kulthum are the Sahabiyats associated with this name.

40. Khadija:

Our list would be incomplete without mentioning Khadija bint Khuwaylid, the first wife of Prophet Muhammad and the most prominent female Sahabah. Khadija means ‘premature daughter’.

41. Khairah:

Khairah is our another favorite female Sahabi name, and it means ‘good, welfare, happiness and safe’. The two Sahabiyats with this name were Khairah bint Ab Hadrad and Khairah, the wife of Ka`b bin Malik al-Ansari.

42. Khawlah:

Khawlah bint Tha’labah, a female companion of Muhammad, is mentioned in Quran in reference to Zihar. Zihar was a form of divorce in the pre-Islamic times, and Khawlah was divorced by her husband by this method. Khawlah means ‘female deer’.

43. Kulthum:

Kulthum, daughter of Ahmad bin Ali al-Asiwatiyah, was one of the first women to memorize the Quran. Kulthum is also the name of Prophet Muhammad’s daughter, which gives you another reason to bestow this name on your daughter. The meaning of Kulthum is ‘someone with a chubby face’.

44. Layla:

Layla bint al-Minhal, later known as Umm Tamim, was the daughter of Al Minhal and the wife of Malik ibn Nuwayra. She was an extremely beautiful woman and was pursued by many men, but she rejected advances of all of them. Layla is a stylish and musical name, meaning ‘night’.

45. Lubaba:

Lubaba bint al-Harith, also known Umm Fadl, was a prominent early Muslim woman and the second woman to convert to Islam. Lubaba means ‘the innermost essence’.

46. Lubaynah:

Lubaynah, a companion of Prophet Muhammad, was originally one of the slaves freed by Abu Bakr. She converted to Islam soon after being freed, along with her friend, Zaneerah. Lubaynah, or Lubena, is an endearing name, meaning ‘pure milk’ or just ‘purity’.

47. Maria:

Maria bint Sham’ûn, also known as Maria al-Qibtiyya, was one of the slaves the Egyptian Coptic had gifted to prophet Muhammad. But Prophet Muhammad married her so that she gets the same title of respect as his other wives. The name Maria means ‘sea of bitterness’ or ‘sea of sorrow’.

48. Maymunah:

The original name of Maymunah bint al-Harith al-Hilaliyah, the wife of Prophet Muhammad, was Barrah, but Muhammad changed it to Maymunah (blessed) because their marriage marked the first time he could visit his hometown of Mecca in seven years. A name with more clout than others, Maymunah, means ‘auspicious’.

49. Nahdiah:

The name of Al-Nahdiah, a companion of prophet Muhamad, refers to her tribe, Nahd. Al-Nahdiah and her friends are considered one of the earliest converts to Islam. Nahdiah indicates the tribe of Nahd and is the Arabic form of Nadia, which means ‘hope’.

50. Najiyah:

Najiyah bint al-Walid ibn al-Mughira, a Sahabiyat of prophet Muhammad, was one of those women who converted to Islam even before their husbands did. She was Walid ibn Mughira’s daughter and Safwan ibn Umayya’s wife. The meaning of Najiyah is ‘safe’.

51. Nusaybah:

Nusaybah bint Ka’ab, an early convert to Islam, was a member of Banu Najjar tribe residing in Medina. She pledged allegiance to Islam directly to prophet Muhammad. It’s a captivating name, meaning ‘one with good lineage’.

52. Qutayla:

Qutayla or Qutaylah bint Abd-al-Uzza was the first wife of Abu Bakr, a companion of the prophet. The meaning of Qutayla is not known.

53. Rakheelah:

We rarely get to hear a name like Rakheelah these days. It has a unique sound and means ‘soft, pleasant and melodious voice’.

54. Ramla:

Ramla bint Abi Sufyan, also known as Umm Habiba, was a wife of Muhammad and the Mother of the Believers. Meaning ‘Prophetess,’ Ramla is an Egyptian name.

55. Rayta:

Rayta bint Abi Talib was the daughter of Abu Talib ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib and the first cousin of Prophet Muhammad. Also spelled Raitah, which means ‘narrator of hadith,’ Rayta is a lovely option for your baby girl.

56. Rufaida:

Rufaida Al-Aslamia, an Islamic social and medical worker is renowned for being the first female surgeon and first female Muslim nurse in Islam. She even trained other women, including Aisha and Khadija with her clinical skills. This kind and empathetic woman is also one of the first people to accept Islam in Medina. The meaning of Rufaida is ‘little helper or little supporter’.

57. Ruman:

Umm Rumān Zaynab bint ‘Āmir’ ibn Uwaymir ibn Abd Shams ibn Attab Al-Kinaniyah was Abu Bakr’s wife and Aisha’s mother. This unique and sweet name means ‘pomegranate’.

58. Rumaysa:

Rumaysa bint Milhan was one of the first women to accept Islam. She helped convert several men, including her husband, to Islam. The meaning of this lilting name, also spelled Rumaisa, is ‘a bunch of flowers’.

59. Ruqayyah:

This moniker is associated with the daughter of prophet Muhammad. Your daughter will indeed be blessed to share her name with Ruqayyah bint Muhammad. Ruqaiya could be derived from Ruqia, means ‘rise, ascent,’ or from Ruqyah meaning spell, incantation or charm’.

60. Safiyya:

Safiyyah bint Huyayy was one of the wives of Muhammad, who became actively involved in the power politics of the Muslim community after the death of her husband. Safiyya is one of the most used Muslim names, meaning ‘pure’.

61. Sahla:

Sahla bint Suhail, the wife of Abu Hudaifah ibn Utbah, was also a sahabiyat of the prophet Muhammad. Her name is just gorgeous, meaning ‘smooth, soft, fluent, flowing’.

62. Salma:

Salma bint Umays of the Khathaam tribe was one of the earliest female companions of Prophet Muhammad. She, along with her husband Hamza ibn Abd al-Muttalib and daughter Umama emigrated to Medina in 622. The meaning of Salma is ‘peace’. Salma in Persian means ‘sweetheart’.

63. Sarinnah:

Sarinnah, meaning ‘beautiful’ is one of the gorgeous Sahabiyat names on our list. Not much is known about Sarinnah, except for the fact that she totally devoted herself to Islam.

64. Shifa:

Al-Shifa bint Abdullah was a wise woman of the early Islamic times. Her given name was Layla, but she was known by the name Al-Shifaa, which means ‘the healer’ as she practiced folk-medicine.

65. Sirin:

Sîrîn bint Sham’ûn, an Egyptian Coptic Christian concubine, was sent to Prophet Muhammad as a gift from Sassanid official Muqawqis. But she, along with her sister, converted to Islam after being influenced by the teachings of Hatib Ibn Abi Balta’a.

66. Sobia:

Sobia was a lady who tended and nursed Prophet Muhammad when he was young. She even nursed and nourished Muhammad’s uncle, Hamza. The name Sobia means ‘good and noble girl’.

67. Sawda:

Sawda bint Zamʿa, the wife of Prophet Muhammad and the daughter of Zam’a Ibn Qays, was one of the first women to immigrate to Abyssinia. Meaning ‘black,’ Sawda would make a lovely addition to the list of color inspired baby names.

68. Sumayyah:

Sumayyah bint Khayyat was the first woman from prophet Muhammad’s Ummah or community to become a ‘shahidah’ or ‘female martyr. And this is the very reason, the name Sumayyah meaning ‘unique, special’ is loved by Muslims.

69. Thubaytah:

Thubaytah, a distinguished Sahabiyat of prophet Muhammad and daughter of Yaar bin Zayd al-Ansariyah, was among the first Mujahirs to Medina. The meaning of Thubaytah, a unique yet modern-sounding name, is unknown.

70. Umama:

Umama bint Hamza was the daughter of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, prophet Muhammad’s uncle. She joined her parents in the emigration to Medina in 622, where they lived for over three years. The meaning of Umama is ‘three hundred camels,’ which makes it an unusual choice for a name.

71. Umm:

Umm Hakim, a Sahabiyat, was the wife of Ikrimah ibn Abu Jahl and daughter of Harith al Makhzumi. She was a valiant woman and even accompanied her husband to the battle of Uhud. Despite being an ancient name, Umm sounds modern and means ‘Mother’.

72. Umniyah:

If you find Aminah a bit too common, but love its sound and flow, you can opt for Umniyah, which means ‘wish or hope’. Also spelled as Umnia, it could mean ‘gift’.

73. Waraqa:

Umm Waraqah bint ‘Abd Allah b. Al-Harith, a contemporary of Prophet Muhammad, is famous for knowing the entire Quran by heart. Umm Waraqa was also one of the few female oral transmitters of Quran before it was recorded in writing. The meaning of this name is ‘rich’.

74. Zainab:

Zainab, also spelled Zaynab, was the name of the daughter, granddaughter, and wives of Prophet Muhammad. This name entered the US Top 1000 list in 2013 and is going steady ever since. The meaning of Zainab is ‘beauty,’ derived from the word Zayn. It could also be the Arabic form of Zenobia, the pre-Islamic queen of Palmyra.

75. Zunairah:

Zunairah was one of the slaves freed by Abu Bakr. She was one of the first women to embrace Islam in Mecca and stayed steadfast even when people told her to renounce her new religion. Zunairah means ‘Flower found in paradise’. If Zunairah sounds a bit old-fashioned to you, you can pick Zaneerah, its Roman form.

Sahabiyat names are among the best baby girl names for those who follow the Islamic religion. Sahabiyat or Sahaba were the female companions of Prophet Mohammed, the founder of Islam. They devoted themselves to Islam and also made sociopolitical and educational achievements. You may choose a beautiful and meaningful Sahabiyat name for your little princess. We also detailed the meaning of each name to help you choose one that suits her and closely matches your baby girl’s personality.

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Arshi Ahmed

Arshi Ahmed did her graduation from Shri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata, and post graduation in English from Lovely Professional University. She specializes in writing baby names articles as she loves to help new parents find a name for their child. Arshi understands how important it is for a parent to find the right name because the name gives the baby an...
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