The Sahabiyat or Sahaba were the exalted ladies associated with the Prophet Mohammad and were propagating Islam with him. They not only devoted themselves to Islam but they also boasted of socio-political and educational achievements. They became female icons of wisdom, acumen, courage, resilience and loyalty. Their sacrifices apparently earned them a promised place in Paradise. Their exemplary tales of glory have come down the ages and have inspired parents to name their newborn girls after them.
130 Female Sahaba Names for Baby Girls
Here is a list of 130 Islamic Sahaba girl names with their meanings.
|Aaliyah/Aaliya/Alia/Aalia||Exalted and high in rank, status; greatness, glory.|
|Aaminah||One who is Trustworthy, faithful, peaceful, honest,
Someone who is protected from all that causes fear.
|Aa’ishah||One who has a good life.|
|Aisha/Ayesha/Aysha/Aishah||Alive, living; one with a good life; prosperous and affluent.
There were 8 Sahabas with this name.
One of them was Ā’ishah bint Abī Bakr(Mother of
the Believers), the youngest wife of the Prophet.
|Aknaa||Female with a belly that bulges out.|
|Amah||Slave; a female companion.
She was the daughter of Khalid Bin Saeed,
a male companion of the Prophet.
|Aminah/Amina/Amna||Truthful, trustworthy, safe, faithful, honest.
Aminah bint Wahb was the Prophet’s mother.
|Amrah||Headgear (hat, turban).
There were 20 Sahabas named Amrah.
|Arwa/Arwaa||Agile, beautiful, gracefulness.
One with the name of Arwa was a cousin of the Prophet.
|Asiyah||One who helps and heals weak people.|
|Asma||Precious, beautiful, exalted; high or great;loftier than others.
Asmā’ bint Abu Bakr was the daughter of Abu Bakr’s and Aisha’s sister.
Inspired by her father she was the 15th person to embrace Islam.
|Atheelah||Born into a good family or from an honoured lineage.
There were 3 Sahabas called Atheelah.
|Atiqa/Aatikah/Atika/Aatika||Emancipated; generous; noble; beautiful lady;
someone with the sweet smell of perfume;
a colour or substance full of purity.
One of the Sahabas Atiqa bint Zayd was famous for various reasons.
She was a poet; she was married to Muslim men who died as shahids;
she was also known as the wife of Umar bin Al-Khattab, the second Caliph.
|Atiya/Atiyya||Donation, grant, gift.|
|Ayman||Righteous, Moral.One of the Sahabas Umm Ayman was the second mother of the Prophet.
She looked after the Prophet after the demise of his mother Aminah.
This is a unisex name, but primarily used for girls.
|Badiyah/Badia||The desert land; the countryside as in the areas on the city outskirts;
someone who starts or initiates something;
someone who is visible and prominent.
|Baghoom||Female with a soft, feminine, high-pitched voice with which she sings to her child.|
|Barakah||Blessing, approval, and profusion.
There were 3 Sahabas with this name.
|Bareerah||Pious. One of the very famous Sahabas had this name.
She was a slave who was finally set free by Sayyidina Ayshah RA, wife of the Prophet.
|Barrah||She was the aunt of the Prophet SAW.|
|Barzah||A narrator of Hadith that are sayings of the Prophet.|
|Budailah||Something or someone that stands in the stead of another.|
|Buhaisah||One who is walks around with pride, Boldness and bravery.|
|Buhayyah||Beautiful and radiant. Two Sahaba’s had this name.|
|Bushrah||Good news or good omen.|
|Busrah||Good news, Glad tidings, Good omen, Face, Visage.|
|Durrah/ Durra/Dora||A bead of pearl.|
|Faazilah/Fadhilah||Noble, gracious and honourable; excellent and superior,|
|Fakhitah||One who walks with pride.
Sahaba Fākhitah bint Abī Tālib was the Prophet’s cousin and joined Islam
after the Prophet conquered Mecca
|Fariah/ Faari`ah/ Feriha/ Fariyah||A travel way (raised road/water channel) in the mountains.|
|Farwah||Fur; wealth, riches, affluence, prosperity.|
|Farwah||Name of a companion, Crown, Wealth.|
|Fasham||Big, large, spacious.|
|Fatimah/ Faatima/Fatema||A child that has been weaned off breast milk.
One of the daughters of the Prophet has this name.
|Feerozah||Precious Stone, Daughter of Al-Mazfar.|
|Fizza/Fiza/Fizzah/Fidha||Spreading; breeze; silver.|
|Fukaihah/ Fukayha||Joyful and merry.|
|Furai`ah/ Furayaah||Tall, high, lofty, great.|
|Ghufailah||Ignorant and oblivious; One who unknowingly neglects or overlooks something.|
|Ghufairah||Mercy; a kind of tulip (Tulipa humilis);
name of youngest wife of the Prophet Aisha’s slave.
|Ghumaisaa/Rumaisaa||Name of the star Sirius.|
|Haalah||A crescent shaped ear-ring.|
|Hababah||She was a narrator of hadith, A daughter of Ajlan.|
|Habibah||Favorite, beloved, dear; a relative of the Prophet.|
|Hafsah||A young lioness; This name belonged to one of the wives of the Prophet.
She was one of the first to memorize the Quran as well.
|Halah||Light surrounding the moon. She was a relative of the Prophet.|
|Halimah||Gentle, mild-mannered female; wet nurse/foster mother of the Prophet.|
|Hammanah/Hamna||Holy sparrow; a relative of the Prophet had this name.|
|Hasanah||Smart, young, desirable, good, beautiful female.|
|Haula||Cross-eyed female; sometimes also a not so intelligent female.|
|Hazimah||Iron hearted and strong-willed; steadfast, firm, resolute.|
|Hazmah||Resolve, Prudence, Determination, Judiciousness.|
|Hind||Flock/herd of camels. One of the mother-in-law of the Prophet had this name.|
|Hukaymah||She was the daughter of Umaymah daughter of Ruqayqah.|
|Hurairah||Kitten or a small/baby cat.|
|Huzailah||One who is thin or slim.|
|Ismah/Isma||Virtue, purity, safeguarding.|
|Jahdamah||She was a female companion of Prophet SAW,
one who has speed and haste in walking,
Badness in behaviour.
|Jamila/Gamila/Djemila/ Džemila/Jamillah/Djamila/ Jamyla/Yamila||Beautiful, graceful.|
|Jarbaa||A sky full of stars; gorgeous and humorous girl;
dry weather with no rain.
|Jasrah||She was a narrator of hadith.|
|Jumail||The Nightingale bird.|
|Jumaimah||Plenty, profusion, abundance.|
|Jumanah||Silver colored pearl.|
|Jumaymah||Name of female companion.|
|Juwairiah||A young female. One of the Prophet’s wife.|
|Kabeerah||Great, immense, senior, mighty.|
|Kabshah||A sheep of two to four years.|
|Karima||Gracious, generous; a friend.|
|Khansa||Some sort of insect, possibly a fly.|
|Khawlah||One who has beautiful features,loneliness,a female deer.|
|Khulaisah||Gazelle; pure, pristine, wholesome.|
|Kubaishah||Leader or chief.|
|Lubna/Lubana||Wish, desire, hope.|
|Luhayyah/ Luhyah/ Nuhayyah||A very nice gift, present or endowment; something that makes someone wise, sensible.
Luhayyah was the name of the wife of the second Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab.
|Maarya||A lady having fair complexion.|
|Mulaikah||A letter, piece of paper or parchment.|
|Naseeba||Luck, share; appropriate, befitting, proper; noble, ladylike.|
|Nusaibah||Someone born into an important family and with a respected lineage;
beautiful hair of a female.
|Qailah||Siesta or catnap at midday;
This is also the title of Yemeni rulers and a female camel who is milked at midday.
|Qareebah / Qariba||Near, close.|
|Rabab||White coloured cloud.|
|Rabda||A female ostrich.|
|Ramlah||A grain of sand.|
|Rubai||A palatial house, fortress or plaza.|
|Rufaidah||A group or tribe of people.|
|Rumaithah||A cluster of small desert trees.|
|Ruqaya||Superior,Gentle, Goddess Of Beauty.|
|Ruqayyah||Gentle, soft, mild-mannered. One of the daughters of the Prophet.|
|Safiyya||Pure, clean.Safiyyah bint Huyayy was one of the wives of the Prophet.|
|Sahla||Smooth, soft, fluent, flowing.|
|Sakina||Peaceful, serene, tranquil; devout.|
|Salamah/Salma||Peaceful, healthy, safe and sound; flawless or without a fault; whole.|
|Samaa||Sky; heaven; exalted.|
|Samraa||One with a brown or olive colored skin or skin that is neither too light nor too dark.|
|Sara/Sarah||Female full of greatness or glory; princess|
|Sawdah/Sawda||A place full of palm trees; powder.|
|Summaya||High above; saint. The first female martyr in Islam.|
|Tamazur/Tamadhur||White, radiant, brilliant.|
|Taw’amah||A person who is a twin of someone else.|
|Tayyiba Bint-e-Wahab||Good, pure, good-natured, sweet.|
|Thubaitah/Subaitah||Set, firm or established at a place; stable and unwavering.|
|Thubaytah||Daughter of Yaar bin Zayd al-Ansariyah, S
he was among the early Muhajirs to Madina and
a distinguished woman comapnion.
|Umamah||Young mother; three hundred camels.
The Prophet’s granddaughter had the same name.
|Um-e-Ralah||The act of bowing; paying homage; worshipping or prayer.|
|Umm Qais||Mother of Qais.|
|Umm Salamah||Mother of Salamah.|
|Ummul Fazl||Name of a Sahabiyah, Mother of Al-fadhl.|
|Umniyah||Wish, hope, desire.|
|Uwaimirah||A visitor; a place which is well inhabited and prosperous;
long-lived; a snake.
|Yusairah||State of great comfort and no struggle; affluence.|
|Zaaidah/Za’idah||One who cooks food for a journey; one who develops and flourishes.|
|Zabiah||Companion, Lovely, Graceful, Beautiful.|
|Zainab/Zaynab||Some sort of decorated and aromatic tree.
Name of one of the daughters of the Prophet.
|Zajjaa/ Zajaa||A female ostrich; a female with thin, attractive eyebrows.|
|Zareenah||A companion of Prophet.|
|Zurrah/Dhurrah||Millet, a type of plant producing grains.|
Naming your little one can be an important task. It is something that she will carry for the rest of her life. These are some names inspired by Sacred Sahabiyat that you can consider for your baby girl. It is best to discuss the name with your partner and arrive at one that will suit your little girl the most.