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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 16th April 2015 10:49
Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,
 
Masha'Allah and congratulations on the Birth of your baby boy. A lot of people ask about names for their babies so instead of giving you names I will teach you how names are constructed in Arabic.
 
Majority of Arabic verbs are 3 letter words e.g نَصَرَ as in Na-Sa-Ra which means "He Helped". In order to convert it into the doer of the action you just insert an ALIF in the middle so the doer will become نَاصِرٌ Na-Aa-Si-R or for a girl it becomes نَاصِرَةٌ Na-Aa-Si-Ra-H
 
Here are 5 easy examples of common names derived:
  1. سَجَدَ means "He Prostrated" and سَاجِدٌ Sa-Aa-Ji-D or سَاجِدةٌ Sa-Aa-Ji-Da-H will be prostrators (to Allah)
  2. عَبَدَ means "He Worshiped" and Aa-Aa-Bi-D or Aa-Aa-Bi-Da-H will be worshipers (to Allah)
  3. خَلَدَ means "He lasted (forever)" so Kh-Aa-Li-D or Kh-Aa-Li-Da-H will be the one who lasts forver
This is just one pattern using verbs you can literally make millions of combinations using any verb in Arabic.

https://ia802308.us.archive.org/0/items/201ArabicVerbs/201_Arabic_Verbs_Scheindlin.pdf

 
All common names e.g. Aa-I-Sha-H (the one who lives life) or Fa-Ti-Ma-H (the one who has been weaned from breast milk) are all constructed this way in Arabic.
 
The choices for names in Islam are limitless so instead of googling a person should look up a nice sounding verb and construct a pattern and then consult a Scholar.

  • You get a unique name
  • You have something means something fantastic!

Jazakallahu Khayran

 

 

 

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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 16th April 2015 11:26
Aisha & Eesha have very similar meanings but I gave the example of Aisha as its easier to construct and understand.
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 16th April 2015 18:38
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Mashallah, who had a baby boy?
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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 16th April 2015 18:41
How about ضارب?
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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 16th April 2015 18:56
or فاعل
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#6 [Permalink] Posted on 16th April 2015 22:49
*lol* You like active kids, huh?!
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