69 Spiritual Female Sahaba Names With Meanings

Christian Mba
Jan 15, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Jun 07, 2022
Edited by Shubhra Shukla
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Popular female Sahaba names include Safiyyah, Umar, and Sayyidina.
Age: 0-99
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Choosing a good, suitable, and meaningful name for children is one of the many responsibilities that weigh on parents' shoulders.

Giving Sahabiyat names to your baby girl is a brilliant first step in preaching to them to respect the Islamic roots and traditions. Sahaba or the Sahabiyat was the name given to the companions associated with Prophet Mohammad, propagating Islam along his side.

If you are looking for female Sahaba names for your baby girl, we have just the right collection for you. Searching for an appropriate name for your daughter has just been made easy by our list of female Sahaba names with elaborated meanings.

Islamic Sahaba Female Names For Baby Girls

Here, we have searched and collected for you some popular Islamic female Sahaba names that you can give to your beautiful baby girls.

Aaliyah (Arabic origin), meaning 'greatness' or 'glory', is a common but beautiful name.

Aaminah (Arabic origin) is inspired by Prophet’s mother, Aminah bint Wahb. The meaning of this name is 'trustworthy' or 'reliable'.

Ajmaa (Arabic origin) is a common Muslim name for girls that means 'happiness'.

Aqrab (Arabic origin) is a short Islamic name for girls representing a scorpion.

Azbah (Arabic origin) is a melodic Islamic name that means 'delightful' or 'charming'.

Badiyah (Arabic origin), also spelled as Badiya, refers to 'one who is visible and prominent'. It also has other meanings like 'the desert land'.

Barzah (Arabic origin) is a feminine Islamic name that means 'a narrator of Hadith'.

Budailah (Arabic origin) is an uncommon Islamic name that represents 'someone or something that stands for another'.

Durrah (Arabic origin) is a feminine name meaning 'a bead of pear'.

Firoza (Arabic origin), meaning 'turquoise', is the feminine alternative to the masculine name Firoz.

Fizza (Arabic origin) is a short and sweet name that means 'breeze' or 'silver'.

Ghufairah (Arabic origin) means 'forgiveness' and is also the Arabic word for a kind of tulip flower.

Hafsah (Arabic origin) is inspired by one of Mohammad’s wives named Ḥafṣah bint Umar, who was also one of the first people to have memorized the Quran. Hafsah is an Islamic name that refers to 'young lioness'.

Halah (Arabic origin) was the name of one of the grandmothers of the Prophet. This female Islamic name means 'light surrounding the moon'.

Isma (Arabic origin), meaning 'safeguarding', is a short Sahabi name and can also be spelled as Ismah.

Kareemah (Arabic origin), meaning 'precious' or 'gracious', is the feminine alternative to the Islamic name Kareem.

Layla (Arabic origin) is a beautiful female name that means 'night'. This was the name of a gorgeous woman who rejected all advances of any man who tried to pursue her.

Rakheelah (Arabic origin), meaning 'soft, melodious, and pleasant voice', is a unique Islamic name for girls.

Rufaida (Arabic origin), meaning 'little supporter' or 'little helper', is inspired by Al-Nahdiah, renowned for being the first female Muslim nurse and surgeon in Islam. 

Sawda (Arabic origin) refers to the color black. This name is inspired by Prophet’s wife, Sawda bint Zam'a.

Shifa (Arabic origin), meaning 'the healer', was the name of a wise woman who also practiced folk medicine during the early Islamic times.

Sirin (Arabic origin) was the name of the wife of the Prophet’s companion named, Hassan Ibn Thabit.

Names of Female Sahaba In Quran

While some Sahaba names have great importance and meaning in Arabic, some are based on real people who accompanied Prophet Mohammad. Here are some Sahabiyat names of female Sahabah in the Quran.

Aatikah (Arabic origin) is believed to refer to 'someone with a sweet smell of perfume'.

Afraa (Arabic origin), meaning 'fair skinned' or ' of fair complexion', is a name inspired by two Sahabiyats named Afraa’ bint Ubaid and Afraa’ bint al-Sakan.

Aisha (Arabic origin) is inspired by one of the wives of Prophet Mohammad named Ā’ishah bint Abī Bakr. The meaning of this common yet beautiful Arabic name is 'alive' or 'good life'.

Aknaa (Arabic origin), meaning 'bulging belly', is quite a modern and unique name inspired by one of the most well-known Sahabas.

Amah (Arabic origin) is a nice name but not of a great meaning as it means 'female slave'. However, it was the name of the daughter of Khalid bin Saeed, one of the companions of the Prophet. She was married to Az-Zubayr bin Al-Awwam.

Amrah (Arabic origin) is believed to have numerous Islamic meanings. Some of them include 'a turban' or 'happy'. 20 Sahabas bore this name.

Arwaa (Arabic origin), meaning 'agility', 'beauty', 'softness', and 'liveliness', was also the name of the Prophet’s cousin.

Asiyah (Arabic origin) has the beautiful meaning of being the 'caring one who heals others'.

Asma (Arabic origin), inspired by the daughter of Abu Bakr named Asmā’ bint Abu Bakr and Aisha's sister, this name means 'beautiful' and 'supreme'.

Atiqa (Arabic origin), meaning 'emancipated' or 'a gorgeous lady', is a name inspired by the poet and Sahaba named Atiqa bint Zayd. She was also the second caliph's, Umar bin Al-Khattab, wife.

Baghoom (Arabic origin) is a unique name inspired by the Sahaba named Al-Baghoom bint al-Mu`addal.

Barakah (Arabic origin) is a name loved by many parents. It means 'blessings' or 'abundance' and was the name of three Sahabiyats.

Barrah (Arabic origin) was the name of the Prophet's aunt.

Buhaisah (Arabic origin) is a feminine name referring to 'someone who walks around with pride and bravery'.

Buhayyah (Arabic origin) was a name shared by two Sahabas named Buhayyah bint Busr and Buhayyah bint Abdullah al-Bakriyyah. This name means 'radiant' and 'beautiful'.

Fakhitah (Arabic origin) was the name of another cousin of Prophet Mohammad. This name refers to 'someone who walks with pride'.

Farwah (Arabic origin) means 'wealth'. Over 20 Sahabiyats shared this name, including Farwah Abu Tameem al-Aslami and Farwah al-Juhani.

Fasham (Arabic origin), meaning 'spacious' and 'large', comes from the Sahabiyat named Fasham bint Aws.

Fukaihah (Arabic origin) was shared by around 20 Sahabiyats. A common name means 'joyous', 'merry', and 'cheerful'.

Ghufailah (Arabic origin) is a unique Islamic name, but it does not have a great meaning. It refers to someone who is 'oblivious'.

Haalah (Arabic origin) is an Islamic name that means 'a crescent-shaped earring'.

Hababah (Arabic origin) was also the narrator of Hadith and the daughter of Ajlan.

Jamila (Arabic origin) is quite a common Muslim name that means 'beautiful'. This appealing name is inspired by the wife of Umar, Jamila bint Thabit.

Khawlah (Arabic origin), meaning 'female deer', is the name of the female companion of the Prophet, Khawlah bint Tha’labah, who was also mentioned in the Quran.

Nahdiah (Arabic origin), meaning 'hope', is a stylish Islamic name common in modern times.  It belonged to a Sahaba named Al-Nahdiah.

Salma (Arabic origin) is another common Muslim name for girls. It was also the name of one of the earliest Sahabas. This name means 'peace' but also 'sweetheart' in Persian.

Some popular Sahabas are Al Mazfar, Al Farsiyyah, Al Harith, and Amrah Bint Abi.

Spiritual Female Sahaba Names With Meanings

Most Sahaba names have some spiritual meaning or importance to them. This section includes such spiritual female Sahaba names with meanings.

Atheelah (Arabic origin) is quite an uncommon female name defined as 'someone born into an honored lineage or family'.

Atiya (Arabic origin), meaning 'gift' or 'donation', can also be spelled as Atiyya.

Barwa (Arabic origin) is a short name that means 'color' or 'hue' in life.

Bushrah (Arabic origin), meaning 'good omen' or 'good news', is an Arabic name inspired by the daughter of Safwan bin Nawfal.

Busrah (Arabic origin) is a variant of Bushrah. It means 'glad tidings' or 'visage'.

Faazilah (Arabic origin) is a name that means 'excellent', 'gracious', or 'noble'.

Fariah (Arabic origin), also spelled as Fariyah or Feriha, was the name of Abu Saeed al-Khudri’s sister, who was one of the companions of the Prophet. It means 'precious stone'.

Fatimah (Arabic origin) comes from Prophet Mohammad’s youngest daughter with his wife, Khadija. This is quite a common name for Muslim daughters.

Furayaah (Arabic origin) means 'lofty', 'high', 'great', or 'tall'.

Ghumaisaa (Arabic origin) is an Islamic name for the star Sirius.

Habibah (Arabic origin) was another one of the Prophet's companions and his relative. Habibah means 'dear' or 'beloved' and is a classic name for girls.

Halimah (Arabic origin) means 'a mild-mannered and gentle woman'. This name has a special place in the Muslim community since the foster mother of Prophet Mohammad bore it.

Hammanah (Arabic origin) was the first cousin of Mohammad and Ali. This name refers to the 'blessed sparrow of heaven'.

Hazimah (Arabic origin) is a pretty name that means 'judiciousness' or 'determination'. This is the name of the daughter of Umaymah.

Juwayriyya (Arabic origin) was another one of the wives of the Prophet. This name is defined as 'young woman' and also 'damask rose'.

Khadija (Arabic origin) is the name inspired by the most prominent female Sahaba Khadija bint Khuwaylid, who was also Prophet’s first wife.

Luababa (Arabic origin) was the name of the second woman who converted to Islam. This name represents 'the innermost essence'.

Ruqayyah (Arabic origin) is connected with Prophet’s daughter. It is believed to be derived from Ruqia, which means 'ascent' or 'rise'.

Summaya (Arabic origin) refers to the first female martyr in Islam. This name means 'saint'.

Sahaba Unisex Name Ideas For Baby Girls

The Sahabiyats do not inspire many gender-neutral Sahabiyat names. We have added here some Sahaba unisex name ideas for baby girls.

Ayman (Arabic origin), taken after Mohammad’s second mother, Umm Ayman, which means 'righteous'. This can be used as a masculine name as well.

Rajaa (Arabic origin), meaning 'hope' and 'desire', is a gender-neutral Islamic name. Used mainly by early muhajirs and non-Arab people.

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