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Is ‘Xavier’ a good Muslim boys name?

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We are expecting our 3rd son inshallah. Is Xavier a good Muslim boys name? I have looked online and it appears to have Arabic origins and is reported to mean bright. I would appreciate you guidance inshallah. 


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The name Xavier has  a Christian origin in it.[1] Therefore, you should choose an alternative name, such as Abdullah or Abdur Rahman.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muntasir Zaman

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xavier

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