Meaning of Some Baby Names

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mathabah.org
Answered by Shaykh Omar Subedar


In the Name of God, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

I want to know the meaning of few names to name my child. My husband loves Faris name but I don’t like its meaning or maybe I’m just confused over whether it has a good meaning to serve as a name for my boy or not. I also want to know if any of the following names are in the Qur’an or not and what the origins of these names are;

  • Faris
  • Emad
  • Faiq
  • Muhib
  • Waleed
  • Aariz
  • Aarib

Please help me in this regards.


The following are the meanings of the aforementioned names;

  1. Faris: Horseman, rider, cavalier.
  2. Emad: Pillar, support. This word had been used in Sura Al Fajr /89, verse no. 7
  3. Fa’iq: Superior, outstanding, distinguished.
  4. Muheeb: Donator, granter.
  5. Waleed: Newborn, infant, baby. This word had been used in Sura Al Shu’ara /26, verse no. 18
  6. `Aarizh: Exhibitor, demonstrator, exposer. This word had been used in Sura Al Ahqäf /46, verse no. 24
  7. Aarib: Skilled, proficient.

The names that have not been used in the Qur’an which are on this list have been derived from their respective root words / verbal nouns.

And Allah Knows Best