The name Hamza

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Q: “Hamza” was the name of an eminent Sahaabi who was also the uncle of Nabi Muhammad ﷺ. My queries:

1) What is the correct English spelling of name “Hamza”?

2) What is the meaning of name ” Hamza”?

3) What language does this name originate from?

4) Would you recommend this name for a Muslim baby boy?



1. Hamzah.

2. Lion.

3. Arabic.

4. Yes, it is a good name.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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