Doubting the meaning of a name

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: My child was born on 20 January 2017. I kept his name Hibban as I found this is the name of a Sahaabi. But now when I searched the meaning on internet it shows the meaning of Hibban is ‘having too much flesh, angry, outburst’ which is not good. And somewhere I found the meaning is ‘beloved one, lover’. So please guide me in finalizing the decision of keeping the right name with good meaning for my baby boy.


A: Why keep a name that you are not clear of. Keep names that you are absolutely clear of.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


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