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As-salamu alaykum, I really like the name "Natasha" and plan on naming my first daughter "Natasha". According to lots of Muslim/Islamic websites it means "Gift of Allah". However, I have read on non-Islamic websites it is of Russian origin meaning "Birthday, Born near Christmas" (in reference to the traditional birth of Jesus). Apparently, it was traditionally given to girls born around Christmas. Is there any proof that Natasha really is an Islamic name? Like, what stem/root word does Natasha come from (in some other language, most likely Arabic) which makes it mean "Gift of Allah"? Thank you. Please answer in clear detail.


This is an official answer by QuranicNames.com Staff

I do not know of any Islamic or Persian name that sounds like Natasha. The sites that say this is an Islamic name have copied their information from another site that contains many errors. For this reason the Christmas-related meaning is probably the only correct meaning for this name.

Since it is a Christianity-related name, it is best not to use Natasha, unless it is a common name in your culture (for example if you are from Russia). However it is not a forbidden name, as in Islam all names are permissible unless they have a bad meaning.

Reader Comments:

  1. Ruba (Hills) on Friday 9th of May 2014 01:58:14 PM

    I disagree, I think this name does have a bad meaning as it’s meaning is (loosely translated) “christ’s birthday” i.e. “the birth of christ” which isn’t a suitable name for a muslim.

  2. Anonymous on Friday 25th of July 2014 07:18:34 PM

    If you read Wilipedia it says that is is a diminutive of ‘Dies Natalia’ which in turn means birthday. However in common usage it used as a reference to Christs Birthday . However a direct translation still only means ‘birthday’

  3. Anonymous on Wednesday 8th of July 2015 12:25:10 PM

    Nitasha is a Muslim name meaning gift of Allah
    And Natasha is a christien name… There is a difference of a,i

  4. Anonymous on Wednesday 21st of October 2015 06:46:14 PM

    assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu….
    i am planning to name my daughter NATASHA SHAIK….
    could u please suggest me a best and suitable middle name for this??

  5. Anonymous on Tuesday 29th of December 2015 09:16:10 PM

    Jesus Allahis salam was a prophet of Allah, the day he was born is blessed as it is said in the Quran,:
    “And Salam (peace) be upon me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!” I say ignore all ignorant people and name her Natasha. I am named Natasha alhamdulilah and when my parents were getting criticized for naming me, and asked A renowned, scholar [WHO HOLDS PHD in religion not some illiterate who thinks his tiny mind can comprehend word of Allah]… the scholar bluntly asked my parents what does it mean…they said “Day Jesus [as] was born, he said, isnt Jesus/ Isa [as] your prophet? then…? Don’t make Islam complicated…it is easy, it is love, it is peace, it is mercy…:) peace

  6. Anonymous on Saturday 9th of April 2016 02:59:58 PM

    actually my name is also natasha so i am also finding the meaning and i am also a muslim

  7. Anonymous on Monday 11th of April 2016 03:45:36 PM

    my name is also natasha and i m sure the meaning of my name is gift of Allah and i m also a muslim

  8. Anonymous on Sunday 29th of May 2016 07:32:46 AM

    My friend name is Natasha is it bad to call her on this name

  9. Anonymous on Friday 17th of June 2016 11:18:06 PM

    My name is Natasha …real meaning of Natasha is birthday ….when our prophet isa alaysalam born….so its a Muslim name also….so I am sure Natasha’s meaning is also gift of Allah…..

  10. Anonymous on Thursday 25th of August 2016 08:57:52 PM

    my name is Nathasha..and it means “complete woman” islamically 🙂

  11. Anonymous on Friday 26th of August 2016 06:04:22 PM

    As Muslims, are we allowed to refer to our Prophet Jesus (Isa) as Christ? Or is the word ‘Christ’ forbidden and only used by Christians?

  12. Anonymous on Wednesday 31st of August 2016 10:00:40 PM

    Christ means “anointed one” or “Messiah” which Allah calls Jesus (pbuh) in the Quran as well. Calling him Jesus Christ is fine.

    As for the name Natasha, I like it and don’t see anything wrong with it.

  13. Anonymous on Wednesday 21st of September 2016 03:17:59 PM

    my name is also natasha um muslim. today um hapy coz i find the actual meaning of my name . i wried whn i listn this name in indian movies. bt now i know its an islamic name thnx to ALLAH .

  14. Anonymous on Friday 24th of March 2017 02:42:35 PM

    listen my fellow Muslims a name is completely different if you are a good Muslim names really don’t matter I too am named Natasha but how many people are named Fatma but completely different from Muslim culture

  15. Anonymous on Saturday 15th of April 2017 04:54:51 AM

    my name is natasha and i am a muslim
    Iam sure it is an islamic name

  16. Anonymous on Tuesday 18th of April 2017 10:50:39 PM

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  17. Anonymous on Friday 5th of May 2017 09:19:46 AM

    Natasha is not Islamic name… this word is derived from turkey (Persian) !! which meaning is Prostitute !

  18. Anonymous on Thursday 2nd of November 2017 08:52:46 PM

    Oh my god I’m so confused Iam a Muslim and I want to name my daughter Natasha I want a clear simple answer does it right or wrong to name my daughter this me as a Muslim ? Please I need it

  19. Anonymous on Tuesday 7th of November 2017 12:18:27 PM

    my daughter name is also Natasha and I really like this name .I asked from one my friend who is PhD scholar and he suggested it as good name.I am just confuse about the religion people say that it’s a Christian name.

  20. Anonymous on Wednesday 13th of December 2017 11:25:47 PM

    I’m constantly asked if I’m muslim because of me it means celebration of life

  21. Anonymous on Wednesday 27th of December 2017 06:51:08 AM

    My name’s Farah it make sense that the meaning is”birth of happiness”?

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