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A Quranic Name for Boys and Girls

Short meaning of RidaVirtuous, Pious, God-Fearing and Devoted to God
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How to pronounce Rida

RIpple + Day + smArt

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Rida in Arabic)رضا
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of RidaRydha Redhaa Rida Rezaa Riyda Rizaa Rizaa Reyzaa Ridaa Reydha Reda
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All Quranic baby names derived from R-DHAD-Y:

Meaning of Rida

Rida (also spelled as Riza) is an indirect Quranic name for both boys and girls that means “contentment” and “the state of being obedient toward God”, “the state of gaining the approval and pleasure of God”.

It’s used more for boys since it has a specifically female version (Ridwan). But I’ve also seen it used for girls and there is no grammatical/Islamic reason not to use it for girls. Rida al-Kurdawi is a famous Egyptian woman.

It is not directly mentioned in the Quran, but it root is R-DHAL-A which is used in many places:

they will swear to you, so that you may be pleased with them. But [even] if you are pleased with them, God is not pleased with rebellious people. (Quran 9:96)

83. “And what made you rush ahead of your people, O Moses?” 84. He said, “They are following in my footsteps; and I hurried on to You, my Lord, that you may be pleased.” (Quran 20:83-84)

So bear patiently what they say, and celebrate the praises of your Lord before the rising of the sun, and before its setting. And during the hours of the night glorify Him, and at the borders of the day, that you may be satisfied. (Quran 20:13)


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  1. Anonymous on Monday 24th of November 2014 07:06:57 PM

    My name is Rida. Where does it come from? It means hijab for girls as well

  2. Anonymous on Wednesday 25th of March 2015 02:03:53 AM

    I am women wanted to ask for forgiveness of my sins for the last time…i m very ashame of myself and feeling very guilty ..please show me the right path brother and help me out in taking a right decision

  3. Anonymous on Saturday 28th of March 2015 04:30:28 AM

    jannat of meaning in urdu
    and i am alishba zehra 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. Anonymous on Sunday 13th of December 2015 07:50:21 AM

    Can you suggest a name that says health, life or nutrition.

  5. Anonymous on Friday 22nd of April 2016 11:19:45 AM

    My name is Rida .It also means a Special gift of Allah

  6. Anonymous on Friday 22nd of April 2016 11:21:26 AM

    My name is Rida.It also means the gift of Allah

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