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A Quranic Name for Girls

Short meaning of AfrahHappiness, Laughter, Joy and Delight
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How to pronounce Afrah

Ultimate + Flower + Run + smArt + Her

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Afrah in Arabic)أَفراح
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of AfrahAfraah Ephrah Ephraah Efrah Efraah Aphrah Aphraah Afrah
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All Quranic baby names derived from F-R-H6:

Meaning of Afrah

Afrah is an indirect Quranic name for girls that means joy, happiness, delight. It is derived from the F-R-H6 root which is used in many places in the Quran:

they are joyful because of what God has bestowed on them of His grace.  And they rejoice in the glad tiding given to those they left behind, that they shall have no fear, nor shall they grieve. They rejoice in a Grace and a Bounty from Allah, and that Allah will not waste the reward of the believers.  (Quran 3:170-171)

Those to whom We sent the Scriptures (the Christians and Jews) are delighted by what has been revealed to you, while some factions deny parts of it. Say to them, ‘I have been commanded only to worship God and not to associate partners with Him: to Him I pray and to Him I shall return.’ (Quran 13:36)

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Monday 4th of April 2016 04:33:38 PM

    I am a home care nurse taking care of a 93 year old arabic man.He refused calling me my name and instead calls me Afrah. The name has a ‘harmless’ meaning.Thanks God.

  2. on Saturday 27th of August 2016 05:19:58 AM

    What a beautiful name. Such an underrated name with
    Such a beautiful meaning, nothing is greater than the
    Joyful feeling you get when you give birth to a child, and the name is suitable for that occasion. Lovely

  3. on Thursday 8th of March 2018 07:14:07 AM

    This is my name thanks to Allah, I’m proud of it and hope I get joy in life as part of my name.

  4. on Sunday 26th of August 2018 02:38:10 PM

    My name is Afrah, as a child, l was joyful, extremely happy and loved to laugh. I had an uncle, that would insist on,calling me Farah . I would insist on him, calling me Afrah . He enjoyed teasing me, he then told me that the two names where one in the same Afrah meaning happiness and celebrations and Farah meaning happy
    As a 47 yr old when l feel low l remember Allah Subhan Taallah , l remember my late uncle and l remember my joyful, happy soul that had the honour of being named Afrah Al Hamdulilah

  5. on Sunday 26th of August 2018 02:44:30 PM

    I submitted the last comment
    When l say l remember my joyful happy soul l mean
    I remember myself as the joyful, happy child and l my soul gives thanks to Allah Subhan Taallah for such an honour.

  6. on Saturday 17th of August 2019 07:04:59 PM

    Ye kaisay pronounc hota ha????ma apni beti k liya rkna chahti hu. Afra boltay ha k afraah boltay ha plz mja guid kray. Kai jago ma ye ain k sat lika hota ha to kya ain k sat likalay sa meaning chang ho jayaga???????????

  7. on Thursday 10th of October 2019 10:49:36 AM

    I named my daughter that was born on 26th August 2019 Zainab but nicknamed her Afrah.

  8. on Saturday 20th of May 2023 12:52:02 PM

    Hi,my name is afrah and am pleased to know the true meaning of AFRAH

  9. on Thursday 5th of October 2023 03:58:49 PM

    Hey my name is afrah
    It means joy
    So I’m very happy in my life and i also joy

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