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Esma

A Quranic Name for Boys and Girls

Meaning: High Status, Exalted, Sublime and Superb

Esma is variant of Ismat and has the exact same meaning and pronunciation (see below for full meaning). You can use either Esma or Ismat, both are correct and acceptable. If you like this variant more and you'd like to pronounce it the way it is spelled (different than the original name), this is perfectly acceptable. For more details please see the main entry at: Ismat.

Full Meaning of Esma

Esma is the Turkish pronunciation of the Arabic word ismah. It is an indirect Quranic name for boys and girls that means “highness”, “majesty”, “purity from sin”. In the Ayyubid era Isma used to be a title for noblewomen, such as Esma ad-Deen Khatun, wife of Saladin. Esma is derived from the AIN-SAD-M root which is used in a number of places in the Quran.

Said she: “This, then, is he about whom you have been blaming me! And, indeed, I did try to make him yield himself unto me, but he remained chaste. Now, however, if he does not do what I bid him, he shall most certainly be imprisoned, and shall most certainly find himself among the despised! (Quran 12:32)

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