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Asalamualaikum, Please Suggest If "Iraj"and "Alisha / Alesha"can be used as female muslim girl names ? Please also advise if they are islamic / Quranic. As per several websites, IRAJ means Flower. Alisha / Alesha as per some websites means "protected by God" while some say , it means "Noble / kind". Thank you.


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Iraj [pronounced as (EE)l + (RU)n + (J)ump] is an ancient Farsi name (used for boys only in Iran, and used for girls in Desi culture) mentioned in the Shahnameh of of the poet Firdausi. The meaning of this name isn't simple since it is an ancient name, but it is said that it means free, gentle, or noble. Since it has a good meaning Muslims cn use it.

Alisha is not an Arabic or Quranic name. Alisha means noble and protected by God, it is a variant of Alicia and comes from Germanic roots. Since it has a good meaning Muslims can use it.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Tuesday 30th of December 2014 11:46:00 PM

    Thanks! that really helped I was wondering do names do what they mean? my sis isha’s name means the islamic night prayer and she barely has any sleep!

  2. on Saturday 10th of January 2015 01:05:47 PM

    This web page really helped me that is why I have rated this web page 5 stars well done what does haiya mean thanks

  3. on Tuesday 21st of April 2015 11:25:40 PM

    I gave that name to my daughter and keep on wondering wether a muslim girl can have this name. And also will it be possible to rename a child in islam in case the first one does not fit?

  4. on Monday 25th of January 2016 05:41:19 PM

    Thanks I was very wory about my name .but have solve my problem….?

  5. on Monday 25th of January 2016 05:42:02 PM

    Thanks I was very wory about my name .but you have solve my problem….?

  6. on Friday 6th of May 2016 08:46:54 AM

    My daughter’s name is Ayla . someone told me that it’s meaning is poor, poverty. And it’s not a good name for muslims girls and it has no islamic origin. My daughter is 5 years old now. Should I change it.

  7. on Saturday 11th of June 2016 12:35:26 AM

    My daughter nsme is alisha can muslim use this name

  8. on Wednesday 8th of February 2017 09:44:37 PM

    JazaakAllahu khiran. This is very helpful website for Muslim, it’s mentioned that the proper name of meaning from the Quran. Thanks a lot.

  9. on Thursday 8th of June 2017 12:26:00 AM

    Verry right I have the lucky name aleesha don’t be sad if you don’t have it be ashamed…….SUCKERS!!!!!

  10. on Saturday 11th of November 2017 04:08:09 AM

    Thank you so much my daughter’s name z iraj and I have got its meaning thanks again

  11. on Tuesday 14th of August 2018 04:15:02 PM

    I know the name Alisha has different origins; not necessarily from ‘Alicia’. Some south Asians have the name with a different meaning (from their own language), even cultures where multiple characters can form this name such as Chinese or Japanese. Could it be possible this name could be derived also from Arabic? If it does mean “noble” and the like, then could not the name be derived from the Arabic name Ali, which means “high, noble”.
    The name Alisha has ‘Ali’ as a participle and it shares the same or similar meaning, even if it may not be from a Quranic root.

  12. on Tuesday 26th of May 2020 09:17:47 AM

    What does boy name Simsar and girl name Sehrin mean??Can we use Urudhu names for Muslim babies ??

  13. on Thursday 1st of April 2021 09:48:17 PM

    Salam I want to know if I can name my daughter Alisha.

  14. on Friday 18th of June 2021 08:51:39 AM

    My daughter name is Alisha can Muslim use this name?

  15. on Thursday 9th of December 2021 07:57:08 PM

    my daughter name Jannatun Alisha , pls advise can use as a muslim name

  16. on Saturday 5th of November 2022 12:07:34 PM

    My daughter name is Alisha Khalid.. can it muslim name.. can i keep this name or i should change this name.. please guide me

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