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Salam ou alikoum Is Liam, Liham, Lihem a Quranic names or Arabic names? I want to know its meaning. Thanks


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Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah,

Liam in Arabic is the plural of Laeem, which is a non-Quranic word meaning "lowly", "ungenerous", "ungracious", and since it doesn't have a good meaning it is not used as a name. There is also Li'm, which comes from the same root, meaning "peace and harmony between people"., but it is pronounced differently from Liam.

Liham is a non-Quranic Arabic word that means "wise", "intelligent", "kind", it can only be used to describe males. It is pronounced [(LI)p] + [(HUM)ble] with emphasis on the second syllable. You could use this as a name since it doesn't have a bad meaning, and you can modify the spelling or pronunciation to make it more to your liking.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Sunday 3rd of May 2015 12:47:05 PM

    Can i accept name LIAM as my son name please tell me write me

  2. on Monday 27th of July 2015 10:29:03 PM

    ASA I couldn’t find the name Liham in any Arabic dictionary and neither could my local Imam. Is it possible you could provide the source you got the meaning from as I would love to name my son that? I had already chosen this name and have my heart totally set on it.

  3. on Sunday 24th of January 2016 12:54:49 AM

    I believe the Irish name Liam that is pronounced “LEE-əm ” sounds different to whatever Arabic word this website is referring as no Arabic word is pronouced exactly like the Irish name Liam so using the name Liam is fine. 🙂

  4. on Sunday 31st of January 2016 11:19:58 PM

    A.s.a I I too find the name Liam a very speciaal,curious and casueel name, and I would like to give it to my onborn child. So could I use this name in reference to islamic background? I hope there is someone sencerely enough to provid me the nesecerry advies/ counsel refering this issue. th@nks

  5. on Tuesday 1st of March 2016 12:14:44 AM

    I want to know if the name Liham is considered permissible as Arabic, even though it is non-quranic?

  6. on Sunday 7th of May 2017 03:12:02 PM

    In Arabic, the word لِئْم, with a pronunciation equivalent to the Irish name Liam, means “harmony in opinion or feeling”.

  7. on Saturday 8th of July 2017 05:42:56 AM

    Did anyone get the answer as to if Liam is an acceptable Muslim name?

  8. on Friday 12th of October 2018 11:07:37 AM

    No it’s an Irish name meaning strong-willed warrior and protector, we cannot use it.

  9. on Saturday 22nd of December 2018 07:14:32 AM

    The above comment written by admin is “Liam in Arabic is the plural of Laeem, which is a non-Quranic word meaning “lowly”, “ungenerous”, “ungracious”, and since it doesn’t have a good meaning it is not used as a name.”

    On what basis???? Is the admin just bluffing based on lack of solid grounds??

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