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A Non-Quranic Name for Boys

How to pronounce Manaf

MUst + NAp + Fit

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Original Spellingمَنَاف
How to write Manaf in the original language, such as Arabic or Persian
Alternate spellings of ManafManaaf
All of the above spellings are acceptable for this name. You may also create your own spelling.

This is NOT a Quranic name, but Muslims can use it since it has a good or neutral meaning.

Meaning of Manaf

Manaf is an Arabic name name for boys that means “great”, “high in status”, “elevated”.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Sunday 11th of June 2017 06:55:19 PM

    Caution: Manāf is a pagan deity making its validity as a Muslim name dubious. It is a zenith of an astronomical body, in between Mashriq and Maghrib. According to tradition Muḥammad’s great-grandfather was named ˁAbd-Manāf, his mother promising him to the god for protection and to satiate any jealousy. The rationale was because he was so radiantly handsome he looked like a full moon in the center of the sky; his surname was al-Qamar for this reason.

  2. on Friday 5th of January 2018 12:14:33 AM

    This name can also be given to a girl. Derived from the ancient pre-Islamic deity called “Manaf.”

  3. on Thursday 5th of March 2020 05:39:25 PM

    thanks. i am learn the meaning of abd manaf. I told my brother to his name’s meaning. insha allah i think that he should very happy. Jessakallah hairan.

  4. on Wednesday 3rd of March 2021 04:51:17 AM

    Muslims should be against naming manaf, as it is a pagan deity name. We should avoid naming babies by this name.

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