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Assalamualikum, Please give me the details about name 'Nihal', can i use this name for my baby boy, and what about the meaning. Also I like the name Ilhan very much, but when i search the name on net, says its a Girl's name, only in this website i can see its a boy's name. please get me a clarification, I am from India. thank you


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Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah,

Nihal is an Arabic and Persian name for boys and girls that means "newly planted tree", "young tree", "young shoot of a tree". It is derived from the N-H26-L root which is not used anywhere in the Quran, for this reason it is not a Quranic name, but Muslims can use it since it has a good meaning. It is pronounced [(NI)p] + [(HA)nd + p(L)ay], it can also be pronounced [(NE)ck] + [(HA)nd + p(L)ay] and [(NU)mber] + [(HA)nd + p(L)ay]. It is written as نهال in Arabic and Farsi, and can also be written as Nehal, Neihal, Nehalle, Nahaal, Nihaal, Nehaal in English.

Ilhan can also be used for girls. I have updated the page to reflect this.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Thursday 17th of August 2017 04:12:39 PM

    Why nihal means successful

    Why In in other website the meaning of nihal is not match to this website is their so many meanings of nihal if their are means then show me

  2. on Saturday 18th of May 2019 07:51:21 AM

    Please find my grand son name and meaning as Mohammed Nihaluddin in quaranic

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