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As salaam o alaikum, my daughter's name is Yumna . This name comes at Surah qahaf in Quran .i have seen the translation of this Surah and I found its meaning "drop of semen" there. And in all websites I found its meaning good luck, right sided, felicity etc .now I m very much confused . Lots of people telling me to change the name because its Quranic meaning is nt good . Plz tell me the exact and correct meaning of this name and suggest me plzzzzzzz.ALlah HAfiz


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Yumna is a good and popular name for girls and it means God's blessings and bounty. The original meaning is "a woman who belongs with the people of Al-Yameen [the right side]" on the Day of Judgment (mentioned in Surat al-Waqiah 56:27):

27. Those on the Right, how fortunate are those on the Right!
28. They shall recline on high amidst lote trees without thorns
29. Among Talh trees with flowers (or fruits) piled one above another,-
30. and shade extended,
31. and flowing water,
32. and fruits in abundance,
33. never-failing and never out of reach.
34. And on Thrones (of Dignity), raised high.

Those who tell you to change the name are wrong to say that and they are confused because of another word mentioned in Surat al-Qiyamah (75:37). This too is "Yumna", but it is not a name but a verb, and it means "[semen] being ejaculated". This word is completely different from Yumna name and it comes from a different root [M-N-Y] while the Yumna name comes from [Y-M-N] root. So you can rest assured about the meaning of this name, and to be more sure you can look at this people search engine page which shows hundreds of women and girls named Yumna:

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Monday 17th of August 2015 03:17:08 PM

    yumna is a good name
    I like it very much please don’t change the name,e

  2. on Monday 14th of September 2015 12:47:52 PM

    I want to keep my daughter name from letter l so I thought of lulu & and behind that(saud/ yaman /khair /izma)which is to be kept please suggest me

  3. on Friday 14th of October 2016 11:02:42 AM

    My daughter name also yumna fathima… the original meaning is right side of fathima…

  4. on Friday 18th of August 2017 02:24:19 PM

    pls its necessary to add something with yumah .like yumnah what is correct spelling it is yumnah or yumna

  5. on Sunday 1st of October 2017 07:38:49 PM

    Salam o Alaikum, por favor quiero saber el significado exacto del nombre “Yumna” me encanta el nombre pero estoy confusa con el significado.Quiero la respuesta urgentemente solo tengo dos dias

  6. on Sunday 15th of September 2019 10:57:03 PM

    What is good for addition name of Yumna plzzzz tell me
    its nasseccry or not

  7. on Wednesday 18th of September 2019 05:53:32 PM

    i am very confused between these two words…yumna or yamna? which is correct? kindly answer me …please

  8. on Saturday 12th of October 2019 06:43:39 PM

    plzzzzzzzzzzZ tell me yumna nick name except yummii yums plz

  9. on Thursday 15th of July 2021 02:13:38 AM

    Please mention the correct spelling of Yumna in English and Arabic

  10. on Wednesday 17th of January 2024 01:35:08 AM

    Assalamualaikum my name is yumna. My parents told me that it means good fortune. It is from Surah Qiyamah verse 37, not Surah Kahf verse 37.

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