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Name ''Harram'' is related to Masjid e Harram , i just want to ask if this name is good


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Two words can be written as Haram.

The word Haram refers to something that's forbidden (Haraam). I haven't seen that used as a name and it doesn't sound good to me since it means forbidden. Masjid e Haram also means The Forbidden Mosque.

However there is also the word Haram that's pronounced as HU(mble)+RU(n)+M(other). This one means "sacred place", "forbidden place" (not just forbidden, but forbidden place), and the area inside Masjid al-Haraam is called The Haram (notice Haraam and Haram are two different words).

The first one (Haraam) should not be used as a name because it has a negative meaning, especially in Arab cultures. The second one is usually used as another word for "wife" in Arabic. When a newspaper says "The haram of the Egyptian president" it is a respectful way of saying the president's wife, since his wife is "sacred and forbidden" to everyone except him.

I looked on the internet and found that there is a female singer whose name is Haram an-Noor (both words create one name), and it means Sanctuary of Light, here the name doesn't sound bad. But by itself it could confuse people.

However if it is a common name in your culture then it is up to you.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Tuesday 12th of July 2016 08:22:43 PM

    My name is haram, and I don’t see how I should feel bad because its meaning is forbidden.

  2. on Saturday 1st of October 2016 05:46:53 AM

    Harram Name of mean plz tell me??
    And ye spell bi Bata dein ky harram hota ha ya haram hota ha.

  3. on Monday 3rd of July 2017 02:17:04 PM

    mera naam bhi harram hai or mai is kai spelling harram likhti hoon its mean noble woman got it

  4. on Wednesday 5th of September 2018 04:42:43 PM

    My name is hayya
    And my sister is calle harram
    Is her nam bad

  5. on Tuesday 28th of September 2021 05:19:11 PM

    Plzzz tell the right meaning of harram noble women k ilawa

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