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I will like to ask about the baby girl name: "Sireen". Is this an authentic Arabic name for baby girls? If so, where can its roots be traced and what does it mean?


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Sireen is a non-Arabic name. It is the name of the sister of Prophet Muhammad's wife Marria al-Qibtiyyah. She is aunt of the Prophet's son Ibraheem, and wife of Hassaan ibn Thabit, an important companion of the Prophet (saw). This is the reason why it is used by Muslims.

The actual word might come from either ancient Greek or Persian. In Greek it could be a reference to the Sirens, mythological sea creatures, and in Persian it could mean flower, mountain top, or satiated (opposite of hungry), but these meanings aren't certain since the historical Sireen mentioned above came from Egypt.

Sireen can be used by Muslims since it is a sahabiyyah's name. If someone had an inappropriate name when converting to Islam, the Prophet may the peace and blessings of God be upon him, used to ask them to change their names to a name with a better meaning. But the Prophet didn't ask Sireen to change her name, which means it is a good and acceptable name for Muslims.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 01:41:31 PM

    She was the daughter of Ibn Abdullah Ibn Masood and a narrator of Hadith from the Prophet (S.A.W), another narrator of Hadith by the same name was the sister of Mariah al-Qabtiyah; al-Maqooqus of Egyp.
    below the website address for Reference.

  2. on Wednesday 9th of May 2018 11:36:44 PM

    yes life is ewssense.
    sirren= moost beatiful womannnn in world
    thank you

  3. on Thursday 4th of February 2021 08:30:26 PM

    I’m just testing Out some spelling variations of this name so don’t mind me heheheh


    I think the name is SIReene but I don’t like that spelling.

    Sirine or Sireane or Sereane?

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