I really like that name Asma /Esma/, but as far as I know that is one of names of Allah - Asma-ul-Husna. So I would really like to know if it is halal to give that name to a baby girl?


"Asma" means "names" in Arabic; it's not one of the names of Allah (SWT). In fact Abu Bakr's (RA) daughter was named Asma.

"Asma-ul Husna" means "The Beautiful names"

  • when I checked the meaning of Asma it came as "supreme" so I thought if it is right to call a baby that way. Thank you so much – guest Jul 1 '15 at 13:54

The name Asma' or اسماء  doesn't appear to be a haram name for humans. Besides, I can explain about its meaning that this name "Asma, Asmaa, Asmaa'" looks as the plural form of Esm اسم  which means name(s). as a result, I think it can be Okay and suitable and permissible for you in order to using such a name. you said it is a name of Allah? If I am not wrong, Asma'can be relevance with Asma'al-Hosna' ,  not as a direct name of Allah. Although I've heard that using Allah's names would be Okay in some conditions (if we observe them, may be intentions, and some other conditions that I am not aware about them at the moment). As a result, it is a permissible name as I have heard it before as the name of many Muslimahs too.

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