I’ve had the given name ‘Naufal’ since childhood. I’m an adult now and for the first time I have enquired the origins of my name. And the only individual in Islamic history who shares my given name that I can find is Nawfal ibn Khuwaylid. Who is described thus:
However, Nawfal opposed Muhammad and was known as "a satan of the Quraysh". At one time he bound Abu Bakr and Talha ibn Ubayd-Allah with a rope. Due to this, those two became known as Al-Qareenayn, "the two tied together".
He was killed by Ali during the battle of Badr in 624.
The only other I know of is Waraqah ibn Nawfal.
Does my name truly only have this origin in Islamic history?
Please lend me some advice dear brothers and sisters, if this is the only origin in our history, then I would consider changing it, despite what it costs me. I want my name to match my faith.
Jazak Allah Khair