I am sure every Muslim believes that Allah(SWT) is the only eternal supreme Being. Given that, I have heard, from Muslim scholars, that it's not appropriate to give children names that might show similarity to the attributes of Allah.

That said, Khalid, a popular Arabic name(Khalid Ibn Al-Waleed: A companion of the Prophet(PBUH)), which means immortal or eternal, seems to be widespread across the Islamic world. I wonder if the properly-Islamic-naming principle applies to this name.


I believe it is ok, for if there were a problem the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon Him) would have said something, for there are many instances where the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon Him changed a persons name, for example this case. Furthermore the rule in naming is that one chooses a good name.

  • Salam and Welcome to Islam.SE, we suggest you take a look at the FAQ. Here we require answers to contain citations/references, and we discourage one line answers. I have edited your answer to make to expand on your original, I hope I have not changed it too much, you may wish to edit it to add or subtract something. – مجاهد Apr 3 '13 at 14:10
  • barak allah fiik – 7addan Apr 3 '13 at 14:12

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