Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Atiyyah (Name)

Atiyyah (transliteration: ʿAṭiyyah, Arabic: عطية) is an Arabic name for boys and girls that means “something given freely”, “something given as a gift”, “gift”, “bestowal”.1 It is sometimes used to figuratively mean “gift from God”, meaning that the child named Atiyyah is a gift and blessing from God. In ancient Arabia the name Atiyyah appears to have been an exclusively male name. Today it is more commonly used for girls.

Atiyyah is also spelled Ateeyah, Atiyah, Atiyya, Ateeya and Atia.

There are 17 Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Atiyyah (all of them are male):

  • Atiyyah bin Bisr عطية بن بسر
  • Atiyyah bin al-Harith al-Sakuni عطية بن الحارث السكوني
  • Atiyyah bin Hisn bin Dhubab al-Tha`labi عطية بن حصن بن ضباب الثعلبي
  • Atiyyah al-Saa`idi عطية الساعدي
  • Atiyyah bin Sufyan bin Abdullah bin Rabee`ah al-Thaqafi عطية بن سفيان بن عبد الله بن ربيعة الثقفي
  • Atiyyah al-Qardhi عطية القرظي
  • Atiyyah (last name unknown) عطية غير منسوب
  • Atiyyah bin Aazib عطية بن عازب
  • Atiyyah bin Aamir عطية بن عامر
  • Atiyyah bin Urwah عطية بن عروة
    Atiyyah bin Afeef عطية بن عفيف
  • Atiyyah bin Amr bin al-Ghaffari عطية بن عمرو بن الغفاري
  • Atiyyah bin Amr al-Ansari عطية بن عمرو الأنصاري
  • Atiyyah bin Amr bin Jashm عطية بن عمرو بن جشم
  • Atiyyah bin Amr al-Sa`di عطية بن عمرو السعدي
  • Atiyyah bin Malik bin Hutaitah عطية بن مالك بن حطيطة
  • Atiyyah bin Nuwairah bin Aamir عطية بن نويرة بن عامر

Atiyyah Ellison is the name of an American football player (born 1981). He is not Muslim.

Below is the name Atiyyah written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Atiyyah written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Al-Muhkam wal Muheet al-Aadham by Ibn Seedah al-Mursi (d. 1066 CE), entry for الْعين والطاء وَالْوَاو.
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2 years ago

Good but my daughter bear the name atiyyah can we have it change since the name is for boy or should we leave it like. Pls reply asalamu alaykum