Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Bayda (Name)

Bayda (transliteration: Bayḍāʾ, Arabic: بيضاء) is an Arabic name for girls that means “white”, “the sun”, “moonlit night”.12 It is the feminine form of abyaḍ (“white”).

Bayda is also spelled Baydaa, Bayza, Bayzaa and Bayza’ among others.

The word Bayda is used in six places in the Quran, such as:

And press your hand to your side; it will come out white, without a blemish—another sign.3

45. They will be offered a cup of pure drink. 46. White; a delight to those who drink.4

There is one female Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Bayda:

  • al-Bayda Umm Suhail البيضاء أم سهيل

Below is the name Bayda written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Bayda written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Academy of the Arabic Language in Cairo, al-Muʿjam al-Wasīṭ (1998), الْـبَيْضَاء.
  2. Al-Fayyūmī, Al-Miṣbāḥ al-Munīr fī Gharīb al-Sharḥ al-Kabīr (d. 1368 CE),
    ب ي ض.
  3. The Quran, verse 20:22.
  4. The Quran, verses 37:45-46.
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