3 Islamic articles on: Baby Names Meaning “Gift from God”

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  1. Atiyyah (Name)
  2. Ataa (Name)
  3. Aaid (Name)

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 PBUH 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:

Ataa (Name)

Ataa (transliteration: ʿAṭāʾ, Arabic: عطاء) is an Arabic name for boys that means “gift”, “present”, “bestowal”, something that is freely given to or bestowed on someone.1 In modern Arabic it is used to mean “generosity”, “graciousness”.2 When used as a name, the implied meaning is that the child a gift from God.

Ataa is also spelled Ata, Ata’ and Ataa’.

The word Ataa is used four times in the Quran:

And as for those who are happy, they will be in Paradise, remaining therein for as long as the heavens and the earth endure, except as your Lord wills—a gift without end.3

To all—these and those—We extend from the gifts of your Lord. The gifts of your Lord are not restricted.4

A reward from your Lord, a fitting gift.5

There are 12 Companions of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH named Ataa:

  • Ataa bin Abi Rabaah عطاء بن ابي رباح
  • Ataa bin Ibrahim عطاء بن إبراهيم
  • Ataa bin Tuwait عطاء بن تويت
  • Ataa bin Abi Julaid al-Khuza`i عطاء بن أبي جليد الخزاعي
  • Ataa bin Haabis al-Tamimi عطاء بن حابس التميمي
  • Ataa bin Sa`d عطاء بن سعد
  • Ataa al-Shaibi al-Abdari عطاء الشيبي العبدري
  • Ataa bin Qais bin Abd Qais عطاء بن قيس بن عبد قيس
  • Ataa al-Muzani عطاء المزني
  • Ataa bin Munbih عطاء بن منبه
  • Ataa bin Ya`qub al-Madani عطاء بن يعقوب المدني
  • Ataa slave of Abi Ahmad bin Jahsh عطاء مولى أبي أحمد بن جحش

Below is the name Ataa written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Ataa written in Arabic kufi script:

Aaid (Name)

Aaid (transliteration: ʿĀʾiḍ) is an Arabic name for boys that means “something that fills the place of another thing (that one has lost)”1, “something given to someone (especially by God) that consoles them for a loss”2.

There is a famous modern Saudi Islamic scholar and activist who has this name: Aaid al-Qarni (born 1959).

The name Aaid may also be written as Aid, Aaid, Aaidh, Aiz, Aayiz, Aayidh, Aayid, Aayiz.

Below is the name Aaid written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is Aaid written in Arabic ruʿqah script: