Islamic Name

Q:

Assalam wa Alikum,

I have a question, since I’m not an Arabic speaker so I’m asking you. It says on the internet that حنظل (Hanzal) name means “Gift of Allah”. I just want to confirm it. I like this name for my baby boy.

A:

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

The word ‘hanzal’ in Arabic is the name of bitter and unpalatable fruit, and therefore inedible. It does not mean man “Gift of Allah”. I am not sure where you got this meaning.

I would, therefore, urge you to choose another name. There is no shortage of proper names. So, go for something with a right meaning.

For the etiquettes of naming children, please refer to the answer linked below:

What Are the Islamic Guidelines of Choosing Names?

 Allah Almighty knows best.

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