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Name Ali, Hassan & Hussayn In Saudia

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Yes thanks for that info brother. I dont think it is a popular name among saudis, i just want to know the trend. there might be one/two..

If you love someone you name your children after their names and historically most sunnis do not name their children with the names of ahlulbayth a.s.

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If you love someone you name your children after their names and historically most sunnis do not name their children with the names of ahlulbayth a.s.

That I don't think is true. I am from a pure Sunni family though I am a Shia myself and there are many relatives of mine who are named Ali, Hassan and Hussain. :donno:

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I really don't know, but usually they tell if your shia by your last name, which is dangerous. Even I know people who go to hajj and they come from the west, but because of their last name they get treated harshly. Let me give you an example, Iranians are treated so bad stores call them names and yell at them. Obviously because Iran is known for Shias. I experienced it when I went.

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Blogpost of an American Lady living in Saudi Arabia

http://americanbedu....hoosing-a-name/

So what are the more popular names for newborn Saudi males? Asking the Saudis within my sphere of contacts, I was told that popular names can vary from region to region within Saudi but overall popular male names are:

Abdullah – servant of God

Abdulaziz – servant of the powerful or dear one

Ali – highest, greatest, noble. Name of the Prophet’s son-in-law and 4th Caliph

Hassan – beautiful, handsome

Hussain – beautiful, doer of good deeds. A descendant of the Prophet

Mohammad – Praise, praiseworthy. Name of the Prophet

Examples of Trendy or Contemporary male names are:

Adel – Just

Adnan – an old Arabic name

Khalid – Eternal

Examples of overall popular female names are:

Amal – Hope, aspiration

Aysha – living, prosperous. Youngest wife of the Prophet

Fatima – accustom, daughter of the Prophet

Khadija – First wife of the Prophet

Munira – Illuminating, brilliant

Nawal – gift

Wafa – Faithfulnes

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I had a feeling that you would say that.

As I had a lot of sunni friends in the past they had arguments like 'if u name or daughter fatima or zainab the effect of the name would effect the child and they might have to bear hardships' . I know this is kind of an ignorant thought but that's how some people are and these days its hard to find Sunnis . Most of my earlier mates have now taken up wahabism or are influenced by it.

The trend in names is definitely shifting among Sunnis these days; ayesha and umar being more common than fatima or Ali

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