Category: Child Upbringing (Tarbiyyah)
Fatwa#: 14835
Asked Country: Pakistan

Answered Date: Jan 20,2007

Title: Naming my son Waleed

Question

I would like to name my son Waleed Bin Salman. Salman is my name. Is waleed a good name ? because the meaning of waleed is newborn. will this have any effect on him ?
Kindly advice me because i want my son's Son to be named Khalid Bin Waleed.

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Waleed means ‘new born’ and is a good name. It was also the name of a Sahabi (the brother of Khalid bin Waleed).

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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