Category: Psychological and Social
Fatwa#: 39097
Asked Country: Bangladesh

Answered Date: Oct 05,2017

Title: What is the meaning "Meenal" ?


What is the Meaning of a baby boy named "Meenal" in Arabic? Is it true its meaning is Flower of Jannah?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We were unable to locate the origins of the name “Meenal” in the Arabic language.

However, according to some websites, the name “Meenal” is of Indian and Hindu origin and a girl’s name which means Precious Gem.[1]


It is not advisable to keep the name “Meenal” as it has an Indian and Hindu origin. A name has an impact on the character and conduct of the child.


We advise you to choose the names of the prophets and Sahaba e Kiraam and pious persons in Islam. A similar name to “Meenal” is “Minhal” or “Manal”.


“Minhal” is an Arabic name, means: Generous, honorable, fountains, spring of salubrious water.[2] and “Manal” is an Arabic origin, means: Gift, Achievement.[3]


You may refer to for other suitable Islamic names. 


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Rabiul Islam

Student Darul Iftaa
Detroit, Michigan, USA 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.




اسم علم مذكر عربي، من الفعل نهل (انظر منهال). وهو اسم مكان 
معناه: مورد الماء، موضع الشرب على الطريق، الشرب.

اصل اسم مَنْهَل: عربي.


المعجم الوسيط (ص: 959 م: المكتبة الاسلامية استانبول - تركيا)

المنهال: الرجل يبلغ الغاية في السخاء.


القاموس المحيط (ص: 1321 م: دارالمعرفة بيروت - لبنان )

والمنهال: الرجل الكثير الإنهال...والغاية في السخاء.


الصحاح تاج اللغة و صحاح العربية (ص:1174 م: دارالحديث - القاهرة)

و منهال: اسم رجل.


Arabic-English Dictionary. The Hans Wehr Dictionary of modern written Arabic P. 1178




Arabic-English Dictionary. The Hans Wehr Dictionary of modern written Arabic. P. 1189

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