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    Posted: 29 July 2011 at 4:07pm
Assalamu'aleikum,
 
This is a question for Arabs in this forum especially, but also others. My husband and I are trying to choose a good name for our baby yet to be born. If it's a girl we're fine insha'Allah, but boys names are a problem because of our mother tongues and cultures. Even though I know in Islam a good meaning of a name is more important than whether it's an Arab name, I would not like to constantly explain to people why we chose a "non-Muslim" (ie non-Arabic) name for our child.
 
I found on a number of Muslim names lists the name Tobias, and I really like it. But I've never met a Muslim with that name. Also, some of the other names on those lists sounded very Christian Arab, eg Boutros and Boulos. Would anyone be able to tell me whether Tobias is a name that is used by Muslims in the Arab world (or other Muslim countries)?
 
Another name I also like is Samuel. I've heard the equivalent in Arabic is Shammil, but again I'm wondering if this is a name used mostly by Arab Christians. Any thoughts? Jazak'Allah!
 
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Quote Hayfa Replybullet Posted: 05 August 2011 at 3:50pm
Salaams,

Welcome to the Forum.. I have no idea, :)


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Tobias (Τοβίας) is a Greek version of the Hebrew biblical name "Toviyah" (טוביה), meaning "Yahweh is good"[1]. It is a popular male given name in Germany, Scandinavia, the United States and amongst Jewish people. In English-speaking countries it is often shortened to Toby. Other diminutives are Tobi (English, Germany), Tobsen (Germany) and Tobbe (Sweden). Tobias has also been a surname.muslim names for boys

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Quote sopuli9 Replybullet Posted: 08 September 2011 at 2:02am
thank you for your replies. We deceded to name the baby Elias instead - a variation of the spelling for prophet Ilyas's name.
 
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Quote Fatima212 Replybullet Posted: 13 December 2011 at 11:21am
For anyone else facing this issue there's a great Muslim baby names guide available as an e-book on Amazon, that has lists of Muslim names, but also has a whole chapter talking about the popularity levels of different names in the USA.  It's called "A-Salaam Aleikum Baby! A Muslim Baby Names Guide" and you can find it in Amazon's kindle books list.
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Quote urdumania2012 Replybullet Posted: 03 April 2012 at 10:14pm
I think if you are more confused about names then you should take name other not need which you mentioned.Many other islamic names are available you should easily take those name.Its my opinion but your opinion is also respectable.
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