Fatwa: # 14835
Category: Child Upbringing (Tarbiyyah)
Country: Pakistan
Date: 20th January 2007


Naming my son Waleed


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.


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


Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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