Category: Miscellaneous
Fatwa#: 39369
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Nov 14,2017

Title: What is the meaning of the name Hanaan?


Assalamu Alaykum W W,

I hope Mufti Saheb is in the best of health. 

What is the meaning of the name Hanaan? 

Is it permissible to keep a baby girls name Hanaan as I have heard it is a unisex name thus one should refrain from keeping it.



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

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

The name Hanaan or Hannaan (spelt as حنان in Arabic) means sympathy, compassion, kindness and love.[1]

We advise Hanna (حنه) instead for a girl. Hanna has the same meaning as Hannaan.[2]  


And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa


Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



 المورد. دار , Pg 492.

{وَحَنَانًا مِنْ لَدُنَّا وَزَكَاةً وَكَانَ تَقِيًّا } [مريم: 13]

فتاوی دار العلوم زکريا،   Vol 7, Pg 574.




Ibid, Pg 588.

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