Bilal - boys name

Bilal name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Bilal name meaning:

The name Bilal is of Arabic origin and holds significant cultural and historical importance. In Arabic, Bilal is derived from the word "bilāl" which means "moisture" or "freshness." The name is often associated with positivity and vitality due to its connection with water, a vital source of life and growth. It symbolizes renewal, rejuvenation, and purity.

Bilal also holds a special place in Islamic history as it was the name of a beloved companion of the Prophet Muhammad. Bilal ibn Rabah was an Ethiopian slave who later became the first muezzin (the person who calls Muslims to prayer) in Islamic tradition. His story represents the values of equality and justice, as Bilal's appointment to this honorable position showcased the Islamic belief in the importance of merit rather than social status.

Overall, the name Bilal carries a beautiful meaning, evoking notions of vitality, purity, and the spirit of equality.

Origin: Arabic

First convert of Muhammad.

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Overall UK ranking: 482 out of 4789

83 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Bilal

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