Halima - girls name

Halima name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 94%

Halima name meaning:

The name Halima is of Arabic origin and holds significant meaning. It is derived from the Arabic word "ḥalīm" which means "gentle" or "patient." Halima is commonly associated with the Islamic tradition due to its historical significance. In Islamic history, Halima is renowned as the foster mother of Prophet Muhammad. She was a Bedouin woman who provided care and nourishment to the Prophet during his early years. Halima is revered for her kindness, patience, and nurturing nature, which are qualities often associated with the name.

The name Halima carries a sense of compassion and tranquility. It symbolizes a calm and patient personality, someone who possesses a gentle nature and is capable of providing comfort and support to others. Individuals named Halima often exhibit a caring and selfless demeanor, making them natural caregivers and nurturers. People with this name tend to prioritize the well-being of others and have a strong sense of empathy. Halima represents an individual who embodies kindness, patience, and serenity, making it a meaningful and powerful name choice.

Origin: African


Related names

Halima , Haleema , Halimah

Other girls names beginning with H


Overall UK ranking: 346 out of 5581

135 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (485)

Historical popularity of Halima

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