Name Atif

Shortened Question:

What is the meaning of the name Atif?


What is the meaning of the name Atif?

Is it a good name to keep?

If not can you suggest a better name?

Is it true that the name of the person affects his nature?


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

As Muslims, we are advised to keep good names for our children, since the name of a person has an effect on his traits and characteristics.


Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam says regarding good names: “Indeed you shall be called on the day of Qiyaamah with your names and the names of your fathers, so give good names to yourselves”. [1]


The name Atif means a kind hearted, generous person.(Mosuatil Asmaaih – Uthman Muhammad Ali – pg.- 84)


It is a good name to keep.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub

Islamic Solutions



[1]:4948 – حَدَّثَنَا عَمْرُو بْنُ عَوْنٍ، قَالَ: أَخْبَرَنَا ح وحَدَّثَنَا مُسَدَّدٌ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا هُشَيْمٌ، عَنْ دَاوُدَ بْنِ عَمْرٍو، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ أَبِي زَكَرِيَّا، عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «إِنَّكُمْ تُدْعَوْنَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ بِأَسْمَائِكُمْ، وَأَسْمَاءِ آبَائِكُمْ، فَأَحْسِنُوا أَسْمَاءَكُمْ»)سنن أبي داود (4 / 287)(


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