Some popular Muslim male names are Muhammad, Rayan and Danish. Muhammad is the name of Islam's revered prophet, Rayan means "gates of heaven" and Danish means "clever, merciful and foreseeing."
Muslim boys often have names based on the 99 derivatives of the name of God or of the prophet Muhammad. Such names include Qasim, which means "the distributor," and Al-Quddus, meaning "the holy." Also popular are Arabic names of stars and constellations that most likely predate the rise of Islam, such as Acrab, which means "the scorpion." Not all Muslim names have religious connotations, but they still carry particular meaning.