US Popularity:3638
Meaning:Gentle; Patient, tolerant; Mild-tempered; Dreamer, visionary
Halima is a girl’s name of Arabic origin. A form of Halimah, it translates to “gentle,” “patient,” “tolerant,” “mild-tempered,” “dreamer,” and “visionary,” characteristics that are no doubt a gift in a baby’s temperament. Halima sounds light and soft on the tongue and offers a sweet alternative to other H names, like Hannah or Hayley. This name has made a stamp on the culture thanks to Halima Aden, the Somali-American fashion model who broke ground by being the first Miss Minnesota USA pageant competitor to wear a hijab. She also was the first model to wear a hijab and burkini in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Halima’s strides prove that being gentle can go hand-in-hand with being strong, which baby can aspire towards.

Halima Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Halima is currently #2277 on The Bump
Girl:Halima is currently #1589 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Halima is currently #3638 in U.S. births
Girl:Halima is currently #2000 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 56
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 150

  • Name Doctor, Halima

  • A Dictionary of Muslim Names Edited by Professor S.A Rahman, pg. 106, 107

  • IMDb, Halima: Somali American Model

  • Behind the Name, Halima, April 2022

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