Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Budaila (Name)

Budaila (transliteration: Budayla, Arabic: بديلة) is an Arabic name for girls that means “substitute”, “replacement”, something or someone that stands in the stead of another.123 Budail also means “honorable”, “respected”.4 Figuratively, the name can mean “a child whose birth is consolation for a loss”. Budaila is the feminine form of Budail.

Budaila is also spelled Budayla, Budailah, Budaylah and Budeila, among others.

Below is the name Budaila written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Budaila written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane (d. 1876), بدل.
  2. Al-Muṭarrizī, al-Mughrib fī Tartīb al-Muʿrib (d. 1213 CE), بدل.
  3. Al-Zamakhsharī, Asās al-Balāgha (d. 1143 CE), بدل.
  4. Ibn Sīda al-Mursī, Al-Muḥkam wa-l-Muḥīṭ al-Aʿẓam (d. 1066 CE), بدل.

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