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A Quranic Name for Girls

Short meaning of AnayaCaring, Guardian and Protector
See below for detailed meaning
How to pronounce Anaya

Under + NAp + YUmmy

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Anaya in Arabic)عَناية
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of AnayaAnaaeeh Enaya Enayah Enaeeh Anaaya Enaieh Anaaye Anaaeah Anayah Anaeeh Anaeah
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Quranic Root
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AIN-N-A
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Meaning of Anaya

Anaya is an indirect Quranic name for girls that means “care”, “protection”, “diligence”. It is a variant of the name Inaya.

Question from a reader:

I checked with a Mufti about the name Anaya. What he says is as follows: “Inaayah is the name. It means “Care” as in one who cares and is cared for etc. One who receives special treatment perhaps. As for Anayah I cannot understand how the site says it is from AWN. I do not see any link. It is from A-N-Y and is totally in contrast to what the site claims. Allah knows best”. Could you please comment on this as I was planning to name my daughter (who is due in a few days, inshaAllah), Anaya?

Our Answer: 

He is right that the A-W-N root was incorrect. We have corrected it to the AIN-N-A root (which can also be written as AIN-N-Y). As for the origin of this name, it is mentioned in the classical Arabic dictionary Qamoos al-Muhit by the scholar Fairuzabadi (died 1414 CE) in the first line of the entry for AIN-N-A and on the same line with Inayah, suggesting that they are synonyms:

عَناهُ الأَمْرُ يَعْنِيهِ ويَعْنُوه عِنايَةً وعَنايَةً وعُنِيَّاً: أَهَمَّه.

He is the only scholar who mentions this word, it is either a rare word or a non-standard variant that other scholars had not heard of. Either way, it is an acceptable name since Muslims are always creating new names based on older words and there is no prohibition on this practice.

As for a Quranic reference for this root, it is used in Surat Taha in verse 111:

On that Day all faces shall be humbled before the Living, Self-Subsisting One. Those burdened with evil deeds will come to grief. (Quran 20:111)

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  1. Anonymous on Friday 28th of November 2014 07:52:51 PM

    My name is Anaya and it is pronounced ah-neigh-ah

  2. Anonymous on Wednesday 1st of April 2015 01:35:53 AM

    my daughter was borned last 05 days, i wish to name Anaya?

  3. Anonymous on Tuesday 19th of May 2015 03:38:42 PM

    My doughter is 4month and how we can write anayah in urdu

  4. Anonymous on Friday 22nd of May 2015 11:25:16 AM

    My daughter was born on last friday at 6 pm.is this name perfect for he

  5. Anonymous on Wednesday 3rd of June 2015 07:27:32 AM

    My daughter war born in last September and I have given her name as Anaya Noor.

  6. Anonymous on Monday 29th of June 2015 09:24:50 AM

    my daughter was borned last 08 days, i wish to name Anaya?
    is it correct name ?

  7. Anonymous on Thursday 13th of August 2015 07:11:02 AM

    Anaaya is a muslim name? what is the meaning of Anaaya? please tell me.

  8. Anonymous on Friday 28th of August 2015 01:15:17 PM

    My daughter was borned on 17 jan 2015 and i have given her name Anaya khurram. Is it correct?

  9. Anonymous on Sunday 30th of August 2015 08:30:03 AM

    ASAK,
    I am Sadiq, I am from India I want to name my newly born daughter as Inaya,but I am little bit confused with the exact meaning of this name as in many site its meaning is given as- concerned, solitude and in some site Inaaya meaning is gift of god…
    please advice.

  10. Anonymous on Tuesday 8th of September 2015 11:39:19 AM

    if anayah pronounce like u in umbrella…its not arabic at alll…dnt fool people

  11. Anonymous on Friday 11th of September 2015 09:04:20 AM

    My daughter was borned of friday at 2 45 pm.I wish to name anaya. This name perfect for her.

  12. Anonymous on Friday 11th of September 2015 09:20:08 PM

    My daughter is 3 months old and how we can write anaya in urdu

  13. Anonymous on Monday 14th of September 2015 08:16:48 PM

    This is my name! I like the meaning of caring, and protector. I have motherly feeling whenever I see a infant or other young creature. I love kissing and hugging them too, and making them comfortable. ~

  14. Anonymous on Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 02:47:26 PM

    my daughter was born on 1st Sep plz give mi quranic name or as ur

  15. Anonymous on Thursday 17th of December 2015 02:58:38 PM

    Don’t keep name abaya because it also means Hindu god!

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  17. Anonymous on Wednesday 6th of January 2016 02:48:03 PM

    My name Anaya and i think this name is come out anayat

  18. Anonymous on Thursday 28th of January 2016 10:37:10 AM

    my daughter was borned 28-01-2016 iwish to name anaya

  19. Anonymous on Monday 22nd of February 2016 12:21:31 PM

    my baby born was26 august iwish name to anaya,it is perfect

  20. Anonymous on Monday 14th of March 2016 06:58:20 AM

    Plz mujay khansa ka meaning pta krna hai plz mujay koi bta day

  21. Anonymous on Friday 18th of March 2016 07:51:16 AM

    Is ‘Anaya’ a proper name ? While pronouncing its sound like Urdu word ‘ana’ and English word ‘annoyed’
    Look like that its origin is Inayat. Please advise.

  22. Anonymous on Friday 1st of April 2016 04:28:04 PM

    My name is Anaya and Thanks for tellin me it’s a rare and special name. I never knew what it ment and I speak Urdu as well!

  23. Anonymous on Wednesday 6th of April 2016 02:34:16 PM

    Hi…my daughter born on 18 mar 2016. We are thinking to keep anaya name.. is good to her.

    Pls advice …..

  24. Anonymous on Friday 15th of April 2016 09:34:50 AM

    Anaya is best name because
    My name is Anaya it meaning is perfect

  25. Anonymous on Friday 15th of April 2016 09:38:26 AM

    Anaya is best name because my name is Anaya and it meaning is perfect and love my name do you like to name Anaya

  26. Anonymous on Thursday 28th of April 2016 03:04:50 PM

    I have dother she is born in last thersday 21apr 2016 ples anybod tell me corect mening thanksss

  27. Anonymous on Friday 13th of May 2016 02:51:30 PM

    Anaya is my duaghters mashallah she is now in year 8 with a caring father thnks to allah

  28. Anonymous on Monday 4th of July 2016 01:11:45 AM

    My daughter born 15 june 2016 I wish to name anaya

  29. Anonymous on Saturday 16th of July 2016 09:45:00 AM

    Please Inaya or Anaya Mai jo bhi Quran Kai mutabik shi meaning hai muze bta de please

  30. Anonymous on Monday 18th of July 2016 07:18:29 PM

    I like the name anaaya and I love the meaning.
    Its very unique and people famous it.

  31. Anonymous on Tuesday 26th of July 2016 05:56:18 PM

    I just want to know that anaya is a Islamic name??

  32. Anonymous on Thursday 28th of July 2016 11:06:57 PM

    With due respect and correction…..Anaya is Aramaic and is inherently Jewish. It means “GIFT” not care. The name is found in Native American tribes living North and South of. Mexico’s boader. The source of that name like Joshua, Elisha, are found in the The Bible , Old Testament. I believe at present most Anayas are Christians…followers in path and in adoration of ONE GOD. Maybe some of our brothers stayed behind.

  33. Anonymous on Thursday 28th of July 2016 11:53:33 PM

    Anaya means GIFT not “CARE” in Aramaic in both the Torah and The Translated American Bible consisting of both Old and New Testaments. It is a name found in Eurasia and Asia in variation like Isaah, Joshua and Abram. Mostly, it is seen as a blooming rose in the southern states in America and North Mexico ;I n Native AmericaTribes. It is most apparent that the Creator has His people travel far and wide and maybe even come “Full Circle” in gathering for a purposeful evolvment of positive Spiritual Energy.

  34. Anonymous on Sunday 31st of July 2016 05:26:24 AM

    anaya is very beautiful name. my daughter name is anaya.

  35. Anonymous on Sunday 28th of August 2016 04:15:36 PM

    Anaya my sister born 27August I have given her name as anaya.

  36. Anonymous on Tuesday 20th of September 2016 09:02:13 AM

    Hello frnds this is not right meaning.. And that given Quranic reference also not correct I also want to keep that name is my daughter and I checked meaning on this site but when I checked in Quran there is no any name related or verse related thing in Quran so please..checked in Quran before taking any decision

  37. Anonymous on Friday 30th of September 2016 12:03:30 AM

    My dother name is anaya adnan date of March 6 2014 on Friday Sindh gur hospital malir

  38. Anonymous on Wednesday 5th of October 2016 10:32:57 AM

    I am Pakistani and I live in Germany I give My daughter the name Anaya and everyone like that name it doesn’t matter which nation realy everyone like It

  39. Anonymous on Saturday 8th of October 2016 10:21:52 AM

    the quranic ref is wrong, (Quran 20:111) this ayah is not in surah Taha

  40. Anonymous on Monday 17th of October 2016 05:45:16 PM

    My niece is born on the 15thnof October this year. Is this name suitable for her as a lot of people are saying it is not suitable?plz advise. Jazak’Allah Khaiyr

  41. Anonymous on Sunday 27th of November 2016 09:28:59 PM

    Salaam ahlikoim

    My name is also Anaya and am from morocco

  42. Anonymous on Monday 28th of November 2016 08:10:56 AM

    Salaam ahlikoim

    My name is also Anaya and am 35 years old from morocco living in the Netherlands

  43. Anonymous on Friday 2nd of December 2016 05:07:25 PM

    Its a great name and beautiful name and Islamic name and you wich my doauther Nam anaya its a graeat name

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