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A Quranic Name for Boys and Girls

Short meaning of AyanTime, Era, Epoch
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How to pronounce Ayan

Until + praY + YArd + Nmber

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Ayan in Arabic)أيّان
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Alternate spellings of AyanEyaan Ayyan Aiaane Eyaane Ayaane Eiaan Ayane Eian Aian Ayan Ayaan
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Meaning of Ayan

Ayan is a Quranic name for both boys and girls and means time, era, epoch, age. It is mentioned in many places in the Quran:

They ask: “At what time is the Day of Judgment?” {Surat adh-Dhariyat 51:12}

Ayan could also refer to the Arabic word `ayyaan, which refers to someone who has wide eyes, or one who is perceptive in studying and analyzing things.

Ayan, if pronounced [(A)fter] + [(YA)r(N)], is a Persian name that means “long night”, “inspiration”. This is a good meaning therefore it is acceptable for Muslims to use this name with the Persian meaning.


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  1. Aziz Gul on Friday 10th of October 2014 10:55:40 AM

    Ayan and Ubair were to water bowls of prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him, he was drinking water in those bowls, narrated from some hadith

  2. Abdussamad on Saturday 11th of October 2014 06:39:06 PM

    Either you could take the name Ayyan starting with hamzah which would mean time, era, etc, or you can take the name ‘ayyaan starting with an ‘ain and that would mean one who has wide eyes, or one who is perceptive in studying and analyzing things. Hope this helps!

  3. Anonymous on Friday 22nd of May 2015 05:58:56 PM

    what is the refrence of name of bowl of prophet was ayan?

  4. Anonymous on Friday 3rd of July 2015 05:38:19 AM

    9 Para Surat Alaaraf Ruku (Para) No 12 Ayyat No: 186-187 ma Ayyan Wazia tor par Parha ja Sakta hai.

  5. Anonymous on Friday 7th of August 2015 01:59:13 PM

    Assallam walaikum …. My name is Asim khan . im from India ( Bangalore) Allah has gifted me a boy baby in the last month, so we googled some name which start from Alpha A”, myself & my wife Rukhaiya decided to keep the name of our son as Ayaan..
    but many of my friends and hazrath says this name is meaningless.. Ayaan means when , in urdu Kab ..
    Please suggest me on this. im very confused.
    Jazak allah khair..

  6. Anonymous on Friday 8th of January 2016 03:42:40 AM

    In Somali language it means Lucky, my name is Ayan !!!

  7. Anonymous on Sunday 3rd of July 2016 11:58:19 AM

    I saw ‘Ayaan’ means the gift of Allah. Is it correct?

  8. Anonymous on Wednesday 26th of October 2016 06:46:26 AM

    Is there reference of d name Aabiyah in the Quran?

  9. Anonymous on Friday 4th of November 2016 06:27:53 AM

    thank you i really enjoyed the information because ayan is righting the message

  10. Anonymous on Wednesday 11th of January 2017 07:02:12 PM

    try naming your sons Ayaam or Azaan
    ayaam or ayyaam means an age or epich
    Azaan is the call for prayer said 5 times in a day

  11. Anonymous on Monday 17th of April 2017 02:56:51 PM

    Arin/orin is Arabic name or no ???? What is meaning of Arin ???

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