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Is Zaniah an islamic name? What is the meaning?


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According to some sites Zaniah is a Christian/Hebrew name that means "God hears" and it is a short version of Azanaya. It is not an Islamic name. The closest Arabic word Zaaniyah, which means "woman who has unlawful relations with a man", and since this word has a very negative meaning, it is not used as a name.

As for using Zaniah with the Christian/Hebrew meaning, many scholars do not like using names from other religions (since Muslims have enough good names already), and since it is close to a very bad word (Zaaniyah mentioned above), it is better not to use this name.

Zaniah could also be a misspelling of Zaina (also spelled Zainah), which is a good name whose details you can see here: Zaina

Reader Comments:

  1. Anonymous on Thursday 16th of July 2015 03:55:15 AM

    Jazakhallah khair for giving a valuable information

  2. Anonymous on Monday 16th of October 2017 02:52:06 PM

    I see many other Islamic name sites list zaniah as a muslim girls name of Arabic origin meaning “Beauty”

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