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A Quranic Name for Boys

How to pronounce Keyan

KIss + YArd + Name

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Keyan in Arabic)كِيان
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of KeyanKeyyaan Keyaane Keyian Keyyane Keeaan Keyaan Keyyane Keyane Keiaane Keian Keyaane
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Quranic Root
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All Quranic baby names derived from K-W-N:

Meaning of Keyan

Keyan is an indirect Quranic name for boys that means “being”, “existence”, “essence”. It is derived from the K-W-N (existence, being, was) root, which is one of the most common roots of the Arabic language, used over 800 times in the Quran:

Mankind was only one community, but then they differed, and had it not been for a prior word from your Lord, their differences would have been settled for them. (Quran 10:19)

We said “O fire, be cool and safe for Ibrahim.” (Quran 21:69)

Additionally, Keyan (also pronounced Kayaan) is an ancient Farsi name that means powerful king, unrelated to the Quranic word.


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  1. Anonymous on Wednesday 17th of December 2014 07:38:45 AM

    Sir, I am a muslim and my name is Keyan. Why wouldnt you be allowed to name your son Keyan? Its an indirect Quraniq name, you should feel proud about naming your son this powerful name.

  2. Anonymous on Monday 12th of January 2015 09:38:31 AM

    Is it persian or arabic?? As I want to name my son

  3. Anonymous on Tuesday 10th of February 2015 01:38:06 PM

    I am muslim and my wife is expecting a baby boy and we would like to name him Keyan.

  4. Anonymous on Tuesday 10th of February 2015 06:09:51 PM

    it is a turkish name and it means: padisah, pasa, conquerer

  5. Anonymous on Sunday 17th of May 2015 09:39:52 PM

    Our son is born in january 2015. We give him the name Keyan. We live in europe, my husband is muslim. We think Keyan is a modern name with a nice meaning “powerful king”. Most people around us never heard the name before but i think they like the name!

  6. Anonymous on Monday 16th of May 2016 10:26:16 AM

    Keyan is not arabic it is a persian name means kings

  7. Anonymous on Monday 16th of May 2016 10:28:49 AM

    Please correct it .keyan is persian and an ancient name in iran

  8. Anonymous on Monday 16th of May 2016 10:35:57 AM

    Keyan is not arabic and it has not used in quoran it is a persian name means kings .please correct it .

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