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What is the meaning and origin of the name Waqi?

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  1. QuranicNames.com Staff on Tuesday 24th of June 2014 01:48:13 AM

    Waqi is an Arabic name for boys that means “protector”. It is derived from the W-Q-Y root which is used in the Quran, therefore it is an indirect Quranic name. It is pronounced [(WA)nt] + [Ira(Q) + s(EE)].

    We do not recommend using this name if you live in the West due to its similarity to the English word “wacky” which doesn’t have a good meaning.

  2. Ruba (Hills) on Tuesday 1st of July 2014 11:25:04 PM

    As someone else has already answered this question (well done to the bro/sis who did), i’d like to mention that i know at least one person named Waqi and everyone seems to like his name in the UK.

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