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A Quranic Name for Girls

Short meaning of AyahSign and Proof of Allah's Greatness
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How to pronounce Ayah

After + YUmmy

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Ayah in Arabic)آيَة
Quranic Nature
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Directly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of AyahAya Ayat Ayeh Aayah Aaya Aaia Aia Aea Aaie Aaia Aaee Aaea Aaye Aaieh Aaiah
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Quranic Root
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Meaning of Ayah

Ayah is a direct Quranic name for girls that means “sign”, “clue”, and in the Islamic tradition it means “sign of God’s existence”, “sign of God’s greatness”, and also means “verse of the Quran”, since the verses of the Quran are considered signs of God’s existence and greatness. The word Ayah is used about 80 times in the Quran.

God sends down water from the sky and with it revives the earth when it is dead. There is truly a sign in this for people who listen. (Quran 16:65)

And We have already sent messengers before you. Among them are those [whose stories] We have related to you, and among them are those [whose stories] We have not related to you. And it was not for any messenger to bring a sign [or verse] except by permission of Allah. So when the command of Allah comes, it will be concluded in truth, and the falsifiers will thereupon lose [all]. (Quran 40:78)

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Sunday 24th of August 2014 04:24:25 AM

    Assallam alikum
    I was told the name Ayah can’t be used for a baby. I really would like to give my baby this name but I would like to know If there is any truth to this.
    Is this one of the names that we can’t give to a baby?


  2. on Wednesday 17th of December 2014 06:40:42 PM

    @3: ِAyah is an acceptable name. here is a fatwa [Arabic] from IslamWeb (which is operated by scholars from the Qatari Islamic Affairs Ministry) that says the name Ayah is permissible.

  3. on Tuesday 15th of September 2015 10:52:25 PM

    Hassan my name is Ayah and I was born on same day as your baby and month but 2004

  4. on Friday 11th of December 2015 05:34:15 AM

    i really like the name ayah because it sounds great and its my beautiful name yaa
    see yaa when i want to be yaa

  5. on Sunday 20th of December 2015 07:32:58 AM

    “Anonymous on Friday 11th of December 2015 05:34:15 AM”
    Ayah, in effect, you just named my daughter. We were undecided between a couple of names including Ayah, yaa 🙂

  6. on Sunday 28th of August 2016 07:56:05 AM

    My daughter’s name is spelled A-Y-A and she truly is a sign of Allah’s greatness, Alhumdulilah☺️

  7. on Monday 19th of September 2016 03:45:03 AM

    I’d like to know same name sound of ayah coz I have twin baby girls I’d like to call ayah for one of my baby but I can’t disite my another baby name

  8. on Sunday 30th of September 2018 09:06:37 AM

    Salam my adorable baby girl is called ayah
    She’s mixed race as I married an Arab (I’m white)
    Anyway she has beautiful fair skin and blue eyes and blonde hair and she is so pretty!!!!!!
    Alhumdulliah her name suits her amazingly
    Her big sister Safiyah look Turkish because she’s fair but has dark brown hair and eyes, her other sister Yasmin has light brown hair and light eyes but ayah looks like a white baby mashsallh
    I’m so happy with her name and it suits her so well
    Jzk for providing this info as this is where I got my daughters name from
    All my daughters are so pretty because they have beautiful name s
    I wish to have a baby boy next and which to call him zain or Sami
    Or if it is a girl maya or Alina
    Can you tell me the meaning of these names
    Once again thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  9. on Friday 12th of October 2018 03:17:40 PM

    I have a princess called ayah and it suits her beautifuly
    she has a brother called rayyan
    im having another baby pls give names

  10. on Sunday 19th of May 2019 09:40:48 AM

    My little princess is called ayah and she thinks she is a queen

  11. on Saturday 23rd of November 2019 11:38:04 AM

    I am from Ethiopia. I have new baby boy has just born Me. I am searching for possible unique name for my son and have satisfied with the name ”Ayah”. so the name for my son will be ”Ayah”. Jazakallah! the owners of this blog.

  12. on Thursday 28th of May 2020 11:49:07 PM

    Masha’Allah its a beautiful it possible to spell Ayah with an I (Iyah)?

  13. on Friday 28th of May 2021 04:20:01 PM

    My baby girl Aiyah is really a sign of the greatness of allah (swt) I was told I couldn’t carry a child and I prayed every namaz every ibaada every iftar that if it was meant to be then may allah bless me with a healthy baby . I had 2 miscarriages and a still born, may allah keep them safe and happy till I can reunite. But then alhumdulliah last week allah blessed me with a beautiful healthy and happy baby girl whom I named Aiyah Sabr x sabr to remind me to keep patience coz allah truly does have a plan. If you are struggling to conceive keep praying , no one can take away what allah has planned for you

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