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A Quranic Name for Girls

Short meaning of AyanaIntelligent, Educated and Intellectual
See below for detailed meaning
How to pronounce Ayana

Ultimate + praY + YArn + NUmber
or Ultimate + YArn + NUmber

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Ayana in Arabic)عيانة، أيّانَة
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of AyanaAyanah Ayyanah Aiyana Ayaana Eyene Eyena Eyane Eyyene Eyyena Eyyane Eyyana Ayene Ayena Ayane Ayyene
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Meaning of Ayana

Ayana (spelled عيانة in Arabic) is an indirect Quranic name for girls that means a girl who has large eyes, and a girl who is perceptive. It is derived from the AIN-Y-N root (eyes), which is used in many places in the Quran.

Do not strain your eyes towards the worldly benefits We have bestowed on some of them, nor grieve on their account. Lower your wing of mercy for the believers (Quran 15:88)

Ayana can also be derived from another root, A-Y-N,  (spelled أيان in Arabic, this is a completely different word from the one mentioned previously)  and the meaning becomes “the time when [something happens]”, time, era, epoch. This word is often used when speaking of the Day of Judgment, for this reason it has made some people think it means “day” or “Day of Judgment.” You are free to use this meaning, or the one mentioned previously.

Ayana is also an Ethiopian name for girls that means beautiful flower.

To sum things up, Muslims can use Ayana and by it they can mean (1) “perceptive” or with large eyes [indirect Quranic name] (2) time, era, epoch [direct Quranic word], or (3) beautiful flower [non-Islamic word, but has a good meaning].

Ayana can also be another spelling of the Persian girl name Ayaneh, which means “inspiration”.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Tuesday 21st of July 2015 10:37:18 PM

    I heard that ayana means lucky, i also saw on other website that or means ‘lucky’ can you please tell me which is correct ?

  2. on Tuesday 27th of October 2015 12:49:12 AM

    Ayaan means lucky in the somali languge. It also means prosperity. Ayana is interchangable with Ayaan.

  3. on Thursday 22nd of December 2016 11:37:35 PM

    My name is Ayana and it’s suprising to know all this

  4. on Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 10:01:44 PM

    I have been told this name means ‘I feel ill’ in Arabic – does anyone know why???

  5. on Tuesday 8th of August 2017 07:27:05 PM

    Ayana. In qazaq language means ai – moon, Ana – mother. Ayan is male name, means – famous.

  6. on Sunday 19th of November 2017 03:07:11 AM

    My name is Ayana Mash Allaha and I love my name so you injoy your name to

  7. on Saturday 9th of December 2017 07:16:09 PM

    Could you also spell this name ‘Aiyana’ (only in English) or would it change the meaning?

  8. on Tuesday 19th of December 2017 06:34:22 AM

    My daughter’s name is spelled Ayanna. I read it meant innocent.

  9. on Sunday 5th of August 2018 06:45:52 AM

    My name is Ayana. And yes these are all very accurate. I’m an innocent beautiful flower with big eyes

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