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A Quranic Name for Boys

Short meaning of AydinPowerful and Able
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How to pronounce Aydin

Ultimate + praY + DImple + Name

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Aydin in Arabic)أيدٍ
Quranic Nature
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Directly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of AydinAyden Aidin Aiden Eyden Eydin Uydin Eidiyn Eidene Eiden Eideyn Eidine Eidin Eidene Eiden Eidyne
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Quranic Root
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Meaning of Aydin

Aydin is a Quranic name for boys that means hands, power, strength. It is directly mentioned in Quran 51:47 and 7:195:

AND IT IS We who have built the universe with [Our creative] power; and, verily, it is We who are steadily expanding it. (Quran 51:47)

This name shouldn’t be confused with the Turkish name Aydın, which means “educated, intellectual, enlightened” and is pronounced differently. For more information see this answer.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Sunday 5th of April 2015 07:47:23 PM

    My name is Aydın. I think it is Persian.

    PS: I live in Turkey.

  2. on Saturday 30th of January 2016 01:05:49 PM

    I think Ayden is a turkish name and
    Aydin a muslim name


  3. on Saturday 30th of January 2016 01:14:40 PM

    Ayden is a turkish name and in saudi arabia i have not heard this name
    i am from india but i live in S.A

  4. on Monday 28th of March 2016 09:00:05 AM

    aydin is a direct quranic name … doesnt matter if ppl dont have dis name in saudi arabia … its in the quran so u can keep it

  5. on Wednesday 4th of May 2016 08:53:20 PM

    if you are referring to quran then you cant read it as one word ( aydin ) it should sound as ( aydi ) as the Tanween we dont say it in one word , as if you read quran we should read the full ayah so it can sound ( aydin ) … it means hands.
    not all words of quran we use it as words ( unless you like to call some one his name is hands ). will you call your son hand or leg ??
    as an arab we have logic before using words and kindly do ask any arab person before letting others just name their kids with no real background.
    you may call it a name but dont refer back to quran with our knowledge of quran and Arabic together so your son name wont sound funny or wrong meaning.

  6. on Friday 4th of November 2016 12:15:52 PM

    Allah ‘azza wa jal said in surat Ath-Thariyat (51) ayah (47):

    {وَالسَّمَاء بَنَيْنَاهَا بِأَيْدٍ وَإِنَّا لَمُوسِعُونَ}
    (47) سورة الذاريات

    Translation (Hilali & Khan):
    With power did We construct the heaven. Verily, We are Able to extend the vastness of space thereof (51:47)

    Some claim that the tafsir of the word “Aydin” as “power” is ta’wil of the word, for they say that “Aydin” in this ayah is plural of “hands”.
    So they say that Ibn Kathir rahimahu Allah made ta’wil of Allah’s attribute of “yad”.

    Reply to this claim:

    Aydin can either be the plural of the root word yad (meaning hand – literally), or it can be the word “Ayd“, which literally means power in Arabic.

    So which one is it?
    1_ The plural of yad that means “hand”?
    2_ “Ayd” which literally means power ?


    It is # 2 = the word Ayd which literally means “power”.

    Evidences for that:

    1_ Majority of the Arabic dictionaries (Ma’ajim) mention this ayah under the root word “Ayd” and not “Yad”, confirming that it is the word Ayd and not the plural of yad that means hand.

    2_ Muhammad ar-Razi (666 A.H.) said in “Mukhtar as-Sihah” under the root “yad”, when speaking about this ayah:
    قلتُ: قوله تعالى: (بأَيْد) أي بقُوَّةٍ وهو مَصْدَر آدَ يئِيدُ أَيْداً إذا قَوِيَ وليس جَمْعاً لِيدٍ ليُذْكَر هُنَا بل مَوْضعُه بابُ الدَّالِ. وقد نَصَّ الأزَهَري على هذه الآية في الأيدِ بمعنى المَصْدَر. ولا أَعْرِفُ أَحدَاً من أَئِمَة اللُّغَة أو التَّفْسِير ذَهَبَ إلى ما ذَهَب إليه الجَوْهَرِي من أَنَّها جَمْعُ يَدٍ.

    “I said: His (Allah) saying: (Bi-aydin) meaning with power, and it is the root Aada ya’idu aydan if he became strong; and it is not the plural of yad/hand, for it to be mentioned here (under the root word yad) , its place is in the section of the letter dal. and al Azhari (370 A.H.) mentioned this ayah under the word al Ayd meaning the root. And I do not know any of the imams of the Arabic language or tafsir who had the same opinion of al Jawhari that it is the plural of yad – hand.”

    3_ Imam Ibn Khuzaimah (d. 311 A.H.) rahimahu Allah said in his book “Tawhid”:

    “And some of Jahmiyah claimed that the meaning of his saying ‘Allah created Adam with His (two) hands‘ is ‘His power’, so he claimed that ‘the yad’ means power, and this is from changing (words) also, and it is ignorance of the Arabic language , and power is called in the Arab’s language “Al-ayd” not “al-yad” ….. Allah has informed us that he created the heaven (As-sama’) with (Ayd) power, and (al-yad) the hand and (al-yadan) the two hands are different than (al-ayd) power; for if Allah created Adam with ayd like he created the heaven, without favouring the creation of Adam with His (two) hands He (Allah) wouldn’t have said to Iblees: (ما منعك أن تسجد لما خلقت بيدي – (Allâh) said: ‘O Iblîs (Satan)! What prevents you from prostrating yourself to one whom I have created with Both My Hands 38:75’ , and there is no doubt that Allah Azza wa Jal has created Iblees (Allah’s curse be upon him) also with His power.


    Explaining the word “aydin” to mean power is not ta’wil, it is confirming the dhahir & haqiqi meaning of the word, which is “ayd” meaning power, so their is no ta’wil in this ayah.

  7. on Wednesday 21st of December 2016 02:41:16 PM

    What is the mean of aydin in QURAN, as in Turkish its means “educated, intelectual”.
    Is the same pronunciation as reciting in video, in Turkish also.

    Kindly let me know.

  8. on Friday 13th of January 2017 07:04:12 PM

    aydin in which ayat of quaran…………………………………………………………………..

  9. on Saturday 28th of January 2017 09:26:32 PM

    Aydin is defiened as a turkish name not as a islamic arabic name. Even the name Aydin means ” clear ” or “enlightened” in turkish. If Aydin really was a islamic arabic name then most arabs would be named Aydin. But every Aydin ive seen is either Turk or from Balkan. Just because the name Aydin is mentioned meaning for another thing in the quran doesnt mean its true. Aydin is defiened as a turkish name not a arabic islamic one.

  10. on Monday 6th of February 2017 12:15:42 AM

    Even if Aydin means Power and you can have name as Ayd but can you have a name in Jarr form like Aydin. Which in english would literally mean “power of”. Can you please elaborate on this?

  11. on Sunday 29th of October 2017 07:56:11 PM

    Can someone please suggest a name along with “Aydin”

  12. on Wednesday 29th of November 2017 06:42:08 PM

    أيدٍ is me name i am British but i am islamic
    i think it means faith the one to trust or love one to depend on

  13. on Saturday 10th of March 2018 12:42:43 AM

    Stupid if you think this is an islamic name. this could not be farther from the truth, it is in the family of the irish name aiden and the israeli name edan. aydin is the turkic, baltic and indo-iranian spelling. do not attempt to make connections that do not exist.

  14. on Tuesday 13th of March 2018 10:29:41 PM

    Aydın is Turkish actual word that is used daily basis. When we say “Aydın ” in a daily basis, we mean ” it is clear” Aydın is NOT Arabic name. I can say 1000 sentences which has ” Aydın ” there. And almost all Turkish names have meaning. As a name ‘Aydın ‘ means “Light” . Arabs never use aydın in any sentences.

  15. on Saturday 7th of July 2018 10:33:01 PM

    my name is Aydin, im british and have lived in england all my life; my dad was turkish hence where i got the name.
    i love it, never met another Aydin.

  16. on Monday 21st of January 2019 04:27:07 PM

    My son is Turkish and is called aydin xx
    His sister is called Layla

  17. on Saturday 23rd of February 2019 03:14:22 PM

    my son is Muhammad Khir Aidin.
    im Malaysian love thiz name.

  18. on Friday 27th of December 2019 06:53:40 AM

    If it was Arabic, my parents would not definetly give that name to me. AYDIN is a Turkic name.

  19. on Wednesday 29th of January 2020 11:55:49 AM

    Islamic names and Arabic names are different things. Names from the Quran and of good meaning can be Muslim names – it not necessary for the name to be of Arabic origin to also be a Muslim name. If you are living abroad be mindful that the name you give your child also has a good meaning in the country you live in – do not make it overly difficult and burdensome on your child. There are many options and as the Muslim community grows so will the considerations of names; especially in countries where more Muslims have converted.

  20. on Monday 5th of October 2020 03:20:46 AM

    please remove this name, this is not a muslim name. uydin? pronounciation?

    the name aydin (eye-din) is not associated with islam, or the quran

  21. on Thursday 13th of May 2021 05:59:12 AM

    It is in the Quran ! The Ayats it is mentioned in are stated above along with the meaning. The Irish name is AidAn emphasise on the Dan anas Aydin is like ay deen, as per the Quran

  22. on Wednesday 1st of September 2021 04:58:33 PM

    please remove, this is not a quranic or islamic name.

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