A Quranic Name for Girls
Dowa is variant of Dua and has the exact same meaning and pronunciation (see below for full meaning). You can use either Dowa or Dua, both are correct and acceptable. If you like this variant more and you'd like to pronounce it the way it is spelled (different than the original name), this is perfectly acceptable. For more details please see the main entry at: Dua.
Full Meaning of Dowa
Dowa is a name for girls that’s directly mentioned in the Quran at least 16 times. It means prayer, supplication, a call made to Allah for His help and care.
Lord, grant that I may keep up the prayer, and so may my offspring. My Lord, accept my prayer. (Quran 14:40)
Do not treat being called by the Messenger like being called by one another. God knows those of you who slip away on some pretext. Let those who go against his order beware lest some affliction befall them or they receive a painful punishment. (Quran 24:63)
Man never tires of praying for the good things of life; but if bad fortune befalls him, he abandons all hope, giving himself up to despair. (Quran 41:49)
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