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A Quranic Name for Girls

Gutei is variant of Judy and has the exact same meaning and pronunciation (see below for full meaning). You can use either Gutei or Judy, 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: Judy.

Full Meaning of Gutei

Gutei is the name of the place where the ark of Prophet Noah (alaihi salam) rested at the end of the flood. Abu Ishaaq Az-Zujaj, the great linguist and grammarian of the Arabic language (died 311 Hijri) says it is a mountain in Amad (modern Diyar Bakr in Turkey), others say it is a mountain in Mosul in Iraq.

This name sounds exactly like the popular Western name Gutei, which is short for Judith, or someone who comes from Judea. Scholars say that the fact that this name sounds exactly like a Christian/Jewish name doesn’t create a problem as long as it is acknowledged that the name is sourced from the Quran and not from Christian/Jewish culture.

This name is mentioned once in the Quran:

And it was said, “O earth, swallow your water, and O sky, withhold [your rain].” And the water subsided, and the matter was accomplished, and the ship came to rest on Gutei. And it was said, “Away with the wrongdoing people.” {11:44}

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