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A Quranic Name for Boys

Meaning: Beautiful and Radiant | Virtuous, Pious, God-Fearing and Devoted to God

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

Full Meaning of Hessan

Hessan is an indirect Quranic name for boys that means “very handsome”, “very goodly”, “very good-mannered” when derived from the H6-S-N (beauty) Quranic root. It could also mean “very perceptive” when derived from the H6-S-S (perception, feeling) Quranic root. It is most commonly derived from the H6-S-N root, which is also the root for other common names like Hasan and Hussein. This root is used in many places in the Quran.

Hessan was the name of the poet of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah upon him and his companions, whose full name was Hessan bin Thabit.

Below are two examples of Quranic verses with the H6-S-N root:

We have charged the human to be kind to his parents. (Quran 29:8)

And thereupon her Sustainer accepted the girl-child with goodly acceptance, and caused her to grow up in goodly growth, and placed her in the care of Zachariah. Whenever Zachariah visited her in the sanctuary, he found her provided with food. He would ask: “O Mary, whence came this unto thee?” She would answer: “It is from God; behold, God grants sustenance unto whom He wills, beyond all reckoning.” (Quran 3:37)

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