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Is 'Ayra' an Islamic name? And if so, what does it mean?


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Ayra (actually `A'irah), which can also be spelled as Ayrah, in Arabic means something without an owner or whose owner is unknown, this is the only Arabic word that sounds like Ayra. According to some Islamic name sites Ayra means respectable, but this seems to be the Sindhi meaning of this name with a Chinese origin, though they put it as the Arabic meaning.

Another meaning of Ayra is "vision-filling", eye-weakening", something of which there is so much that it cannot be summed up by the eyes. Thus in Arabic an ayra amount of wealth means so much wealth that it cannot be quantified.

Ayra is an indirect Quranic word derived from AIN-W-R root, since it doesn't have a bad meaning Muslims can use it as a name.

Ayra is pronounced as (A)rdent +pra(Y) + (RU)n

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Tuesday 10th of March 2015 04:20:41 AM

    MY daughters name is Ayra could anyone elaborate what does the line something without an owner or whose owner is unknown means in the answer section pleaseeeeeeee

  2. on Sunday 19th of April 2015 10:51:50 PM

    I’m Thinking of this name for my daughter too. Although extremish name.. Who’s owner is unknown n Vision filling/Eye weakening.. Surely will be commendable if put in the right direction. Master of her own destiny who cannot be owned… Well one’s got to be careful with that kind of power, but it’s respect worthy… And maybe hence the Sindhi meaning. This one’s quite regal in nature. That’s what I think.

  3. on Thursday 25th of June 2015 04:24:39 PM

    My name is Ayra, and my mom always thought me that the meaning is Respectable, I love the name and wouldn’t change it for anything

  4. on Saturday 1st of August 2015 01:21:00 AM

    When I was a kid I thought that my name is weird because it’s uncommon. Even thought of changing it if given the chance, but it’s the same uniqueness that makes me who I am. Proud to be Ayra!

  5. on Monday 3rd of August 2015 10:17:54 PM

    My daughter name is Ayra & i picked this name becoz of it’s meaning …this is turkish name meaning respectable …. i never heard that it is sindhi name…… but as i live in north america white people called it ay-rah i wnat correct pronunciation thats why i picked different spelling Irah ….. i dont know if it is right or not i m still looking guidence as i cqn change it my daughter is just 1 month old

  6. on Friday 7th of August 2015 06:28:49 AM

    My name is Ayra. Im the only one at my school with the name ayra.

  7. on Friday 4th of September 2015 06:14:26 PM

    My daughter’s name is Ayra. Her mom and I chose this name for her. It has a Turkish root and means distinguished and respectable. It is used as a persian girls name too

  8. on Wednesday 9th of September 2015 11:12:19 PM

    My name is Ayra, there is confusion with the “no owner or owner is unknown” part. I think it means that she is free and there is no leash or “owner” to stop to do what she wants. Myself I hate boundaries and being controlled.

  9. on Friday 8th of April 2016 11:41:06 AM

    AIN-W-R root, what is the meanings of this word..?

  10. on Thursday 26th of May 2016 10:40:05 PM

    How do you pronounce the name? I pronounce it as it looks

  11. on Tuesday 20th of December 2016 10:16:32 AM

    Ayra is a good name. I like it because it sounds sweet and has a perfect meaning.

  12. on Thursday 12th of January 2017 04:27:37 PM

    My name is ayras dies what is d meaning of it?????

  13. on Sunday 7th of May 2017 12:34:07 PM

    My name is nur ayra jannatulnaim what does that mean

  14. on Thursday 25th of May 2017 12:32:41 AM

    My name is Ayra and a religious person told me that this means Chand jaisi khoobsurat ( beautiful like a moon).. So is it true?

  15. on Friday 16th of June 2017 10:39:04 AM

    I have th same name and it means the one who takes you to heaven(of course a respectable person)my nature shows that i really am like that

  16. on Monday 24th of July 2017 12:29:35 PM

    My daughter name is Ayra Zamrin. What will be the meaning

  17. on Saturday 5th of August 2017 02:00:34 PM

    My name is Ayra! Im so proud to be Ayra! To all my twin Ayra’s love our name!

  18. on Tuesday 15th of August 2017 03:50:55 AM

    My daughter’s name is Ayra and I find it beautiful and definitely unique. She is very confident and love the name. very well goes with her personality.

  19. on Tuesday 5th of September 2017 03:59:03 PM

    My Daughter’s name is Ayra. Thought it was unique back in 2015 when we named her but pleasantly surprised to see many more Ayra’s here. Its such a sweet name and we always get compliments. Its suits her personality and keeps the name short, sweet and easy to pronounce without a need for a nickname.

  20. on Wednesday 20th of September 2017 09:35:23 AM

    Hey m Ayra too but there’s whole lot of confusion with spelling, meaning and it’s origin… Everywhere it’s showing different info.. Help me if you can! :/

  21. on Sunday 19th of November 2017 08:11:30 PM

    My Daughters name is Ayaara !
    What is the meaning of that
    can anyone tell me that please. ? 🙂

  22. on Saturday 9th of December 2017 04:45:43 AM

    Im AIRA & born in When i was a kid my friends called me ARA. Hahaha.

  23. on Sunday 13th of May 2018 05:22:31 AM

    My daughter name is ayra zyanab, i believed ayra means respectable so i kept before the name zyanab. Weather it is arabic or sindhi or turkish lets believe it as respectable.

  24. on Wednesday 30th of May 2018 05:08:46 PM

    If the name starts with Alif
    It means noble and respectful

  25. on Wednesday 30th of May 2018 05:12:10 PM

    If it starts with Alif it would be pronounced as
    Aairah- noble, glorified, honourable
    Correct me if i am wrong

  26. on Friday 10th of August 2018 01:03:50 AM

    I’m going to name my princess Ayra- in Sanskrit ( Hindu) the meaning is goddess, earth 😉

  27. on Tuesday 23rd of October 2018 08:23:53 PM

    Im arabic speaking, and it sounds like ( her dick) …. we say la eiry or la aira… when we want to sau f#$@k it. So please stop this name from becoming an insult to your girls as they grow up.

  28. on Tuesday 23rd of October 2018 08:26:32 PM

    Be carfull people. This name have nothing to do with islam. Its a bad name as it could be mistaken for a mans genetal part in labaniess, palastenian, sorian and jordanian.

  29. on Thursday 1st of August 2019 10:46:09 AM

    Ayra or ayrah in Hindu the name means
    The beginning; The principle; The breathe of life
    The name has different pronouncition in different countries but in the end we all sound the same take a close looks in at this link

  30. on Thursday 7th of November 2019 07:14:19 PM

    Is Airah fathima a good name, I have chosen this name for my daughter

  31. on Sunday 15th of March 2020 04:50:52 AM

    I also thought of naming my girl ayra she born on 10.8.2018,but after googling I came to know that it has bad meaning in other countries ,genetal part of men therefore I changed now her name is misbah

  32. on Thursday 7th of May 2020 06:28:27 PM

    A beautiful name that means snow in Welsh❄️

    I’m just going to repeat myself with what I said about the name Liam on here.
    In Islam we are allowed to use names that have good meanings in our languages as our intention even if it means something negative in Arabic. We (Muslims) are not all Arabs, this is a universal religion. By others’ logic, we can’t use a good meaning Arabic name because it means something bad in another language. You can’t pick and choose the rules.
    Adding on to what I was saying about it being fine to use names with good meanings in our language that means something unpleasant in Arabic before anyone tries to be clever, obviously some names are off limits of course like “Shaitan”, “Iblees” etc., I’m talking about suitable names that are pleasant to have in our religion (as Muslims) internationally (since again, most of us are not Arabs).
    That’s the fascinating thing about languages. So please be kind and respectful to other cultures.

  33. on Monday 26th of October 2020 10:22:19 AM

    I have consulted several local imams at different local mosques about this name. The general consensus was “A’ira is an Arabic name whilst Ayra is a non Arabic name, both are permissible to be named.” Do your research before trusting one source of information and speak to your local imam before trusting one website

  34. on Monday 12th of April 2021 02:53:12 AM

    From where you taken this explanation about ayra Name, there’s any justification or only written by your own team itself

  35. on Saturday 27th of August 2022 06:12:45 AM

    Hi my name is Ayra but my friends call me Aura And I like the word Ayra because it’s respectable

  36. on Monday 13th of February 2023 06:39:49 PM

    There’s an additional meaning which is not mentioned in the report:
    عائرة العين – “that which is so satisfying to the person so as almost to put it out” from Lane’s Lexicon

  37. on Thursday 23rd of February 2023 12:04:45 AM

    My daughters name is Ayra… I heard from a woman that it’s a name of some jinn.

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