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A Quranic Name for Girls

Short meaning of LayanTender and Delicate
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How to pronounce Layan

pLay + rUn + YArN

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Layan in Arabic)لَيان
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of LayanLaean Layanne Layane Layaan Laiane Laian Laiaane Laiaan Laeane Laean Laeaane Laeaan Layane Layan Layaane
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Meaning of Layan

Layan is an indirect Quranic name for girls that means softness, gentleness, tenderness, the opposite of roughness. It is derived from the L-Y-N root which is used in a number of places in the Quran.

And speak to him with gentle speech that perhaps he may be reminded or fear [Allah]. (Quran 20:44)

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Thursday 27th of July 2017 09:44:40 AM

    The name layan means beauty, kindness, softness and intelligence

  2. on Thursday 28th of June 2018 09:07:36 PM

    No, it means tenderness like my name, leen

  3. on Thursday 20th of May 2021 03:04:36 PM

    My name is Layan so and how I feel is gentleness kindness caring and i don’t give up and beauty from Allah.

  4. on Thursday 3rd of June 2021 09:11:23 AM

    Layan has nothing to do with intelligence and beauty

  5. on Thursday 1st of July 2021 08:44:18 AM

    Acc. to the verse in Surah Taha, it’s used as ‘Qaulan Layyinan’ which means gentle speech.
    So if Layan is gentleness, why can’t it be a boy’s name as well. Boys can be gentle too. Right? Layan sounds more of a unisex name to me. Like ‘Amal’ which means ‘hope’ and used for both boys and girls.

  6. on Saturday 3rd of September 2022 12:31:51 PM

    Please, can you tell me if Layan il the name of the aunt of the Prophet Youssef (3alayhi selem). It means the sister of the mother of Youssef. Thank you

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