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A Quranic Name for Girls

Short meaning of LiyanaTender and Delicate
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How to pronounce Liyana

LIp + YArd + NUmber

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Liyana in Arabic)لِيانَةٌ
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of LiyanaLiyanah Leeanah Liannah Lianna Leana Liana Liyyaneh Liyyanah Liyyaaneh Liyyaanah Leianeh Leianah Lianeh Lianah Leeaneh
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Quranic Root
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Meaning of Liyana

Liyana is an indirect Quranic name for girls that means softness, tenderness, and delicacy. It is derived from the L-Y-N root which is used in a number of places in the Quran, such as:

42. Go, you and your brother, with My signs, and do not neglect My remembrance.

43. Go to Pharaoh. He has tyrannized.

44. But speak to him a soft and delicate word. Perhaps he will remember, or have some fear.” (Quran 20:42-44)

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Wednesday 4th of May 2016 08:55:38 PM

    why do you call your site quranic names ??
    you may call it arabic name ( quranic names ) its a selling point !!!

  2. on Wednesday 4th of January 2017 12:06:01 PM

    because he pick the meaning directly from quran?…also he does a great job doing it…look..3 different kind of example

  3. on Wednesday 26th of July 2017 10:55:55 AM

    Is liyana is good name for muslim baby girl is that name came form quran

  4. on Thursday 4th of October 2018 03:41:47 PM

    I love the name Liyana
    It goes beautiful with sisters Sofia and Emelia

  5. on Thursday 20th of December 2018 04:13:01 PM

    Is Liyana a good name to go with inaya and rayan
    Baby due soon need names

  6. on Friday 21st of December 2018 06:07:21 PM

    Liyana And ilyana sounds similar too similar for sisters?

  7. on Saturday 29th of December 2018 08:01:14 PM

    Is this name for sure islamic? Can someone confirm it probably with Quran?

  8. on Friday 15th of March 2019 02:56:36 PM

    I don’t find “Liyana” in the Quranic Verse You’ve given the reference of (20:44), but the word I see there could be pronounced “Laee’yina”.

    Liyana seems to be an English name to me (no matter how you spell it. Leanna, Lyana, Lianna, or other) .

    How come is it a name for Muslim girls?

  9. on Thursday 23rd of May 2019 07:38:08 AM

    I was very fond to keep this name but after asking fatwa from a mawlawi he said if “a ” replaces “y” the meaning changes to curse.

  10. on Friday 12th of July 2019 09:19:43 PM

    Hi, my name is Emleigh Aferdita Cobaj Duka, I’m married to a man called Markas Duka. I have 3 girls and one boy! My eldest is 11 and her name is Erykah, pronounced E-r-ee-kah, my next is my son who is 9 and his name is Lukah, with his ‘h’ really strong, and my two twins Moneekah and Taylah, all my kids have h’s at the end of their names is because I find it shows the Islamic side, even though they are white girl names. (They are white with brown-gold curly hair) My little girl really wants to name her sister Liyanah, we are Albanian Muslim so our children have nearly English names! But for me and my husband, Markas, think maybe the name, Sindi,(Cindy) would suit a white girl with brown-gold hair and blue eyes. We don’t know if she’ll have his blue eyes or my green eyes. All my kids have blue except Ereekah. Liyanah might be a middle name, Ereekah’s is Norah, Lukah’s is Ilirh, Moneekah and Taylah’s are Areena and Lena.

  11. on Tuesday 20th of August 2019 08:39:26 AM

    Well my name is liyana and i think it is a wonderful name to call your baby!!

  12. on Friday 30th of August 2019 03:33:26 PM

    Liyana would of been the name for my little bubba only I had a boy and named him Ayman who is nearly 1 AH

  13. on Thursday 5th of December 2019 04:12:23 PM

    If the name has a good meaning, isn’t that sufficient in Islam? I don’t understand some people here criticizing the author when they can simply do their own research and educate others as well. But, why educate when we can easily criticize. If the “mawlawi” said the replacement changes the meaning then the solution to that is simply not making that change. Hope we Start to appreciate knowledge and hard work of others.

  14. on Thursday 20th of August 2020 11:43:34 PM

    Aslamualikeuim, My little sisters name! Yes some names on this website are not Arabic. Do try to do research on the names before using them!

  15. on Saturday 22nd of August 2020 03:56:06 PM

    Liyana is not an arabic word, the verse this page uses as reference in the Quran (Chapter 20: verse 44) sounds out “Layyinan” and not “Liyana”

  16. on Monday 12th of December 2022 09:08:23 PM

    The Albanian Muslim comment here- man you sound so racist just because someone have European features or whatever doesn’t mean you name the “European” names. All that matters with a name is good meaning. Also seconding what someone else already said- stop criticizing this name! It is beautiful. The authors clearly said it is indirectly from the root word and not directly in the Quran.

  17. on Saturday 16th of September 2023 08:12:24 PM

    Liyana means “tender”, “delicate”, “gentle” or “soft” (from Arabic “layyin/لَيِّن”).

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