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A Quranic Name for Boys

Short meaning of Luay
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How to pronounce Luay

LOOk + AId

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Luay in Arabic)لُأَيْ
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of LuayLoai Loae Loay Louay Luuay Luvay Luway Louay Lovay Loway Luai Luae
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Quranic Root
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Meaning of Luay

Luay is an indirect Quranic name for boys that means “flat area of sand”. It is derived from the Quranic root L-W-A (used in Quran 63:5 in the word lawwaw to mean “turn aside”). This form of the name does not have a hamzah, it is pronounced Luay or Luway rather than Lu’ay.

However, its more common meaning is “little wild ox”, being the diminutive form of al-La’aa, according to Ishtiqaaq al-Asmaa’ by al-Asma`ee (d. 831 CE). This form of the name is from the non-Quranic L-Hamzah-Y root. Since this name likens its bearer to a wild ox, the intended meaning is “strong”.

Either forms of the name are acceptable, and both can pronounced Luay instead of Lu’ay, whichever suits you.

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