|Short meaning of Luay|
See below for detailed meaning
|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|
|Alternate spellings of Luay||Loai Loae Loay Louay Luuay Luvay Luway Louay Lovay Loway Luai Luae |
All of the above spellings are acceptable for this name. You may also create your own spelling.
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.