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A Non-Quranic Name for Boys

Original Spellingمَرْوَان
How to write Marwan in the original language, such as Arabic or Persian
Alternate spellings of Marwan Maruaan Maruaane Maruan Maruane Marvaan Marvaane Marvan Marvane Marwaane Marwan Marwane Meruaan Meruaane Meruan
All of the above spellings are acceptable for this name. You may also create your own spelling.

This is NOT a Quranic name, but Muslims can use it since it has a good or neutral meaning.

Meaning of Marwan

Marwan is a common historic Arabic name without a clear meaning. Some sources say it refers to a tree that has a good scent, or to a white stone used for igniting fires.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Wednesday 11th of February 2015 05:06:42 PM

    marwan is an arabic origin name and a male name the rw letters in the middle of the name is the root of riwa and riwa means water in arabic language so marwan means a male person before thirsty and then after finding water and drinking the water he is not thirsty anymore he is full of water in the desert also the female name marwa is from the same root and it is one of the names of our great prophet mohammad the info is true because ı am arab origin

  2. on Tuesday 21st of April 2015 10:21:10 AM

    No, I don’t think it comes from ‘riwa’. The template of marwan is فعلان, exactly like burhan, ħafyan, 3atshan etc… and it is always an adjective. (Burhan may have developed the meaning of ‘proof’, but originally it is an adjective. Its root is b-r-h (longevity, eternity, timelessness) and the adjective meant probably “the one who lives long” — a logical baby name, in those times). I think the original root of Marwan is m-r-ʔ (ʔ = hamza). In some old nouns that the hamza can change for a ‘w’ or a ‘y’ (depending on the vowel preceding it). The root m-r-ʔ is that of murūʔa, which means “manhood, chivalry, sens of honour”. I think it’s a logical name to give your son.

  3. on Tuesday 25th of January 2022 10:10:24 PM

    Yes it is an Arabic male name (Marwan)meaning stone

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