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A Quranic Name for Boys and Girls

How to pronounce Rayhan

RAY + Her + stANd

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Rayhan in Arabic)ريحان
Quranic Nature
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Directly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of RayhanRaihan Rihan Reehan Reyhan Reihan Raihaan Rayhaan Reihane Reihan Reihaane Reihaane Reihaan Rehane Rehan Rehaane
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Meaning of Rayhan

Rayhan is direct Quranic name for boys and girls that means “good scent”, “fragrance”. Rayhan is used twice in the Quran, in verses 55:12 and 56:89.

Therein is fruit and palm trees having sheaths [of dates]. And grain covered with husk, and fragrant flowers. (Quran 55:11-12)

 Now if one happens to be of those who are drawn close unto God. For him shall be comfort, and fragrance and a Paradise of Bliss. (Quran 56:88-89)

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Saturday 23rd of May 2015 07:26:30 AM

    Raihan is used mostly for boys, not ladies. Quran did not mention it will lead to female matter or character, because which means Frangance that have no gender.

  2. on Thursday 13th of July 2017 01:00:48 PM


  3. on Thursday 2nd of November 2017 06:57:32 AM

    Aromatic plant which is used for medicament and other perfumed in Ethiopia specially in Tigray there plant like grass which is called Rayhan some times Rehaan which is used for ceremony and holidays to smelling very good and interesting

  4. on Thursday 9th of November 2017 02:48:55 PM

    There was no rayhan plant in Arabia at the time of mohammed. Arab traders brought the plant and its seeds fron the south indian ocean islands of Malaysia and Indonesia. Just because it was mentioned in koran does not make its origin islamic or arabic. The name Maria

  5. on Tuesday 14th of November 2017 07:12:34 AM

    Rayhan means fragrance. If the name is Rayhanuzzaman, what is the meaning of that?

  6. on Thursday 10th of May 2018 03:48:09 PM

    Rayhanuzzaman is supposed to be a bangali name which is Arabic/Farsi. And it means Rayhan of the time ( Rayhan of the era).

  7. on Wednesday 13th of February 2019 08:17:14 AM

    Is Ayhan a arabic name?? want to know the meaning of this name..

  8. on Monday 18th of November 2019 04:17:07 AM


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