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A Quranic Name for Boys and Girls

How to pronounce Rayyan

RAY + YArd + Name

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Rayyan in Arabic)ريَّان
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of RayyanRyan Rayaan Rayan Reyyan Reyan Raiaan Raian Raeian Raeyan Raiane Raian Raiaane Raiaan Raieaan Raiyane
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Meaning of Rayyan

Rayyan is an indirect Quranic name for both boys and girls. According to hadith (a saying of the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah upon him) it is the gate of Paradise dedicated to those who fasted often in their lives. Rayyan is derived from the R-W-Y root, which means one who is satiated of water, who isn’t thirsty, and is used once in the Quran according to certain qira’aat (readings of the Quran) to mean splendor:

We have destroyed so many generations before them, who surpassed them in material power and splendor. (19:74)

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Friday 11th of July 2014 12:30:11 AM

    I have a cousine who spells it “Rayanne”

  2. on Friday 17th of April 2015 11:28:37 AM

    I named my son Rayaan and Alhamdullillah he is such a nice and cute boy so obedient, calm, cheerful and very religious and when he is around u feel so much peace. Verily he takes after his name one of the door of Paradise….very peaceful.

  3. on Saturday 25th of April 2015 07:59:30 PM

    I have named my gorgeous boy Rayyan inshaallah.

  4. on Wednesday 6th of May 2015 06:45:30 AM

    I Like to named my son Rayan insha allah.. please dua for us

  5. on Friday 8th of May 2015 07:59:37 PM

    Inshallah, I have also named my son Rayyan. As others mentioned, he is very calm and intelligent. Congrats to all brothers and sisters. May Allah safeguard our future generations from fitnah, Inshallah. Ameen.

  6. on Saturday 9th of May 2015 12:35:11 PM

    Decided to name my son Mohammed Rayyan. The name of a man is incomplete without the name of the Holy Prophet at the start.

  7. on Friday 15th of May 2015 11:49:42 AM

    I named my son Muhammad Rayaan and Alhamdullillah
    he is such a cute child and darling son

  8. on Saturday 16th of May 2015 07:25:21 AM

    We have a cute son (every child is cute n blessing of Allah). We have decided to name him Rayyan, his grand mother wanted to name him Ahmad so his complete name is Muhammad Rayyan Ahmad

  9. on Tuesday 26th of May 2015 07:11:58 AM

    I have named my son Hammam, but knowing the good meeting of this name, I have decided to change it to Rayyan.
    May Allah bless him

  10. on Monday 29th of June 2015 04:21:14 PM

    We are expecting our son in August and decided to keep his name Rayyan Hasan. Please make dowa for him as he can arrive on earth safely.

  11. on Tuesday 30th of June 2015 10:17:06 PM

    I am happy that this page mentioned that it is for both boys and girls.

    We named our daughter Rayyan because she was born in the month of Ramadhan.

  12. on Wednesday 1st of July 2015 08:29:02 PM

    My little brother’s name is Rayyan. His full name is Rayyan Ahmed Arif. He is sweet and loving, but evil and mischevious as well. For that, the credit goes to his 2 older sisters, (me and my sister.) lol….. he’s si cute and he talks cute too…. i love him more than anything.. may God bless him!

  13. on Thursday 2nd of July 2015 12:32:28 PM

    Can I use the spelling Ryan or Ryyan as Islamic name? I keep geting conflicting advise as regards to this. Please help!

  14. on Saturday 4th of July 2015 04:04:39 AM

    RAYAN should be the right spelling in English. I am considering this name as we expecting him in the month of ramadan Rayan Atif

  15. on Sunday 5th of July 2015 06:28:13 AM

    Aslam o alaikum wa rahma tullah, today ALLAH almighty bless me with a too cute son and today i listen the Hadees about “bab ar Rayyan” and i decided to give this name Mohammad Rayyan to My son. May ALLAH bless the whole Muslin ummah.

  16. on Monday 6th of July 2015 02:52:43 PM

    I called 4 months boy rayyan and alhamdoulilah his healthy growing so fast I swear time flies (where did time go)

  17. on Monday 6th of July 2015 08:13:13 PM

    We are giving our son name Rayyan inshallah. Inshallah he will be practicing Muslim.

  18. on Friday 17th of July 2015 08:08:34 PM

    Allah bless me son I named Rayyan Ahmad Ahmad is family name which is nisbat from our prophet Muhammad saw peace be upon him

  19. on Tuesday 21st of July 2015 10:28:03 AM

    Hi, someone please advise me the correct spelling ffor this name Rayyan..

  20. on Sunday 4th of October 2015 08:18:05 AM

    Rayyan is one of my Muslims friend but she can be good and be bad a mixture of 2

  21. on Saturday 10th of October 2015 06:10:14 PM

    i named my baby girl rayyan and its like a surprise name to all ugandans who come across her,i thank allah 4 giving her to me on first day of ramathan of 2009.

  22. on Monday 12th of October 2015 04:55:13 PM

    my daughter was born on eid-ul-azaha at 2:30 pm and the days was friday , can anybody suggest any name for her keeping in mind the day

  23. on Tuesday 20th of October 2015 04:14:38 AM

    My name is Rayan and I love my name so much, my parents actually spelled it like Ryan, but I love explaining my name to people bc they’re usually like Ryan and I’m like no rayan !! So anyone out there wanting to name their baby Rayan please don’t spell it like Ryan lol

  24. on Sunday 6th of December 2015 06:27:31 AM

    I otw to get a son on feb 2016. I will name him rayyan erdogan. Erdogan is turkish prime minister. He is kind and brave

  25. on Monday 14th of December 2015 09:23:51 PM

    I am planning to name our baby boy Raiyaan In Sha Allah. I find hard for people here in the USA to pronounce it correctly with other spellings including Rayyan. I want his name to be pronounced correctly

  26. on Monday 14th of December 2015 10:37:46 PM

    Mansha Allah.I named my daughter RAYYAANE.she real gives everyone joy&comfort wherever u r around her.may Allah safe guard our children from de evils of this world,Ameen ya Allah.I loved this name before I even got pregnant.

  27. on Wednesday 6th of January 2016 05:58:42 PM

    I’ve decided to keep my son’s name “Rayyan”
    as my wife’s name is Rodela & my name is Emon. So can keep the name by “Erhan Mohammad Rayyan”??

  28. on Monday 18th of January 2016 08:54:33 AM

    I & my husband planning to name my Baby gilt Rayyan in two months time insha Allha.

  29. on Monday 18th of January 2016 09:00:18 AM

    I & my husband planning to name my Baby girl “Rayyan” in two months time insha Allha.

  30. on Sunday 24th of January 2016 11:27:42 AM

    I have named my gorgeous boy Rayyan inshaallah…………………………………………………

  31. on Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 07:20:08 AM

    Alhamdulillah…I have named my gorgeous son who was delivered today Muhammad Rayyan. May Allah SWT make him a source of happiness and guidance to his parents and to the ummah. Ameen.

  32. on Thursday 18th of February 2016 05:34:05 PM

    I know a really fit Rayyan he’s fire

  33. on Thursday 18th of February 2016 10:34:14 PM

    please help!
    i want to name my baby as Israa. but am thinking to attach Muhammad or Rayyan to it.
    which one sounds good? Israa Rayyan or Israa Muhammad?

  34. on Thursday 18th of February 2016 10:35:23 PM

    please help!
    i want to name my baby girl as Israa. but am thinking to attach Muhammad or Rayyan to it.
    which one sounds good? Israa Rayyan or Israa Muhammad?

  35. on Tuesday 8th of March 2016 03:31:55 AM

    Rayaan Dirie is a good and beautiful name of a girl that lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She goes to the school, Highfield Junior School and is in grade 5.So she is 10 years old.Okay, just all.So peace out.And by the way, my name is Rayaan Dirie.✨✔.

  36. on Friday 11th of March 2016 08:42:33 PM

    I have named to my gorgeous son Rayyan IN SHA ALLAH so please tell me the correct spell of Rayyan thanks…….

  37. on Monday 4th of April 2016 10:35:33 PM

    I think the correct spelling is “Rayan”.It is the name of a gate to heaven through which people who had fasted will go to heaven.It is also my name!

  38. on Friday 29th of April 2016 09:22:18 AM

    Alhamdulilah I also named my son Muhammad Rayyan. I’m grateful

  39. on Sunday 1st of May 2016 10:56:38 AM

    My name is rayyan … may be leace on me and shall i get blessings of almigh

  40. on Monday 2nd of May 2016 05:41:28 PM

    Rayyan, I purposely named my son. Since he born on the month of ramalan… Alhamdhulillah feeling fulfilled while calling his name… Pls do dua’s for us..

  41. on Thursday 16th of June 2016 06:40:04 AM

    My Sons name is Rayyan, exactly what the meaning means is his character. Love it!

  42. on Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 06:25:43 PM

    I named my son Shaik Rayaan Arsh,born in the month of Ramadan alhamdulillah.Very cute name.May Allah bless him.

  43. on Sunday 26th of June 2016 10:02:50 PM

    I have named my cute cute boy Rayan inshaallah, please dua for my son

  44. on Sunday 17th of July 2016 07:58:08 PM

    what is meaning of name ( Rayan ul Haq )
    please rply

  45. on Monday 17th of October 2016 08:43:00 AM

    please sahi spelling bataye.
    rayyan hai ya rayaan. ? please help me

  46. on Friday 28th of October 2016 12:35:55 AM

    I have name my lovely son muhammad rayyan mahmud nine morth a go alhamdulillahi he is healthy

  47. on Sunday 6th of November 2016 10:52:39 PM

    We’ve planned to name our 2 days Boy RAYYAN and after so much research on spellings. I figured that it doesn’t matter whether its ” RAYAN ” or ” RAYYAAN ” the meaning of it will remain the same so feel free to choose either one.

  48. on Thursday 10th of November 2016 10:18:52 PM

    my name is rayyan,alhamdullilahbut iam a girl but it is difficult for Nigerians to pronounce this beautiful name.

  49. on Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 12:08:47 PM

    I named my cute son Muhammad Rayyan… Alhamdulillah he is healthy…..please dua for us

  50. on Tuesday 7th of February 2017 11:43:42 AM

    can we use wording Ryan or Ryyan in Islamic name for name Rayyan? Please help!

  51. on Thursday 16th of February 2017 07:53:22 AM

    Riyan is the name of Qurran n her meaning is jannat ka darwza jiss se rpzedar dakhel hota hai n its also girls name nabur riyan

  52. on Thursday 16th of February 2017 07:54:45 AM

    Riyan is the name of Qurran n her meaning is jannat ka darwza jiss se rozedar dakhel hota hai n its also girls name Babir riyan

  53. on Friday 17th of February 2017 02:28:17 AM

    MY NAME IS RAYYAN!!! gviaryiujbhnhikyjrekbgejwfgrvehjwegtythrjwehghwjwerhegfykwfqkuukgqwkgykguergerwgewygerwgt

  54. on Friday 24th of February 2017 06:38:27 PM

    would anyone please tell me whats the correct spelling of Rayyan and whats it original meaning because some where i read that one of heavens gate…

  55. on Thursday 20th of April 2017 06:39:49 PM

    Assalam Alaikum, we want to name rayan to our son, however father is a baig. So can we name Mohammed rayan baig

  56. on Saturday 3rd of June 2017 07:13:22 AM

    We named our son as Mohammed Rayaan Ulla who is very notty, Intellegent, hard working, sweet & cute, and such a darling can sit at one place. I hoping him to become a mufti insha allah

  57. on Saturday 3rd of June 2017 08:47:48 AM

    I want to name my son rayyan shehryar.please help with meaning

  58. on Saturday 10th of June 2017 04:47:09 PM

    Gate of paradise names rayyaan not rayan. am I right ?

  59. on Sunday 11th of June 2017 07:25:16 AM

    Alhamdulilah Happy To Know The Meaning Of Rayyan…
    I Will Named My Son “Km Afif Al-Rayyan”
    Thanks To All

  60. on Monday 19th of June 2017 11:42:17 AM

    Assalamualaikum sir ,in future I want to name my daughters Hawa and and Akleema is there any problem because I know Hawa means the first woman and wife of Adam and Akleema means daughter of Adam so, will it be right for choosing as names.

  61. on Monday 19th of June 2017 02:14:23 PM

    Obviously Rayan is not correct spelling. If you see the Hadith in Arabic you will find that there is a tashdid on top of the haraf yaa.

  62. on Tuesday 20th of June 2017 04:50:37 PM

    My husband s name is Salam uddinhamim Khan Molla have . Can I name my daughter Sahara uddin Khan Molla have . Is it right

  63. on Tuesday 11th of July 2017 04:20:12 AM

    what is the meaning of Zohan?? Want to named my son Zohan Mohammad Abullah.. Is it Ok??

  64. on Tuesday 18th of July 2017 11:19:33 AM

    I’m a girl,my Name is rayan but i don’t fast to much only in Ramadan but i’m a good girl, full of life and careing, and beautiful, i love my name it’s unique, i would never change it.

  65. on Saturday 29th of July 2017 01:09:24 PM

    I have a 5yr old son called imran,my wife and l are expecting our second son in November so we’ve decided to name him Rayyan

  66. on Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 08:17:13 AM

    Named my son Muhammad Rayyan as he was born on the 23rd night of ramadan. He’s very cute, healthy and intelligent Masha-Allah!

  67. on Sunday 6th of August 2017 08:33:13 AM

    My son born on 4th June 2016 called Rayan Jeff. Please help what is the meaning of Rayan Jeff.

  68. on Tuesday 8th of August 2017 05:54:19 AM

    My son who is turning 2 yrs on August 17. Insha Allah. his full name is Rayyan Ali Khan. please guide me if this full name is okay meaning wise in Islamic way???

  69. on Sunday 24th of September 2017 06:20:14 PM

    My Son is born in 2010 and his name is Muhammad Nor Rayyan Bin Azran. Alhamdulillah, he is a good, well behaved boy. Thank you Allah

  70. on Thursday 5th of October 2017 02:12:41 PM

    I wish to have a daughter and call her with that beautiful name Rayyan.

  71. on Saturday 11th of November 2017 03:49:52 PM

    No body knows the rayan meaning ; it mean superb intelligent marvellous

  72. on Wednesday 27th of December 2017 04:59:24 PM

    How you spell it in Arabic? Some people have it spelled with an “A’ain” as in Shu’aib…..? Which is correct?

  73. on Wednesday 27th of December 2017 05:47:41 PM

    I am naming my son Reyyan, Inshallah !!! Pray for us and him !!!

  74. on Wednesday 27th of December 2017 08:29:19 PM

    A.O.A i spell REYAN for my son plz tell me is it right or not?

  75. on Friday 26th of January 2018 06:35:23 AM

    Meaning of Rayan….. not Rayyan

  76. on Friday 30th of March 2018 06:12:23 PM

    It is riyan in Quran Surah rehman and in Surah mariyum

  77. on Friday 30th of March 2018 06:16:37 PM

    It is riyan in Quran Surah rehman ayat 50 and in Surah mariyum ayat 74

  78. on Saturday 31st of March 2018 12:29:19 PM

    I am also happy to bear the name (Rayyan) as a girl. But people find it difficult to spell and pronounce it here in Nigeria.

  79. on Thursday 31st of May 2018 03:21:52 AM

    Please confirm me which is correct spelling Rayan or Rayyan

  80. on Thursday 31st of May 2018 06:42:13 AM

    is it pronouns good tell me guysAaquib Rayyan or Rayyan Zaid

  81. on Saturday 7th of July 2018 10:17:29 PM

    I will name my boy rayaan insha Allah coz it’s really a nice name

  82. on Sunday 22nd of July 2018 03:36:13 AM

    Assalam alaikum I called my baby girl Rayan what a nice name Alhamdulillah

  83. on Monday 6th of August 2018 04:14:14 AM

    Salaam alhamdulilah named my son rayyan onlu how people will pronounce can i spell Rayyaan or Rayaan or Rayyan

  84. on Monday 20th of August 2018 11:12:26 AM

    alhamdulilah i have a wonderful young boy rayan and he so cute, generous, kind and greatful for who is he

  85. on Friday 31st of August 2018 12:43:51 PM

    As a Christian born and raised in the US with no Middle Eastern blood, I’d advise parents here to spell the name either Rayan or Rayyan. Most Americans are going to mispronounced the name until you tell them how to pronounce it, and the y vs yy won’t make a difference in pronunciation to native English-speakers (yy might be more confusing because of that, actually — many people would wonder why there are two y’s when one would sound the same).

  86. on Wednesday 5th of September 2018 04:14:57 PM

    My adorable son is called rayyaan. It’s such a beau idyl name

  87. on Thursday 13th of September 2018 03:09:21 PM

    My daughter is called reyaan and I think it’s a beautiful name

  88. on Tuesday 25th of September 2018 04:18:46 PM

    I love my beautiful sons name rayan
    It’s amazing name
    So beautiful
    It goes perfect with Imani and inaya
    Thank you for providing the name meaning

  89. on Saturday 29th of September 2018 09:44:21 AM

    My beautiful baby boy is called rayyan
    Goes perfect with bossy big sister Rahmah

  90. on Friday 12th of October 2018 03:18:41 PM

    my little star is called rayyan
    it has a double y because its ray yaan not ayan with a r

  91. on Thursday 18th of October 2018 07:33:37 AM

    I have a lovely son and his name is Rayyan .I given this name just because of the meaning and need my boy to get paradise also for being reason for us to get paradise

  92. on Saturday 20th of October 2018 12:35:19 PM

    need a name for rayan and inaya little sibling
    due soon

  93. on Friday 29th of March 2019 06:31:58 AM

    Just names my little baby twin boy rayan❤️
    Other twin Danyal

  94. on Saturday 30th of March 2019 10:03:19 AM

    Rayan a beautiful name for my beautiful son!!!
    He left to soon
    May Allah wish him jannah al firdus

  95. on Sunday 14th of April 2019 10:57:21 PM

    My Late Nephew name ” Muhammad Ryyan Ali ”
    May ALLAH Bless his soul.

  96. on Friday 17th of May 2019 12:55:01 PM

    Rayyan hota
    h ki rayan plz comment dono k meaning ky h

  97. on Sunday 4th of August 2019 09:17:48 AM

    Rayyan or rayaan or rayan kosahota ki plz comment
    3 ka meaning ky ho

  98. on Friday 30th of August 2019 03:37:23 PM

    I only went with one y because in the English language the double y is an uncommon thing and I did not want to cause pronouncoation problems.
    I prefer rayan soo much better

  99. on Tuesday 31st of December 2019 09:42:23 AM

    My name is RAYYAN .

  100. on Sunday 12th of January 2020 08:08:56 AM

    I have recently named Rayyan to my newly born nephew.

  101. on Thursday 4th of June 2020 11:11:29 AM

    i am from Nigeria, i am going to name my baby Girl Rayyan In Shaa Allah, Alihamdulillah.

  102. on Wednesday 19th of August 2020 11:17:43 AM

    Wish to name my baby girl who was born last weet saturday RAYYAN. Believe the name is good.

  103. on Wednesday 30th of September 2020 08:53:58 AM

    on google translate , its giving other different meaning ريَّان as Chubby

  104. on Sunday 7th of March 2021 04:13:14 PM

    I cannot wait to named my awaiting baby Ar-rayyan…Inshallahu

  105. on Saturday 10th of April 2021 01:25:51 PM

    We used this this one: Rayen
    The prounouncing is a litte bit different.
    Spelling ist the same.

  106. on Tuesday 25th of May 2021 02:40:00 PM


  107. on Monday 11th of October 2021 10:16:21 AM

    My mother geve my son name Muhammad Rayyan Thanks GOD

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