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A Quranic Name for Boys

Meaning: Moon and Moonlight

Shehran is variant of Shahraan and has the exact same meaning and pronunciation (see below for full meaning). You can use either Shehran or Shahraan, both are correct and acceptable. If you like this variant more and you'd like to pronounce it the way it is spelled (different than the original name), this is perfectly acceptable. For more details please see the main entry at: Shahraan.

Full Meaning of Shehran

Shehran is an indirect Quranic name for boys that means “moon-like”, famous, and the period of two lunar months. It is derived from the Sh-H-R root (fame, moon, month) which is used in many places in the Quran.

And We have enjoined upon man, to his parents, good treatment. His mother carried him with hardship and gave birth to him with hardship, and his gestation and weaning [period] is thirty months. [He grows] until, when he reaches maturity and reaches [the age of] forty years, he says, “My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to work righteousness of which You will approve and make righteous for me my offspring. Indeed, I have repented to You, and indeed, I am of the Muslims.” (Quran 46:15)

Shehran is also the name of a pre-Islamic Arab ancestor and to him belongs the Shehran tribe, one of the largest Arab tribes. There are many Companions of the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah upon him and his companions, who come from this tribe.

Shehran is also the name of a Persian nobleman who lived at the time of Yazdegerd III (the last Sasanian Emperor, before the Persian Empire was conquered by the Muslims) under the command of Mahuy Suri, the governor of Merv in modern day Turkmenistan, as is mentioned in the Shahnameh of Firdousi.

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