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A Quranic Name for Boys

Short meaning of WaelClan and Tribe
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How to pronounce Wael

WAnt + IsLam

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Wael in Arabic)وَائِل
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of WaelWaael Waail Waeil Waele Waelle Waell Waaill
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Meaning of Wael

Wael is an indirect Quranic name for boys that means “one who takes refuge”, “tribe”. It is the name of some companions of the Prophet ﷺ, such as Wael al-Qail and Wael bin Abil Qu’ais. Wael is derived from the W-HAMZ-L root which is used in the Quran in Surat al-Kahf.

And your Lord is the Forgiving, full of mercy. If He were to impose blame upon them for what they earned, He would have hastened for them the punishment. Rather, for them is an appointment from which they will never find a refuge. (Quran 18:58)

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Friday 26th of August 2016 08:28:05 PM

    I thought it meant lion? My mate Wael told me that. You must be wrong

  2. on Monday 9th of January 2017 08:04:11 PM

    I’m Wael. No it does not mean Lion, it means he who seeks shelter or refuge, as the person stated above. Lion would be Assad or Laith.

  3. on Thursday 26th of October 2017 08:01:38 PM

    well , i thought it meant number one , or one of the first.
    can this name have meany meanings?

  4. on Tuesday 28th of December 2021 02:13:03 PM

    Wael means provider of sanctuary / protection. It predates Islam. Its origin is Aramaic. It is derived from the word Maw’el which means sancuary.

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