Meaning of the name
Fatwa No: 87925

  • Fatwa Date:9-6-2004 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 21, 1425
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We are expecting a baby and decided to give him a name "Rayyan". Please tell me if it is a boy's name or girl's name?


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Rayyan in Arabic is the opposite of thirsty, meaning that it is a person who drank and quenched his thirst. A male would be given the name Rayyan, and a female is named Rayya. Rayyan is also a name of one of the doors of paradise. May Allah make us among those who will enter it.

Allah knows best.

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