Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Ayaz (Name)

Ayaz (transliteration: ʿAyyādh, Arabic: عياذ) is an Arabic name for boys that means “seeker of refuge”, “seeker of protection”, figuratively meaning “one who often seeks safety in God and asks for His protection”.12 It is from the same root as the name Muʿādh/Muaz.

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Ayaz:

  • Ayaz bin Amr عياذ بن عمرو

Below is the name Ayaz written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Ayaz written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane (d. 1876), عوذ.
  2. Firuzabadi, al-Qāmūs al-Muḥīṭ (d. 1414 CE), العَوْذُ.

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