Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Ayman (Name)

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Ayman (transliteration: Ayman, Arabic: أيمن) is an Arabic name for boys that means “right-handed”, “on the right (as opposed to left) side”, “blessed”, “prosperous”, “lucky”, “auspicious”.12

There are five Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Ayman:

  • Ayman bin Umm Ayman أيمن بن أم أيمن
  • Ayman bin Ubaid al-Habashi أيمن بن عبيد الحبشي
  • Ayman bin Khuraim أيمن بن خريم
  • Ayman bin Ya`laa al-Thaqafai أيمن بن يعلى الثقفي
  • Ayman (freed slave of a Zubair) أيمن مولى الزبير

The word Ayman is used three times in the Quran:

And We called him from the right side of the Mount, and brought him near in communion.3

O Children of Israel! We have delivered you from your enemy, and promised you by the right side of the Mount, and sent down to you manna and quails.4

When he reached it, he was called from the right side of the valley, at the Blessed Spot, from the bush: “O Moses, it is I, God, the Lord of the Worlds.5

Below is the name Ayman written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Ayman written in Arabic kufi script:

 

Footnotes

  1. Academy of the Arabic Language in Cairo, al-Muʿjam al-Wasīṭ (1998), الْأَيْمن.
  2. Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane (d. 1876), يمن.
  3. The Quran, verse 19:52.
  4. The Quran, verse 20:80.
  5. The Quran, verse 28:30.

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