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This article is about the given name Rayan. For a similar name, see the (unrelated) name Ryan (given name).
The name Rayan is derived from the ancient Celts and expanded during the 1400-1800 as more Irish people immigrated overseas for work or life. This name grew in popularity in the Arab world as well as in some western European countries.
1 Variations of the name,
2 Rayyan in Arabic,
3 Rayan in Israel,
4 Rayan in India,
5 Rayann in Old English,
6 Rayan in Persian,
7 See also,
Variations of the name:
Raeanne, Rayan, Rayanne, Rayann, Rayaan, Rayyan, Ryan, Reanne, Rianne, Rhiann, Rhianna, Rihanna, Reyann, Rayyan, Riyan, Rian etc. The name Rayan is the long form for Ian or Iain.
Rayyan in Arabic:
In Arabic, the name is Rayyan used, meaning "clever," or "brilliant." Although it is often confused with the name Reyhan, it is distinctly different, carrying different meanings. Rayan is a first name given to males and females in the Islamic world, especially among the Arabs. In the Persian language it also means 'fragrant herb' or 'sweet scented herb'. In Arabic, 'sweet scented herb' is Rayhaan. Rayhaan is found in Surah Rahman, ayah 12; and Surah Waqi'ah, ayah 89. Rayan or Rayyan is also the name to one of Islam's Heaven gates through which only the observers of Ramadan would enter on the Day of Resurrection.
Rayan in Israel:
However defined in Jewish terms Rayan means such as a 'Graceful' It is a common Jewish name.
Rayan in India:
Rayan in Sanskrit means "little prince" also in the old Persian means "clever". In India, Rayan refers to a person with authority. The term came to southern India through trading with Arab merchants on the coasts of Kerala and Tamil-Nadu. In the Chola, Chera and Pallava dynasties of southern India, the title of Rayan/Rayar was bestowed upon those who had fought valiantly in battle. Some of their descendants carry forth the surname today. In (Old) Tamil, "Araiyan" means a leader, later on Araiyan was pronounced as arayan and changed to Rayan.
Rayann in Old English:
Rayan is an old English name which means 'brilliant'.
Rayan in Persian:
Ray in Persian means "wisdom" (which comes from Middle Persian verb Raynitan) and Rayan means "wise" (which comes from Avestan word "Raonat") and is a first name given to males in Persia and Iran. It is different from Arabic Word "Rayhaan".