Ayman (Arabic: أيمن, also spelled Ayemann, Aimen or Aymen) is a male name of Arabic origin. It is derived from the Arabic Semitic root (ي م ن) for right, and literally means righteous or he who is on the right, similar to the Latin name Dexter. It also means right-handed, blessed and lucky. In Pakistan, unlike the Arab countries, Ayman is used both as a masculine and feminine name. This is because of confusion related to popular Islamic woman figure "Umm-e-Ayman", which parents name their daughter after. However "Umm" means mother of, and Ayman was her son. It is also agreed upon by all Arabic and Islamic language scholars to be a masculine name.