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Ayman (أيمن)
Pronunciation[ˈʔæjmæn]; eye-man
GenderMale [1] [2]
MeaningRighteous, blessed, lucky [3]

Ayman (Arabic: أيمن‎, also spelled as Aiman, Aimen, Aymen or Eymen in the Latin alphabet) is a male name of Arabic origin. [4] [5] It is derived from the Arabic Semitic root (ي م ن) for right, and literally means righteous, he who is on the right, right-handed, blessed or lucky. [6]

An early bearer of the name was Ayman ibn Ubayd, an early Muslim and companion of the Prophet Muhammad.

It is agreed upon in Arabic to be a masculine name. However, in Pakistan, due to a general lack of knowledge of Arabic [7], Ayman has been incorrectly appropriated to be used both as a masculine and feminine name. This may be because of the popular woman figure Umm Ayman, who raised the prophet Muhammad, whom parents incorrectly name their daughter after. However, her original name was Barakah, and Umm Ayman was her kunya, with "Umm" meaning mother of, and Ayman being the name of her eldest son, Ayman ibn Ubayd.

In Turkey, the name is spelled as Eymen. Eymen was the second most popular given name for boys born in the country in 2016 and 2017. [8] [9] [10]

In Malaysia, Aiman was the 24th most popular name for male newborns in 2012. [11]

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