From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the village in Iran, see Ayman, Iran.
Pronunciation [ˈɑjmɑn]; eye-man
Gender Male
Language(s) Arabic
Meaning Righteous, blessed, lucky

Ayman (Arabic: أيمن‎‎, also spelled Ayemann, Aimen or Aymen)[1] 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.


  1. ^ Hans Wehr. Arabic-English Dictionary: The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic.