Ayub (Arabic: أيوب, "Job") is a masculine given name in Arabic. It appears in the Quran: see Job in Islam.
The spread of the name among Muslims is partly due to the fame of Saladin, founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, whose name in Arabic is Salạ̄hu d-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb.
Other people with this given name
- Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, a companion (sahaba) of Muhammad
- Ayub Shah Durrani, Afghan ruler
- Ayub Khan (general) (1907-1974), second President of Pakistan
- Haji Ayub Afridi, Pakistani drug lord turned politician
- Ayub Ommaya (1930-2008), a Pakistani neurosurgeon
- Ayub Shah Bukhari, Pakistani Sufi
- Ayub Thakur (1948-2004), Kashmiri freedom activist
- Master Ayub, a Pakistani teacher who runs an open air, free of cost, school in Islamabad since 1986
- Ayub Khan-Din (1961-), British-Pakistani actor
- Ayub Bachchu (1962-), Bangladeshi rock musician
- Ayub Khan (actor) (1969-), Indian actor
- Ayub Daud (1990-), Somali footballer
- Ayub Masika (1992-), Kenyan footballer