Ayaan is a baby boy’s name of many origins. Ayaan means “unmoving, path, process” in Hindi. In Somali it means “good luck” and in Arabic it means “God’s gift”. Ayaan is a traditional name in many parts of the world but has only begun to gain popularity in the US in 2008.

Meaning of the name Ayaan:

Indian, Hindi: unmoving, path, procession
Somali: good luck
Arabic: God’s gift

Origin of the name Ayaan:

Ayaan is a boy’s name with several possible origins. In Indian/Hindi Ayaan means “unmoving, path, procession”. In Somali Ayaan means “good luck”. In Arabic Ayaan means “God’s gift”.

Symbolism of the name Ayaan:

Ayaan is one of the names of the Hindu god Vishnu who is the preserver and sustainer of worlds. Vishnu is depicted as blue skinned with four arms and decked out in jewelry, garlands of flowers, and a large crown.

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Gender of the name Ayaan:

Ayaan is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Ayaan:


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Emotion evoked from the name Ayaan:

Ayaan evokes feelings of responsibility and good will.

Alternative spellings for the name Ayaan:

Ahyan, Ayan

Nicknames for the name Ayaan:

  • Yaa
  • Yaan
  • Ay

Popularity of the name Ayaan:

According to the Social Security Administration, Ayaan is a recently popular boy’s name that first appeared in the top 1000 names in 2008. Ayaan continues to rise in popularity at #456 as of 2020.

Related names for the name Ayaan:

  • Yusef
  • Hasaan
  • Rajesh
  • Arya 
  • Jayaam
  • Emran

Great middle names for the name Ayaan and their meanings:

  • Ravi (conferring)
  • Esai (salvation of God)
  • Zaire (river that swallows all)
  • Ebo (born on Tuesday)
  • Ranjit (charmed)
  • Asahel (created by God)
  • Raaheim (empathetic)
  • Dev (god)

Famous people with the name Ayaan:

  • Ayaan Ali Khan (Indian classical musician)
  • Ayaan Agnihotri (son of actor Atul Agnihotri)
  • Ayaan Hashmi (son of actor Emraan Hashmi)
  • Ayaan Ravi (son of actor Jayam Ravi)

Ayaan in popular culture:

  • Ayaan Ahmed Khan (television, Qubool Hai)
  • Ayaan (film, “Oh heart, it is difficult”)