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Inaya is a classic Arabic baby name for girls. With its pleasing lilt of consonants and vowels, this name's mystique has made it popular throughout South Asia and the Middle East. Inaya is the titular heroine of Inaya by Auxi Sena Mbie, and Inaya Couture is the name of a luxury clothier headquartered in New Delhi. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Inaya:

Arabic: Care, concern, kindness

Inaya is the feminine variation of the name Inayat. This name derives from the Arabic word inayah (عناية) and means “concern,” “kindness,” or “care”. The name is very popular in parts of Europe, including Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. The name has only just started to become more popular in the United States. Sometimes, the name is interpreted to mean “Gift from God”.

Symbolism of the Name Inaya:

Inaya is the female version of Inayat (an Arabic name that means “care” or “concern”). As a feminine name, Inaya is also very common in South Asia. The Bengali spelling of Inaya is ইনায়া, and the Urdu spelling is عنایا. According to Quran 20:111, inayah is representative of sovereign grace, and it is also symbolic of entry into eternal paradise.

Nicknames for the Name Inaya:

With a name like Inaya, what sort of nicknames are available? Finding nicknames can feel as stressful as picking a given name! Fortunately, we're here to help make the process simpler. We've collected the best nicknames for Inaya for you, to take one more stress out of having a child.

  • Ina
  • Naya 
  • Aya
  • Inay
  • Nay
  • Yaya
  • Ina Beana
  • Yah
  • Inayaninator
  • Naia
  • Daya
  • Ena
Baby name Inaya


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Gender of the Name Inaya:

Inaya is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the Name Inaya:


Number of Syllables in the Name Inaya:


Emotion Evoked From the Name Inaya:

The name Inaya evokes feelings of serenity and strength.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Inaya:

Popularity of the Name Inaya:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Inaya was the 1,141st most popular baby name for girls in 2020. The name finally entered the top 1,000 in 2022, ranking at 966.

Great Middle Names for Inaya and Their Meanings:

  • Azalea (dry flower)
  • Bonnie (pretty, attractive, beautiful)
  • Camille (young ceremonial attendant, helper, acolyte)
  • Clove (fragrant spice)
  • Danielle (God is my judge)
  • Genesis (origin, advent, beginning)
  • Joelle (the Lord is God)
  • Leslie (holly garden)
  • Margo (pearl)
  • Radeyah (content, satisfied, happy)
  • Salimah (safe, secure, peaceful)
  • Zadie (princess, prosperous, fortunate)

Famous People with the Name Inaya:

  • Inaya Anahit Ali (wife of singer Maqsood Mahmood Ali)
  • Inaya Chanal (actress)
  • Inaya “Day” Davis (singer)
  • Inaya Ezzeddine (politician)
  • Inaya Jaber (writer)
  • Inaya Folarin Iman (journalist)
  • Inaya Kohli (daughter of Bollywood actor Purab Kohli)
  • Inaya Mahrez (daughter of footballer Riyad Karim Mahrez)
  • Inaya Sultana (actress)
  • Inaya Graciana Yusuf (film director)
  • Inaya (titular heroine of the French novel Inaya by Auxi Sena Mbie)
  • Inaya Couture (high fashion clothier based in Delhi, India)
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