Ayoub - boys name

Ayoub name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 81%

Ayoub name meaning:

The name Ayoub holds significant cultural and religious importance. It is of Arabic origin and is primarily used in Muslim communities. Transliterated as Ayyub in English, the name is equivalent to Job in the Bible, making it recognizable across various Abrahamic faiths. The meaning of Ayoub is "he who turns to God" or "penitent," reflecting a deep spiritual connotation. It signifies a person who seeks forgiveness, turns towards God in times of hardship, and maintains steadfast faith.

The story of Prophet Ayyub (Job) in Islamic tradition exemplifies patience, perseverance, and unwavering faith amidst profound suffering and trials. Therefore, naming a boy Ayoub carries a hopeful expectation that he will embody resilience, faithfulness, and the capacity to overcome adversity with grace. It's a name that resonates with the virtues of patience and enduring faith, inspiring a life lived in close connection with the divine and in constant pursuit of spiritual growth and understanding.


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Overall UK ranking: 888 out of 4789

34 recorded births last year

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  • Scotland (605)

Historical popularity of Ayoub

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