Rehan - boys name

Rehan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 79%

Rehan name meaning:

The name Rehan is of Arabic origin and holds multiple meanings. One of its common meanings is "sweet basil" or "fragrant herb," derived from the Arabic word "rayhan." In Islamic culture, the herb sweet basil is believed to have various health benefits, such as healing properties and the ability to ward off evil spirits. As a result, the name Rehan often symbolizes purity, freshness, and a pleasant aroma.

Moreover, Rehan can also be derived from the Persian name "Rihan," meaning "king" or "sovereign." This interpretation signifies strength, leadership, and a sense of authority. Thus, the name Rehan embodies both an aromatic essence and regal connotations.

Parents may choose the name Rehan for their son due to its positive associations, hoping to bestow qualities of purity, freshness, and strength onto their child. It is a meaningful and culturally rich name that resonates with both Arabic and Persian heritage.


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Overall UK ranking: 1004 out of 4789

29 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (720)

Historical popularity of Rehan

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