Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Ayash (Name)

Ayash (transliteration: ʿAyyāsh, Arabic: عيّاش) is an Arabic name for boys that means “one who lives well”, “one who has a good state of living”, “one who has a good life”.12 It also means “one who makes bread”, i.e. “baker”.34

Ayash is also spelled Ayyash, Ayaash, Aiyash and Ayyaash.

There are two Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Ayash:

  • Ayyash bin Abi Rabee`ah عياش بن أبي ربيعة
  • Ayyash bin Alqamah bin Abdullah عياش بن علقمة بن عبد الله

Below is the name Ayash written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Ayash written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane (d. 1876), عيش.
  2. Ahmad Mukhtar Umar, Muʿjam al-Lugha al-ʿArabīya al-Muʿāṣira (d. 2003 CE), عيش.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Sultan Qaboos Encyclopedia of Arab Names (Sultan Qaboos University, 1985), عَيّاش.
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