Keeping the name “Anaya”

Q: We intend to name our baby girl Anaya or Anaiah. You are requested to let us know the meaning of this word in English and if it’s an extract from Qura’an. Please also let us know that if this word has some historic or cultural back ground.


A: This word means “to boil”, hence it should not be kept as a name.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)