- Irish: Little king
- Arabic: Refers to one of the gates of Heaven where an angel is waiting to give water to those who were waiting
- Persian: Fragrant herb; wise
Rayan is a world traveler of a name with a rich and varied history. In Arabic, Rayan refers to the heavens, in Persian it is a fragrant herb or "wise," while in India it's a term referring to an authority figure. And don't forget the Irish version meaning "little king." See, didn't we tell you? This is a name that's racked up some serious frequent flyer miles.