Assalaam o Alaikum My daughter's name is aniya. From what we saw on the internet it meant concern and lovinh. But someone recently told us that it's meaning in arabic is prisoner. Can somebody help us with this? We are quite puzzled. Also aniya in Hebrew and polish means god has given much i think. Is it ok to keep this name in islam?
in lane's dictionary: http://www.tyndalearchive.com/tabs/lane/ppages/Lane-P560060.gif : it means also "lovely, humble or submissive woman" :
in baranov's arabic-russian there is another "ganiya" which means "suffering, unhappy", but in lane's dictionary there is no such word: http://www.tyndalearchive.com/tabs/lane/ppages/Lane-P560574.gif :