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Type Political Subdivision & Settlement
Scripts رياض(Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. /ri.ˈjaːdˤ/(Arabic) /ɹi.ˈjɑːd/(English)  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsRiyad, Riad

Meaning & History

Means "meadows, gardens", from the plural of Arabic روضة (rawdah). This is the name of the capital city of Saudi Arabia and a province of the same name. In Arabic it is properly written with the definite article: الرياض (ar-Riyadh).
Added 11/19/2016 by anonymous
Edited 9/14/2021 by HL