Origin of the name SUHAIL.
Etymology of the name SUHAIL.
Meaning of the baby name SUHAIL.
SUHAIL (سهيل). Arabic
name for the star "Canopus." Also spelled Sohail,
... Ath-Thuraiya was renowned
for her beauty, and became the wife of Suhail Ibn Abd ar-Rahman Ibn Auf
az-Zuhri, by whom she was taken to Egypt. It was on this occasion
that Omar Ibn Abi Rabia composed the following verses in allusion to the well-known stars Suhail (Canopus)
and ath-Thuraiya (the Pleiads), and which have since become
proverbial: O thou who joinest in marriage ath-Thuraiya and
Subhail, tell me, I pray thee, how can they ever meet? The former
rises in the north-east, and the latter in the south-east! (Ibn
Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary, v.2, 1843)