Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Abdul Aziz

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Abdul Aziz (transliteration: ʿAbdul ʿAzīz) is an Arabic name for boys that means “servant of the Most Mighty”, “servant of the Most Powerful”, meaning “servant of God”, since al-ʿAzīz is one of the names of God in Islam.1 The name is made up of the words ʿabd (“servant”, “slave”)2 and the name of God al-ʿAzīz. Due to the way the Arabic language works, the “al” from al-ʿAzīz is attached to ʿabd when the name is spoken out loud, becoming ʿabdul, and the Azīz part is pronounced separately.

Abdul Aziz is also spelled as Abdul Azeez, Abdulaziz, Abd al-Aziz, Abd al-Azeez, Abdel Azeez and others.

There are ten Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Abdul Aziz:

  • Abdul Aziz bin Abi Umayyah عبد العزيز بن أبي أمية
  • Abdul Aziz bin Badr عبد العزيز بن بدر
  • Abdul Aziz bin Abi Rawwad عبد العزيز بن أبي روّاد
  • Abdul Aziz bin Sakhbarah عبد العزيز بن سخبرة
  • Abdul Aziz bin Saif عبد العزيز بن سيف
  • Abdul Aziz al-Sulami عبد العزيز السلمي
  • Abdul Aziz bin Sa`eed عبد العزيز بن سعيد
  • Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Asyad عبد العزيز بن عبد الله بن أسيد
  • Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Aamir عبد العزيز بن عبد الله بن عامر
  • Abdul Aziz bin Akhi Hudhaifah عبد العزيز ابن أخي حذيفة

Below is the name Abdul Aziz written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the same name written in Arabic kufi script:

Footnotes

  1. Mu`jam al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah al-Mu`aasirah by Ahmad Mukhtar Umar (d. 2003 CE), entry for عزز.
  2. Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE), entry for عبد.

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