Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Abdul Wahid (Name)

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Abdul Wahid (transliteration: ʿAbdul Wāḥid, Arabic: عبد الواحد) is an Arabic name for boys that means “servant of the One”, meaning “servant of God” since al-Wāḥid 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-Wāḥid. Due to the way the Arabic language works, when pronouncing the name ʿabd al-Wāḥid becomes ʿabdul Wāḥid.

Abdul Wahid is also spelled as Abdul Waahid, Abdul Wahed, Abdol Wahed, Abd al-Wahid, Abd el-Wahid and Abdulwahid, among others.

There are two Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Abdul Wahid:

  • Abdul Wahid bin Ayman عبد الواحد بن أيمن
  • Abdul Wahid (last name unknown) عبد الواحد غير منسوب

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

Below is the same name written in Arabic kufi script:

Footnotes

  1. Al-Nihaayah fi Ghareeb al-Hadeeth wal Athar by Abu Sa`aadaat Ibn al-Athir (d. 1210 CE), entry for وَحَدَ.
  2. Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE), entry for عبد.

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