Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Adham (Name)

Adham (transliteration: Adham, Arabic: أدهم) is an Arabic name for boys that means “dark”, “black”, used to describe jet-black horses and camels.12

There are two Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Adham:

  • Adham bin Hazrah al-Lakhmi al-Rashidiأدهم بن حَظْرَة اللخمي الراشدي
  • Adham bin Muhriz al-Bahili abu Malikأدهم بن مُحرز الباهليّ أبو مالك

Ibrahim ibn Adham (718 – 782 CE) was a famous early Sufi ascetic and teacher (ibn Adham means “son of Adham”).

Below is the name Adham written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is Adham written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Al-Misbaah al-Muneer by al-Fayyumi (d. 1368 CE), entry for دهم.
  2. Mukhtaar al-Sihaah by al-Razi (d. 1266 CE), entry for دهم.
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