Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Adra (Name)

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Adra (transliteration: Adraʿ, Arabic: أدرع) is an Arabic name for boys. The word is used to refer to a horse that has a black chest and a white rest of the body.12

Adra may also be spelled as Adra’.

There are two Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Adra:

  • al-Adra` al-Sulami الأدرع السلمي
  • al-Adra` Abu Ja`d al-Zimri الأدرع أبو جعد الضمري

Below is the name Adra written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Adra written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Majma` Bihaar al-Anwaar by al-Fattini (d. 1578 CE), entry for درع.
  2. Al-Majmoo` al-Mugheeth fi Gharibay al-Qur’aani wal Hadeeth by Abu Musa al-Madeeni (d. 1185 CE), entry for درع.

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