Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Aghlab (Name)

Aghlab (transliteration: Aghlab, Arabic: أغلب) is an ancient Arabian name for boys that means “lion”1, “short and stout”2, “one who has a thick neck”34. When referring to a garden as aghlab, it means the garden is thick with plants.5 In modern Arabic, the word aghlab has come to be used to mean “most”, “the majority of”.6 It, however, continues to be used as a name by Arabs.

Aghlab is also spelled as Aglab, Eghleb and Egleb.

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Aghlab:

  • al-Aghlab bin Jusham الأغلب بن جشم

Below is the name Aghlab written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Aghlab written in Arabic kufi script:

Footnotes

  1. Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE), entry for غلب.
  2. Kitaab al-Ain by al-Khaleel bin Ahmad al-Faraahidi (d. 786 CE) , entry for غلب.
  3. Al-Mufradaat fi Ghareeb al-Qur’aan by al-Raaghib al-Asfahaani (d. c. 1109 CE), entry for غلب.
  4. Tuhfah al-Areeb bima fil Qur’aan minal Ghareeb by Abu Hayyan al-Gharnati (d. 1344 CE), entry for غلب.
  5. Al-Mu`jam al-Waseet by a Team of Writers (1998), entry for غلب.
  6. Mu`jam al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah al-Mu`aasirah by Ahmad Mukhtar Umar (d. 2003 CE), entry for .

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