Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Ahnaf (Name)

Ahnaf (transliteration: Aḥnaf, Arabic: أحنف) is an ancient Arabian name for boys that means “club-footed” (one who walks on the back of their feet due to a congenital defect).12

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Ahnaf:

  • al-Ahnaf bin Qais الاحنف بن قيس

Below is the name Ahnaf written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Ahnaf written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Al-Misbaah al-Muneer by al-Fayyumi (d. 1368 CE), entry for حنف.
  2. Al-Muheet fil Lughah by al-Sahib bin Abbad (d. c. 995 CE), entry for حنف.
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