Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Ajda (Name)

Ajda (transliteration: Ajdaʿ, Arabic: أجدع) is an ancient Arabian name for boys that means “one whose nose is cut”.12 It can also refer to an ear being cut (as in an animal’s ear cut for some purpose).3 In ancient Arabia it was common to give children names with negative meanings due to the belief that it protected them from envy.

Ajda may also be spelled as Ajdaa and Ajda’.

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Ajda:

  • al-Ajda bin Malik bin Umayyah الأجدع بن مالك بن أمية

Below is the name Ajda written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Ajda written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Al-Misbaah al-Muneer by al-Fayyumi (d. 1368 CE), entry for جدع.
  2. Al-Muheet fil Lughah by al-Sahib bin Abbad (d. c. 995 CE), entry for جدع.
  3. Asaas al-Balaaghah by al-Zamakhshari (d. 1143 CE), entry for جدع.
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