Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Ajma (Name)

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Ajma (transliteration: ʿAjmāʾ, Arabic: عجماء) is an Arabic name for girls that means “one who does not speak fluent or eloquent Arabic”1, “tree-less plain of sand”2, “silent/non-talkative”3, “cattle”4, named so as a reference to the fact that they do not speak. Amja is also used to refer to any of the daytime formal prayers (ṣalāhs) due to the fact that the Quran is not recited aloud in these prayers.5 Ajma is also the name of a plant.6

Ajma is also spelled as Ajmaa and Ejma.

There is one Companion (Sahabiyyah) of the Prophet Muhammad named Ajma:

  • al-Ajma al-Ansariyyah العجماء الأنصارية

Below is the name Ajma written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Ajma written in Arabic kufi script:

Footnotes

  1. Maqayees al-Lughah by Ibn Faris (d. 1004 CE), entry for عَجَمَ.
  2. Al-Qamoos al-Muheet by Fairuzabadi (d. 1414 CE), entry for العُجْمُ.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes by Reinhart Dozy (d. 1883 CE), entry for عجم.

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