Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Akdar (Name)

Akdar (transliteration: Akdar, Arabic: أكدر) (not to be confused with Akhdar or Akbar) is an Arabic name for boys that means “dark”, “muddy or cloudy” (used in description of water), “not bright”, “not shiny”, “suffering from upset”.123 Akdar is also spelled Akder.

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Akdar:

  • al-Akdar bin Humam الأكدر بن حمام

Below is the name Akdar written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Akdar written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Al-Muheet fil Lughah by al-Sahib bin Abbad (d. c. 995 CE), entry for كدر.
  2. Al-Misbaah al-Muneer by al-Fayyumi (d. 1368 CE), entry .
  3. Taj al-Lughah wa Sihaah al-Arabiyyah by al-Jawhari (d. 1003 CE), entry for كدر.

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