Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Aktal (Name)

Aktal (transliteration: Aktal, Arabic: أكتل) is an Arabic name for boys that means “disaster”, “difficulty”, “trial (of life)”.12 We are only including this name for completeness and do not recommend using it for a child since it has such a negative meaning.

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Aktal:

  • Aktal bin Shamakh أكتل بن شماخ

Below is the name Aktal written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Aktal written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Majma` Bihaar al-Anwaar by al-Fattini (d. 1578 CE), entry for أَكْتَل.
  2. Al-Muheet fil Lughah by al-Sahib bin Abbad (d. c. 995 CE), entry for كتل.

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