Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Alasa (Name)

Alasa (transliteration: ʿAlasah, Arabic: علسة) that is described as “an insect that looks like an ant or a large tick” in Arabic sources.123 Alasa may also be spelled Alasah.

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Alasa:

  • Alasah bin Adi al-Balawi علسة بن عدي البلوي

Below is the name Alasa written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Alasa written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Al-Muhkam wal Muheet al-Aadham by Ibn Seedah al-Mursi (d. 1066 CE), entry for علس.
  2. Lisaan al-Arab by Ibn Manzur (d. 1311 CE), entry for علس.
  3. Al-Ubaab al-Zaakhir by al-Saghaani (d. 1252 CE), entry for علس.

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