Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Arqam (Name)

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Arqam (transliteration: Arqam, Arabic: أرقم) is an Arabic name for boys that refers to a type of snake1 known as the “egg-eating snake” in English (scientific name Dasypeltis scabra).

There are eight Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Arqam:

  • al-Arqam bin abi al-Arqam al-Kala`i الأرقم بن أبي الأرقم الكلاعي
  • Arqam bin abi al-Arqam al-Makhzumi أرقم بن أبي الأرقم االمخزومي
  • al-Arqam bin abi al-Arqam al-Zuhari الأرقم بن أبي الأرقم الزهري
  • al-Arqam bin Jufainah al-Tujaibi الأرقم بن جُفينة التُّجَيبي
  • Arqam al-Khuza`i أرقم الخزاعي
  • al-Arqam bin Abdullah bin al-Harith الأرقم بن عبد الله بن الحارث
  • al-Arqam al-Nakha`i الأرقم النخعي
  • al-Arqam bin Yazeed الأرقم بن يزيد

Below is the name Arqam written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Arqam written in Arabic kufi script:

Footnotes

  1. Al-Muhkam wal Muheet al-Aadham by Ibn Seedah al-Mursi (d. 1066 CE), entry for رقم.

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