Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Asad (Name)

Asad (transliteration: Asad, Arabic: أسد) (not to be confused with Asaad) is an Arabic name for boys that means “lion”.12

Asad is spelled as Esed in Turkish.

There are 16 Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Asad:

  • Asad Abad أسد أباد
  • Asad bin Asyad أسد بن أسيد
  • Asad al-Turki أسد التركي
  • Asad bin Harithah al-Kalbi أسد بن حارثة الكلبي
  • Asad bin Khuzaimah أسد بن خزيمة
  • Asad bin Khuwailid (nephew of Khadijah) أسد بن خويلد نسيب خديجة
  • Asad bin Rabee`ah al-Ja`fari the Poet أسد بن ربيعة الجعفري الشاعر
  • Asad bin Zurarah أسد بن زرارة
  • Asad bin Sa`yah al-Quradhi أسد بن سعية القرظي
  • Asad bin Safwanأسد بن صفوان Asad bin Abdullahأسد بن عبد الله
  • Asad bin Ubaid al-Quradhi أسد بن عبيد القرظي
  • Asad bin Kurz bin Amir al-Qusri أسد بن كرز بن عامر القسري
  • Asad bin Ka`b al-Quradhi أسد بن كعب القرظي
  • Asad bin Ya`mar أسد بن يعمر
  • Asad (freed slave of the Prophet SAW) أسد مولى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

Below is the name Asad written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Asad written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Al-Muheet fil Lughah by al-Sahib bin Abbad (d. c. 995 CE), entry for أسد.
  2. Al-Muhkam wal Muheet al-Aadham by Ibn Seedah al-Mursi (d. 1066 CE), entry for أسد.
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