Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Asbagh (Name)

Asbagh (transliteration: Aṣbagh, Arabic: أصبغ) is an Arabic name for boys that means “white-maned (horse)”.12 Asbagh can also mean “white-tailed (bird)”3, but according to al-Mutarrizi when it is used as the name of a person, it is the first meaning (“white-maned”) that is meant by it, at least in the case of the father of Ṭumāḍir bint al-Asbagh, wife of the Companion Abdulrahman bin Awf.4

There are four Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Asbagh:

  • al-Asbagh bin Hijr bin Sa`d al-Hamadani الأصبغ بن حجر بن سعد الهمداني
  • al-Asbagh bin Amr bin Tha`labah الأصبغ بن عمرو بن ثعلبة
  • al-Asbagh bin Nubatah الأصبغ بن نباتة
  • Asbagh bin Ghiyath أصبغ بن غياث

Below is the name Asbagh written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Asbagh written in Arabic kufi script:

Footnotes

  1. Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE), entry for صِبغ.
  2. Al-Maghrib fi Tarteeb al-Ma`rib by al-Mutarrizi (d. 1213 CE), entry for صبغ.
  3. Taj al-Lughah wa Sihaah al-Arabiyyah by al-Jawhari (d. 1003 CE), entry for صِبغ.
  4. Al-Maghrib fi Tarteeb al-Ma`rib by al-Mutarrizi (d. 1213 CE), entry for صبغ.

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