Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Ashaath (Name)

Ashaath or Ash’ath (transliteration: Ashʿath, Arabic: أشعث) is an ancient Arabian name for boys that means  “a person whose hair is dirty, disheveled or matted”.12

There are five Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Ashaath:

  • al-Ashaath al-Ansariالأشعث الأنصاري
  • al-Ashaath al-Abdiالأشعث العبدي
  • Ashaath bin Abd al-Hjr bin Awfأشعث بن عبد الحجر بن عوف
  • al-Ashaath bin Qais bin Ma`diالأشعث بن قيس بن معدي
  • Ashaath bin Minas al-Sukuniأشعث بن ميناس السكوني

Below is the name Ashaath written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Ashaath written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Taj al-Lughah wa Sihaah al-Arabiyyah by al-Jawhari (d. 1003 CE), entry for شعث.
  2. Kitaab al-Ain by al-Khaleel bin Ahmad al-Faraahidi (d. 786 CE), entry for شعث.

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