Ashraf (transliteration: Ashraf, Arabic: أشرف) is an Arabic name for boys that means “loftier”, “more exalted”, “loftiest”, “most exalted”.1 Ashraf is the comparative and superlative form of sharīf (“exalted”, “lofty”).2
There are two Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Ashraf:
- Ashraf (last name unknown) أشرف غير منسوب
- Ashraf bin Humayyir bin Dhuhl أشرف بن حمير بن ذهل
Below is the name Ashraf written in Arabic naskh script:
Below is the name Ashraf written in Arabic kufi script:
- Sultan Qaboos Encyclopedia of Arab Names (Sultan Qaboos University, 1985), entry for أَشْرَف.
- Taj al-Lughah wa Sihaah al-Arabiyyah by al-Jawhari (d. 1003 CE), entry for شرف.