Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Awf (Name)

Awf (transliteration: ʿAwf, Arabic: عوف) is an Arabic name for boys that means “lion”1, “guest”2, and it also refers to a type of plant3.

Awf is also written as Auf.

There are 25 Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Awf:

  • Awf bin Uthathah عوف بن أثاثة
  • Awf bin Hajiz al-Azdi عوف بن حاجز الأزدي
  • Awf bin al-Harith عوف بن الحارث
  • Awf bin al-Harith 2 عوف بن الحارث آخر
  • Awf bin Hudhairah عوف بن حظيرة
  • Awf bin al-Husain عوف بن الحصين
  • Awf bin Abi Hayyah al-Bajali عوف بن أبي حية البجلي
  • Awf bin Dalham عوف بن دلهم
  • Awf bin Rabee` bin Harithah عوف بن ربيع بن حارثة
  • Awf bin Suraqah al-Dhumari عوف بن سراقة الضمري
  • Awf bin Salamah bin Salaamah عوف بن سلمة بن سلامة
  • Awf al-Sulami عوف السلمي
  • Awf bin Abdullah al-Asadi عوف بن عبد الله الأسدي
  • Awf bin Abdullah bin al-Ahmar al-Azdi عوف بن عبد الله بن الأحمر الأزدي
  • Awf bin Abd al-Harith bin Awf عوف بن عبد الحارث بن عوف
  • Awf bin Afraa’ عوف بن عفراء
  • Awf bin al-Alaa’ bin Khalid al-Jashmi عوف بن العلاء بن خالد الجشمي
  • Awf bin al-Qa`qaa` عوف بن القعقاع
  • Awf bin Malik al-Ashja`i al-Ghatfani عوف بن مالك الأشجعي الغطفاني
  • Awf bin Malik al-Jashmi عوف بن مالك الجشمي
  • Awf bin Malik al-Nasri عوف بن مالك النصري
  • Awf bin Murarah al-Sakuni عوف بن مرارة السكوني
  • Awf bin Najwah عوف بن نجوة
  • Awf bin al-Nu`man al-Shaibani عوف بن النعمان الشيباني
  • Awf al-Warkani عوف الوركاني

Below is the name Awf written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Awf written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Ibn Sīda al-Mursī, Al-Muḥkam wa-l-Muḥīṭ al-Aʿẓam (d. 1066 CE), entry for عوف.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Al-Ṣāḥib bin ʿAbbād, Al-Muḥīṭ fī l-Lugha (d. c. 995 CE), عوف .
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