Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Awn (Name)

Awn (transliteration: ʿAwn, Arabic: عون) is an Arabic name for boys that means “helper”, “supporter”, “backer”.12 Awn may also be written as Aun.

There are four Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Awn:

  • Awn bin al-Abbas عون بن العباس
  • Awn bin Ubaidah عون بن عبيدة
  • Awn bin Ja`far bin Abi Talib عون بن جعفر بن أبي طالب
  • Awn bin Qais bin Ma`d عون بن قيس بن معد

Below is the name Awn written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Awn written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Al-Rāghib al-Isfahānī, al-Mufradāt fī Gharīb al-Qurʾān (d. c. 1109 CE), عون.
  2. Zayn al-Dīn al-Razī, Mukhtār al-Ṣiḥāḥ (d. 1266 CE), عون.
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