Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Bab (Name)

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Bab (transliteration: Bāb, Arabic: باب) is an ancient Arabian name for boys that means “door”, “gate”, “gateway”.12

There are two Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Bab:

  • Bab ibn Dhi al-Jarrah باب ابن ذي الجرة
  • Bab bin Umair باب بن عمير

Below is the name Bab written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Bab written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Ibn Manẓūr, Lisān al-ʿArab (d. 1311 CE), بوب.
  2. Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane (d. 1876), بوب.

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