Bahdal (transliteration: Bahdal, Arabic: بهدل) is an ancient Arabian name for boys that means “young hyena”.1 It also refers to a type of bird having a green color, although the sources do not describe the bird beyond its color.2
There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Bahdal:
- Bahdal al-Ta’i بهدل الطائي
Below is the name Bahdal written in Arabic naskh script:
Below is the name Bahdal written in Arabic kufi script:
- Murtaḍa al-Zabīdī, Tāj al-ʿArūs fī Jawāhir al-Qamūs (d. 1790 CE), بهدل.
- Firuzabadi, al-Qāmūs al-Muḥīṭ (d. 1414 CE), بهدل.