Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Bakr (Name)

Bakr () is an Arabic name for boys that means “young (adolescent) camel”.123

The closest Companion of Prophet Muhammad is known as Abu Bakr, which means “father of a boy named Bakr”. This wasn’t his first name but his kunya, something akin to a nickname. His first name was ʿAbdullāh, his full name being ʿAbdullāh bin Abī Quḥāfa.

There are ten Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Bakr:

  • Bakr bin Umayyah al-Dhamri بكر بن أمية الضمري
  • Bakr bin Jabalah بكر بن جبلة
  • Bakr bin al-Haarith al-Anmaari بكر بن الحارث الأنماري
  • Bakr bin Haarithah al-Juhani بكر بن حارثة الجهني
  • Bakr bin Habeeb al-Hanafi بكر بن حبيب الحنفي
  • Bakr bin Hadhlam al-Asadi بكر بن حذلم الأسدي
  • Bakr bin al-Shuddakh al-Laithi بكر بن الشداخ الليثي
  • Bakr bin Abdullah bin al-Rabee` al-Ansari بكر بن عبد الله بن الربيع الأنصاري
  • Bakr bin Abdullah بكر بن عبد الله
  • Bakr bin Mubshir bin Khair al-Ansari al-Awsi بكر بن مبشر بن خير الأنصاري الأوسي

Below is the name Bakr written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Bakr written in Arabic kufi script:

Footnotes

  1. Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane (d. 1876), بكر.
  2. Al-Muṭarrizī, al-Mughrib fī Tartīb al-Muʿrib (d. 1213 CE), بكر.
  3. Firuzabadi, al-Qāmūs al-Muḥīṭ, البُكْرَةُ.

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