Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Buhlul (Name)

Buhlul (transliteration: Bulūl, Arabic: بهلول) is an Arabic name for boys that means “cheerful”, “joyous”, “a virtuous and good-humored chief or elder”.1234

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Buhlul:

  • Buhlul bin Dhu’aib al-Nabbash بهلول بن ذؤيب النباش

Below is the name Buhlul written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Buhlul written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Al-Aṣmaʿī, Ishtiqāq al-Asmāʾ (d. 831 CE), بُهْلُول.
  2. Sultan Qaboos Encyclopedia of Arab Names (Sultan Qaboos University, 1985), بُهْلُول.
  3. Academy of the Arabic Language in Cairo, al-Muʿjam al-Wasīṭ (1998), الـبهلول.
  4. Ismāʿīl bin Ḥammād al-Jawharī, Tāj al-Lugha wa Ṣiḥāḥ al-ʿArabīya (d. 1003 CE), بهل.
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