Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Burda (Name)

Burda (transliteration: Burda, Arabic: بردة) is an Arabic name for boys and girls that refers to a type of garment worn by Arabians.12 It looks like a robe, except that it only opens at the top rather than the front. The Prophet is known to have worn this type of garment. The diminutive of Burda is Buraida.

Burda is also spelled Burdah and Borda.

There is one male Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Burda:

  • Burdah al-Qat`i بُردة القطعي

Below is the name Burda written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Burda written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Al-Muṭarrizī, al-Mughrib fī Tartīb al-Muʿrib (d. 1213 CE), برد.
  2. Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane (d. 1876), برد.
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