Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Anbara (Name)

Anbara (transliteration: ʿAnbarah, Arabic: عنبرة) is an Arabic name for boys and girls (today mainly used for girls) that means “piece of ambergris” (ambergris is a fragrant substance used in perfume-making).1 Anbara also means “severest part of winter”.2 When referring to a tribe or nation, Anbara means the best and noblest among them.3

There is one (male) Sahabi (Companion of the Prophet Muhammad ) named Anbara:

  • Anbara bin al-Ahrash bin Tha`labah عنبرة بن الأحرش بن ثعلبة

Below is the name Anbara written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Anbara written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes by Reinhart Dozy (d. 1883 CE), entry for عنبر.
  2. Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE), entry for عنبر.
  3. Ibid.
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