Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Anbas (Name)

Anbas (transliteration: ʿAnbas, Arabic: عنبس) is an Arabic name for boys that means “lion”.123

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Anbas:

  • Anbas bin Tha`labah al-Balawi عنبس بن ثعلبة البلوي

Below is the name Anbas written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Anbas written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Kitaab al-Ain by al-Khaleel bin Ahmad al-Faraahidi (d. 786 CE), entry for عنبس.
  2. Al-Ubaab al-Zaakhir by al-Saghaani (d. 1252 CE), entry for عنبس.
  3. Al-Muheet fil Lughah by al-Sahib bin Abbad (d. c. 995 CE), entry for عَنْبَسٌ.
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