Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Aqrab (Name)

Aqrab (transliteration: ʿAqrab, Arabic: عقرب) is an ancient Arabian name for boys and girls that means “scorpion”.12

There are three Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Aqrab. One of them is male, the other two are female:

  • Aqrab bin Abi Aqrab عقرب بن أبي عقرب
  • Aqrab bint Salamah عقرب بنت سلامة
  • Aqrab bint Mu`adh عقرب بنت معاذ

Aqrab bin Abi Aqrab was a famous merchant from the city of Medina.3

Below is the name Aqrab written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Aqrab written in Arabic kufi script:

Footnotes

  1. Lisaan al-Arab by Ibn Manzur (d. 1311 CE), entry for عقرب.
  2. Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE), entry for عقرب.
  3. Lisaan al-Arab by Ibn Manzur (d. 1311 CE), entry for عقرب.

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