Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Awfa (Name)

Awfa (transliteration: Awfā, Arabic: أوفى) is an Arabic name for boys. Awfa is a verb that means “he kept a promise”1, “he gave something its due”2, “he looked upon something from above”3. It is not clear which one of these meanings was intended by the name.

The word Awfa is used in a number of places in the Quran, as in verse 3:76:

Indeed, whoever fulfills his promises and maintains piety—God loves the pious.

There are two Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Awfa:

  • Awfa bin Urfutah أوفى بن عرفطة
  • Awfa bin Mawlah al-Tamimi al-Anbari أوفى بن مولى التميمي العنبري

Below is the name Awfa written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Awfa written in Arabic kufi script:

Footnotes

  1. Ibn Sīda al-Mursī, Al-Muḥkam wa-l-Muḥīṭ al-Aʿẓam (d. 1066 CE), وفي.
  2. Ahmad Mukhtar Umar, Muʿjam al-Lugha al-ʿArabīya al-Muʿāṣira (d. 2003 CE), وفي.
  3. Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane (d. 1876), وفي.

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