Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Aaqil (Name)

Aaqil (transliteration: ʿĀqil) is an Arabic name for boys that means “intelligent”, “wise”, “sagacious”1, it is the opposite of “ignorant”, “foolish”2. According to the Andalusian scholar Abu Hayyan al-Gharnati, the root of the word Aaqil (ʿaql) describes having sufficient intelligence and self-control to not be controlled by whims and desires.3

Aaqil is also spelled as Aaqel, Aqel, Aqil, Aquil, and Aaquil.

There is one Companion of the Prophet with the name of Aaqil:

  • Aaqil bin Abi al-Bukair عاقل بن أبي البكير

Below is the name Aaqil written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the same name written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Maqayees al-Lughah by Ibn Faris (d. 1004 CE), entry for عَقَلَ.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Tuhfah al-Areeb bima fil Qur’aan minal Ghareeb by Abu Hayyan al-Gharnati (d. 1344 CE), entry for عقل.
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