Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Aasha (Name)

Aasha (transliteration: Aʿshā) is an ancient Arabic name for boys that means “one who suffers from night blindness”,1 it can also have the more general meaning of “one who has bad eyesight”.2

There is one companion of the Prophet, , who has this name:

  • Aasha al-Mazini أعشى المازني

Maymun Ibn Qays Al-Aasha was a famous Arabic pre-Islamic poet.

The name Aasha may also be spelled as A’sha, Ashaa, Aashaa and Asha.

Below is the name Aasha written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the same name written in the calligraphic ruʿqah script:


  1. Al-Muheet fil Lughah by al-Sahib bin Abbad (d. c. 995 CE), entry for عشو.
  2. Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes by Reinhart Dozy (d. 1883 CE), entry for عشو.
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