Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Aawar (Name)

Aawar (transliteration: Aʿwar) is an ancient Arabic boy name that means “one who has bad eyesight”1, “deficient”2, “vincible” (exposed to attack)3 (it is common for ancient Arabian names to have negative meanings).

There are two companions of the Prophet Muhammad with the name Aawar:

  • al-Aawar bin al-Ward الأعور بن الورد
  • al-Aawar bin Bashamah الأعور بن بشامة

Aawar may also be spelled as Aawer, Awer, A’war and Awar.

Below is the name Aawar written in the Arabic naskh script:

Below is the same name written in the calligraphic ruʿqah script


  1. Al-Misbaah al-Muneer by al-Fayyumi (d. 1368 CE), entry for عور.
  2. Majma` Bihaar al-Anwaar by al-Fattini (d. 1578 CE), entry for عور.
  3. Mu`jam al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah al-Mu`aasirah by Ahmad Mukhtar Umar (d. 2003 CE), entry for عور.
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