Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Abaa (Name)

Abaa (transliteration: Abāʾ) is an Arabic name for boys that means “proud”, “self-important”.1 Its literal meaning is “one who turns away”, “one who rejects”.2.

Abaa is also spelled as Abba, Abbaa, Abaa’, and Abbaa’.

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

  • al-Abaa bin Qais al-Asadi الأبَّاء بن قيس الأسَديّ

Below is the name Abaa written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Abaa written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes by Reinhart Dozy (d. 1883 CE), entry for أَبى.
  2. Maqayees al-Lughah by Ibn Faris (d. 1004 CE), entry for أَبَيَ.
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