Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Abdu Rab (Name)

Abdu Rab (transliteration: ʿAbdu Rabb) is an Arabic name for boys that means “servant of the Lord”. It is made up of the words ʿabd (“slave, servant”)1 and rab (“lord”, “mentor”).23 The literal meaning of the phrase is “servant of a lord”, but the meaning of “servant of the Lord” can be assumed due to the associating of the word rabb with God.

Abdu Rab may also be spelled Abdurab and Abdu Rabb.

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad with this name:

  • Abdu Rab bin Haq عبد رب بن حقّ

Below is the name Abdu Rab written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the same name written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE), entry for عبد.
  2. Tuhfah al-Areeb bima fil Qur’aan minal Ghareeb by Abu Hayyan al-Gharnati (d. 1344 CE), entry for  ربب.
  3. Asaas al-Balaaghah by al-Zamakhshari (d. 1143 CE), entry for ربب.
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