Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Abdul Qayyum (Name)

Abdul Qayyum (transliteration: ʿAbdul Qayyūm, Arabic: عبد القيوم) is an Arabic name for boys that means “servant of the Everlasting”, “servant of the Self-Existent One”, meaning servant of God” since al-Qayyūm is one of the names of God in Islam.1 The name is made up of the words ʿabd (“servant”, “slave”)2 and the name of God al-Qayyūm. Due to the way the Arabic language works, when pronouncing the name ʿabd al-Qayyūm becomes ʿabdul Qayyūm.

Abdul Qayyum may also be spelled as Abd al-Qayyum, Abdul Qayoom, Abdul Qayyoom, Abdul Qayoum, Abd el-Qeyom and Abdel Kayom among others.

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Abdul Qayyum:

  • Abdul Qayyum slave of Abi Rashid عبد القيوم مولى أبي راشد

Below is the name Abdul Qayyum written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the same name written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Mukhtaar al-Sihaah by al-Razi (d. 1266 CE), entry for قوم.
  2. Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE), entry for عبد.
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