Abis (transliteration: ʿĀbis) is an Arabic name for boys that means “lion”1, its literal meaning is “angry”2 and “fierce”3.
There are four Companions of the Prophet who have this name:
- Abis bin Ja`dah al-Tamimi عابس بن جعدة التميمي
- Abis bin Rabee`ahعابس بن ربيعة
- Abis bin Aabis al-Ghaffariعابس بن عابس الغفاري
- Abis slave of Huwaitib bin Abd al-Uzzaa عابس مولى حويطب بن عبد العزى
Abis was the name of a sword mentioned by the poet Farazdaq, belonging to someone called Abdulrahman bin Sulaim al-Kalbi.4
The name Abis may also be spelled as Aabis, Abes, Aabes, and ‘Abis.
Below is the name Abis written in Arabic naskh script:
Below is the same name written in Arabic ruʿqah script: