Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Aftas (Name)

Aftas (transliteration: Afṭas, Arabic: أفطس) is an ancient Arabian name for boys that means “one who has a wide nose”1 (as opposed to a long or sharp nose).

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named al-Aftas (his last name is not known).

Below is the name Aftas written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Aftas written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Asaas al-Balaaghah by al-Zamakhshari (d. 1143 CE), entry for فطس.
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