Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Aghar (Name)

Aghar (transliteration: Agharr, Arabic: ّأغر) is an Arabic name for boys that means “honorable”1, “highly respected”2. It also means “white-colored” (for example when describing the color of an animal).34

Aghar may also be spelled as Agher, Agharr and Agar.

There are two Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Aghar:

  • al-Aghar bin Yasar al-Muzani الأغر بن يسار المزني
  • al-Aghar al-Ghaffari الأغر الغفاري

Below is the name Aghar written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Aghar written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Taj al-Lughah wa Sihaah al-Arabiyyah by al-Jawhari (d. 1003 CE), entry for غرر.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Kitaab al-Ain by al-Khaleel bin Ahmad al-Faraahidi (d. 786 CE), entry for غر.
  4. Al-Muhkam wal Muheet al-Aadham by Ibn Seedah al-Mursi (d. 1066 CE), entry forغر.
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