Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Ahwas (Name)

Ahwas (transliteration: Aḥwaṣ, Arabic: أحوص) is an ancient Arabian name for boys that means “squint-eyed”.12

Ahwas is also spelled Ahwass.

There are two Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Ahwas:

  • al-Ahwas ibn Abd bin Umayyah bin Abd Shams الأحوص ابن عبد بن أمية بن عبد شمس
  • al-Ahwas bin Mas`ud الأحوص بن مسعود

Below is the name Ahwas written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Ahwas written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Al-Misbaah al-Muneer by al-Fayyumi (d. 1368 CE), entry for حوص.
  2. Lisaan al-Arab by Ibn Manzur (d. 1311 CE), entry forحوص.
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