Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Akhdar (Name)

Akhdar (transliteration: Akhḍar, Arabic: أخضر) is an Arabic name for boys that means “green” (the color).1When describing a young man, it means one whose beard has just started to grow.2

Akhdar should not be confused with Akdar. However, some people spell Akhdar as Akdar. Akhadr is also spelled as Akhder, Akhzar, Akhzer and Akzer.

Akhdar was the name of a house near Tabuk in which the Prophet Muhammad stayed during the Tabuk Campaign.3

The word Akhdar is used once in the Quran:

He who produced fuel for you from the green trees, with which you kindle a fire.4

Below is the name Akhdar written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Akhdar written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Maqayees al-Lughah by Ibn Faris (d. 1004 CE), entry for خَضِرَ.
  2. Al-Mu`jam al-Waseet by a Team of Writers (1998), entry for الْــأَخْضَر.
  3. Al-Nihaayah fi Ghareeb al-Hadeeth wal Athar by Abu Sa`aadaat Ibn al-Athir (d. 1210 CE), entry for أخْضَر.
  4. The Quran, verse 36:81.
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