Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Akhnas (Name)

Akhnas (transliteration: Akhnas, Arabic: أخنس) is an ancient Arabian name for boys that means “snub-nosed”, “pug-nosed”.1 It also means “lion”2 and “tick” (the insect)3.

There are two Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Akhnas:

  • al-Akhnas al-Sulami الأخنس السُلمي
  • al-Akhnas bin Shareeq الأخنس بن شريق

Below is the name Akhnas written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Akhnas written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE) , entry for خنس.
  2. Al-Ubaab al-Zaakhir by al-Saghaani (d. 1252 CE), entry for خنس.
  3. Ibid.
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