Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Akhram (Name)

Akhram (transliteration: Akhram, Arabic: أخرم) (not to be confused with Akram) is an Arabic name for boys that means “one who has a cut in the side of his nose”1, “mountain stream”2, “one whose ear is pierced by a hole”3

There are three Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Akhram:

  • al-Akhram al-Asadi الأخرم الأسدي
  • al-Akhram al-Hujaimi الأخرم الهُجَيمي
  • al-Akhram bin Abi al-Awja’ al-Salmi الأخرم بن أبي العوجاء السلمي

Below is the name Akhram written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Akhram written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE), entry for خَرم.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Mukhtaar al-Sihaah by al-Razi (d. 1266 CE), entry for خرم.
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