Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Amad (Name)

Amad (transliteration: Amad, Arabic: أمد) is an Arabic name for boys that means “extent”, “duration”, “scope”, “time frame”.12. Amad can also mean “anger”.34

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Amad:

  • Amad bin Abad al-Hadhrami أمد بن أبد الحضرمي

The word Amad is used in four places in the Quran. Below are two examples:

Then We awakened them to know which of the two groups could better calculate the length [of time] of their stay.5

Say, “I do not know whether what you are promised is near, or whether my Lord will extend it for a period.”6

Below is the name Amad written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Amad written in Arabic kufi script:



  1. Mukhtaar al-Sihaah by al-Razi (d. 1266 CE), entry for أمد.
  2. Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE), entry for أَمد.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Taj al-Lughah wa Sihaah al-Arabiyyah by al-Jawhari (d. 1003 CE), entry for أمد.
  5. The Quran, verse 18:12.
  6. The Quran, verse 72:25.
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