Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Anbasa (Name)

Anbasa (transliteration: ʿAnbasah, Arabic: عنبسة) is an Arabic name for boys that means “lion”.12

Anbasa is also spelled Anbasah.

There are five Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Anbasa:

  • Anbasa bin Umayyah bin Khalf al-Jamhi عنبسة بن أمية بن خلف الجمحي
  • Anbasa bin Rabee`ah al-Juhani عنبسة بن ربيعة الجهني
  • Anbasa bin Abi Sufyan عنبسة بن أبي سفيان
  • Anbasa bin Adi عنبسة بن عدي
  • Anbasa bin Suhail عنبسة بن سهيل

Below is the name Anbasa written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Anbasa written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE), entry for عنبس.
  2. Ishtiqaaq al-Asmaa’ by al-Asma`ee (d. 831 CE), entry for عنبسة.
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