Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Antar (Name)

Antar (transliteration: ʿAntar, Arabic: عنتر) is an Arabic name for boys that means “brave”1, “bold”2, strong3. Antar also means “house fly”.4

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Antar:

  • Antar al-Adhri (al-Udhari?) عنتر العذري

Below is the name Antar written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Antar written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Kitaab al-Ain by al-Khaleel bin Ahmad al-Faraahidi (d. 786 CE), entry for عنتر.
  2. Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes by Reinhart Dozy (d. 1883 CE), entry for عنتر.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Majma` Bihaar al-Anwaar by al-Fattini (d. 1578 CE), entry for عنتر.
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