Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Aqeel (Name)

Aqeel (transliteration: ʿAqīl, Arabic: عقيل) is an Arabic name for boys that means “wise”, “intelligent”, “sagacious”.12 Aqeel was the name of a cousin of Prophet Muhammad , son of his uncle Abu Talib and older brother of Ali bin Abi Talib.

Aqeel is also spelled as Aqil, Aquil and Aquille.

There are three Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Aqeel:

  • Aqeel bin Abi Talib عقيل بن أبي طالب
  • Aqeel bin Muqrin al-Muzani عقيل بن مقرن المزني
  • Aqeel bin Malik al-Himyari عقيل بن مالك الحميري

Below is the name Aqeel written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Aqeel written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Al-Misbaah al-Muneer by al-Fayyumi (d. 1368 CE), entry for عقل.
  2. Sultan Qaboos Encyclopedia of Arab Names, entry for عَقِيل.
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