Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Aqra (Name)

Aqra (transliteration: Aqraʿ, Arabic: أقرع) is an Arabic name for boys that means “a sword made of high-quality steel”.12 Aqra also means “bald”.3

Aqra is also spelled as Aqraa.

There are five Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Aqra:

  • al-Aqra bin Habis الأقرع بن حابس
  • al-Aqra bin Shufay al-Akki الأقرع بن شُفيّ العكيّ
  • al-Aqra bin Abdullah al-Humairi الأقرع بن عبد الله الحميري
  • al-Aqra al-Ghaffari الأقرع الغفاري
  • Aqra (muezzin of Umar) أقرع مؤذن عمر

Below is the name Aqra written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Aqra written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Al-Qamoos al-Muheet by Fairuzabadi (d. 1414 CE), entry for قرع.
  2. Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE), entry for قرع.
  3. Al-Nihaayah fi Ghareeb al-Hadeeth wal Athar by Abu Sa`aadaat Ibn al-Athir (d. 1210 CE), entry for قَرَعَ.
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