Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Arbad (Name)

Aqrab (transliteration: Arbad, Arabic: أربد) is an ancient Arabian name for boys that means “puff adder” (a type of venomous snake)12. Arbad also means “something that has the color of dust”.3

There are four Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Arbad:

  • Arbad bin Jubair أربد بن جبير
  • Arbad bin Abdullah al-Bajali أرْبَد بن عبد الله البَجَلي
  • Arbad bin Makhshi أربد بن مخشي
  • Arbad (servant of the Prophet) أربد خادم رسول الله صلى عليه وسلم

Below is the name Arbad written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Arbad written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Al-Muheet fil Lughah by al-Sahib bin Abbad (d. c. 995 CE), entry for ربد.
  2. Al-Muhkam wal Muheet al-Aadham by Ibn Seedah al-Mursi (d. 1066 CE), entry for ربد.
  3. Asaas al-Balaaghah by al-Zamakhshari (d. 1143 CE), entry for ربد.
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