Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Asbaq (Name)

Asbaq (transliteration: Asbaq, Arabic: أسبق) is an Arabic name for boy that means “advanced”, “ahead of the rest”, and figuratively “one who achieves something/reaches something before anyone else”. It is the comparative and superlative form of sābiq, whic means “first”, “foremost” (as in the first horse in a race).1

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Asbaq:

  • Asbaq (freed slave of Umar ibn al-Khattab) أسبق مولى عمر ابن الخطاب

Below is the name Asbaq written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Asbaq written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Ghareeb al-Hadeeth by Abu Ubaid al-Qaasim bin Salam al-Harawi (d. 838 CE), entry for سبق.
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