Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Ashaj (Name)

Ashaj (transliteration: Ashaj, Arabic: أشجّ) is an Arabic name for boys that means “one who has a scar on his face”.12

Ashaj is also spelled Ashajj.

There are two Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Ashaj:

  • Ashaj al-Abdi أشج العبدي
  • al-Ashaj abu al-Dunya al-Maghribi الأشج أبو الدنيا المغربي

Below is the name Ashaj written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Ashaj written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Taj al-Lughah wa Sihaah al-Arabiyyah by al-Jawhari (d. 1003 CE), entry for شجج.
  2. Al-Muhkam wal Muheet al-Aadham by Ibn Seedah al-Mursi (d. 1066 CE), entry for شجج.
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