Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Ateek (Name)

Ateek (transliteration: ʿAtīk, Arabic: عتيك) is an Arabic name for boys that means “very hot” (when describing a day).12

There are four Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Ateek:

  • Ateek bin Bilal al-Ansari عتيك بن بلال الأنصاري
  • Ateek bin al-Taihan عتيك بن التيهان
  • Ateek bin al-Harith bin Ateek عتيك بن الحارث بن عتيك
  • Ateek bin Qais bin Haishah عتيك بن قيس بن هيشة

Ateek is the name of an Arabian tribe from Yemen.3

Below is the name Ateek written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Ateek written in Aabic kufi script:


  1. Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE), entry for عتك.
  2. Sultan Qaboos Encyclopedia of Arab Names (Sultan Qaboos University, 1985), entry for عَتِيك.
  3. Lisaan al-Arab by Ibn Manzur (d. 1311 CE), entry for عتك.
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