Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Awsaja (Name)

Awsaja (transliteration: ʿAwsaja, Arabic: عوسجة) is an ancient Arabian name for boys that means “an ʿawsaj bush”. Al-Jawhari describes Awsaj as a thorny plant,1 known as lycium or box-thorn in English.2 ʿAwsaj is the name of the plant type, ʿAwsajah means “a (single) ʿAwsaj“.

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Awsaja:

  • Awsaja bin Harmalah bin Judhaimah عوسجة بن حرملة بن جذيمة

Below is the name Awsaja written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Awsaja written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Ismāʿīl bin Ḥammād al-Jawharī, Tāj al-Lugha wa Ṣiḥāḥ al-ʿArabīya (d. 1003 CE), “ʿsj”.
  2. Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane (d. 1876), “ʿsj”.
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