Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Badra (Name)

Badra (transliteration: Badra, Arabic: بدرة) is an ancient Arabian name for boys that means “quick”, “sharp” (when describing someone’s eyes).1 It also refers to a leather bag in which water or coins is kept,2, and because of this it developed the meaning of “(a bag containing) ten thousand dirhams”.3

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Badra:

  • Badra Abu Malik بدرة أبو مالك

Below is the name Badra written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Badra written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane (d. 1876), بدر.
  2. Ibn Sīda al-Mursī, Al-Muḥkam wa-l-Muḥīṭ al-Aʿẓam (d. 1066 CE), بدر.
  3. Zayn al-Dīn al-Razī, Mukhtār al-Ṣiḥāḥ (d. 1266 CE), بدر.
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