Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Bahdal (Name)

Bahdal (transliteration: Bahdal, Arabic: بهدل) is an ancient Arabian name for boys that means “young hyena”.1 It also refers to a type of bird having a green color, although the sources do not describe the bird beyond its color.2

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Bahdal:

  • Bahdal al-Ta’i بهدل الطائي

Below is the name Bahdal written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Bahdal written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Murtaḍa al-Zabīdī, Tāj al-ʿArūs fī Jawāhir al-Qamūs (d. 1790 CE), بهدل.
  2. Firuzabadi, al-Qāmūs al-Muḥīṭ (d. 1414 CE), بهدل.
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