Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Bashar (Name)

Bashar (transliteration: Bashshār, Arabic: بشّار) is an Arabic name for boys that means “bringer of good news”, “bringer of good tidings”, “announcer of joyful news”.123

Bashar is also spelled Bashaar.

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Bashar:

  • Bashaar bin Adi bin Amr بشار بن عدي بن عمر

Below is the name Bashar written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Bashar written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Zayn al-Dīn al-Razī, Mukhtār al-Ṣiḥāḥ (d. 1266 CE), بشر.
  2. Ismāʿīl bin Ḥammād al-Jawharī, Tāj al-Lugha wa Ṣiḥāḥ al-ʿArabīya (d. 1003 CE), بشر.
  3. Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane (d. 1876), بشر.
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