Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Busra (Name)

Busra (transliteration: Busra, Arabic: بشرة) (not to be confused with Bushra) is an Arabic name for boys and girls that means “unripe date”, a date that has started to become red or yellow but that is not completely ripe.123

There are two Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Busra, the first one is male and the second one female:

  • Busra al-Ghaffariبُسرة الغفاري
  • Busra bint Safwanبسرة بنت صفوان

Below is the name Busra written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Busra written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane (d. 1876), بسر.
  2. Al-Muṭarrizī, al-Mughrib fī Tartīb al-Muʿrib (d. 1213 CE), بسر.
  3. Zayn al-Dīn al-Razī, Mukhtār al-Ṣiḥāḥ (d. 1266 CE), بسر.
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