Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Unaif (Name)

Unaif (transliteration: Unayf, Arabic: أنيف) is an Arabic name for boys that means “lord”, “chief”, being the diminutive form of anf (“chief”, “lord”, “first in rank”).1

Unaif is also spelled as Unayf and Onaif.

There are four Companions of the Prophet Muhammad named Unaif:

  • Unaif bin Jashm أنيف بن جشم
  • Unaif bin Jusham أنيف بن جشم
  • Unaif bin Habeeb أنيف بن حبيب
  • Unaif bin Millah al-Judhami أنيف من ملة

Below is the name Unaif written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Unaif written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE), entry for أَنف.
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