Abbas (name)

ʿAbbās (also Abbass; Arabic: عباس) is an Arabic name that means "Lion". The name traces back to Al-‘Abbas ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib (an uncle of Muhammad) and Abbas ibn Ali, a son of Ali ibn Abi Talib, who participated in the battle of Karbala alongside his master and Imam of the time Husayn ibn Ali. Abbas ibn Ali is revered by Shia Muslims, some of whom are named Abbas in remembrance and tribute to him.[1] There is an Arabian tribe of the same name, the Banu Abbas.

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Calligraphic representation
of Abbas's name
PronunciationArabic: [ʕabˈbaːs]
Other names
See alsoAbbass, Abbas, Abass, Abas, Abassi, Abbaas

Notable people with the name include:

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  1. ^ Anon 2010
  2. ^ a b c d e f Thorne 1984, p. 1
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  • Norman, Teresa (2003). A World of Baby Names (Revised ed.). New York, NY: The Berkley Publishing Group. ISBN 0-399-52894-6. LCCN 2003046015.
  • Thorne, John, ed. (1984). "Abbas". The Chambers Biographical Dictionary (Revised ed.). Edinburgh, UK: Chambers, Ltd. ISBN 0-550-18022-2.