Asad (Arabic: أسد), sometimes written as Assad, is an Arabic male given name literally meaning "lion". It is used in nicknames such as Asad Allāh, one of the by-names for Ali ibn Abi Talib.

Asad
PronunciationArabic: [ʔasad]
GenderMale
Origin
MeaningLion
Region of originMiddle East
Other names
Alternative spellingAssad, Asaad

PeopleEdit

Among prominent people named Asad, "Assad" or "Asaad" are:

Al-Assad familyEdit

The Al-Assad family is an Alawite family from the Latakia region (specifically Qardaha), which has held political power in Syria since 1970. The family has produced two presidents:

Other family members include:

See alsoEdit