Abu Bakr (name)

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Abu Bakr
Rashidun Caliph Abu Bakr as-Șiddīq (Abdullah ibn Abi Quhafa) - أبو بكر الصديق عبد الله بن عثمان التيمي القرشي أول الخلفاء الراشدين.svg
Calligraphic representation of
Abu Bakr al-Siddīq's name
Word/nameSemitic (Arabic)
Meaning"Father of a Young Camel"

Abū Bakr (Arabic: أبو بكر‎) is an Arabic given name meaning "Father of a Young Camel" (Abu meaning 'Father of' and Bakr meaning 'Young Camel') that is widely used by Sunni Muslims.[1]

Other transliterations include Abu Bakar, Abu Bekr, Ebubekir, Aboubacar Abubakar , etc. The two parts of the name can be written together, hyphenated, or separately.

The most famous person to carry this name was Abu Bakr al-Siddiq (c. 573–634), one of the companions of the prophet Muhammad and the first caliph of Islam. He was also Muhammad's father-in-law through Aisha. His real name was Abdullah or Abul-Kaaba, Abu Bakr being his kunya.

Persons with the name[edit]

People with the name include:

Early and medieval Islam[edit]

18th century to present[edit]


Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Boubacar, West African version of the same name


  1. ^ Hanks, P.; Coates, R.; McClure, P. (2016). The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland. OUP Oxford. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-19-252747-9. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  2. ^ https://english.alarabiya.net/en/media/inside-the-newsroom/2015/08/20/How-did-Abu-Nidal-attract-a-number-of-Arab-intellectuals-
  3. ^ https://northafricapost.com/16081-morocco-libya-gaddafi-plotted-assassinate-hassan-ii-cia-reveals.html