Given Name ABU BAKR

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Arabic
OTHER SCRIPTS: أبو بكر (Arabic)

Meaning & History

Combination of ABU and BAKR. Abu Bakr was a companion and father-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the first caliph of the Muslim world. His name was in fact a kunya (a nickname) formed using Abu; his real name was Abd Allah. Shia Muslims hold a more negative view of Abu Bakr, hence this name is more widely used among Sunnis.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Aboubacar, Abubakar, Boubacar (Fula), Abubakar (Hausa), Aboubacar, Boubacar (Serer), Ebu Bekir (Turkish), Aboubacar, Boubacar (Wolof)


Moroccan sultans
Entry updated December 8, 2017