Gender Masculine
Usage Arabic
Scripts أبو بكر(Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. a-boo-BAKR

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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAbubakar(Fula) Abubakar, Bukar(Hausa) Ebu Bekir, Ebubekir(Turkish) Aboubacar, Boubacar(Western African)


Entry updated November 16, 2019