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GenderMasculine
UsageArabic
Scriptsأبو 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 & CulturesAboubacar, Abubakar, Boubacar Fula Abubakar Hausa Aboubacar, Boubacar Serer Ebu Bekir Turkish Aboubacar, Boubacar Wolof

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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute