Gender Masculine
Usage Arabic
Scripts طالب(Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈtˤaː.lib/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Means "seeker of knowledge, student" in Arabic. Abu Talib was an uncle of the Prophet Muhammad who raised him after his parents and grandparents died. His name was in fact a kunya (a nickname) formed using Abu; his real name may have been Imran.

Related Names

Feminine FormTaliba
Other Languages & CulturesTalip(Turkish)
User SubmissionsTalıb, Talib


Entry updated November 16, 2019