Abbas (name)

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Abbas
Gender Male
Language(s) Arabic
Origin
Meaning Lion
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See also Abbass, Abbas, Abas, Abaz

Abbas (Abbass, Arabic: عباس ‎) means "lion" in Arabic. (Austere: (1) severely simple in appearance. (2) strict, stern).[1] The name traces back to Al-‘Abbas ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib (an uncle of the prophet Muhammad) and Abbas ibn Ali, a son of Ali ibn Abi Talib, who participated in the battle of Karbala alongside his half-brother Hussain ibn Ali. Abbas ibn Ali is revered by Shia Muslims, some of whom are named Abbas in remembrance and tribute to him.[2]

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