Abdul Jabbar (Arabic: عبد الجبار ) is a Muslim male given name, and in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Jabbar. The name means "servant of the All-compeller", Al-Jabbar being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.
The letter a of the al- is unstressed, and can be transliterated by almost any vowel, often by e. So the first part can appear as Abdel, Abdul or Abd-al. The second part may appear as Jabbar, Jabar or in other ways. The whole name is subject to variable spacing and hyphenation.
Uses of this name include:
- Abd al-Jabbar ibn Ahmad (935-1025), Iraqi Qadi and religious author
- Abdul Jalilul Jabbar, 17th-century sultan of Brunei
- Khan Abdul Jabbar Khan (1882–1958), Pakistani politician
- Abdul Jabbar Khan (1902–1984), Pakistani politician
- Abdul Jabbar (activist) (1919–1952), Bengali-language demonstrator
- Abdul Jabbar Hassoon Jerri, known as Abdul Jerri (born 1932), Iraqi American physicist and mathematician
- Abdulwahid AlAbduljabbar (1935–1970), Saudi political prisoner
- Abdul Jabbar (singer) (born 1938), Bangladeshi singer
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born 1947), American basketball player
- Abdul Jabbar (Tamil Nadu cricketer) (born 1952), Tamil Nadu cricketer
- Abdul Jabbar Taqwa (born 1954), Afghan politician
- Abdul-Jabar Hashim Hanoon (born 1970), Iraqi footballer who played defender
- Karim Abdul-Jabbar, a previous name of Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar (born 1974), American footballer
- Abdul Jabar (Qala-i-Jangi captive) (born 1975), Afghan
- Abdul Jabar (Bagram detainee), Afghan who was detained in the American Bagram Collection Point
- Haidar Abdul-Jabar (born 1976), Iraqi footballer who plays defender
- Ahmad Abdul-Jabar (born 1978), Iraqi footballer who plays midfielder
- Abdul Jabbar (Canadian cricketer) (born 1983), Pakistani-Canadian cricketer
- Abdul Jabbar (Kalat cricketer), Pakistani
- Abdel-Sattar Abdel-Jabbar, Iraqi cleric
- Abdul Jabbar al-Oqaidi, Syrian soldier
- Abdul Jabar Sabet, Afghan politician
- Abdul Jabbar Naeemi, Afghan politician
- Al-Haj Mamur Abdul Jabar Shulgari, Afghan politician
- Salahuddin Ahmed (1999). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. London: Hurst & Company.
- S. A. Rahman (2001). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. New Delhi: Goodword Books.
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