Abdul Nasser

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Abdul Nasser (Arabic: عبد الناصر‎) is a male Muslim given name, and in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Nasser. The name means "servant of the Helper", An-Nasser being a Muslim theophoric name.[1][2]

The letter a of the al- is unstressed, and can be transliterated by almost any vowel, often by u. The short "u" is taken from the classical Arabic nominative case ending, whereby the first element of the name is "'Abdu". Because the letter n is a sun letter, the letter l of the al- can be assimilated to it. Thus although the name is written in Arabic with letters corresponding to Abd al-Nasser, the pronunciation can correspond to Abd an-Nasser. Alternative transliterations of the last element include Naaser, Nasir and others, with the whole name subject to variable spacing and hyphenation.

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  1. ^ Salahuddin Ahmed (1999). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. London: Hurst & Company.
  2. ^ S. A. Rahman (2001). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. New Delhi: Goodword Books.