'Abd-al-Wahhab (name)

Abdul Wahhab (Arabic: عبد الوهاب, romanizedʻAbd al-Wahhāb) is a male Muslim given name, and in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words ʻabd and al-Wahhāb, one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.[1][2] It means "servant of the all-giver".

The letter a of the al- is unstressed, and can be transliterated by almost any vowel, often by u. The last element may appear as Wahab, Wahhab, Vehhab, Ouahab, and others with the whole name subject to variable spacing and hyphenation.

It may refer to:

As a female name, it may refer to:


  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.