Meaning and Origin of: Akbar

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Arabic : Powerful

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Muslim (mainly Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh; also Iran) : from a personal name based on Arabic akbar ‘greater’, ‘greatest’, an elative adjective from kabīr ‘great’. Allahu Akbār (‘Allah is the Greatest’) is a slogan of Muslims throughout the world. The Mughal emperor known in English as Akbar the Great (Jalāl ud-Dīn Akbar; 1542–1605) extended his rule from a base in Panjab to cover most of the Indian subcontinent by the time of his death. His rule was notable for the integration of Hindus and Muslims in positions of power.