Abubakar name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Abubakar mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Abubakar

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Nigeria says the name Abubakar is of Islamic / Muslim origin and means "Abu Bakr (Arabic) was a sahabi, one of the companions of Muhammad and the first Caliph of Islam. ... His real name was Abdullah or Abul-Kaaba and Abu Bakr was his kunya. The name, meaning 'Father of young camel' (Abu meaning 'Father of' and Bakr meaning 'young camel'), is widely used by Sunni Muslims".
  2. According to a user from Malta, the name Abubakar is of Arabic origin and means "Abu Bakr (Arabic: ??? ????) was a sahabi, one of the companions of Muhammad and the first Caliph of Islam".
  3. According to a user from Nigeria, the name Abubakar means "The father camel`s".
  4. According to a user from Nigeria, the name Abubakar is of Arabic origin and means "''Father of Bakar''".
  5. 2 submissions from Kyrgyzstan and South Africa agree the name Abubakar means "The best in the world" and is of Arabic origin.
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Notable Persons Named Abubakar

Notable Persons Named Abubakar

Abubakar Shekau

Abubakar was born in Niger. Abubakar is also known as Abu Muhammad Ibn Abdulazeez.

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was a prime minister. He was most prominent from 1960 to 1966. Abubakar was born in Bauchi. He breathed his last breath on January 15th, 1966.

Abubakar Bukola Saraki

Abubakar Bukola Saraki is a Senator for Kwara Central, Governor of Kwara State, President of the Senate, List of Governors of Kwara, and President of the Senate of Nigeria. He was most prominent from 2003 to 2011. Abubakar was born on December 19th, 1962.

Abubakar Sa'adu

Abubakar was born on August 24th, 1956.

Abubakar Sani Bello

Abubakar Sani Bello is a List of Governors of Niger State. His ongoing career started in 2015. Abubakar was born on December 17th, 1967 in Niger State. Abubakar is also known as Abulolo.

Abubakar Atiku Bagudu

Abubakar Atiku Bagudu is a Governor of Kebbi State. He was most active from 2015 to present. Abubakar was born on December 26th, 1961.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Abubakar

Notable Persons With the Last Name Abubakar

Mohammed Bello Abubakar

Mohammed was born in 1924.

Abdulsalami A. Abubakar

Abdulsalami A. Abubakar is a Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of the Defence Staff (Nigeria). His career lasted from 1998 to 1999. His military service ended in 1967. Abdulsalami was born on June 13th, 1942 in Minna. Abdulsalami is also known as Abdulsalami Abubakar.

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar is a 2nd Vice President of Nigeria. Atiku was born on November 25th, 1946 in Adamawa (state).

Abdurahman Abubakar

Abdurahman Abubakar is a soccer player for the El Jaish SC and Qatar national football team. Abdurahman was born on August 3rd, 1990 in Mecca.

Sadique Abubakar

Sadique Abubakar is a Chief of Air Staff and Chief of the Air Staff (Nigeria).

Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar

Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar is a Governor of Bauchi State and List of Governors of Bauchi State. He was most active from 2015 to present. Mohammed was born on December 11th, 1956.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Abubakar U.S.
  White 4.55% 64.26%
  African American 80.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Abubakar

People with the last name Abubakar are most frequently African American or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Abubakar

  • How Popular is the name Abubakar? Abubakar is the 13,822nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Abubakar was the 37,492nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Abubakar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 684 babies born with the first name Abubakar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Abubakar to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Abubakar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Abubakar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Abubakar is Saturday, January 1st, 1921.
  • What year had the most people named Abubakar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Abubakar was in 2017 with a total of 58 babies.
  • Random Abubakar Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Abubakar is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Abubakar: The name spelled backwards is Rakabuba. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rbakuaab. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Abubakar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 594 people with the last name Abubakar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Abubakar? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Abubakar as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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