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Who knew there were so many famous people named Abu in the world? Our list of celebrities named Abu includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Abus below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Abu, actors named Abu, and much more. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and Abu Ali Mustafa are only a few of the well-known people named Abu on this list.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi or Abu Du'a, alternatively called Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Husseini al-Qurashi and known to his supporters as Amir al-Mu'minin or Caliph Ibrahim, is the leader of the Islamic ...more

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Author Abu Musab al-Zarqawi; October 30, 1966 – June 7, 2006, born Ahmad Fadeel al-Nazal al-Khalayleh was a militant Islamist from Jordan who ran a paramilitary training camp in Afghanistan. He became ...more

Abu Ali Mustafa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Ali Mustafa Politician Abu Ali Mustafa Arabic: ابو علي مصطفى‎; 1938 – 27 August 2001, the kunya of Mustafa Alhaj a.k.a. Mustafa Ali Zibri, was the Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine ...more

Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem Politician Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem was the sixth president of Bangladesh between 6 November 1975 and 21 April 1977. He was also the first chief justice of Bangladesh.

Abu Abraham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Abraham Cartoonist, Visual Artist Attupurathu Mathew Abraham, pen name Abu, was an Indian cartoonist, journalist, and author. He was a lifelong atheist and rationalist. In a long career spanning 40 years, Abu Abraham worked for ...more

Abu Nechim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Nechim Cricketer Abbu Nechim Ahmed is an Indian first-class cricketer who plays for Assam in domestic cricket and for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. He has represented India at the U-19 level many ...more

Abū al-Wafā' Būzjānī is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abū al-Wafā' Būzjānī Mathematician, Scientist, Astronomer Abū al-Wafāʾ, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyā ibn Ismāʿīl ibn al-ʿAbbās al-Būzjānī or Abū al-Wafā Būzhgānī was a Persian mathematician and astronomer who worked in Baghdad. He made important ...more

Abu Sayeed Chowdhury is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Sayeed Chowdhury Abu Sayeed Chowdhury was a jurist and the second President of Bangladesh who was first sworn into office. Abu Sayeed Choudhury was born on January 5, 1921 in a Zamindari family of Nagbari in ...more

Abu Talib is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Talib Guitarist, Singer Abu Talib was an African American blues and jazz guitarist, singer, and harmonica player.

Abu Taher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Taher Lieutenant Colonel Abu Taher was a communist and a left-leaning radical activist of the Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal, responsible for the Soldiers Mutiny and Uprising and the radical break-out that ...more

Abu Bakar of Johor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Bakar of Johor Sultan Sir Abu Bakar ibni Daing Ibrahim, also known as Albert Baker, was the 21st Sultan of Johor. He was also informally known as "The Father of Modern Johor", as many historians ...more

Abu Aiah Koroma is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Aiah Koroma Politician, Lawyer Abu Aiah Koroma was a lawyer and politician in Sierra Leone. Koroma began his political career as Attorney General in 1967 and 1968. He returned to government in 1976 when he became Managing ...more

Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī Mathematician, Astronomer Abū Isḥāq Ibrāhīm ibn Yaḥyā al-Naqqāsh al-Zarqālī, also known as Al-Zarqali or Ibn Zarqala, was a Muslim instrument maker, astrologer, and one of the leading astronomers of his time. Although ...more

Abu Nidal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Nidal Sabri Khalil al-Banna, known as Abu Nidal, was the founder of Fatah – The Revolutionary Council, a militant Palestinian splinter group commonly known as the Abu Nidal Organization. At the height ...more

Abū Ḥanīfa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abū Ḥanīfa Imam Nuʿmān ibn Thābit ibn Zūṭā ibn Marzubān, also known as Imam Abū Ḥanīfah, was the founder of the Sunni Hanafi school of fiqh. He is also considered a renowned Islamic scholar and personality by ...more

Abu Bakr Shawky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Bakr Shawky Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Abu Bakr Shawky is a film director, editor, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer.

Abu Asim Azmi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Asim Azmi Politician Abu Asim Azmi is the president of the Maharashtra state branch of the Samajwadi Party. He currently represents Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar of Mumbai Suburban District in the Maharashtra Legislative ...more

Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi Scientist, Physician, Writer Abu al-Qasim Khalaf ibn al-Abbas Al-Zahrawi, also known in the West as Albucasis, was an Arab Muslim physician and surgeon who lived in Al-Andalus. He is considered the greatest medieval surgeon ...more

Abu Ishaq Al Heweny is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Ishaq Al Heweny Author, Preacher, TV Personality Abu Ishaq Al Heweny is regarded as a Muslim scholar. Born in the village of Hewen in Kafr el-Sheikh Governorate in Egypt.

Abu Mansur Maturidi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Mansur Maturidi Scientist, Writer, Philosopher Muhammad Abu Mansur al-Maturidi was an Persian Muslim theologian, and a scholar of Islamic jurisprudence and Qur'anic exegesis. Al Maturidi is one of the pioneers of Islamic Jurisprudence ...more

Abu Nasr Mansur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Nasr Mansur Mathematician, Astronomer Abu Nasr Mansur ibn Ali ibn Iraq was a Persian Muslim mathematician. He is well known for his work with the spherical sine law. Abu Nasr Mansur was born in Gilan, Persia, to the ruling family of ...more

Abu Zayd al-Balkhi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Zayd al-Balkhi Mathematician, Scientist, Physician Abu Zayd Ahmed ibn Sahl Balkhi was a Persian Muslim polymath: a geographer, mathematician, physician, psychologist and scientist. Born in 850 CE in Shamistiyan, in the province of Balkh, ...more

Abu Nuwas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Nuwas Poet, Writer Abū Nuwās al-Ḥasan ibn Hānī al-Ḥakamī, known as Abū Nuwās, was one of the greatest classical Arabic poets, who also composed in Persian on occasion. Born in the city of Ahvaz in modern-day Iran, ...more

Abu Ma'shar al-Balkhi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Ma'shar al-Balkhi Mathematician, Scientist Abū Maʿshar, Jaʿfar ibn Muḥammad al-Balkhī, was an astrologer, astronomer, and Islamic philosopher, thought to be the greatest astrologer of the Abbasid court in Baghdad. He was not a major ...more

Abu al-Walid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu al-Walid Warlord Abu al-Walid, was a Saudi Arabian of the Ghamd tribe who fought as a "mujahid" volunteer in Central Asia, the Balkans, and the North Caucasus. He was killed in April 2004 in Chechnya ...more

Abū Ḥanīfa Dīnawarī is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abū Ḥanīfa Dīnawarī Scientist, Botanist Ābu Ḥanīfah Āḥmad ibn Dawūd Dīnawarī was an Islamic Golden Age polymath, astronomer, agriculturist, botanist, metallurgist, geographer, mathematician, and historian. He was born in the region of ...more

Abu Kanu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Kanu Footballer Abu Kanu is a Sierra Leonean soccer player.

Abu Hafs al-Urduni is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Hafs al-Urduni Warlord Abu Hafs al-Urduni, also transliterated as Abu Hafs al-Urdani was a Mujahid Emir fighting in Chechnya. After Abu al-Walid’s death in April 2004, he assumed command of the Arab Mujahideen in ...more

Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi Yasir Qadhi is an American Muslim scholar and writer of Pakistani descent, and Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute, an Islamic educational institution. He has written books and ...more

Abu Hamza al-Masri is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Hamza al-Masri Preacher Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri or Hook, or simply Abu Hamza, is an Egyptian cleric who was the imam of Finsbury Park Mosque in London, England, where he preached Islamic ...more

Abu Baker Sharif is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Abu

Abu Kamara is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Kamara Cricketer Abu Kamara is a Sierra Leonean cricket player.

Abu Rushd is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Rushd Writer Abu Rushd Matinuddin, born in Kolkata, was a Bangladeshi author who used the literary name Abu Rushd.

Abu Ishaque is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Ishaque Writer Abu Bashar Mohammad Ishaque, was a renowned modern Bangladeshi author and a famous novelist.

Abu Usamah is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Usamah Preacher Abu Usamah at-Thahabi is an Imam at Green Lane Masjid in Birmingham, England. An American national, he converted to Islam and studied at the University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia, an Islamic ...more

Abu al-Hasan al-Ash'ari is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu al-Hasan al-Ash'ari Philosopher Abū al-Hasan Alī ibn Ismā'īl al-Ash'arī was a Shafi'i scholar and theologian who founded the school of tenets of faith that bears his name.

Abu Izzadeen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Izzadeen Spokesperson, Electrician Abu Izzadeen, born Trevor Brooks, 18 April 1975, is a British spokesman for Al Ghurabaa, a Muslim organisation banned under the Terrorism Act 2006 for the glorification of terrorism, that ...more

Abu Tahir Marwazi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Tahir Marwazi Scientist, Philosopher Qotb al-Zaman Muhammad Abu Tahir Marwazi was a 12th-century prominent Persian philosopher from Khwarezmia. He died in Sarakhs in Iran in 1144CE.

Abu Bakar Bashir is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Bakar Bashir Cleric Abu Bakar Bashir is an Indonesian Muslim cleric and leader of Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid. He ran the Al-Mukmin boarding school in Ngruki, Central Java, which he co-founded with Abdullah Sungkar in ...more

Abū Muhammad al-Hasan al-Hamdā... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abū Muhammad al-Hasan al-Hamdānī Scientist, Writer Abū Muḥammad al-Ḥasan ibn Aḥmad ibn Ya‘qūb al-Hamdānī was an Arab Muslim geographer, poet, grammarian, historian, and astronomer, from the tribe of Banu Hamadan, western 'Amran/Yemen. He was one ...more

Abu Tommy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Tommy Footballer Abu Tommy is a Sierra Leonean soccer player who plays for FC Sheriff Tiraspol.

Abu Mansaray is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Mansaray Footballer Abu Mansaray is a Sierra Leonean soccer player who plays for VB Addu F.C.

Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei AH-boo al KAH-sihm al HOO-EEE was one of the most influential Twelver Shia Islamic scholars, and the predecessor to Ali al-Sistani. He was the spiritual leader of much of ...more

Abu Zafar Obaidullah is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Zafar Obaidullah Abu Zafar Obaidullah, a career civil servant, was a prominent Bangladeshi poet. Two of his long poems, 'Aami-Kingbodontir-Kathaa Bolchi' and 'Bristi O Shahosi Purush-er Jonyo Pranthona' have ...more

Abu Daoud is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Daoud Mohammad Daoud Oudeh, commonly known by his nom de guerre Abu Daoud or Abu Dawud 1937, – 3 July 2010 was a Palestinian known as the planner, architect and mastermind of the Munich massacre. He ...more

Abu Bakar Ali is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Bakar Ali Cinematographer Abu Bakar Ali was a Singaporean cinematographer of the 1950s and 1960s. He was born on January 28, 1928. He currently resides in Singapore. He rarely appears at award ceremonies. His last known ...more

Abu Bakar Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Bakar Abdullah Tan Sri Abu Bakar Hj. Abdullah is former Director General of the Public Service Department of Malaysia. He succeeded Ismail Adam, whose tenure ended on June 30, 2010 and being controversially ...more

Abū Sahl al-Qūhī is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abū Sahl al-Qūhī Mathematician, Scientist Abū Sahl Wayjan ibn Rustam al-Qūhī was a Persian mathematician, physicist and astronomer. He was from Kuh, an area in Tabaristan, Amol, and flourished in Baghdad in the 10th century. He is ...more

Abu Sufyan ibn Harb is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Sufyan ibn Harb Sakhr ibn Harb, more commonly known as Abu Sufyan, was the leader of the Quraish tribe of Mecca. He was a staunch opponent of the Islamic prophet Muhammad before accepting Islam and becoming a ...more

Abu Malik is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Abu
Abu Malik Film Score Composer Abu Malik is a film score composer.