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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.
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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Abu
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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