Origin: Arabic أسد
The name comes from one of the many Arabic words denoting the aspect of the lion. It was used as a title for Ali (599-661). The name seems to be pre-Islamic in origin as it was the name of the maternal grandfather of Ali: Asad ibn Hashim.
Currently, its Turkic form of Esad is the 499th most popular male name in Germany, (2011).
Another form of the name includes:
- Esad (Albanian/Bosnian/Turkish).