Gender: Masculine
Origin: Arabic أسد
Meaning: “lion.”

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).