List of notable Bahranis
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The Baharna are one of ethnically diverse Bahrain's many ethnic groups.
The following is a list of notable Bahrani figures
- Maitham Al Bahrani, renowned 13th-century Shi'a cleric and theologian.
- Yusuf Al Bahrani, renowned 18th-century Shi'a cleric.
- Abdullah al Samahiji, renowned 18th-century Shi'a cleric
- Salih Al-Karzakani, renowned 17th-century Shi'a cleric.
- Shaykh Ahmad, founder of the Shaykhí school of thought.
- Abbas Almohri, renowned 20th-century Shi'a cleric.
- Alaaeldeen Alghurayfi, Iraqi Shi'a Marja.
- Abu al-Bahlul al-Awwam, member of the Abdul Qays tribe who deposed the Qarmatians in Bahrain
- Sayyid Shubar al-Sitri, attempted a coup d'état in 1895, however it failed due to lack of support from Shi'a clerics
- Kamal al-Deen Maitham al-Bahrani, famous 13th century philosopher
- Abdul Amir al-Jamri, spiritual leader of the Bahrani people.
- Isa Qassim, spiritual leader of Al Wefaq, Bahrain's biggest opposition society. He was the leader and founder of the Islamic Awareness Institution.
- Hasan Mushaima, Bahraini political activist
- Nimr al-Nimr, spiritual leader of the 2011 Saudi Arabian protests
- Abdulwahid AlAbduljabbar, Saudi political activist
- Abdulhadi Al Khawaja, Bahraini human rights activist and hunger striker
- Nabeel Rajab, Bahraini human rights activist
- Ali Salman, leader of the largest political party in Bahrain
- Hussain Al-Qallaf Al-Bahrani, member of the Kuwaiti National Assembly
- Massouma al-Mubarak, Kuwait's first female minister
- Jawad Al-Arrayedh is Bahrain’s first Shia Deputy Prime Minister.
- Nazar Al Baharna, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Bahrain.
- Majeed Al Alawi, Bahrain’s Minister of Labour Affairs.
- Nada Haffadh, Bahrain's first ever female cabinet minister when she was appointed Minister of Health.
- Zainab Bahrani, Iraqi art historian.
- Abdulhadi Khalaf, Bahraini leftist political activist and academic.
- Ali Al-Ahmed, Bahraini Political activist, public speaker, scholar, writer.
- Nadhmi Al-Nasr, Saudi interim president of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
- Kamal Al-Yahya, geophysicist and an oil company executive.
- Ali Kadhem, Islamic philosopher and an academic at the University of Bahrain.
Poets and writers
- Ebrahim Al-Arrayedh, one of the greatest poets of Bahrain and the Persian Gulf
- Thuraya Al Arrayedh, daughter of Ebrahim Al-Arrayedh
- Ayat Al-Qurmezi, poet
- Ali Al Jallawi, poet, researcher, and writer
- Mohammed Hasan Kamaluddin, Bahraini former minister, poet, ex-diplomat, historian, writer, and researcher
- Majeed Marhoon, saxophonist and a former Leftist political activist with the National Liberation Front of Bahrain.
- Mohammed Haddad, composer and music critic.
- Ali Al-Sebaa, Saudi television actor.
- Mansoor Al-Jamri, son of Bahrain's spiritual leader, Sheikh Abdul-Amir Al-Jamri.
- Mahmood Al-Yousif, Bahrani blogger and political activist.
- Ali Abdulemam, Bahraini blogger and contributor to Global Voices.
- Mahdi Al Tajir, businessman from the United Arab Emirates, based in the United Kingdom.
- A'ala Hubail, Bahraini football player.
- Mohamed Hubail, Bahraini football player.
- Sayed Mohamed Adnan, Bahraini football player.
- Ismael Abdullatif, Bahraini football player.
- Sayed Mohammed Jaffer, Bahraini football player.
- Husain Ali, Bahraini football player.
- Abbas Ahmed Khamis, Bahraini football player.
- Hussain Salman, Bahraini football player.
- Abbas Ayyad, Bahraini football player.
- Hussein Al-Sadiq, Bahraini football player.
- Tareq Al-Farsani, Bahraini Bodybuilder.
- Hamad Al Fardan, Bahraini racing driver
- Jamal Al-Saffar, Saudi sprinter
- Hussein Taher Al-Sabee, Saudi long jumper.
- The 1922 Bahrani uprising in Bahrain
- Rival Empires of Trade and Imami Shiism in Eastern Arabia, 1300-1800, Juan Cole, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 19, No. 2, (May, 1987), pp. 177–203