Transom windows (also called transom lights) sit above an entry, patio or interior door, or other windows.
What Is Window Above Door Called?
A window above a door is typically called a transom window. Transom windows were originally designed to provide ventilation in homes and other buildings.
Today, transom windows are often used for decorative purposes. They can add architectural interest to a home and let in natural light.
Transom windows come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. You can choose a simple, rectangular transom window or a more elaborate one with stained glass.