HISHAM
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Arabic
OTHER SCRIPTS: هشام (Arabic)
Meaning & History
Means "generous" in Arabic, ultimately from hashama "to crush". The meaning derives from the traditional Arab act of crushing bread into crumbs in order to share it. This was the name of an 8th-century caliph of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain.
Related Names
VARIANT: Hesham