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GenderMasculine
UsageArabic
Scriptsهشام 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.
VariantHesham
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute