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Gender Masculine
Scripts جعفر(Arabic, Persian)
Pronounced Pron. JA‘-far(Arabic)
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Meaning & History

Means "stream" in Arabic. Jafar ibn Abi Talib was a cousin of the Prophet Muhammad who was killed fighting against Byzantium in the 7th century. Another notable bearer was Jafar al-Sadiq, the sixth Shia imam.
VariantsGafar, Jaffar, Jaffer(Arabic)
Other Languages & CulturesXhafer(Albanian) Džafer(Bosnian) Cafer(Turkish)


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