Given Name JAFAR

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Arabic, Iranian
OTHER SCRIPTS: جعفر (Arabic, Persian)
PRONOUNCED: JA‘-far (Arabic), ja-FAR (Iranian)  [details]

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.
VARIANTS: Gafar, Jaffar, Jaffer (Arabic)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Xhafer (Albanian), Džafer (Bosnian), Cafer (Turkish)


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Entry updated May 31, 2018