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Given Name JAFAR
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Arabic
OTHER SCRIPTS: جعفر (Arabic)
Meaning & History
Means "stream" in Arabic. This was the name of the brother of Ali, the fourth caliph, who was killed fighting against Byzantium in the 7th century. According to tradition, he later appeared to the Prophet Muhammad in the form of an angel.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Gafar, Jaffar, Jaffer