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Scriptsجعفر ArabicPersian
PronouncedPron.JA‘-far Arabic
ja-FAR Iranian

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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Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute