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GenderFeminine
UsageArabic
Scriptsزينب Arabic

Meaning & History

Meaning uncertain. It is possibly related to Arabic زين (zayn) meaning "beauty"; it could be from the name of a fragrant flowering tree; or it could be an Arabic form of ZENOBIA, a name borne by a pre-Islamic queen of Palmyra. Zaynab was the name of a daughter, a granddaughter, and two wives of the Prophet Muhammad.
VariantZainab
Other Languages & CulturesZeynəb, Zeynab Azerbaijani Zeinab, Zeynab Persian Zeynep Turkish Zainab Urdu
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Categories

beauty, flowers, Magi characters, nature, plants, wives of Muhammad
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute