Gender Masculine
Scripts جعفر(Arabic, Persian)
Pronounced Pron. JA‘-far(Arabic) ja-FAR(Persian)  [key·IPA]

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.

Related Names

VariantsGafar, Jaffar, Jaffer(Arabic)
Other Languages & CulturesXhafer(Albanian) Cəfər(Azerbaijani) Džafer(Bosnian) Cafer(Turkish)
Surname DescendantJafari(Persian)

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Entry updated November 16, 2019