Gender Feminine
Usage Arabic
Scripts زينب(Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. ZIE-nab

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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesZeynəb, Zeynab(Azerbaijani) Zejneb(Bosnian) Zainabu(Hausa) Zeinab, Zeynab(Persian) Saynab(Somali) Zainabu(Swahili) Zeynep(Turkish) Zainab(Urdu) Seynabou(Western African)
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Entry updated November 16, 2019