Scripts جعفر (Arabic, Persian)
Pronounced Pron. 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.