ZAYD زيد m Arabic
Derived from Arabic زاد (zada)
meaning "to increase"
. This was the name of a slave who became the adopted son of the Prophet Muhammad
ZAYNAB زينب f Arabic
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
ZINEDINE زين الدين m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic زين الدين
(see ZAYN AD-DIN
) chiefly used in Northern Africa. A famous bearer is the French soccer player Zinedine Zidane (1972-), who was born to Algerian parents.
ZIYA ضياء m Arabic
Derived from Arabic ضياء (diya)
meaning "splendour, light, glow"
. This was the name of a 14th-century Islamic Indian historian.
ZIYA AL-DIN ضياء الدين m Arabic
Means "splendour of religion"
from Arabic ضياء (diya)
meaning "splendour, light, glow" combined with دين (din)
meaning "religion, faith".
ZULFIQAR ذو الفقار m Arabic
From Arabic ذو الفقار (Dhu al-Fiqar)
meaning "cleaver of the spine"
. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad
's sword, also used by his son-in-law Ali