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Gender: Female Meaning of Habiba: "beloved, sweetheart" Origin of Habiba: African

The name Habiba is a girl's name of African origin meaning "beloved, sweetheart". Habiba and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Love and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".

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This is a Muslim female name particularly popular in Somalia and North Africa.

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Famous People Named Habiba

Habiba Ghribi, Tunisian runner
Marguerite "Habiba" Msika, Tunisian singer, dancer and actress
Habiba Nosheen, Pakistani-Canadian journalist
Habiba Sarobi, Afghan hematologist; first Afghan woman governor
Habiba Akumu Obama, Kenyan paternal grandmother of U.S. President Barack Obama
Habiba Djahnine, Algerian film producer
Habiba Marzouk, Egyptian rhythmic gymnast

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SalmaNotSelma Says:


It isn't of African origin. It comes from the Arabic word of sweetheart so it should be listed as an Arabic name.