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Gender: Female Origin of Zainab: Variation of Zaynab Zainab's Popularity in 2017: #882

The name Zainab is a girl's name of Arabic origin. Zainab is ranked #882 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "How many ____s do you know?".

From the experts:

Zainab—the name of a flowering tree and of a granddaughter, daughter, and two wives of the Prophet Muhammed—was a newcomer to the US Top 1000 in 2013. While simplified variations Zaina or Zayna are more Western-friendly, neither makes the US list.

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Famous People Named Zainab

Pop Culture References for the name Zainab

Zainab Rasheed, character from Virgins of paradise, by Barbara Wood


indiefendi2 Says:


I knew a girl whose last name is Zainab (or maybe it was Zeinab, I don't remember correctly)

funnymonkey Says:


My friend's name is Zainab!

Muhammad Farooqi Says:


My the most favorite name of daughter. I love this name.
I had a daughter 3 years ago. But she got life only of 3 days. I'm still happy that my Daughter's name is Zainab.

This name is one of those names chosen by Prophet Muhammad SAAW.