Zaynab

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Gender: F Meaning of Zaynab: "beauty, grace" Origin of Zaynab: Arabic, tree name or "beauty, grace"

Zaynab, from the Arabic word for beauty and the name of a flowering tree, was the name of a granddaughter, daughter and two wives of the Prophet Muhammed. Related names include the simplified forms Zaina and Zayna and the Swahili-inflected Zainabu, along with possibly Zenobia, a name related to the Greek mythological god Zeus. Zaynab is one of the most popular Muslim girls' names around the world.

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Famous People Named Zaynab

Zaynab bint Jahsh, cousin and wife of Muhammad
Zaynab bint Khuzayma, wife of Muhammad
Zaynab bint Ali, daughter of the Rashid Caliph and Fatimah bint Muhammad; granddaughter of Muhammad
Zaynab Ibrahim Mahfuz, birth name of Samia Gamal, Egyptian belly dancer and actress
Zaynab Alkali, Nigerian novelist
Zaynab Fawwaz, Lebanese poet and novelist
Zaynab bint ʿUmar b. al-Kindī, 13th century Syrian Islamic scholar

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