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Gender: Female Meaning of Zuleika: "fair" Origin of Zuleika: Arabic

Zuleika Origin and Meaning

The name Zuleika is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "fair".

Zuleika is a high-wire act of a name that might appeal to the intrepid baby namer, Like most 'Z'-starting girls' names, it projects an exotic and sensual charm, as exemplified by the character in Max Beerbohm's satirical 1910 novel, Zuleika Dobson, a heroine so gorgeous that the entire student body of Oxford University committed collective suicide at the sight of her.

Though not used directly in the Bible, according to medieval legend, Zuleika was the beautiful and passionate wife of Potiphar, a dignitary in the court of the Egyptian Pharoah to whom Joseph was sold; Zuleika and Potiphar were the parents of Ephraim. She was celebrated in several notable poems.

Zuleika comes with a variety of spellings: model Iman named her daughter Zulekha, there was a Miss Universe named Zuleyka Rivera, Zuleikha is the British actress who played Ilana on Lost, while Charles Bronson stuck with the original Zuleika for his daughter, who became a successful model.

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Pop Culture References for the name Zuleika

Zulekha, Zuleica, Zulaica

Comments

Tamsin Says:

2016-02-05T09:13:58

Love it!

Novy Grace Says:

2015-09-20T05:42:17

i have been dreaming of naming my daughter to be of this name since I was in high school.. and now it's 3 more months. I am not sure yet if my little peanut is a girl but if she is, I will have her named Zuleika. I am going to find out in three days if I will be having a Zuleika. :)

headintheclouds Says:

2015-06-21T21:42:38

It's so lovely! It's sounds fresh and familiar at the same time, with a vibrant zing to it. To me, Zuleika sounds like the name of a famous fashion model known for her single first name, ala Twiggy but objectively a much better name.

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-17T08:18:54

It is unpleasant sounding

SimoneKadele Says:

2015-04-05T22:17:19

Would this be pronounced zoo-LEY-kuh or zoo-LEH-ee-kuh?

Princessnawal Says:

2015-01-03T04:45:07

Too long and difficult

theREALellendegenerusofficialw Says:

2014-08-17T22:27:47

woop luv dis name holla finding dory 2016