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what is the meaning of Zaynab?

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 Zaynab, pronounced as (Z)oom + pr(AY) + (NU)m(B)er, which is the name of a "fragrant tree" according to the Arabic dictionaries. It is not clear what tree it is exactly since this is an ancient (pre-Islamic) name. It is the name of some Sahabiyaat (pious women who lived at the time of the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah upon him and his companions), including one of the Mothers of the Believers (wives of the Prophet), and one of the daughters of Ali bin Abi Talib.

Zaynab is not a Quranic name, but since it has a good meaning and it was used by the family and companions of the Prophet, it is a good Islamic name.

Zaynab can also be spelled as Zainab, Zenab, Zinab, Zeenab, Zeynab, Zeinab.

Reader Comments:

  1. Anonymous on Saturday 21st of March 2015 08:14:35 PM

    Thanks. I always wanted to know what Zainab meant.

  2. Anonymous on Wednesday 24th of June 2015 01:48:32 PM

    what does mahaab mean and is it a alright name for muslims

  3. Anonymous on Thursday 15th of December 2016 03:37:06 AM

    ” Zainab ” can also be spelt, ” Zaneb ” . That’s how I spell my name! Put a smiley if you’re a ” Zainab ” ! ( However you spell it! )

  4. Anonymous on Monday 2nd of January 2017 02:34:13 AM

    Zayn means jewel and Ab means father. That make zaynab ( jewel of Father).

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