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    Assalam o laikum,

    Could you please advise if we can use Areeha as a baby girl name. To my knowledge Areeha is the arabic name of a city in palestine. (Jericho as Israelis would pronounce). Could you also tell me the meaning of the word?


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    Qazi Ahmed

    Jericho (/ˈdʒɛrɪkoʊ/; Arabic: أريحا‎ Arīḥā [ʔaˈriːħaː] is a hebrew word and
    The meaning of the name Jericho is unclear, and that’s probably because in the Old Testament, the name Jericho comes in three differing variations:

    As ירחו (Jer’cho) in Numbers, Deuteronomy, 2 Samuel, 2 Kings 25, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah and Jeremiah.
    As יריחו (Jericho) in Joshua and 2 Kings 2.
    As יריחה (Jerichah) in 1 Kings 16:34.
    There’s no way to say which form was the original one, and which two are playful variations, or even whether there aren’t two different names for the same city (forms 2 and 3 are linguistically related). BDB Theological Dictionary and NOBSE Study Bible Name List appear to assume that forms 2 and 3 are the original and take the name Jericho from the noun ריח (reah) meaning scent or fragrance:

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