Habib ( Arabic: حبيب, ; ḥabīb Arabic pronunciation: ), also written [ħɑbiːb ] Habeeb is an Arabic male name with the meaning "beloved", or "sweetheart", and its plural form is [1 ] Habaayib or Habaa-ib ( Arabic: حبايب, translit.: ḥabâyib; Arabic pronunciation: ). In [ħɑbɑːjib] Maltese it translates to "friend". It also appears as a surname. The name is popular in the Middle East and Africa. In other countries, especially in Yemen and Southeast Asian countries such as Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, it is an honorific to address a Muslim scholar of Sayyid (a descendant of Muhammad) families.
Given name [ edit ]
Habib Beye (born 1977), French-Senegalese footballer
Habib Bourguiba (1903–2000), Tunisian politician
Habib Bourguiba Jr. (1927–2009), Tunisian diplomat
Habib Dehghani, Iranian footballer
Habib Esfahani, Iranian poet, grammarian and translator.
Habib Habibou (born 1987), French footballer
Habib Kashani, Iranian businessman
Habib Koité (born 1958), Malian musician
Habib Mohebian, Iranian pop singer and songwriter
Surname [ edit ]
Aftab Habib, English cricket player
Brian Habib, American football player
Dina Powell nee Habib (born 1973), Egyptian-born American government official
Irfan Habib, Indian historian
Mamdouh Habib, Australian once held at Guantanamo Bay
Philip Habib (1920–1992), American diplomat
Rafik Habib (born 1959), Christian (Coptic) Egyptian researcher, activist, author, and politician.
Ralph Habib (1912-1969), French film director of Lebanese origin
Honorific Title [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Mike Campbell. "Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Habib". Behind the Name.