Habib (Arabic: حبيب, ḥabīb; Arabic pronunciation: [ħɑbiːb ]), also written Habeeb is an Arabic male name with the meaning "beloved", and its plural form is Habaayib, Habayeb or Habaaib (Arabic: حبايب, translit. ḥabâyib; Arabic pronunciation: [ħɑbɑːjib]). In 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.
- 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 (1952–2016), Iranian pop singer and songwriter
- Habib Wahid (born 1976), Bangladeshi composer and musician
- Habib Zargarpour, Iranian art director
- Khabib Nurmagomedov, Russian mixed martial artist
- 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-Egyptian once held at Guantanamo Bay
- Meyer Habib, French politician
- Philip Habib (1920–1992), American diplomat
- Rafik Habib (born 1959), Egyptian researcher, activist, author, and politician.
- Ralph Habib (1912-1969), French film director of Lebanese and Egyptian origin
- Huzama Habayeb, Palestinian novelist, columnist and translator
- ^ Mike Campbell. "Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Habib". Behind the Name.