Habib

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Habib
Pronunciation [ħabiːb]
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Arabic
Meaning "Beloved"
"Friend" (Malta)
Other names
Related names Habiba

Habib (Arabic: حبيب‎, translit. ḥabīb; Arabic pronunciation: [ħabiːb ]), sometimes written as Habeeb, is an Arabic masculine given name and occasional surname with the meaning "beloved".[1] Its plural form is Habaayib, Habayeb or Habaaib (Arabic: حبايب‎, translit. ḥabâyib; Arabic pronunciation: [ħabaːjib]).

The name is popular throughout the Muslim World, though particularly 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.

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Habib
Habeeb

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