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Halima or Halimah or Halime and Halimeh (Arabic: حليمة) /halima/, pronounced ha-LEE-mah, is a female given name of Arabic origin meaning forebearing, gentle, mild-mannered and generous. It may refer to:

People with the mononym[edit]

  • Halimah IV, also called Alimah, the sovereign Sultana regnant of the Anjouan sultanate at Nzwani in the Comoro Islands from 1788 until 1792
  • Halima, mononym of American model Halima Aden

People with the given name[edit]






  • Halime Çavuş (1898–1976), a Turkish woman, who disguised herself as a man in order to serve in a militia during the Turkish War of Independence
  • Halime Hatun (died 1281), possible mother of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire
  • Halime Sultan, a consort of Sultan Mehmed III, and the mother of Sultan Mustafa I and the Valide Sultan as well as a regent of the Ottoman empire
  • Halime Zülal Zeren (born 1995), Turkish female swimmer


People with the middle name[edit]

People with the surname[edit]

  • Hadjé Halimé Oumar (1930-2001), Chadian activist, educator, and politician


  • Halimeh Jan, also known as Halīmjān and Khalimdzhakh, a village in Blukat Rural District, Rahmatabad and Blukat District, Rudbar County, Gilan Province, Iran
  • Kawrat Halimah, a village in Yemen