Lama (Arabic: لمى ,لما ,lamá) is a common Arabic female given first name that has its roots in Arabic poetry. The specific definition of it is debated and the word itself is not a synonym to any other Arabic world.
One definition is "lips that are dark like the color of a sunset", has been used in old Arabic poetry to refer to the lips of the beloved.
There are numerous notable Arab women with the name Lama, including, but not limited to:
- Lama Abu-Odeh (born 1962), Jordanian legal scholar
- Lama Alshamandi, Syrian voice actress
- Lama Hasan (born 1973), British journalist
- Lama Hattab (born 1980), Jordanian athlete
- Lama Salam (born 1961), Lebanese Prime minister Tammam Salam's wife
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