Tuba (given name)

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Tuba or Tuğba (also transliterated as Toba, Tooba, or Touba; Arabic: طُوبَىٰ‎, Ṭūbā, lit. "blessedness"[1]) is a female given name of Arabic origin common in Turkey.[2] It derives from the ṭūbā tree that Muslims believe grows in heaven.[2] The name is a modern Arabic borrowing into Turkish and has become a common female name in Turkey since the 1970s.[2] It is often spelt Tuğba there, and that spelling has the same pronunciation as Tuba.


Toba or Tooba


  1. ^ English Translations of Verse 13:29 of the Koran. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Derya Duman. "A Characterization of Turkish Personal Name Inventory". International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 165 (2004), p. 165. Retrieved 15 December 2011.

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