Zaynab (name)

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"Zeynab" redirects here. For the village in Iran, see Zeynab, Iran.

Zaynab (also spelled Zainab, Zeinab, Zeynab, Zinab, Zeineb, and in other ways; Arabic: زينب‎‎, [ˈzeːnæb, ˈziːnæb, ˈzajnab]) is a female given name meaning "fragrant flower". Zaynab is the name of the daughter and the granddaughter of the Islamic prophet Mohammad. It is believed to be a modification of the name of a pre-Islam Syrian queen that is rendered in Greek as Zenobia.[1] It is also closely connected to the Hebrew name 'Zenyeb' (Zeyn-abi/Zeyn-aba) which means 'Pride of [her] father'.

Bosnian forms of the name are "Zeineb", "Zejneb" and "Zejneba".
Turkish form of the name is Zeynep.

Famous people called Zaynab include:


  1. ^ "Islamic / Muslim Girls Names". The Milli Gazette. Jan 2000.