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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