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Meaning and Origin of: Jaffer

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Sanskrit : Little stream

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Muslim : from a personal name based on Arabic ja‛far ‘spring’, ‘source’, ‘rivulet’. The warrior Ja‛far ibn-Abī-̣Tālib died heroically at the Battle of Mota (629), holding aloft the Muslim banner proclaiming ‘Paradise!’