Meaning and Origin of: Jaffer

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Sanskrit : Little stream

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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!’