US Popularity:1663
Other Origin(s):Iranian
Meaning:Daughter of Ali; A father's precious jewel; Beautiful plant, fragrant flower
Zainab is an Arabic and Iranian girl's name. While the meaning of this name is uncertain, there are a few lovely possibilities. Muslim cultures associate this name with the Islamic prophet Muhammad, whose two wives, daughter, and granddaughter were named Zaynab. As such, the name has possible meanings of "daughter of Ali" or "a father's precious jewel." Additionally, the name might come from the Zaynab plant, giving it the definition of "beautiful plant" or "fragrant flower." Regardless of which meaning you most identify with, little Zainab is sure to blossom into their truest self!

Zainab Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Zainab is currently #318 on The Bump
Girl:Zainab is currently #137 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Zainab is currently #1663 in U.S. births
Girl:Zainab is currently #644 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 54
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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