First name origin & meaning:
Arabic: To save
First name variations: Naj, Naji, Nageeb, Najeeb, Najib
Last name origins & meanings:
- Muslim: variant of Arabic Naji, from an Arabic word
meaning ‘close friend’. Najiullah ‘friend of Allah’ is an
epithet of the Prophet Muhammad.
- Indian (Panjab): Hindu and
Sikh name based on the name of a subgroup of the Tank goldsmiths of
the Panjab, from Sanskrit nāgī ‘one with serpents’, which
is an epithet of the god Shiva.
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