Origin of the name HAITHAM.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name HAITHAM.
HAITHAM (هيثم). Arabic
name, meaning "true." (The Sacred Books of the East, p.
88, Müller, v.31, 1887). Also spelled Haytham.
related that Abu Nuwas Ibn Hani,... went to one of the (literary)
sittings which al-Haitham had began to hold. The latter,
not recognizing him, did not invite him to approach nor offer him a
nearer place. So, the other rose up in a passion (and went away).
Al-Haitham asked who he was and, having heard his name, he
exclaimed: "God preserve me!..." (Ibn Khalilkan's
Biographical Dictionary, 1868)