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Origin of the name JAFFAR.
Etymology of the name JAFFAR.
Meaning of the baby name JAFFAR.

  

JAFFAR (جعفر).  Arabic.  The same as Jafar (q.v.), meaning "escort, guard."

BARMECIDES (descendants of Barmek), a powerful family of Khorasan, attached to the Abbasside caliphs.  One of them, Khaled ben Barmek, was tutor of Haroun al-Rashid.  His son Yahya became the vizier of Haroun about 786, and contributed greatly to the renown of his master's reign.  Of his sons, Fadhl was distinguished as a soldier and as minister of justice, and Jaffar figures in the "Arabian Nights" as the friend and confidant of Haroun... (American Cyclopaedia, v.2, 1873)

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