• 474 Najwa


First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Najwa" mean? The list below shows the origins of Najwa as well as things modernly associated with the name Najwa such as celebrities named Najwa.

Origin and Meaning of Najwa

"Najwa" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "Passionate". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Notable Persons With the Name Najwa

Najwa Karam is a musician. She was most active from 1985 to present. Najwa was given the name Najwa Karam Karam on February 26th, 1966 in Zahlé, Lebanon.


Najwa Nimri is a trip hop, downtempo, and alternative rock actor and singing. Najwa was given the name Najwa Nimri Urrutikoetxea on February 14th, 1972 in Pamplona. Najwa is also known as Najwajean.


Najwa Latif is a pop music, contemporary r&b, pop rock, techno, and house music musician. She plays Guitar, Traktor, and Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Najwa was given the name Imratul Najwa Binti Abdul Latif on May 23rd, 1995 in Batu Pahat. Najwa is also known as Najwa Latif.


Najwa Qassem is a television presenter and journalist. Najwa was born in Beirut.


Najwa Barakat is a novelist. Najwa was born in 1966 in Lebanon.


Najwa Farah is a noteworthy individual. Najwa was born in 1923.


Fun Facts about the name Najwa

  • How Popular is the name Najwa? Najwa is the 16,278th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Najwa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 474 babies born with the first name Najwa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Najwa to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Najwa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Najwa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Najwa is Sunday, August 20th, 1922.
  • What year had the most people named Najwa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Najwa was in 1992 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Najwa Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Najwa is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Najwa: Your name in reverse order is Awjan. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Awjna. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Najwa mean?

Nis for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

Ais for articulate, a regular wordsmith

Jis for jewel, the sparkle in your eye.

Wis for willing, to go the extra mile

Ais for aptitudes, your special capabilities shine

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.