Meaning of Zidaan and Nousheer

Dec 1, 2021 | Miscellaneous


I have named my son Ahmed Zidaan. Would like to know the meaning of zidaan as i read in one of the article that it’s the plural form zaid which is zaidaan. Please confirm.

Also i would like to know the meaning of Nousheer


Zaydan is a male name that means increase, growth and surplus. It is said to be an informal version of the name Zayd.[1] Classical grammar texts have also used the word “al-Zaydan” to refer to two Zayds, e.g. “the two Zayds stood”.[2]

On the name Nausheer, I have not found this name in an Arabic or Urdu dictionary. Due to the suffix “naw”, it is likely to be a Persian or Urdu word so consider approaching a local linguist in India for a meaning to this word.

[1] Steingass, 471.

[2]              «أسرار العربية» (ص61):«إن قال قائل: ما التثنية؟ قيل: التثنية صيغة مبنية للدلالة على الاثنين؛ وأصل التثنية العطف؛ تقول: قام ‌الزيدان، وذهب العمران»

Answered by:
Maulana Ikramul Hoque Miah

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel