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

  

GAFAR (جعفر).  Arabic name, derived from the vocabulary word hafar, meaning "escort, guard." (English-Arabic Dictionary, Steingass, 1882).  Also spelled Jafar.

Abu Gafar Mansor, 757 A.D.  The Caliph changed his capital from Damascus to Bagdad.  In 762 he built the city of Bagdad.  Abu Gafar placed a heavy burden on the shoulders of the Christians in Mesopotamia and Syria.  He collected all their gold and silver and treasured it for himself.  The people became exposed to poverty... (History of the Syrian Nation &c., Malech, 1910)

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