Origin of the name JAMEEL.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name JAMEEL.
Arabic. A variant form of
(q.v.), meaning "beautiful." (The
Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, vol.55, 1898). Also
125. In the time of Abdul
Malik Marwan, there were two lovers, Jameel and Shabiyeh, who
were well known all around for the intensity of their passion for each
other. One day Abdul Malik, who was curious to see what sort of
beauty was Shabiyeh, had her brought to his court. Finding her
dark-skinned and lean, he asked her: "What beauty did Jameel
see in you that he took a fancy to you?" She immediately
retorted—"And what merit did the people see in you that they
elected you to rule over them?" Abdul Malik Marwan was
silenced... (The Wit and Humour of the Persians, Kuka, 1894)