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


MUSTAFA (مصطفى).  Arabic name meaning "chosen," from the vocabulary word mustafa' (elect, elected). (An English and Arabic Dictionary, Catafago, 1858).  Also spelled Mustapha.

... the opera "L' Italiana in Algeri..."  Mustafa, the Bey of Algiers, becoming tired of his wife Elvira, wishes to have some Italian lady brought to him.  He decides to marry Elvira to a young Italian captive and favourite, Lindoro.  But Lindoro is in love with Isabella, an Italian lady, who, while seeking Lindoro, is wrecked with her companion Taddeo on the coast of Algiers, and is carried before Mustafa, who is struck with her beauty... (Notes and Queries, v.12, 1903)


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