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    I heard that Zidane is a Algerian name? I was wondering if someone can tell me the meaning of this name? and what is the root of the name - ie arabic, french?

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    Originally posted by Faiza_Mir
    I heard that Zidane is a Algerian name? I was wondering if someone can tell me the meaning of this name? and what is the root of the name - ie arabic, french?

    thanks

    Ma'Salaama

    Faiza
    Hello Faiza,

    Zidane is rather a Last Name in Algeria I believe it's typical to Algeria as I never heard of this name somewhere else Take care.

    MM

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    I dont think its typical Algerian. There is an Egyptian soccer player named Zidan (same word). It has a meaning which i dont know at the moment.

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    This can be an interpretation:
    Zidane comes from Zaydane which comes from the verb: "Zada" in arabic means "to add".
    In arabic to form an adjective you can add "..ane" to some verbs such as:
    Rahama is a verb, Rahmane is the adjective.
    Kassala is a verb, Kasslane is the adjective.

    so : Zada (means add) is the verb, "Zaydane" or "Zidane" is the adjective (meaning adding).

    Which implies that "Zidane" means "adding"

    His first name is" Zineddine" which means in arabic: "the beauty of the religion".

    Hope it helps

    Houari_DZ

    P.S A lot of Algerian last names have no meaning just like the western ones , but all the first names have a clear meaning.
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    Originally posted by Houari_DZ
    This can be an interpretation:
    Zidane comes from Zaydane which comes from the verb: "Zada" in arabic means "to add".
    In arabic to form an adjective you can add "..ane" to some verbs such as:
    Rahama is a verb, Rahmane is the adjective.
    Kassala is a verb, Kasslane is the adjective.

    so : Zada (means add) is the verb, "Zaydane" or "Zidane" is the adjective (meaning adding).

    Which implies that "Zidane" means "adding"

    His first name is" Zineddine" which means in arabic: "the beauty of the religion".

    Hope it helps

    Houari_DZ

    P.S A lot of Algerian last names have no meaning just like the western ones , but all the first names have a clear meaning.
    Sahit Houari,

    I have two first names and they mean nothing Etthala Khaliss.

    MrMean

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    Sahhit Herr Mean, Thanks for the feedback
    you're absolutely right, I agree with you that there are some pure Algerian names without meaning:
    Tasa3ditt, Khaddoudja, Dja3far, Houari..
    But I meant that most of the first names have meanings.
    Tell me what are your two first names and I would reveal their meanings
    Ghir Binatna

    Houari_DZ

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    Originally posted by Houari_DZ
    Sahhit Herr Mean, Thanks for the feedback
    you're absolutely right, I agree with you that there are some pure Algerian names without meaning:
    Tasa3ditt, Khaddoudja, Dja3far, Houari..
    But I meant that most of the first names have meanings.
    Tell me what are your two first names and I would reveal their meanings
    Ghir Binatna

    Houari_DZ

    Hakda ya Houari!! Habit tbassini m3a El Houkouma? Enjoy your Week End.

    MrMean

    PS: Houari it could have meaning because our former president was named Houari Boumediene. Maybe your parents named you after him

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