Zuleika (given name)

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Pronunciationzoo LAY ka, zoo LYE ka, zoo LEE ka
Gender Female

Zuleika is a given name for females. Spelling variations include Zuleikha, Zuleyka, Zuleica and Zuleykha. The name is of uncertain origin, [1] possibly from Persian, meaning "brilliant beauty", [2] [3] [4] or from Arabic, meaning "bright and fair". [5] [6] [7]



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  1. Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2012). A Dictionary of First Names (2nd, online ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN   978-0-19-172667-5 . Retrieved 2 June 2019. Of unknown etymology. In Islamic and Renaissance Jewish tradition, Zuleika is the name of Potiphar's wife (not actually named in the Bible itself)
  2. Cresswell, Julia (2008). Collins Babies' Names. Collins. p. 354. ISBN   978-0-00-727070-5 . Retrieved 2 June 2019. Zuleika f. From the Persian meaning 'brilliant beauty'. The name is known from Max Beerbohm's satirical novel Zuleika Dobson.
  3. Gauche, I. (2012). The A to Z of Names (Revised and Expanded Edition): Discover the promise your name holds!. Christian Art Distributors Pty Limited. p. 304. ISBN   978-1-4153-1626-9 . Retrieved 3 June 2019. The Persian Zuleika means 'brilliant beauty'.
  4. Fergusson, Rosalind (2009). Perfect Babies' Names. Random House. ISBN   978-1-4090-6322-3 . Retrieved 2 June 2019. Zuleika [zoo LAY ka, zoo LYE ka, zoo LEE ka] ( F ) a name of uncertain origin, possibly meaning 'brilliant beauty'.
  5. Navarro, Yvonne (2015). First Name Reverse Dictionary: Given Names Listed by Meaning (2 ed.). McFarland & Company. p. 24. ISBN   978-1-4766-0996-6 . Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  6. Norman, Teresa (2003). World of Baby Names, A (Revised). New York: Penguin Publishing Group. p. 563. ISBN   978-1-4406-2556-5 . Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  7. Rifkin, June (2006). The Everything Baby Names Book, Completely Updated With 5,000 More Names!. Everything. Cincinnati: Adams Media. p. 550. ISBN   978-1-60550-343-1 . Retrieved 3 June 2019.