كلمة الشهر

حنان

It’s a new month, which means it’s time for the next installment in our Arabic Word of the Month series! Last month, we celebrated Valentine’s Day by highlighting the word for love, ‘al-hub’ (الحب). In keeping with the theme of compassion for others, the word for this month is
the Arabic word for compassion and kindness, حنان (hanan).

‘Hanan’ is another Arabic word that demonstrates the importance of care and compassion in the Arab culture, as well as the tendency for Arabic words to possess multiple meanings. In addition to meaning ‘compassion’ and ‘kindness’, ‘hanan’ also translates to ‘warm-heartedness’ and can be another way of saying the word ‘love’. More importantly, each translation embodies the same overall meaning of care and love; that’s why ‘hanan’ is such a popular Arabic name for females. The adjective form for ‘hanan’ is ‘hanoon’ (حنون), and can be used to describe anyone that is compassionate, loving, or kind.

We hope you enjoyed this month’s word, and hope you continue to join us as we celebrate the beauty of the Arabic language and the generosity and loving nature of the Arab culture.

5 comments on “Arabic Word of the Month: Hanan”

  1. 1
    Hanne Abubakar Garba on November 14, 2018

    So nice to hear. That’s my name ‘Hanan’

  2. 2
    hannan on June 29, 2020

    thats my name

  3. 3
    Hassan Musa on July 29, 2020

    That is the name of my daughter. And she is simply what the name implies ie compassionate/ caring. However, hers is spelt ..HANAAN.

  4. 4
    Umar Ahmad kunkumi on August 12, 2020

    Fine and nice name that is the name of my doughter

  5. 5
    Ali Hanan on September 6, 2020

    name is simple pronounciation..but meaning is high and extra thinkfull..
    I am Ali Hanan

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