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Palestinian name generator
This name generator will generate 10 random Palestinian names.
Palestine, or the State of Palestine as it's recognized by the United Nations and other entities, is a sovereign state within the West Bank and the Gaza strip, though to say the exact political situation is complex is putting it lightly. It's sadly impossible to cover everything in this short description, so I'm focusing entirely on the regular people of Palestine and their names.
The population of about 5 million people lives within the one of most densely populated regions in the world and lives under constant threat of death and eviction. Their median age is 20, meaning half their population is less than 20 years and half is older (the world's median is 31) as a direct result of the violent conflicts they have to endure, which in turn has an effect on how they choose to name their children.
The majority of Palestinians are Muslim, though there is a Christian minority as well. The majority of their names are, of course, Arabic names. As a result of their chaotic lives and the evictions they face, naming children after towns and locations they once considered home is also increasingly popular as a way of keeping these memories and identities with new generations as well as the old.
The naming convention in this generator, as it is in in daily life, is [Personal Name][Father's Name][Grandfather's name]. The personal name (ism) is rarely, if ever, used to address somebody though. Usually a nickname or title of sorts is used. A Kunya is such an honorific nickname used for parents and it denotes their relationship to their eldest son. The father of Husam would be referred to as abu Husam (meaning Father of Husam) and the mother as um Husam or om Husam (both meaning mother of).
Likewise, people are referred through their relationship with their father using bin or ibn for men (Husam ibn Khalid means Husam, son of Khalid) and bint for women (Nahlah bint Khalid means Nahlah, daughter of Khalid).
To start, simply click on the button to generate 10 random names. Don't like the names? Simply click again to get 10 new random names.
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