Jaffa is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning “beautiful.” It derives from the ancient port city of the same name in Israel, which is known as Yafo in Hebrew and Yafa in Arabic. The city appears in the biblical stories of Jonah, Solomon and St. Peter, as well as the Greek mythological story of Andromeda and Perseus. Jaffa is also known for being the original home of the delicious Jaffa orange variety, from which Jaffa Cake cookies get their name. Offering not just an appealing meaning, but also a connection to a fascinating ancient city, this lovely name has it all!
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