Jamilah is a name of Arabic origin, meaning “beautiful” or “lovely.” It’s the feminine form of the name Jamil, which is derived from the Arabic word jamāl, meaning “beauty.” You’ll find variants of this lovely name in lots of different countries, including Turkey (Cemile), Egypt (Gamila), Algeria (Djamila), and Italy (Giamila), among others. It’s been a much-loved name in the States for a long time, remaining one of the 1000 most popular girls' names from 1974 until 1995.
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