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Gender masculine
Meaning eternal
Region of origin Pakistan

Jawed (Javed, Javid جاود; Urdu Jawaid, Javaid جاوید) is a masculine given name of Persian origin, with a meaning of "eternal".[1]

The name is from Modern Persian jâwid جاود "eternal". The word continues Middle Persian jāwēd, from an Old Persian *yāvaitat, ultimately from *yauu-, Iranian oblique stem of *āiuu- "age, duration", cognate with Greek αἰών "eon".[2]

It is not a traditional given name; it was chosen as a pseudonym by Huseyn Javid (Huseyn Abdulla oglu Rasizadeh) in the early 20th century. The given name became popular among Indian Muslims from about the 1940s, and remains a popular name for baby boys in Pakistan.


  • List of people with this given name 1
  • Use as a surname 2
  • References 3
  • See also 4

List of people with this given name

  • Huseyn Javid (1882–1941), prominent Azerbaijani poet and playwright of the early 20th century

Use as a surname


There is no tradition of Pakistani surnames. Jawed is not one of the traditional family names, but it may be chosen as "secondary" name, and it may have been picked as "surname" by expatriates in western countries.

  • Hamid Javaid (born 1947), former Pakistan Army general, Chief of Staff to President Pervez Musharraf for six years (2001–2007)
  • Tariq Javed (born 1949), Pakistani-born Canadian cricketer
  • Nasir Javed (born 1966), Pakistani born American cricketer
  • Mohammad Javed (born 1969), Pakistani cricketer
  • Aaqib Javed (born 1972), Pakistani cricketer and coach
  • Amjad Javed (born 1980), cricketer who has played one One Day International for the United Arab Emirates
  • Sana Javed (cricketer) (born 1983), Pakistani cricketer

British Pakistani

  • Sajid Javid (born 1969), English Conservative Party politician of Pakistani descent
  • Umran Javed (born 1979), former spokesman for Al-Muhajiroun, a designated and banned terrorist organization


  1. ^ Name History and Origin for Javed;; Persian name derived from the word jawid; Javed at; Steingass, A Comprehensive Persian-English Dictionary s.v. جاود
  2. ^ Martin Schwartz, 'Pouruchista’s Gathic Wedding and the Teleological Composition of the Gathas', in: Exegisti Monumenta: Festschrift in Honour of Nicholas Sims-Williams (2009), p. 441, fn 24.

See also

  • 6262 Javid (1978 RZ) is a main-belt asteroid discovered in 1978
  • Dune Javid or Children of Dune, 1976 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert
  • Hayat-i-Javed, the biography of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan by Altaf Hussain Hali, the great Urdu poet who was also his friend and associate
  • Sholay-e-Jawed meaning Eternal Flame, Maoist political party founded c. 1964 in Afghanistan
  • Javid Nama, or Book of Eternity, Persian book of poetry written by Allama Muhammad Iqbal and published in 1932
  • Junaid Javed, Pashto musical band originating from Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan
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