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Jawed (Persian: جاويد); Javed, Javid (Urdu: جاويد); Jawed, Javed (Punjabi: ਜਾਵੇਦ) is a masculine given name of Persian origin meaning of "eternal, immortal"[1] and is also the word for "eternity".

The name is from Modern Persian 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[edit]

  • Agha Javed Pathan, political activist from Sindh, Pakistan, accused of shoe throwing on Arbab Ghulam Rahim
  • Javaid Laghari, chairperson of the Higher Education of Pakistan
  • Jawed Ludin, Afghan diplomat
  • Javed Ahmed Khan, politician of the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) party
  • Javed Khan (born 1956), Indian politician, Minister for Disaster Management in the Government of West Bengal
  • Javed Khan (born 1962), Indian film and television actor and former model
  • Javed Nasir, three-star general of the Pakistan Army
  • Javed Siddiqui, Hindi and Urdu screenwriter, dialogue writer and playwright from India
  • Jawed Siddiqi, Pakistani computer scientist
  • Javed Abidi, director of the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) in India
  • Jawed Ahmad (Jojo), Afghan reporter working for Canadian CTV, arrested by American troops in 2007
  • Javed Ashraf Bajwa, retired Pakistan Army engineer officer
  • Javed Burki, Pakistani cricketer
  • Shahid Javed Burki, professional economist, Vice President of the World Bank, caretaker Finance Minister of Pakistan
  • Muhammad Javed Buttar, former justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
  • Javaid Iqbal, justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and a former Chief Justice of High Court of Balochistan
  • Javed Hashmi, Pakistani politician
  • Jawaid Iqbal, Pakistani born Hong Kong cricketer
  • Jawed Iqbal, Pakistani cartoonist
  • Javed Jabbar, advertiser in Pakistan, politician, former information minister
  • Javed Afridi (born 1983) ceo haier electronics and owner of Peshawar Zalmi a PSL franchise.
  • Javed Afzal (born 1944) A man famous for his Ois, Allahs, VPN, and ARY News Live. This is our Nana.
  • Javid Hussainzade (born 2007) currently a student at Cleeve School
  • Huseyn Javid (1882–1941), prominent Azerbaijani poet and playwright of the early 20th century

Use as a surname[edit]


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)
  • Kanza Javed, Pakistani author and poet
  • 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), Conservative Party MP, government minister
  • Umran Javed (born 1979), convicted terrorist supporter


  1. ^ Name History and Origin for Javed; http://www.meaning-of-names.com/persian-names/javed.asp&lang=en; Persian name derived from the word jawid; Javed at behindthename.com; 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[edit]

  • 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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