Zainab (also spelled Zaeneb, Zaynab, Zainub, Zeineb, Zenab, Zeynab, Zeyneb, Zeynep, Zejneb, Zejneba or Zeynib; Arabic: زينب, examples on Arabic pronunciations: ) is an Arabic female given name meaning "a father's precious jewel", "the one who glorifies a father". It is derived from the Arabic root words "zeenah" (meaning precious jewel, what glorifies someone, source of beauty) and "ab" (meaning father). It can also mean "fragrant flower". Zaynab is the name of a daughter and a granddaughter of the Islamic prophet Mohammad. It is believed to be a modification of Zenobia, the name of a pre-Islam Syrian queen.
"Zeineb", "Zejneb" and "Zejneba" are also Bosnian female given names, transliterated from the Arabic "Zainab".
Famous people called Zaynab include: