With its origins in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, the name Cairo is both a place name and a name for a boy. Al-Qāhirah is a powerful masculine term that, when translated from Arabic, means “the Vanquisher,” “the Conqueror,” or “victorious.” If legend has it, as the city was being founded, Mars—the conquering planet—was supposedly rising over it. Cairo is the largest urban area in both Africa and the Arab world, and it is also home to a cultural history that is both rich and abundant. When it comes to a given name, it is a decision that is both daring and powerful, particularly if you want to show respect for your Egyptian or Arab ancestry.
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