Origin of hafizArabic ??fiz, a person who remembers
- One who has memorized the Koran.
- Used as a title of respect for such a person.
Origin of hafizArabic hāfi&zlowdot; guardian, hafiz active participle of hafi&zlowdot;a to guard, memorize hp&tlowmdot;
Full name Khwajeh Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi. fl. 14th century
(plural hafizes or huffaz)
- a Muslim who has memorized the whole Qur'an
Persian, from Arabic حافظ (ḥāfiẓ), present participle of حفظ (ḥáfiẓa, “to guard, know by heart”).