Baby name story: Jibon

On the night of April 29, 1991, a cyclone struck Bangladesh. One of the deadliest tropical cyclones on record, it killed nearly 140,000 people and left millions homeless.

A baby boy was born in the coastal village of Ghoramora at “the height of the devastating cyclone.”

His name? Jibon, meaning “life.”

Source: “Cyclone Baby” News & Record [Greensboro, NC] 8 May 1991: A8.

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