Definition of Faisal in English:


proper noun

  • 1The name of two kings of Iraq.

    1. 1.1Faisal I(1885–1933), reigned 1921–33. A British-sponsored ruler, he was also supported by fervent Arab nationalists. Under his rule Iraq achieved full independence in 1932.
    2. 1.2Faisal II(1935–58), grandson of Faisal I, reigned 1939–58. He was assassinated in a military coup, after which a republic was established.