The linguists agreed that Kafaraka is a Syrian- Aramaic name. Composed of two words: Kafar and Aka. “Kafar” means village. Linguists revealed different interpretation of the word “Aka”.
For Ibrahim Al Aswad, “Aka” means sorrow. For Joseph Hobeika and Isaac Armele “Aka” means necklace, jewelry and the chain of gold. Dr. Anis Freiha supported the second opinion without refuting the first one while Dr. Emil Yaakoub confirmed the opinion of Hobeika and Armele.