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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Abdul

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  • A user from Rwanda says the name Abdul is of Arabic origin and means "GIFT FROM GOD".
  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Abdul is of Arabic origin and means "Servant of Allah".
  • According to a user from Philippines, the name Abdul is of Unknown origin and means "Servent of Allah".
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Wiktionary

From Arabic عَبْد (ʿabd, “servant [of]”) + ال (al-, “the”).

  1. A male given name used by Muslims.

Notable Persons Named Abdul

Salman Khan is an actor, film producer, celebrity, model (people), philanthropy, singing, television personality, model, philanthropist, and singer. He has been prominent since 1988. Salman was given the name Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan on December 27th, 1965 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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Abdul was born Abdul Sattar Edhi on January 1st, 1928 in Bantva, Bantva Manavadar, Western India States Agency, British Raj.

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He holds the title Caliph of Islam, Amir al-Mu'minin, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Ottoman Caliphate, and List of sultans of the Ottoman Empire. He was most prominent from 1876 to 1909. Abdul was born as the child of Abdülmecid I, Tirimüjgan Kadınefendi, Valide sultan, and Rahime Perestu Sultan on September 21st, 1842 in Topkapı Palace. He died on February 10th, 1918.

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Abdul Qadeer Khan & Raj Vikram is a scientist in the field of metallurgy. Abdul was born on April 1st, 1936 in Bhopal, Princely state of Bhopal, British India.

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Abdul Halim is royalty. He holds the title King of Malaysia and Sultan of Kedah. His ongoing career started in 2011. Abdul was born as the child of Badlishah of Kedah on November 28th, 1927 in Anak Bukit.

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Abdul Rashid Dostum is a Vice President of Afghanistan. His military service ended in 2013. Abdul was born in Jowzjan Province.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Abdul

She has been prominent since 1978. Paula was given the name Paula Julie Abdul on June 19th, 1962 in San Fernando, California, U.S.

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Salam was born on March 1st, 1948.

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Karim Abdul is a basketball player for the UST Growling Tigers and UST Growling Tigers men's basketball in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines. Karim was born on July 3rd, 1992 in Cameroon.

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Lida was given the name Lida Abdullah in 1973 in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Kadir was born on February 16th, 1948 in Singapore.

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He has been prominent since 2008. Johari was born on May 25th, 1955 in Kedah, Federation of Malaya.

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How popular is the baby name Abdul in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1930 7 0 7
1935 7 0 7
1937 5 0 5
1939 7 0 7
1940 6 0 6
1941 9 0 9
1942 9 0 9
1943 6 0 6
1944 6 0 6
1945 10 0 10
1946 6 0 6
1947 15 0 15
1948 12 0 12
1949 12 0 12
1950 8 0 8
1951 11 0 11
1954 9 0 9
1956 5 0 5
1957 7 0 7
1958 6 0 6
1960 11 0 11
1961 10 0 10
1962 11 0 11
1963 12 0 12
1964 9 0 9
1965 21 0 21
1966 11 0 11
1967 20 0 20
1968 26 0 26
1969 35 0 35
1970 43 0 43
1971 49 0 49
1972 98 0 98
1973 85 0 85
1974 81 0 81
1975 157 0 157
1976 157 0 157
1977 147 0 147
1978 106 0 106
1979 128 0 128
1980 105 0 105
1981 95 0 95
1982 91 0 91
1983 103 0 103
1984 79 0 79
1985 60 0 60
1986 61 0 61
1987 64 0 64
1988 67 0 67
1989 93 0 93
1990 122 0 122
1991 125 0 125
1992 122 0 122
1993 107 0 107
1994 125 0 125
1995 126 0 126
1996 136 0 136
1997 154 0 154
1998 142 0 142
1999 140 0 140
2000 135 0 135
2001 137 0 137
2002 145 0 145
2003 151 0 151
2004 112 0 112
2005 123 0 123
2006 121 0 121
2007 124 0 124
2008 126 0 126
2009 126 0 126
2010 102 0 102
2011 114 0 114
2012 116 0 116
2013 113 0 113
2014 104 0 104
2015 122 0 122
2016 127 0 127
2017 131 0 131

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Popularity of Abdul as a first name

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Popularity of Abdul as a last name

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Common last names for Abdul

  • Khan
  • Karim
  • Muhammad
  • Ali
  • Rahman
  • Malik
  • Hamid
  • Latif
  • Shabazz
  • Rashid
  • Salaam

Common first names for Abdul

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Abdul U.S.
  White 21.99% 64.26%
  African American 35.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 27.86% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.81% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 9.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.75% 16.26%

Of Last Name Abdul

People with the last name Abdul are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Abdul

  • How Popular is the name Abdul? Abdul is the 3,459th most popular name of all time. As a last name Abdul was the 14,950th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Abdul have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,726 babies born with the first name Abdul in the United States. That's more than enough people named Abdul to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Abdul? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1930 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Abdul first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Abdul is Wednesday, February 16th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Abdul born? The highest recorded use of the first name Abdul was in 1975 with a total of 157 babies.
  • Random Abdul Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Abdul is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Abdul: Your name in reverse order is Ludba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ualbd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Abdul? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,978 people with the last name Abdul.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Abdul? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Abdul as their last name since less than 1 person in 149k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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