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Ahmad

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13k Ahmed (Arabic)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1950 5 0 5
1953 7 0 7
1955 7 0 7
1956 5 0 5
1957 6 0 6
1958 11 0 11
1959 16 0 16
1960 21 0 21
1961 21 0 21
1962 21 0 21
1963 13 0 13
1964 15 0 15
1965 21 0 21
1966 16 0 16
1967 22 0 22
1968 30 0 30
1969 26 0 26
1970 47 0 47
1971 65 0 65
1972 58 0 58
1973 54 0 54
1974 111 0 111
1975 135 0 135
1976 120 0 120
1977 213 6 207
1978 207 6 201
1979 292 6 286
1980 235 0 235
1981 244 0 244
1982 208 0 208
1983 178 0 178
1984 165 0 165
1985 188 0 188
1986 246 0 246
1987 283 0 283
1988 238 0 238
1989 315 0 315
1990 327 0 327
1991 293 0 293
1992 309 0 309
1993 342 0 342
1994 364 0 364
1995 347 0 347
1996 389 0 389
1997 376 0 376
1998 608 0 608
1999 562 0 562
2000 526 0 526
2001 661 0 661
2002 626 0 626
2003 542 0 542
2004 508 0 508
2005 542 0 542
2006 487 0 487
2007 462 0 462
2008 465 0 465
2009 567 0 567
2010 494 0 494
2011 425 0 425
2012 444 0 444
2013 458 0 458
2014 487 0 487
2015 494 0 494

Fun Facts about the name Ahmad

  • How many people with the first name Ahmad have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,970 babies born with the first name Ahmad in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ahmad to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ahmad? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1950 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ahmad first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ahmad is Saturday, April 1st, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Ahmad born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ahmad was in 2001 with a total of 661 babies.
  • Random Ahmad Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ahmad is not a popular baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1981.
  • Weird things about the name Ahmad: Your name in reverse order is Damha. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hamad. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ahmad? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,291 people with the last name Ahmad.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ahmad? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Ahmad as their last name.
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Popularity of Ahmad as a first name

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Popularity of Ahmad as a last name

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Common last names for Ahmad

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  • Hassan
  • Khan
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Common first names for Ahmad

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ahmad U.S.
  White 23.50% 64.26%
  African American 8.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 58.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.13% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.49% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ahmad

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ahmad" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ahmad as well as things modernly associated with the name Ahmad such as celebrities named Ahmad.

Arabic

Origin and Meaning of Ahmad

The name "Ahmad" is of Arabic origin, and it means "Most praised". It's a name commonly given to boys.

From Arabic أَحْمَد (ʾaḥmad), from حَمِدَ (ḥamida, “to thank or to praise”).

  1. A male given name, variant of Ahmed.
  2. A surname​ of Arabic origin.

Ahmad Rashad

Ahmad Rashad is a NFL player. Ahmad was born in 1949 in Portland, Oregon, U.S.

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Ahmad Abedzadeh

Ahmad was born in 1965.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Ahmad

Ahmad Bradshaw
Ahmad Brooks
Ahmad Givens
Ahmad Shah
Ahmad Jamal
Ahmad Zahir
Ahmad Chatila
Ahmad Tea

What does the name Ahmad mean?

Ais for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

His for hardy, can't keep you down!

Mis for mild, your mild and gentle way.

Ais for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Dis for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

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