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Ahmad

First Name
16k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
16k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Ahmad mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Ahmad

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

Wiktionary

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.

Notable Persons Named Ahmad

Salman Rushdie is a satire, magic realism, and postcolonialism writer. Salman was given the name Ahmad Salman Rushdie on June 19th, 1947 in Mumbai.

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Abu was given the name Ahmad Fadeel al-Nazal al-Khalayleh on October 20th, 1966 in Zarqa, Jordan. Abu is also known as Ahmad Fadeel al-Nazal al-Khalayleh. He left this life on June 7th, 2006.

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Belly is a hip hop music rapping and songwriter. His ongoing career started in 2001. Belly was given the name Ahmad Balshe on April 7th, 1984 in Jenin. Belly is also known as Rebellyus, BellyBoy, Dablo, and Ahmad Balshe; أحمد بلشي.

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Ahmad Shah Massoud is a military person. His military service ended in 2001.

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Ahmad Jamal is a jazz and modal jazz musician. Ahmad was given the name Frederick Russell Jones on July 2nd, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Ahmad Shah Durrani was royalty. He holds the title Durr-i-Durrani, Shah, and Durr-i-Durrani ("pearl of pearls"). His most notable accomplishments were from 1747 to 1772. Ahmad was born in Herat. He passed away on October 16th, 1772.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ahmad

Mirzā Ghulām Ahmad was a religious. He holds the title Founder of, The Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, and TheAhmadiyya Movement in Islam. Mirzā was born on February 13th, 1835 in Qadian. He passed away on May 26th, 1908.

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Israr Ahmad was a philosopher. Israr was born on April 26th, 1932 in Hisar (city). He passed away on April 14th, 2010.

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Umera Ahmad is an author, novelist, and screenwriter. Umera was born on December 10th, 1976 in Sialkot, Pakistan. Umera is also known as Umera Arsam.

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Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad is a Shaukat Aziz Cabinet, Minister of Information, Mass-media Broadcasting, and Broadcasting (Pakistan). Shaikh was born Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad on November 6th, 1950 in Rawalpindi, Punjab Province, Pakistan.

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Salman Ahmad is a rock, metal, sufi, heavy metal music, and sufi rock musician. He plays Fender Stratocaster, Keyboard, Electric acoustic guitar, Double neck guitar, Acoustic-electric guitar, Multi-neck guitar, and Gibson EDS-1275. Salman was born Salman Ahmad on December 12th, 1963 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

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Yasmin binti Ahmad was a film director, film writer, scriptwriter, and screenwriter. Yasmin was born on January 7th, 1958 in Muar, Johor, Malaysia. She left this life on July 25th, 2009.

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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 48 0 48
1971 65 0 65
1972 58 0 58
1973 54 0 54
1974 111 0 111
1975 135 0 135
1976 121 0 121
1977 213 6 207
1978 207 6 201
1979 292 6 286
1980 235 0 235
1981 244 0 244
1982 209 0 209
1983 178 0 178
1984 165 0 165
1985 189 0 189
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 496 0 496
2016 465 0 465

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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

  • Ali
  • Hassan
  • Khan
  • Bazzi

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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Fun Facts about the name Ahmad

  • How Popular is the name Ahmad? Ahmad is the 1,850th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ahmad was the 2,238th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ahmad have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,441 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 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ahmad is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 14 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1998.
  • 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 Dahma. 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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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.