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Ahmed

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13k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ahmed

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

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From Arabic أَحْمَد (ʾaḥmad).

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

Ahmed was also found in the following language(s): Turkish and Zazaki

Notable Persons Named Ahmed

Ahmed I was royalty. 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. His career lasted from 22 to 22. Ahmed was born as the child of Mehmed III and Handan Sultan on April 18th, 1590 in Manisa. He breathed his last breath on November 22nd, 1617.

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Ahmed Musa is a soccer player for the JUTH F.C., Kano Pillars F.C., VVV-Venlo, PFC CSKA Moscow, Nigeria national under-20 football team, Nigeria national under-23 football team, and Nigeria national football team. Ahmed was born on October 14th, 1992 in Jos, Nigeria.

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Ahmed Khalil is a soccer player for the Al-Ahli Dubai F.C., United Arab Emirates national under-17 football team, United Arab Emirates national under-20 football team, and United Arab Emirates national under-23 football team. Ahmed was born on June 8th, 1991 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

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Ahmed Zewail is a scientist in the fields of chemistry and physics. Ahmed was given the name Ahmed Hassan Zewail on February 26th, 1946 in Damanhur.

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Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum is a chairman of emirates airline, dubai aviation city corporation, dubai world, flydubai, noor islamic bank pjsc, noor investment group llc, noor takaful general pjsc, noor takaful family pjsc, emirates (airline), noor bank, noor takaful, chairman ofemirates . Ahmed was born on December 1st, 1958 in Dubai.

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Ahmed Deedat was a missionary, orator, public speaker, writer, and public speaking. He was most prominent from 1942 to 1996. Ahmed was given the name Ahmed Hoosen Deedat on July 1st, 1918 in Surat. He died on August 8th, 2005.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ahmed

Riz Ahmed is an actor and rapper. His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Riz was given the name Rizwan Ahmed on December 1st, 1982 in Wembley.

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Noureen DeWulf is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Noureen was given the name Noureen Ahmed on February 28th, 1984 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was a 5th President of India. Fakhruddin was born on May 13th, 1905 in Old Delhi. He left this life on February 11th, 1977.

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Sara Ahmed is a professor of race and cultural studies, goldsmiths college, university of london, cultural studies, goldsmiths, and professor of race andcultural studies. Sara was born Sara Ahmed on August 30th, 1969 in Salford, England.

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Humayun Ahmed was a writer, film director, professor of chemistry, and chemistry. Humayun was born on November 13th, 1948 in Mohanganj, Netrokona, East Bengal. He left this life on July 19th, 2012.

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Usman was born on November 21st, 1981 in Derby.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1929 6 0 6
1936 8 0 8
1941 5 0 5
1942 6 0 6
1947 8 0 8
1948 6 0 6
1949 6 0 6
1950 5 0 5
1951 10 0 10
1952 12 0 12
1953 6 0 6
1954 5 0 5
1955 10 0 10
1956 7 0 7
1957 10 0 10
1958 5 0 5
1959 9 0 9
1960 12 0 12
1961 18 0 18
1962 12 0 12
1963 12 0 12
1964 25 0 25
1965 20 0 20
1966 23 0 23
1967 33 0 33
1968 31 0 31
1969 36 0 36
1970 40 0 40
1971 46 0 46
1972 54 0 54
1973 58 0 58
1974 78 0 78
1975 60 0 60
1976 74 0 74
1977 68 0 68
1978 94 0 94
1979 101 0 101
1980 104 0 104
1981 113 0 113
1982 137 0 137
1983 127 0 127
1984 141 0 141
1985 123 0 123
1986 138 0 138
1987 139 0 139
1988 197 0 197
1989 186 0 186
1990 202 0 202
1991 194 0 194
1992 203 0 203
1993 260 0 260
1994 263 0 263
1995 241 0 241
1996 318 0 318
1997 290 0 290
1998 313 0 313
1999 405 0 405
2000 475 0 475
2001 466 0 466
2002 448 0 448
2003 428 0 428
2004 454 0 454
2005 424 0 424
2006 443 0 443
2007 447 0 447
2008 443 0 443
2009 446 0 446
2010 475 0 475
2011 477 0 477
2012 539 0 539
2013 510 0 510
2014 501 0 501
2015 588 0 588
2016 579 0 579

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Popularity of Ahmed as a last name

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Common last names for Ahmed

  • Ali
  • Mohamed
  • Hassan
  • Ahmed
  • Hussein
  • Khan
  • Saleh
  • Abdullah

Common first names for Ahmed

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ahmed U.S.
  White 15.69% 64.26%
  African American 22.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 56.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.96% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ahmed

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

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Fun Facts about the name Ahmed

  • How Popular is the name Ahmed? Ahmed is the 2,113th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ahmed was the 720th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ahmed have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,256 babies born with the first name Ahmed in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ahmed to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ahmed? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1929 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ahmed first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ahmed is Saturday, February 12th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Ahmed born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ahmed was in 2015 with a total of 588 babies.
  • Random Ahmed Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ahmed is not a popular baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Ahmed: Your name in reverse order is Demha. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hedam. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ahmed? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 48,319 people with the last name Ahmed.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ahmed? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 16 of them will have Ahmed as their last name.

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