First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alhaji

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  • According to a user from Algeria, the name Alhaji is of Arabic origin and means "A male who has performed the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.".
  • A submission from Delaware, United States says the name Alhaji means "Godly" and is of African American origin.

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  1. Alternative form of hajji

alhaji was also found in the following language(s): Swahili

Notable Persons Named Alhaji

Alhaji Kamara is a soccer player for the IFK Norrköping, FC Kallon, Djurgårdens IF Fotboll, IK Frej, IFK Värnamo, Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C., and Sierra Leone national football team. Alhaji was born on April 16th, 1994 in Freetown. Alhaji is also known as Andriano.


Alhaji Dr. Ado Abdullahi Bayero was royalty. He was most active from 1963 to 2014. Alhaji was born as the child of Abdullahi Bayero on July 25th, 1930 in Kano, Northern Nigeria. He breathed his last breath on June 6th, 2014.


His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Alhaji was given the name Melford Dokubo Goodhead Jr. in 1964 in Warri/Ijaw Niger Delta.


He died on October 18th, 2005.


Alhaji Gero is a soccer player for the Östersunds FK, El-Kanemi Warriors F.C., Lobi Stars F.C., Kaduna United F.C., Enugu Rangers, Östers IF, Viborg FF, and Nigeria national under-20 football team. Alhaji was born on October 10th, 1993 in Kano State. Alhaji is also known as Gero and Salisu Abdullahi.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Alhaji

Sani Ahmed Alhaji is a sports team member for the Ashanti Gold SC.


Fun Facts about the name Alhaji

  • How Popular is the name Alhaji? Alhaji is the 27,972nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Alhaji have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 184 babies born with the first name Alhaji in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alhaji to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alhaji? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Alhaji first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alhaji is Saturday, January 10th, 1920.
  • What year had the most people named Alhaji born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alhaji was in 2001 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Alhaji Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alhaji is not a popular baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Alhaji: Your name in reverse order is Ijahla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ihjala. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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.
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