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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Farrakhan mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Farrakhan

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  • A user from Georgia, United States says the name Farrakhan is of Arabic origin and means "One who can discern between good and evil.".
  • According to a user from United States, the name Farrakhan is of Arabic origin and means "Trader".
  • A submission from Iran says the name Farrakhan means ""Recall", "Evoke" This is a combinational Persian word." and is of Persian origin.
  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Farrakhan is of Aboriginal origin and means "Wonderful counselor".
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Farrakhan

Louis Farrakhan is a leader of the nation of islam, nation of islam, and leader of thenation of islam. Louis was given the name Louis Eugene Wolcott on May 11th, 1933 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States. Louis is also known as Louis X.


Khadijah Farrakhan is an activism and political activist. Khadijah was given the name Betsy Ross in United States.


Mustapha Farrakhan is a basketball player for the Bakersfield Jam, Melbourne Tigers, Iowa Energy, Sioux Falls Skyforce, Idaho Stampede, and Oklahoma City Blue. He was most active from 2011 to present. Mustapha was born on November 2nd, 1988 in Harvey, Illinois.


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Popularity of Farrakhan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Farrakhan U.S.
  White 4.29% 64.26%
  African American 81.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Farrakhan

People with the last name Farrakhan are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Farrakhan

  • How Popular is the name Farrakhan? Farrakhan is the 73,285th most popular name of all time. As a last name Farrakhan was the 123,064th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Farrakhan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11 babies born with the first name Farrakhan in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Farrakhan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1984 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Farrakhan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Farrakhan is Tuesday, December 2nd, 1969.
  • What year had the most people named Farrakhan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Farrakhan was in 1984 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Farrakhan: Your name in reverse order is Nahkarraf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aaknafrhr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Farrakhan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 140 people with the last name Farrakhan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Farrakhan? Farrakhan is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
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