Fatima

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fatima

"Fatima" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "Daughter of the Prophet". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. Youngest daughter of the prophet Mohammed and wife of the fourth calif Ali; revered especially by Shiite Muslims (606-632)
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  1. (Islam) A daughter of the prophet Muhammad, the wife of Ali.
  2. A female given name used by Muslims.

Notable Persons Named Fatima

Fatima Sana Shaikh is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1997.

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Nargis was an actress. Her career lasted from 1935 to 1935. Nargis was given the name Fatima Rashid by her parent Jaddanbai on June 1st, 1929 in Kolkata. Nargis is also known as Nargis Dutt. She breathed her last breath on May 3rd, 1981.

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Om Kolthoum was a musician. Her career lasted from 1924 to 1973. Om was given the name Fatima Ibrahim on December 31st, 1898 in Tamay Ez-Zahayra, El Senbellawein, Dakahlia Governorate, Khedivate of Egypt, Ottoman Empire. Om is also known as Oum Kalthoum, Om Kalsoum, Om Koulsum, Om Kalthoum, Oumme Kalsoum, Umm Kolthoum, Om Koultoum, Ummi Kultsum, Ummi Kaltsum, Umi Kulsum, and Umi Kalsum. She died on February 3rd, 1975.

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Fatima Jinnah was a dentist. Fatima was given the name Fatima Ali Jinnah on July 31st, 1893 in Karachi. She breathed her last breath on July 9th, 1967.

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Fatima Bhutto is a writer, columnist, and journalist. Fatima was born Fatima Bhutto on May 29th, 1982 in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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She holds the title Sheikha. Fatima was born in Al Hayer, Al Ain.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Fatima

Shiza Fatima is a Member of Parliament and National Assembly of Pakistan. They have been prominent since 2013.

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Syeda Ghulam Fatima is an activist, general secretary 'bonded labour liberation front pakistan', and general secretary 'bonded labour liberation front pakistan' (bllf). Syeda was born in Pakistan.

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Suzain Fatima is a model and actress. Suzain was born on November 16th, 1986 in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Fatima is a musician. Her career lasted from 1940 to 2000. Fatima was given the name Fatima Ahemd Ibrahim in 1933 in Sudan.

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Sharifa is also known as Fatima bint al-Hassan.

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Altaf Fatima is a novelist. Altaf was born in Lucknow.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1919 6 6 0
1921 5 5 0
1924 5 5 0
1927 5 5 0
1929 7 7 0
1930 7 7 0
1931 7 7 0
1932 6 6 0
1933 5 5 0
1935 6 6 0
1936 6 6 0
1937 6 6 0
1938 10 10 0
1939 9 9 0
1940 9 9 0
1941 6 6 0
1942 5 5 0
1943 11 11 0
1944 10 10 0
1945 12 12 0
1946 11 11 0
1947 23 23 0
1948 11 11 0
1949 27 27 0
1950 17 17 0
1951 19 19 0
1952 38 38 0
1953 20 20 0
1954 38 38 0
1955 36 36 0
1956 22 22 0
1957 26 26 0
1958 34 34 0
1959 31 31 0
1960 43 43 0
1961 24 24 0
1962 59 59 0
1963 50 50 0
1964 47 47 0
1965 52 52 0
1966 45 45 0
1967 74 74 0
1968 81 81 0
1969 88 88 0
1970 91 91 0
1971 96 96 0
1972 108 108 0
1973 149 149 0
1974 151 151 0
1975 193 193 0
1976 156 156 0
1977 158 158 0
1978 171 171 0
1979 210 210 0
1980 210 210 0
1981 222 222 0
1982 247 247 0
1983 203 203 0
1984 251 246 5
1985 224 224 0
1986 224 224 0
1987 267 267 0
1988 293 293 0
1989 300 294 6
1990 366 361 5
1991 323 323 0
1992 361 361 0
1993 420 420 0
1994 400 400 0
1995 385 385 0
1996 422 422 0
1997 495 495 0
1998 511 511 0
1999 757 750 7
2000 1,315 1,315 0
2001 1,409 1,404 5
2002 1,295 1,288 7
2003 1,354 1,354 0
2004 1,204 1,198 6
2005 1,422 1,422 0
2006 1,515 1,515 0
2007 1,517 1,512 5
2008 1,391 1,391 0
2009 1,197 1,197 0
2010 1,213 1,213 0
2011 1,129 1,129 0
2012 1,057 1,057 0
2013 1,037 1,037 0
2014 1,012 1,012 0
2015 1,042 1,042 0
2016 1,064 1,064 0
2017 1,031 1,031 0

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Popularity of Fatima as a first name

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Popularity of Fatima as a last name

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Common last names for Fatima

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fatima U.S.
  White 3.85% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 91.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.70% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fatima

People with the last name Fatima are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Fatima

  • What name lists does Fatima rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Fatima? Fatima is the 1,342nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Fatima was the 15,959th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fatima have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 31,627 babies born with the first name Fatima in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fatima to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fatima? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Fatima first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fatima is Wednesday, November 28th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Fatima born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fatima was in 2006 with a total of 1,515 babies. That's a lot of babies named Fatima!
  • Random Fatima Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fatima ranks 99th in popularity as a baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, 467 babies in California have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Fatima: Your name in reverse order is Amitaf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Afmait. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fatima? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,820 people with the last name Fatima.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fatima? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Fatima as their last name since less than 1 person in 161k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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