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  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Gaddafi means "Overthrower" and is of Arabic origin.
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  1. Libyan leader who seized power in a military coup d'etat in 1969; deposed the Libyan monarchy and imposed socialism and Islamic orthodoxy on the country (born in 1942)

From Arabic قَذَّافِيّ (qaḏḏāfiyy).

  1. A surname​.
  2. Muammar Gaddafi, former leader of Libya.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Gaddafi

Mutassim Gaddafi was a National Security Advisor of Libya. His military service ended in 2011. Mutassim was born on December 18th, 1974 in Tripoli. He died on October 20th, 2011.


Ayesha Gaddafi is a military person.


Al-Saadi Gaddafi is a soccer player for the Al-Ahli SC (Tripoli), Al-Ittihad Club (Tripoli), A.C. Perugia Calcio, Udinese Calcio, U.C. Sampdoria, and Libya national football team. Al-Saadi was born on May 25th, 1973 in Tripoli.


Khamis was born on May 27th, 1983 in Tripoli. Khamis is also known as al-Gaddafi and Khamis. He died on August 29th, 2011.


Hannibal was born as the child of Muammar Gaddafi and Safia Farkash on September 20th, 1975 in Tripoli.


Saif was born in 1982 in Tripoli. He breathed his last breath on April 30th, 2011.


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