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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hafiz

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  • A submission from India says the name Hafiz means "Allah" and is of Arabic origin.
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Persian, from Arabic حافظ (ḥāfiẓ), present participle of حفظ (ḥáfiẓa, “to guard, know by heart”).

  1. a Muslim who has memorized the whole Qur'an

Notable Persons Named Hafiz

Hafiz Muhammad is a leader of jama'at-ud-da'wah and laskhar-e-taiba. Hafiz was born on March 10th, 1950 in Muzaffarabad.


Hafiz was given the name Hafeezur Rehman on September 23rd, 1976.


Hafiz Mammadov is a founder and president of baghlan group, chairman of fc baku, rc lens, fc baku, founder and president ofbaghlan group, and chairman offc baku. Hafiz was given the name Hafiz Majid oglu Mammadov on December 2nd, 1964 in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.


Hafiz Kamal is a soccer player for the Selangor FA, Shahzan Muda F.C., Pahang F.C., and Malaysia national football team. Hafiz was born on July 9th, 1987 in Pantai Remis.


Hafiz Abu Sujad is a soccer player for the Tampines Rovers FC, National Football Academy (Singapore), Young Lions FC, and LionsXII. Hafiz was born on November 1st, 1990 in Singapore.


Hafiz Pashayev is an Ambassador of Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States, Embassy of Azerbaijan, Washington, and D.C. Hafiz was born on May 2nd, 1941 in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hafiz

Habib Umar bin Hafiz is an ulama, teacher, and islamic scholar. They hold the title Shaykh and Sheikh. Habib was given the name عمر on May 27th, 1963 in Tarim, Yemen.


Helal was born on October 7th, 1948 in Netrokona, Bangladesh.


Nezam was born on April 21st, 1969 in Rose Hall, Guyana. He breathed his last breath on September 11th, 2001.


Hisham Hafiz was a publisher and author. Hisham was born on April 28th, 1931 in Medina. He left this life on February 26th, 2006.


Sheikh was born on December 1st, 1938. He passed away on December 6th, 1999.


Mirza Ghulam Hafiz was a Speaker of the Jatiyo Sangsad. He breathed his last breath on December 20th, 2000.


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Popularity of Hafiz as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hafiz U.S.
  White 19.66% 64.26%
  African American 9.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 61.03% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hafiz

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

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Fun Facts about the name Hafiz

  • How Popular is the name Hafiz? Hafiz is the 37,972nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Hafiz was the 38,214th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hafiz have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 91 babies born with the first name Hafiz in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hafiz 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 Hafiz? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1984 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hafiz first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hafiz is Thursday, May 15th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Hafiz born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hafiz was in 2016 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Hafiz: Your name in reverse order is Zifah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aizhf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hafiz? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 580 people with the last name Hafiz.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hafiz? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hafiz as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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