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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hajj

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  1. The fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Hijja; at least once in a lifetime a Muslim is expected to make a religious journey to Mecca and the Kaaba ("for a Muslim the hajj is the ultimate act of worship")

From Arabic حَجّ (ḥajj, “pilgrimage”), from حَجَّ (ḥajja, “to overcome”).

  1. (Islam) The pilgrimage to Mecca made by pious Muslims; one of the five pillars of Islam.

hajj was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Hajj

Hajj was born in 1836. He left this life in 1925.


Hajj Nematollah was an author. Hajj was born on July 15th, 1871 in Jeyhunabad, Kermanshah. He left this life on February 28th, 1920.


He died in 1671.


Hajj Moosa AbdulRahman Hassan was a businsessman. Hajj was born in Muscat. He died on April 21st, 1987.


Hajj was born in 1844. He died in 1914.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hajj

John was born on November 1st, 1817 in Keserwan District. John is also known as Hage and Youhanna Boutros El. He left this life on December 24th, 1898.


Ali Al Hajj is a security officer. Ali was born Ali Al Hajj in 1955.


Yasser El Hajj is a basketball player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to 2005. Yasser was born on August 18th, 1970 in Beirut.


Nicolas was born on June 30th, 1907. He breathed his last breath on January 12th, 1995.


Hassan El Hajj is an athlete for the Al-Safa' SC.


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Popularity of Hajj as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hajj U.S.
  White 83.99% 64.26%
  African American 6.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hajj

People with the last name Hajj are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Hajj

  • How Popular is the name Hajj? Hajj is the 79,210th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hajj was the 64,891st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hajj have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Hajj in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hajj? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2014 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Hajj first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hajj is Wednesday, March 5th, 1969.
  • What year had the most people named Hajj born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hajj was in 2014 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Random Hajj Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hajj is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Hajj: Your name in reverse order is Jjah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jhaj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hajj? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 306 people with the last name Hajj.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hajj? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hajj as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m 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).
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