Ibrahim

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ibrahim

"Ibrahim" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "Father of Nations". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. The first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac; according to Genesis, God promised to give Abraham's family (the Hebrews) the land of Canaan (the Promised Land); God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son
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  1. (Islam) The prophet Abraham.
  2. A male given name.

Ibrahim was also found in the following language(s): Malay, Serbo-Croatian, and Swahili

Notable Persons Named Ibrahim

Abu was given the name Ibrahim Awwadty Ibrahim Ali Muhammad al-Badri al-Samarrai on July 28th, 1971 in Near Samarra, Iraq. Abu is also known as Abu Bakr, Caliph Ibrahim, Abu Du'a, 'The Invisible Sheikh', and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Ibrahim was royalty. He holds the title Caliph of Islam, Amir al-Mu'minin, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Ottoman Caliphate, and List of sultans of the Ottoman Empire. He has had major accomplishments since 1640. Ibrahim was born as the child of Ahmed I and Kösem Sultan on November 5th, 1615 in Istanbul. He left this life on August 18th, 1648.

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Ibrahim Afellay is a soccer player for the Stoke City F.C., USV Elinkwijk, PSV Eindhoven, FC Barcelona, FC Schalke 04, Olympiacos F.C., and Netherlands national football team. Ibrahim was born on April 2nd, 1986 in Utrecht, Netherlands.

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He holds the title Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan dan Yang Dipertuan bagi Negeri dan Jajahan Takluk Johor Darul Takzim. He has had major accomplishments since 2010. Ibrahim was born as the child of Iskandar of Johor on November 22nd, 1958 in Sultanah Aminah Hospital.

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Ibrahim Maalouf is a jazz, jazz fusion, and classical music trumpeter, composer, musical arranger, trumpet, and arrangement. He plays Trumpet. His career lasted from 1997 to 1997. Ibrahim was born Ibrahim Maalouf on December 5th, 1980 in Beirut.

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Ibrahim Pasha was a monarch. He holds the title Wāli of Egypt, Sudan, Palestine, Syria, Hejaz, Morea, Thasos, Crete, 200, WāliofEgypt, and 200px. He was most prominent from 2 to 2. Ibrahim was born as the child of Muhammad Ali of Egypt in 1789 in Drama, Greece. He passed away on November 10th, 1848.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ibrahim

Dawood was born on December 26th, 1955 in Khed Ratnagiri, Bombay State, India.

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Khaled is a raï, pop music, blues, and jazz musician. He plays Guitar, Drum kit, Banjo, Violin, Harmonica, Accordion, and Synthesizer. His ongoing career started in 1970. Khaled was given the name Khaled Hadj Ibrahim on February 29th, 1960. Khaled is also known as Cheb Khaled and Khaled.

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Ibrahim was royalty. He holds the title Caliph of Islam, Amir al-Mu'minin, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Ottoman Caliphate, and List of sultans of the Ottoman Empire. He has had major accomplishments since 1640. Ibrahim was born as the child of Ahmed I and Kösem Sultan on November 5th, 1615 in Istanbul. He left this life on August 18th, 1648.

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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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Shaam is an actor, model (people), film actor, and model. He has had major accomplishments since 2000. Shaam was given the name Shamshuddin Ibrahim on April 4th, 1977 in Thiruppatur, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Shoaib Ibrahim is an actor, model (people), and model. He was most active from 2009 to 2013. Shoaib was born on June 20th, 1987 in Bhopal.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1954 5 0 5
1961 5 0 5
1963 6 0 6
1964 10 0 10
1967 9 0 9
1969 6 0 6
1970 10 0 10
1971 13 0 13
1972 11 0 11
1973 27 0 27
1974 24 0 24
1975 40 0 40
1976 28 0 28
1977 28 0 28
1978 40 0 40
1979 59 0 59
1980 53 0 53
1981 62 0 62
1982 63 0 63
1983 60 0 60
1984 51 0 51
1985 66 0 66
1986 72 0 72
1987 61 0 61
1988 87 0 87
1989 89 0 89
1990 140 0 140
1991 120 0 120
1992 111 0 111
1993 156 0 156
1994 152 0 152
1995 157 0 157
1996 205 0 205
1997 190 0 190
1998 177 0 177
1999 229 0 229
2000 255 0 255
2001 268 0 268
2002 284 0 284
2003 341 0 341
2004 379 0 379
2005 385 0 385
2006 417 0 417
2007 435 0 435
2008 428 0 428
2009 465 0 465
2010 530 0 530
2011 575 0 575
2012 549 0 549
2013 631 0 631
2014 649 0 649
2015 698 0 698
2016 815 0 815

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Popularity of Ibrahim as a first name

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Popularity of Ibrahim as a last name

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Common last names for Ibrahim

  • Ibrahim
  • Khoury
  • Khalil

Common first names for Ibrahim

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ibrahim U.S.
  White 53.26% 64.26%
  African American 31.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.17% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.13% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ibrahim

People with the last name Ibrahim are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Ibrahim

  • How Popular is the name Ibrahim? Ibrahim is the 2,353rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Ibrahim was the 2,290th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ibrahim have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,726 babies born with the first name Ibrahim in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ibrahim to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ibrahim? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1954 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ibrahim first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ibrahim is Saturday, March 10th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Ibrahim born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ibrahim was in 2016 with a total of 815 babies.
  • Random Ibrahim Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ibrahim is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Ibrahim: Your name in reverse order is Miharbi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Haibmri. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ibrahim? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,915 people with the last name Ibrahim.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ibrahim? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Ibrahim as their last name.

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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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