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2k
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Jihad

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun
A religious war against infidels or Mohammedan heretics; also, any bitter war or crusade for a principle or belief.

Etymology: Ar. jihād

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  1. A holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
Wiktionary

From Arabic جِهَاد (jihād, “struggle; effort”).

  1. (Islam) A holy war undertaken by Muslims.
    1. (historical) the Muslim response to the Crusade in the 12th century
  2. An aggressive campaign for an idea.
  3. (theology) a personal spiritual struggle for self-improvement and against evil

jihad was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, French, Italian, and Portuguese

Notable Persons With the Name Jihad

Jay Abdo is an actor. He was most active from 1986 to present. Jay was given the name Jihad Abdo on October 21st, 1962 in Damascus, Syria. Jay is also known as Abdo and Jihad.

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Jihad Azour is a Minister of Finance and Ministry of Finance (Lebanon). Jihad was born on May 4th, 1966.

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Jihad Dib is an important human. His ongoing career started in 2015. Jihad was born in 1973 in Tripoli, Lebanon.

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Jihad Makdissi is a leading individual. Jihad was born in 1974 in Damascus.

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Jihad Khodr is an influential individual. Jihad was born on December 30th, 1983 in Matinhos.

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Jihad Al-Atrash is an actor and voice actor. He has been prominent since 1962. Jihad was born on August 28th, 1943.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1969 6 0 6
1971 6 0 6
1973 7 0 7
1974 7 0 7
1976 7 0 7
1977 9 0 9
1978 27 0 27
1979 27 0 27
1980 16 0 16
1981 25 0 25
1982 40 0 40
1983 28 0 28
1984 23 0 23
1985 27 0 27
1986 29 0 29
1987 35 0 35
1988 36 0 36
1989 43 0 43
1990 40 0 40
1991 63 0 63
1992 66 0 66
1993 76 5 71
1994 87 0 87
1995 73 0 73
1996 73 0 73
1997 67 0 67
1998 64 0 64
1999 76 0 76
2000 96 0 96
2001 93 0 93
2002 65 0 65
2003 51 0 51
2004 41 0 41
2005 39 0 39
2006 49 0 49
2007 39 0 39
2008 40 0 40
2009 44 0 44
2010 31 0 31
2011 36 0 36
2012 35 0 35
2013 34 0 34
2014 28 0 28
2015 28 0 28

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Popularity of Jihad as a first name

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Popularity of Jihad as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jihad U.S.
  White 14.22% 64.26%
  African American 69.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 9.33% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jihad

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

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Fun Facts about the name Jihad

  • How Popular is the name Jihad? Jihad is the 6,943rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Jihad was the 83,541st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jihad have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,832 babies born with the first name Jihad in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jihad to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jihad? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Jihad first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jihad is Wednesday, July 1st, 1908.
  • What year had the most people named Jihad born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jihad was in 2000 with a total of 96 babies.
  • Random Jihad Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jihad is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Jihad: Your name in reverse order is Dahij. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dijha. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jihad? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 225 people with the last name Jihad.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jihad? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jihad as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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What does the name Jihad mean?

Jis for jubilant, the upbeat you!

Iis for intense, your zest of living.

His for handy, the helpful you.

Ais for accord, the harmony you spread.

Dis for decisive, especially when it counts

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.