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Origin and Meaning of Maulana

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  • According to a user from Indonesia, the name Maulana is of Arabic origin and means "My guard".
  • A submission from Indonesia says the name Maulana means "A good man" and is of Indonesian origin.
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Ultimately from Arabic مَوْلَانَا (mawlānā).

  1. (Islam) title for a religious scholar, especially in Central and South Asia.

maulana was also found in the following language(s): Swahili

Notable Persons Named Maulana

Maulana Karenga is a professor, philosopher, author, and scholar. Maulana was given the name Ronald McKinley Everett on July 14th, 1941 in Parsonsburg, Maryland.


Maulana was given the name Fazal Hayat in 1974.


Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is an islamic literature writer. Maulana was born on January 1st, 1925 in Azamgarh.


Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani was a Member of Parliament of Pakistan, Member of Parliament of Bangladesh, Parliament of Pakistan, and Jatiyo Sangshad. Maulana was born on December 12th, 1880 in Sirajganj, Bangladesh & lived in Joypurhat, Bangladesh. He left this life on November 17th, 1976.


Maulana was born on November 26th, 1875 in Kashmir. Maulana is also known as Anwar Shah Kashmiri and Maulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri. He left this life on May 28th, 1934.


Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani is a Member of Parliament and National Assembly of Pakistan. His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Maulana was born on January 1st, 1938 in Sherani District.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Maulana

Muhammad Haris Maulana is a soccer player for the PSM Makassar, Persiraja Banda Aceh, PSMS Medan, Persik Kediri, Arema Cronus F.C., Persib Bandung, Persidafon Dafonsoro, and Indonesia national football team. Muhammad was born on March 14th, 1982 in Pangkalan Brandan.


Irsyad Maulana is a soccer player for the Semen Padang F.C., Persipasi Bandung Raya, Arema Cronus F.C., and Indonesia national football team. Irsyad was born on September 27th, 1993 in Payakumbuh.


Ahmad Maulana is a soccer player for the Deltras F.C., PSMS Medan, Persikabo Bogor, and Persires Rengat. Ahmad was born on July 27th, 1988 in Indonesia.


Saepulloh Maulana is a soccer player for the Semen Padang F.C. and Persikabo Bogor. Saepulloh was born on December 22nd, 1988 in Bogor.


Arif Maulana is a sports team member for the Selangor FA.


M. Qodrat Maulana is an athlete for the Bogor Raya F.C.


Fun Facts about the name Maulana

  • When was the first name Maulana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Maulana is Tuesday, April 6th, 1886.
  • How unique is the name Maulana? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Maulana. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Maulana: Your name in reverse order is Analuam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Maalnua. How do you pronounce that?

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