Mohammed

First Name
12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
15k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Mohammed mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Mohammed

"Mohammed" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "Praised". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mohammed
The prophet who founded Islam (570-632).

Etymology: 'The praised one'

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The Arab prophet who, according to Islam, was the last messenger of Allah (570-632)
Wiktionary
  1. A male given name: alternative spelling of Muhammad
  2. Alternative spelling of Muhammad (the prophet who introduced Islam).

Mohammed was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Mohammed

Aamir Khan is an important somebody. His ongoing career started in 1984. Aamir was given the name Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan by his parent Tahir Hussain on March 14th, 1965 in Mumbai.

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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is an Emir of Dubai, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, List of rulers of separate Emirates of the United Arab Emirates, and List of Prime Ministers of the United Arab Emirates. Mohammed was born on July 15th, 1949 in Dubai.

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Mohammed Rafi was an indian classical music, ghazal, playback singer, qawwali, thumri, bhajan, and western culture musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1944 to 1980. Mohammed was born Mohammed Rafi on December 24th, 1924 in Kotla Sultan Singh. He breathed his last breath on July 31st, 1980.

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Mohammed VI is royalty. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Mohammed was born as the child of Hassan II of Morocco and Lalla Latifa on August 21st, 1963 in Rabat.

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Mohammed Emwazi was an influential human. Mohammed was given the name Muhammad Jassim Abdulkarim Olayan al-Dhafiri on August 17th, 1988 in Kuwait. Mohammed is also known as Mohammed Emwazi", John the Beatle", Jailer John", Abu Abdullah al-Britani, Abu Muharib al-Yemeni, Mohammed al-Ayan, Muhammad ibn Muazzam, Mohammed Al-Zuhary, and Abu Muharib al-Muhajir. He passed away on November 12th, 2015.

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Mohammed Omar was an Emir of Afghanistan, Supreme Leader of the Muslims, List of Presidents of Afghanistan, and Amir al-Mu'minin. His military service ended in 1991. Mohammed was born in Kandahar Province. He breathed his last breath on April 23rd, 2013.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mohammed

Amina Mohammed is a leading person. Amina was born in 1961.

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Warith Deen Mohammed was an imam, religious reformer, muslim scholar, and businessman. Warith was born on October 30th, 1933 in Hamtramck, Michigan. He passed away on September 9th, 2008.

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Nazr Mohammed is a basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets, and Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Nazr was born on September 5th, 1977 in Chicago.

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Gul Mohammed was an influential individual. Gul was born on February 15th, 1957 in New Delhi. He left this life on October 1st, 1997.

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Sheikh Mohammed is a famed human. He holds the title Crown Prince of Fujairah and Crown PrinceofFujairah. Sheikh was born as the child of Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi and Al Maktoum on April 1st, 1986 in Fujairah, UAE.

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Jason Mohammed is a famed human. Jason was born on September 23rd, 1986 in Trinidad.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1922 5 0 5
1928 6 0 6
1935 8 0 8
1942 5 0 5
1943 5 0 5
1946 7 0 7
1950 7 0 7
1951 5 0 5
1952 6 0 6
1954 8 0 8
1955 6 0 6
1956 5 0 5
1957 5 0 5
1958 7 0 7
1959 5 0 5
1960 10 0 10
1961 6 0 6
1962 11 0 11
1963 6 0 6
1964 8 0 8
1965 10 0 10
1966 7 0 7
1967 10 0 10
1968 18 0 18
1969 14 0 14
1970 18 0 18
1971 24 0 24
1972 19 0 19
1973 29 0 29
1974 33 0 33
1975 40 0 40
1976 55 0 55
1977 59 0 59
1978 73 0 73
1979 82 0 82
1980 81 0 81
1981 105 0 105
1982 130 0 130
1983 136 0 136
1984 126 0 126
1985 139 0 139
1986 134 0 134
1987 169 0 169
1988 177 0 177
1989 200 0 200
1990 223 0 223
1991 251 0 251
1992 238 0 238
1993 235 0 235
1994 296 0 296
1995 299 0 299
1996 309 0 309
1997 366 0 366
1998 394 0 394
1999 446 0 446
2000 428 0 428
2001 491 0 491
2002 385 0 385
2003 349 0 349
2004 349 0 349
2005 354 0 354
2006 370 0 370
2007 345 0 345
2008 373 0 373
2009 392 0 392
2010 413 0 413
2011 446 0 446
2012 467 0 467
2013 471 0 471
2014 565 0 565
2015 560 0 560
2016 461 0 461

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Popularity of Mohammed as a first name

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Popularity of Mohammed as a last name

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Common last names for Mohammed

  • Khan
  • Ali
  • Ahmed
  • Hussain
  • Rahman
  • Hossain
  • Uddin
  • Hanif
  • Matin

Common first names for Mohammed

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mohammed U.S.
  White 17.16% 64.26%
  African American 36.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 34.25% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mohammed

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

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Fun Facts about the name Mohammed

  • How Popular is the name Mohammed? Mohammed is the 2,197th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mohammed was the 2,395th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mohammed have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,295 babies born with the first name Mohammed in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mohammed 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 Mohammed? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Mohammed first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mohammed is Wednesday, July 20th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Mohammed born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mohammed was in 2014 with a total of 565 babies.
  • Random Mohammed Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mohammed is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1981.
  • Weird things about the name Mohammed: Your name in reverse order is Demmahom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oemdhamm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mohammed? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,132 people with the last name Mohammed.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mohammed? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Mohammed as their last name.

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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.