Muhammad

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Muhammad mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Muhammad

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

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  1. The Arab prophet who, according to Islam, was the last messenger of Allah (570-632)
  2. Leader of Black Muslims who campaigned for independence for Black Americans (1897-1975)
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From Arabic مُحَمَّد (muḥammad, “praised, commendable, laudable”), the passive participle of حَمَّدَ (ḥammada, “to praise, commend, laud, extol”). From the same triconsonantal root ح م د (ḥ-m-d) as, but distinct from, Mahmud.

  1. (uncountable) The figure who introduced Islam, the man to whom the Quran was revealed; considered a prophet by Muslims and Baha'is.
    Shias believe that Ali succeeded the prophet as leader of the Ummah.
  2. (uncountable) The 47th sura (chapter) of the Quran.
  3. (countable) A male given name very popular among Muslims.
    There are two in my class.

Muhammad was also found in the following language(s): Catalan and Finnish

Notable Persons Named Muhammad

Muhammad Ali is a boxer. Muhammad was born on January 17th, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

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He was most active from 583 to 583. Muhammad was given the name Muḥammad ibn `Abd Allāh in 570. Muhammad is also known as Abu al-Qasim, Rasul, and The Prophet". He died on June 8th, 0632.

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Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a 1st Governor-General of Pakistan, Speaker of the National Assembly, President of the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan, Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, and Constituent Assembly of Pakistan. Muhammad was given the name Mahomedali Jinnahbhai on December 25th, 1876 in Karachi. Muhammad is also known as Jinnah, Mohammad Ali; Jinnah, and Mahomed Ali; Mahomedali Jinnahbhai. He passed away on September 11th, 1948.

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Mammootty is an actor, film producer, film actor, and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1979 to present. Mammootty was given the name Muhammad Kutty Ismail Paniparambil on September 7th, 1951 in Chandiroor.

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Dilip Kumar is a producer, actor, film producer, and film actor. He was most active from 1944 to 1998. Dilip was given the name Muhammad Yusuf Khan on December 11th, 1922 in Peshawar.

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Muhammad Anwar El-Sadat was a 3rd President of Egypt, Prime Minister of Egypt, Vice President of Egypt, Speaker of the National Assembly of Egypt, and List of Speakers of the House of Representatives (Egypt). His military service ended in 1952. Muhammad was born on December 25th, 1918 in Monufia Governorate. He breathed his last breath on October 6th, 1981.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Muhammad

He was most active from 583 to 583. Muhammad was given the name Muḥammad ibn `Abd Allāh in 570. Muhammad is also known as Abu al-Qasim, Rasul, and The Prophet". He died on June 8th, 0632.

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Elijah Muhammad was a leader of the nation of islam and nation of islam. Elijah was given the name Elijah Robert Poole on October 7th, 1897 in Sandersville, Georgia, U.S. He left this life on February 25th, 1975.

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Hafiz Muhammad is a leader of jama'at-ud-da'wah and laskhar-e-taiba. Hafiz was born on March 10th, 1950 in Muzaffarabad.

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Ali Shaheed Muhammad is a hip hop music, rhythm, blues, and soul music disc jockey, record producer, and rapping. He plays Turntablism, Bass guitar, Musical keyboard, Sampler (musical instrument), and Vocals. He was most active from 1988 to 1988. Ali was born Ali Shaheed Muhammad on August 11th, 1970. Ali is also known as Mr. Muhammad.

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John Allen Muhammad was a murderer. John was born on December 31st, 1960. He left this life on November 10th, 2009.

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Ghulam Muhammad was a wrestler. Ghulam was born on May 22nd, 1878 in Gujranwala. He passed away on May 23rd, 1960.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1929 5 0 5
1941 5 0 5
1948 5 0 5
1961 6 0 6
1964 5 0 5
1966 8 0 8
1967 11 0 11
1968 10 0 10
1969 12 0 12
1970 23 0 23
1971 33 0 33
1972 25 0 25
1973 16 0 16
1974 30 0 30
1975 55 0 55
1976 75 0 75
1977 77 0 77
1978 85 0 85
1979 106 0 106
1980 83 0 83
1981 90 0 90
1982 108 0 108
1983 115 0 115
1984 122 0 122
1985 100 0 100
1986 95 0 95
1987 110 0 110
1988 106 0 106
1989 91 0 91
1990 106 0 106
1991 112 0 112
1992 138 0 138
1993 145 0 145
1994 154 0 154
1995 191 0 191
1996 190 0 190
1997 217 0 217
1998 226 0 226
1999 239 0 239
2000 303 0 303
2001 339 0 339
2002 284 0 284
2003 306 0 306
2004 296 0 296
2005 299 0 299
2006 366 0 366
2007 330 0 330
2008 403 0 403
2009 430 0 430
2010 510 0 510
2011 545 0 545
2012 582 0 582
2013 694 0 694
2014 774 0 774
2015 881 0 881
2016 958 0 958
2017 896 0 896

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Popularity of Muhammad as a first name

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Popularity of Muhammad as a last name

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Common last names for Muhammad

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  • Abdullah
  • Ali
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  • Malik
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Common first names for Muhammad

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Muhammad U.S.
  White 2.78% 64.26%
  African American 82.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.32% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Muhammad

People with the last name Muhammad are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Muhammad

  • What name lists does Muhammad rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Muhammad? Muhammad is the 2,208th most popular name of all time. As a last name Muhammad was the 1,884th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Muhammad have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,526 babies born with the first name Muhammad in the United States. That's more than enough people named Muhammad 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 Muhammad? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1929 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Muhammad first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Muhammad is Thursday, September 4th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Muhammad born? The highest recorded use of the first name Muhammad was in 2016 with a total of 958 babies.
  • Random Muhammad Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Muhammad ranks 96th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 234 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Muhammad: Your name in reverse order is Dammahum. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mdauammh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Muhammad? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 19,076 people with the last name Muhammad.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Muhammad? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Muhammad 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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