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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Muslim

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  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Muslim is of Arabic origin and means "Means one who is a Muslim stems from the root word Islam which means "To submit (to Gods will)" So Muslim means "Submitter to the will of God"".
  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Muslim is of English origin and means ""Gift of God"".
Other origins: Urdu,Indian

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun and adjective Mus"lim
See Moslem.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A believer in or follower of Islam
  2. Of or relating to or supporting Islamism

Transliteration of Arabic مُسْلِم (muslim, “one who submits”), the active participle of أَسْلَمَ (ʾaslama, “he submitted”), verb form IV from the triliteral root س ل م (s-l-m), "to be whole, intact". The verbal noun إسْلام (ʾislām) means literally "submission". In a religious sense, الْإِسْلَام (al-ʾislām) translates to "faith, piety", and مُسْلِم (muslim) to "one who has (religious) faith or piety".

  1. A person who is a follower and believer of Islam.
    I just saw a group of Shia praying.

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

Notable Persons Named Muslim

Muslim Magomayev was a singing and singer. He holds the title Cavatina di Figaro and Luch solnca zolotogo". His career lasted from 1962 to 2008. Muslim was given the name Muslim Mahammad oglu Magomayev on August 17th, 1942 in Baku. He breathed his last breath on October 25th, 2008.


Muslim was born on June 9th, 1984 in Makhachkala. Muslim is also known as Salihov Muslim.


Muslim Ahmad is a soccer player for the Kelantan FA, Terengganu FA, Harimau Muda (football team), Harimau Muda A, Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C., PDRM FA, Harimau Muda B, Malaysia national under-23 football team, and Malaysia national football team. Muslim was born on April 25th, 1989 in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.



Muslim was born in 1974 in Kabardino-Balkaria. He breathed his last breath on January 27th, 2004.


Muslim was born in 1934 in Gjakova. He left this life on January 13th, 1998.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Muslim

His military service ended in 715. Qutaiba was born in 669 in Basra. He died in 715.


Azmi Muslim is a soccer player for the Selangor FA, UPB-MyTeam F.C., Kedah FA, ATM FA, Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C., Felda United F.C., Malaysia national under-23 football team, and Malaysia national football team. Azmi was born on October 17th, 1986 in Penang.


He died in 1991.


He breathed his last breath in 721.


Petar was born on March 26th, 1988.


Hussein Muslim is a sports team member for the Al-Mina'a SC.


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Popularity of Muslim as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Muslim U.S.
  White 15.04% 64.26%
  African American 59.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 13.27% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 9.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Muslim

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

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Fun Facts about the name Muslim

  • How Popular is the name Muslim? Muslim is the 88,431st most popular name of all time. As a last name Muslim was the 83,226th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Muslim have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Muslim in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Muslim? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2016 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Muslim first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Muslim is Saturday, May 14th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Muslim born? The highest recorded use of the first name Muslim was in 2016 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Muslim: Your name in reverse order is Milsum. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Smilum. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Muslim? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 226 people with the last name Muslim.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Muslim? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Muslim 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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  • 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.
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