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Origin and Meaning of Suleyman

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From Arabic سُلَيْمَان (sulaymān).

  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Suleyman

Süleyman Demirel was a President of Turkey, Leader of the True Path Party, Leader of the Justice Party, Member of the Grand National Assembly, Leader of theTrue Path Party, Leader of theJustice Party, and Memberof theGrand National Assembly. He was most active from 1993 to 2000. Süleyman was born on November 1st, 1924 in İslamköy, Atabey, Turkey. He passed away on June 17th, 2015.


Süleyman Soylu is a 64th , Minister of Labour, Social Security, Deputy Leader of the Justice, Development Party, Leader of the Democrat Party, Ministry of Labour, Social Security (Turkey), Justice, Development Party (Turkey), Democratic Party (Turkey, and current). Süleyman was born on November 21st, 1969 in Istanbul.


Suleyman Kerimov is an owner of anzhi makhachkala, major shareholder of polyus gold, fc anzhi makhachkala, and polyus gold. Suleyman was born on March 12th, 1966 in Dagestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.


Suleyman Shah is a monarch. He holds the title Leader of the Kayı tribe and Leader of theKayı tribe(pre-Ottoman Empire).


Suleyman was born in 1888 in Bulgaria. He passed away in 1959.


Suleyman was born in 1377. He passed away in 1410.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Suleyman

Touker Suleyman is a businessman. Touker was given the name Türker Süleyman on August 4th, 1953 in Famagusta.



Muhammad bin Suleyman is a romantic azerbaijani epic poetry, wisdom literature, and azerbaijani language writer. He was most prominent from 15 to 16. Muhammad was born in Karbala, Akkoyunlu, now Iraq.


Suleyman was born in 1377. He passed away in 1410.


Natalie Suleyman is a Victorian Legislative. Natalie was given the name Nazlı Süleyman on June 6th, 1974. Natalie is also known as Süleyman and Nazlı.


Faryd Suleyman is a soccer player for the PFC Sumy, FC Metalurh Donetsk, FC Metalist Kharkiv, FC Barsa Sumy, and Ukraine national under-17 football team. Faryd was born on January 3rd, 1994 in Ukraine.


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Fun Facts about the name Suleyman

  • How Popular is the name Suleyman? Suleyman is the 29,616th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Suleyman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 164 babies born with the first name Suleyman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Suleyman to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Suleyman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Suleyman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Suleyman is Wednesday, May 11th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Suleyman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Suleyman was in 2016 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Suleyman Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Suleyman is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Suleyman: Your name in reverse order is Namyelus. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Saymlenu. How do you pronounce that?

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