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Fatima meaning and name origin
Fatima \f(a)-ti-ma\ as a girl's name is pronounced FAH-tee-mah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Fatima is "baby's nurse". Also possibly "one who abstains". The name of the favorite daughter of the prophet Muhammad who was his only child to bear children. Hence she is sometimes referred to as "the mother of all Muslims". See also Aisha, Khadijah, and Mary. The name is sometimes used by Christians in honor of "Our Lady of Fatima" due to a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1917 by three Christian children in Portugal.
Fatima has 5 variant forms: Fateema, Fateemah, Fatimah, Fatma and Fatmah.
For more information, see also related names Asia and Khadija.
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Popularity of Fatima
Fatima is a very popular first name for women (#1078 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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