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What does Fatimah mean?

Fatimah Pronunciation of Fatimah [fa-timah] as a girls' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Fatimah is "baby's nurse". Fatimah is an alternate form of Fatima (Arabic): also possibly "one who abstains".

Associated with: arabic.


Fatimah has 2 variants: Fateema and Fateemah.

2 more related forms via Fatima: Fatma and Fatmah.

Creative forms:
(female) Fatida, Fatila, ..


Middle name pairings:
Fatimah Diana (F.D.), ..

How popular is Fatimah?

Fatimah is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3651 out of 4276, Top 85%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Fatimah entered the list in 1993 and reached its apex rank of #1888 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fatimah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fatimah outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Fatima (#311 from recent data) is the only other prominent variation form of Fatimah (#1888 from recent data). Other variants, like Fateemah, are seldom used. These forms of Fatimah were popular with parents in the year 2001 (usage of 0.1%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.1%, 18% less). Fatima is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fatimah, Fatima in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fatimah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aaliyah, Achimah, Acimah, Atifah, Blimah, Daijah, Daliah, Daliyah, Datiah (see Datya), Datyah (see Datya), Fabia, Fadia, Fadila, Faida, Faina, Faith, Fania, Farah, Farica, Farina, Farrah, Fazila, Fima, Galilah, Habibah, Haibah, Halimah, Hamidah, Haniah, Haninah, Haniyah, Havivah, Jaliyah, Jamilah, Jemimah, Kailah, Kalilah, Kamilah, Karimah, Laliah, Latifah, Latoyah, Maiah, Maiyah, Majidah, Mariah, Nabilah, Nadirah, Nailah, Naimah, Nathifah, Natifah, Rabiah, Rainah, Ramah, Raziah, Safiyah, Sairah, Salimah, Salmah, Samirah, Sariah, Selimah, Simah, Taimah, Taliah, Talmah, Taoimah (see Taima), Yaminah, Zahirah, Zakiah and Zariah. These names tend to be less frequently used than Fatimah.

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