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What does Khadija mean?

Khadija \k-hadija, kha-di-ja\ as a girls' name is pronounced kah-DEE-jah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Khadija is "early baby". Muhammad's first wife, named in the Koran as one of the four perfect women. (The others were Fatima, Mary, and Aisha.) Familiar in modern times due to the character Khadijah on the TV show "Living Single".


Variations

Khadija has 9 variants: Kadeeja, Kadejah, Kadesha, Kadija, Kadisha, Kadiya, Khadijah, Khadiya and Khadyja.

For more information, see also the related girl name Asia.

Khadija has 4 more related forms via Aisha, Fatima, Mary: Malia, Maria, Marita and Marja.


Popularity

Khadija is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Khadija is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Khadija and associated names. Prominent related forms of Khadija (#unlisted) are Aisha (#559 the previous year), Asia (#806), Fatima (#328), Khadijah, Malia (#345), Maria (#115), Marita and Mary (#120). Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread in 2003 (usage of 0.5454%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4659%, down 14.6%), with the versions Asia and Khadijah becoming less fashionable. Aisha (#559), Fatima (#328) and Malia (#345) are three of the more fashionable birth names in this compilation. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aisha, Asia, Fatima, Khadijah, Malia, Maria, Marita, Mary in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aisha, Maria, Mary outside U.S.

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