Meaning and name origin
Khadija \k-hadija, kha-di-ja\ as a girl's 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".
For more information, see also the related girl name Asia.
Khadija is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Khadija and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary (#120), Fatima (#328), Aisha (#559), Asia (#806) and Khadijah. (2014 statistics).