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What does Khadija mean?

Khadija Pronunciation of Khadija [khadi-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".

Associated with: arabic, perfect (virgin), modern.


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

Affiliated girl name: Asia.

Creative forms:
(female) Khadina, Khadira, ..

(male) Khadiki, Khadine, ..

Middle name pairings:
Khadija Waverly (K.W.), ..

How popular is Khadija?

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

Khadija entered the list in 1990 and reached its apex position of #1208 in the U.S. in 1994, and is at #1329 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Khadija (#1329 from current records) are Aisha (#491 from current records), Asia (#907), Fatima (#311), Kadejah, Kadesha, Khadijah (#1890) and Mary (#124). Adoption of these relations of Khadija was at its most widespread 135 years ago (usage of 8.2%) and is now significantly diminished (usage 0.3%, 96.5% less), with versions such as Mary becoming less fashionable. Mary has historically been popular among parents, although Fatima seems to be getting popular too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Khadija, Aisha, Asia, Fatima, Kadejah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kadesha, Khadijah, Mary in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Amalija, Daija, Gracija, Kacia, Kadena, Kadi, Kadia, Kadian, Kadie, Kaia, Kaija, Kaila, Kaira, Kalia, Kalifa, Kalila, Kalina, Kalisa, Kamila, Karida, Karima, Karina, Karisa, Karita, Kasia, Kasja, Kassja, Katia, Katica, Katina, Katiya, Kazia, Khandi, Khandice, Kharissa, Klarika, Klarisa, Klaudia, Klavdiya, Klodia, Lidija, Nadija, Nadja, Shadia, Shadira, Shadiya, Taija, Talija and Vanija. These names tend to be more frequently used than Khadija.

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