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What does Abdul mean?

Abdul Pronunciation of Abdul [ab-dul] as a boys' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Abdul is "servant". Commonly used in combination with another name, as in Abdullah, or "servant of God". As such, the name indicates religious service and devotion. Basketball celebrity Kareem Abdul-Jabar.

Associated with: arabic, servant.


Abdul has 15 variants: Ab, Abdal, Abdall, Abdalla, Abdallah, Abdel, Abdell, Abdella, Abdellah, Abdoul, Abdoull, Abdoulla, Abdoullah, Abdull and Del.

4 more alternative forms via Abdullah: Abdalah, Abdualla, Abdulah and Abdulla.

Creative forms:
(male) Andul, Ardul, ..

(female) Abdula, Abduli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Abdul Robin (A.R.), ..

How popular is Abdul?

Abdul is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#831 out of 1220, Top 68%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#17153 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Abdul entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #811 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is currently at #1398. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Abdul (#1398 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000 are Ab, Abdullah (#654 from current records) and Del. Other variants, like Abdualla, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Abdul is at its peak today (median #1513). Abdullah is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abdul, Ab, Abdullah, Del in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abda, Abdi, Abel, Abell, Abiel, Abyel, Adal, Adel, Adil, Aldus, Ardal and Ardel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Abdul.

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