What does Abdul mean?
Abdul /ab-dul/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Abdul for boys. Abdul entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #897 in the U.S. in 1997, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent alternative forms of Abdul ranked in the Top 1000 are Abdullah (#634 the previous year) and Del. Variants like Abdalah are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names is at its peak today (usage of 0.122%), except for the form Del which has become less in vogue. Abdullah (#634) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this compilation. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Abdul and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)