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What does Abdullah mean?

Abdullah /ab-dul-lah/ as a boys' name is pronounced ab-DUL-ah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Abdullah is "God's servant".

One of the most common names in the Islamic world, and the name of Muhammad's father. A royal name in Saudi Arabia. Abdalla is a Swahili variant.

Associated with: arabic, servant, royal (king)


Abdullah has 8 variants: Abdalah, Abdalla, Abdallah, Abdella, Abdualla, Abdulah, Abdulla and Abedellah.

Affiliated boy name: Abdul.

Abdullah has 3 more relations via Abdalla: Abdellah, Abdoulla and Abdoullah.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Abdulley, Ardullah, ..

(female) Abdulli, Abdullie, ..

How popular is Abdullah?

Abdullah is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#5460 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Abdullah for boys. Abdullah was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #634 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the history of Abdullah and corresponding names. Abdul (#1537 the previous year) is the only other prominent varying form of Abdullah (#634 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Abdoulla, are uncommon. These relations of Abdullah were favored today (median #1085). Abdullah has historically been preferred by parents.

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Abda, Abdal, Abdall, Abdel, Abdell, Abdoul, Abdoull (see Abdul), Abdull, Abell, Abiah, Abidjah, Abiell (see Abiel), Abijah, Abyell (see Abiel), Acquila, Acquilla, Addolph, Adellard, Adelmar, Adlai, Adlar, Adnah, Adollf (see Adolph), Adolph, Adulfus, Adulio, Akilla, Allan, Alvah, Aquila, Aquilla, Ardell, Azuriah and Gedaliah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Abdullah.