Meaning and name origin
Abdullah \ab-dullah, abd(ul)-lah\ as a boy's 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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Abdul.
Abdullah is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5684 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Abdullah for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Abdullah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Abdullah (#634) and Abdul. (2014 statistics).