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.
Affiliated boy name: Abdul.Creative forms:
(male) Abdulley, Ardullah, ..
(female) Abdulli, Abdullie, .. Middle name pairings:
Abdullah Rick (A.R.), ..
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)
Abdullah was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #634 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #654 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Abdul (#1398 the previous year) is the only other prominent varying form of Abdullah (#654 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Abdoulla, are uncommon. These relations of Abdullah were favored today (median #1026). Abdullah has historically been preferred by parents.
Similar NamesRecommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.