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What does Ahmad mean?

Ahmad Pronunciation of Ahmad [ah-mad] as a name for boys is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Ahmad is "highly praised or one who constantly thanks God". Ahmad is an alternate spelling of Ahmed (Arabic).

Associated with: arabic.


Ahmad has 4 variants: Ahmaad, Ahmod, Amad and Amahd.

5 more related forms via Ahmed: Achmad, Achmed, Ahmet, Amadi and Amed.

Creative forms:
(male) Almad, Armad, ..

(female) Ahma, Ahmadi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ahmad Eli (A.E.), ..

How popular is Ahmad?

Ahmad is a somewhat popular first name for men (#885 out of 1220, Top 73%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#2889 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ahmad entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #386 in the U.S. in the year 2001, and is at #565 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Ahmed (#493 last year) is the only other popular varying form of Ahmad (#565 last year) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Ahmad were favored by parents a decade ago (adoption of 0.06%) and have remained as common to this day (adoption 0.06%, down 2%). Ahmad and Ahmed are two of the more chic boy names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ahmad, Ahmed in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ahmad is pronounced similarly to Amid and Imad. Other suggested similar names are Aad, Abad, Ahab, Ahran, Ahsan, Akmal, Amado, Amal, Aman, Amjad, Ammar, Aqmal, Arman, Armand, Arpad, Arvad, Asaad, Asad, Assad, Ayman, Chad, Ohad, Shad and Thad. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ahmad.

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