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What does Ahmed mean?

Ahmed Pronunciation of Ahmed [ahmed] as a boys' name is pronounced AH-med. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Ahmed is "highly praised or one who constantly thanks God". One of the many names of the prophet Muhammad, and popular with American Muslims. The name is also commonly used throughout the Islamic world. Football player Ahmad Plumer.

Associated with: arabic, prophet, popular (famous).


Ahmed has 10 variants: Achmad, Achmed, Ahmaad, Ahmad, Ahmet, Ahmod, Amad, Amadi, Amahd and Amed.

5 more alternative forms via Muhammad: Hamid, Mahmud, Mehmet, Mehmud and Mohamed.

Creative forms:
(male) Aemed, Armed, ..

(female) Ahbel, Ahmis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ahmed Dimitri (A.D.), ..

How popular is Ahmed?

Ahmed is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1000 out of 1220, Top 82%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#1206 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ahmed entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #491 in the U.S. in the year 2000, and is currently at #493. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Muhammad (#365 from current records) and Ahmad (#565) are the popular variation forms of Ahmed (#493 from current records) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Ahmed was widespread in 2015 (median #474). Muhammad, Ahmed and Ahmad are three of the more contemporarily stylish boy names here.

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

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

Similar Names

Ahmed is pronounced similarly to Amid and Imad. Other suggested similar names are Aed, Ahren, Aime, Aimes, Aled, Amel, Amer, Ames, Amjed, Ammer, Armen, Aymer, Aymes, Ohed (see Ohad) and Umed. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ahmed.