What does Ahmed mean?
Ahmed \a(h)-med\ 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.
Ahmed has 18 more alternative forms via Muhammad: Hamid, Hammad, Mahmood, Mahmoud, Mahmud, Mahomet, Mehmet, Mehmood, Mehmoud, Mehmud, Mihammad, Mohamad, Mohamed, Mohamet, Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhamet and Muhammed.
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)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Ahmed for boys. Ahmed entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #491 in the U.S. in 2000, and is currently at #549. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Ahmed and corresponding names. Ahmad (#571 last year), Mohamed (#427), Mohammad (#588), Mohammed (#498) and Muhammad (#399) are the popular alternative forms of Ahmed (#549 last year) appearing in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity in the year 2001 (usage of 0.5192%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.4947%, down 4.7%). The most fashionable names for newborns in this list are Ahmed (#549), Mohamed (#427), Mohammad (#588), Mohammed (#498) and Muhammad (#399). (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ahmed is pronounced similarly to Amid. This name tends to be less commonly used than Ahmed.