Meaning and name origin
Ahmed \a(h)-med\ as a boy's 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 is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1000 out of 1220, Top 82%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#3288 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ahmed for boys. Ahmed reached its highest rank of #491 in the U.S. in 2000. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ahmed and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Muhammad (#399), Ahmed (#549) and Ahmad (#571). (2014 statistics).
Ahmed ▴ is also pronounced similarly to Amid. This name tends to be less commonly used than Ahmed.