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What does Mehmet mean?

Mehmet Pronunciation of Mehmet [mehmet] as a name for boys is of Arabic derivation, and Mehmet means "praiseworthy". Mehmet is an alternate spelling of Muhammad (Arabic).

Associated with: arabic.


8 relations via Muhammad: Mahmud, Mahomet, Mehmood, Mehmoud, Mehmud, Mohamed, Mohamet and Muhamet.

Creative forms:
(male) Mehmey, Meymet, ..

(female) Mehmar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mehmet Adan (M.A.), ..

How popular is Mehmet?

Mehmet is a rare given name for men but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#135837 out of 150436, Top 90%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Mohamed (#451 a year ago) and Muhammad (#365) are the prominent varying forms of Mehmet (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Mehmoud, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Mehmet was at its peak in 2015 (usage of 0.08%). Mohamed is the firm favorite, though Muhammad is now the preferred form. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ahmet, Benet, Bennet, Bernet, Chet, Dennet, Emmet, Hammet, Hewet, Kennet, Marmer, Meade, Meed, Meged, Mehlech, Meier, Melden, Melker, Mellen, Mendel, Merce, Mercer, Merit, Meritt, Merle, Merlen, Merrel, Merrett, Mersey, Merven, Meyer and Sennet. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mehmet.

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