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What does Muhammad mean?

Muhammad \mu-hammad, muha(m)-mad\ as a boys' name is pronounced moh-HAH-med, moo-HAH-med. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Muhammad is "praiseworthy". Name of the prophet and founder of Islam. Many Muslims believe that angels pray with families which have a member named Muhammad.


Variations

Muhammad has 18 variants: Hamid, Hammad, Mahmood, Mahmoud, Mahmud, Mahomet, Mehmet, Mehmood, Mehmoud, Mehmud, Mihammad, Mohamad, Mohamed, Mohamet, Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhamet and Muhammed.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Ahmed, Borak and Mustafa.


Popularity

Muhammad is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#2379 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Muhammad for boys. Muhammad entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #399 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Muhammad name in U.S.

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

Ahmed (#549 last year), Mohamed (#427), Mohammad (#588), Mohammed (#498) and Mustafa (#916) are the prominent variation forms of Muhammad (#399 last year). These boy names are at the peak of their popularity today (usage of 0.4372%). The most fashionable birth names among these are Ahmed (#549), Mohamed (#427), Mohammad (#588), Mohammed (#498) and Muhammad (#399). Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Muhammad and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ahmed, Mohamed, Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhammad, Mustafa in U.S.

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

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