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What does Muhammad mean?

Muhammad Pronunciation of Muhammad 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Mu-, -ad, arabic, prophet, angels


VARIANTS Hamid, Hammad, Mahmood, Mahmoud, Mahmud, Mahomet, Mehmet, Mehmood, Mehmoud, Mehmud, Mihammad, Mohamad, Mohamed, Mohamet, Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhamet, Muhammed

SEE ALSO Ahmed, Borak, Mustafa



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How popular is Muhammad?

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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Muhammad entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #365 in the U.S. in 2015. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

Ahmed (#493 FROM RECENT DATA), Mahmoud (#1997), Mohamad (#1874), Mohamed (#451), Mohammad (#542), Mohammed (#508), Muhammed (#1694) and Mustafa (#907) are the prominent variation forms of Muhammad (#365). These relations of Muhammad are at the peak of their popularity today (USAGE OF 0.2%). The most fashionable birth names among these are Ahmed, Mohamed, Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhammad and Mustafa.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhammed, Mustafa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Achmad, Ahmaad, Ahmad, Haamad, Mahatma, Mohandas and Shahzad. These names tend to be more commonly used than Muhammad.