What does Muhammad mean?
Muhammad /mu-ham-mad/ [3 sylls.] 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.
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. 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)
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)