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Muhammad meaning and name origin
Muhammad \mu-hammad, muha(m)-mad\ as a boy's 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.
Muhammad has 18 variant forms: Hamid, Hammad, Mahmood, Mahmoud, Mahmud, Mahomet, Mehmet, Mehmood, Mehmoud, Mehmud, Mihammad, Mohamad, Mohamed, Mohamet, Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhamet and Muhammed.
For more information, see also related names Ahmed, Borak and Mustafa.
View a list of the 13 names that reference Muhammad.
Popularity of Muhammad
Muhammad is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4194 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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