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What does Abdullah mean?

Abdullah Pronunciation of Abdullah as a boys' name is pronounced ab-DUL-ah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Abdullah is "God's servant". One of the most common names in the Islamic world, and the name of Muhammad's father. A royal name in Saudi Arabia. Abdalla is a Swahili variant.


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, servant, royal (king)


VARIANTS Abdalah, Abdalla, Abdallah, Abdella, Abdualla, Abdulah, Abdulla, Abedellah


RELATIONS VIA ABDALLA Abdellah, Abdoulla, Abdoullah



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How popular is Abdullah?

Abdullah is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#5460 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Abdullah was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #634 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #688 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Abdul (#1439 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) is the only other prominent varying form of Abdullah (#688) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Abdoulla, are uncommon. These relations of Abdullah were favored in the year 2016 (MEDIAN #1013) and have remained as popular to this day. Abdullah has historically been preferred by parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abdullah, Abdul in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Abdullah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Abda, Abdal, Abdall, Abdel, Abdell, Abdoul, Abdoull (see Abdul), Abdull, Abell, Abiah, Abidjah, Abiell (see Abiel), Abijah, Abyell (see Abiel), Acquila, Acquilla, Addolph, Adellard, Adelmar, Adlai, Adlar, Adnah, Adollf (see Adolph), Adolph, Adulfus, Adulio, Akilla, Allan, Alvah, Aquila, Aquilla, Ardell, Azuriah and Gedaliah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Abdullah.

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