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What does Ahmed mean?

Ahmed Pronunciation of Ahmed as a boys' name is pronounced AH-med. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Ahmed is "highly praised or one who constantly thanks God". One of the many names of the prophet Muhammad, and popular with American Muslims. The name is also commonly used throughout the Islamic world. Football player Ahmad Plumer.


ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, prophet, popular (famous)


VARIANTS Achmad, Achmed, Ahmaad, Ahmad, Ahmet, Ahmod, Amad, Amadi, Amahd, Amed

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA MUHAMMAD Hamid, Mahmud, Mehmet, Mehmud, Mohamed

(male) Aemed, ..

(female) Ahbel, ..

Ahmed Reyan (A.R.), ..

How popular is Ahmed?

Ahmed is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1000 out of 1220, Top 82%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#1206 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Ahmed entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #491 in the U.S. in 2000, and is currently at #534. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Ahmad (#551 FROM RECENT DATA), Mohamed (#454) and Muhammad (#345) are the popular alternative forms of Ahmed (#534) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Ahmed are at the peak of their popularity presently (USAGE OF 0.15%). Ahmad is more familiar than the rest, though Muhammad is currently more regularly used.

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

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

Similar Names

Ahmed is pronounced similarly to Amid and Imad. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aed, Ahren, Aime, Aimes, Aled, Amel, Amer, Ames, Amjed, Ammer, Armen, Aymer, Aymes, Ohed (see Ohad) and Umed. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ahmed.

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