Quick Facts on Ahmad
- African-American, Arabic
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Ahmad
Ahmad (or Ahmed) is transliteration of Arabic origin and means “highly commendable” (it is also said to mean “one who constantly thanks God”). Significantly, Ahmad is one of the many names used by the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Ahmad has been a popular name among Muslim Arabs and Persians – it is a Top 10 choice in the countries of Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates and among Muslims in Israel. Within the Western World, however, Ahmad is not a particularly popular name.
Popularity of the Name Ahmad
Ahmad first appeared on the U.S. male naming charts in 1974, probably due to the growing number of immigrants from Iran during a period of unrest in their homeland which was followed by the Iranian Revolution of 1979. The name showed continued growth throughout the rest of the 20th century as the Arab community increased in America. Ahmed is also a name adopted within the African-American community as well. However, as we’ve crossed the threshold into this 21st century, the name is showing signs of moderate decline. As a name of Arabic origin, Ahmed is not ϋber-popular in the United States, but it is probably here to stay. It appears to have significant meaning for people of the Islamic faith and its root etymology carries great weight. Incidentally, Ahmad is also a number Nine in numerology, a very spiritual number.
Popularity of the Boy Name Ahmad
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Ahmad
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Ahmad
Ahmad We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Ahmad.
Popular Songs on Ahmad
Ahmad - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Ahmad.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Ahmad
The Adventures of Ahmad Deen and Layla Deen (Yahiya Emerick) - This is an omnibus edition collecting all four of the Deen Family adventure stories into one volume. There are two stories about Layla Deen and two about Ahmad Deen. The adventures chronicle the lives of two Muslim American teenagers as they negotiate the pitfalls of life in the modern world even as they learn a lot about themselves and their place in the world. Fast-paced action and moral lessons throughout. Recommended for ages young adult.
Famous People Named Ahmad
Famous People Named Ahmad - Ahmad Ali Lewis (American rapper); Ahmad Nivins (basketball player); Ahmad Black (football player); Ahmad Bradshaw (football player); Ahmad Brooks (football player); Ahmad Tejan Kabbah (President of Sierra Leone); Ahmad Rashād (former football player turned sportscaster); Ahmad Jamal (jazz musician)
Children of Famous People Named Ahmad
Famous People Who Named Their Son Ahmad - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Ahmad.
Ahmad - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Ahmad - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Ahmad.
Personality of the Boy Name Ahmad
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Ahmad