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Quick Facts on Ahmed

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Arabic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 521
Simple meaning:
Highly praised

Characteristics of Ahmed

  • The Master Builder
  • Leader
  • Large Undertakings
  • Confidence
  • Discipline
  • Organization

Etymology & Historical Origin - Ahmed

Ahmed (or Ahmad) is transliteration of Arabic origin (Aḥmad) and means “highly praised” (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. The spelling of Ahmed is popular within the Arab world, most specifically in Iraq, Libya and Morocco. It is also high ranking in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the Arab population in France. Ahmed is also a name borne by three Ottoman sultans. The names Ahmed and Ahmad are not particularly popular within the Western World except where Muslims have immigrated and expanded in recent decades.

Popularity of the Name Ahmed

Ahmed first appeared on the American male naming charts in 1974 probably spurred on by two things. One, the growing Black Islamic movement when African-Americans began adopting Arabic names and two, the beginning of a larger Arab immigration into the United States. Ahmed is less popular than the similar spelling of Ahmad, but both names have shown growth since the 1970s (although in recent years they’ve experienced some slippage). As a “highly praised” name and one which refers to the constant recognition of Allah, it’s clear why the name is so heavily used among Muslims in particular.
Popularity of the Boy Name Ahmed
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Ahmed

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Ahmed

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Ahmed

    Ahmed We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Ahmed.

  • Popular Songs on Ahmed

    Popular Songs on Ahmed

    Ahmed - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Ahmed.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Ahmed

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Ahmed

    Ahmed and the Feather Girl (Jane Ray) - Ahmed is a poor orphan who lives with a travelling circus and works for cruel Madame Saleem. His life is changed forever when he finds a beautiful egg in the forest and brings it back to the circus. From the egg hatches a little girl called Aurelia, and as she grows she sprouts soft feathers that turn into wings. So Madame Saleem puts Aurelia in a cage to keep her as the top attraction at the circus. Ahmed knows he must free Aurelia, but when he does so Madame Saleem takes revenge and makes his life impossible. Is all hope lost for Ahmed? Then one night Aurelia comes to him in a dream and brings him a feather…Composed of dreams and memories — and packed with evocative full-color illustrations — this fantastic tale of magic, enchantment, and freedom is the latest triumph from a master storyteller and illustrator of children's books. Recommended for ages 5-8.

    Day of Ahmed's Secret (Florence H. Parry) - As Ahmed delivers bottles of propane gas, he treasures a special secret he can't wait to share with his family. Kirkus Reviews says: "Skillfully, the authors use the secret to sustain suspense...and to highlight the significance of Ahmed's poignant joy in his accomplishment....A handsome, affectionate book.” Recommended for ages 6-9.

  • Famous People Named Ahmed

    Famous People Named Ahmed

    Famous People Named Ahmed - Ahmed I (sultan of the Ottoman Empire); Ahmed II (sultan of the Ottoman Empire); Ahmed III (sultan of the Ottoman Empire); Ahmed Ahmed (Egyptian-American comic/actor); Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr (former President of Iraq); Ahmed Ben Bella (first President of Algeria); Ahmed Plummer (football player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Ahmed

    Children of Famous People Named Ahmed

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Ahmed - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Ahmed.

  • Historic Figures

    Ahmed - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Ahmed - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Ahmed.

Personality of the Boy Name Ahmed

The Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of Twos and Fours into a powerful force. The references to The Master Builder and "large undertakings" serve to underscore the massive potential of this personality. They are extremely capable and therefore almost always successful. Twenty-Twos are courageous leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely wise and highly organized. As such, they are able to manifest something of major importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so it can be a burden. However, Twenty-Twos are executors and action-takers. Further, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony, so their endeavors are likely to benefit mankind in some capacity.

Variations of the Baby Name - Ahmed

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