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- The Master Builder
- Large Undertakings
Etymology & Historical Origin - Hamza
Ḥamza is an ancient Arabic masculine name meaning “steadfast” (from “hamuza”). The name was most famously borne by Hamza ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib, the Prophet Muhammad’s paternal uncle and, because the two were only a few years apart in age, a brotherly-like companion. Therefore, Hamza is an important name in the Islamic tradition. Muhammad and Hamza were raised together like brothers (although Hamza was actually the brother of Muhammad’s father). At an early age, the boy distinguished himself in the arts of swordsmanship, archery, hunting and wrestling; he was also renowned for his bravery. At first, Hamza did not join in on the Islamic preachings of his nephew, preferring to maintain the status quo of Mecca where he was a member of the elite. He loved Muhammad as a brother and would finally defend him against Abū Jahl (a hostile enemy to the Muslims) and convert to Islam. This reinforced the legitimacy of the Islamic teachings and gave the Muslims an added dose of power and much needed moral support. Hamza became a close advisor to his nephew and fought bravely alongside his fellow Muslims against constant resistance and conflict. He finally died at the Battle of Uhud in 625 A.D.; died fighting as “Allah’s lion”. Not surprisingly, given Hamza’s role in Islamic history, it’s a Top 10 name choice in the Arab nation of Libya. In the Western World, Hamza is used with some frequency among Arab transplants in the nations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the United States.
Popularity of the Name Hamza
Hamza first appeared on the American naming charts in 1998. Although the name finally landed a position on the charts, it’s mainly restricted to the Arab-American population so we don’t see it growing much further. In fact, it already appears to be leveling off. Also impeding the growth of Hamza is the fact that it doesn’t appear to be one of the Arabic names embraced by the Muslim African-American community as some other Arabic names in keeping with Islamic traditions such as Muhammad, Ahmad, Jamal, Nasir, Rashad or Kareem. It may be the “Ham” prefix turning off English-speakers. We’ll have to wait and see how “steadfast” this name will remain on the American charts.
Popularity of the Boy Name Hamza
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Hamza
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Hamza
Hamza We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Hamza.
Popular Songs on Hamza
Hamza - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Hamza.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Hamza
Hamza Learns About Eid-ul-Adha (Asna Chaudhry) - Follow along as Hamza learns about Eid-ul-Adha. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Hamza Learns Wudu (Asna Chaudhry) - Let your children follow along as Hamza is taken on whirlwind adventures as he learns more about Islam and being a good Muslim. Growing up in the western world, Hamza and his family (Papa, Mama, brother Ali and sister Aisha) face many challenges every day. Have you been struggling to find a Muslim character that your children can relate to? A character that can teach your children about Islam and about being a good Muslim in a fun way? With popular characters such as Barney the Dinosaur, Dora the Explorer, Caillou and many more shaping the way our children learn and think, you may be wondering where the Islamic influence is going to come from? Although many of today's characters for children teach them good and valuable lessons, the fact is, our Muslim children need to learn more about Islam. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Hamza's Heroes (Asna Chaudhry) - Follow along as Hamza learns about the Prophets. Recommended for ages 4-8.
The Kidnapping of Amir Hamza (Mamta Dalal Mangaldas) - The Kidnapping of Amir Hamza contains a retelling of one exciting tale from the Hamzanama and has been lavishly illustrated using the original paintings that Emperor Akbar enjoyed. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Famous People Named Hamza
Famous People Named Hamza - Hamza ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib (Muhammad’s uncle)
Children of Famous People Named Hamza
Famous People Who Named Their Son Hamza - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Hamza.
Hamza - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Hamza - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Hamza.
Personality of the Boy Name Hamza
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 - Hamza