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Etymology & Historical Origin - Mohamed
Mohamed is an Arabic name; a transcription of Muḥammad which means ‘praiseworthy’ and ‘possessor of fine qualities’. Muḥammad is the most popular male name in the Muslim world which is fast approaching two billion people. Muḥammad ibn-‘Abd-Allāh ibn-‘Abd-al-Muttalib was a 7th century prophet and founder of the Islamic religion – hence the popularity of this name among Muslims. Another famous bearer was Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, a 9th century Persian mathematician, scientist, and inventor of algebra. We obviously know that Muḥammad is an ϋber-popular name in the Middle East and Northern Africa; however, the spelling and usage of Mohamed has had remarkable success throughout Europe. In 2008, the name was seventh most popular in Belgium where Islam is the largest minority religion. In fact, Muslims make-up nearly 25% of the population in the Belgium capital of Brussels where Mohamed is the #1 most used male name. Mohamed is also ranked remarkably high in France, Spain, Catalonia and Holland – and the traditional spelling of Muhammad sees impressive success in England and Scotland. Compared to the United States, all of these European countries have a much higher concentration of Muslims per capita.
Popularity of the Name Mohamed
Making up less than 1% of the U.S. population, Muslims have never had a large presence in the United States (despite what fear-mongering politicians might want to tell you). The traditional spelling of Muhammad was the first to enter the male naming charts in 1976. Most likely this was spurred on by the Nation of Islam and the Black Muslim movement within the African-American community. In 1964 Cassius Clay joined the Nation of Islam and had his name changed to Muhammad Ali by the movement’s leader Elijah Muhammad. Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan are also notable leaders of this Black Separatist African-American religious movement. Today, there are many forms of this name on the American male naming charts: Muhammad, Mohammad, Mohammed and Mohamed. Mohamed is currently the most popular spelling of this ‘praiseworthy’ name. The main thrust of influence for the name Mohamed comes from Muslims across this great melting pot of a nation which not only includes African-Americans, but also immigrants from the Arab world and South Asian countries. Notable Muslim-Americans include Malcolm X, Queen Noor of Jordan, Dave Chappelle, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Ice Cube, and Jermaine Jackson. And no, Barack Obama is not a Muslim.
Popularity of the Boy Name Mohamed
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Literary Characters of the Baby Name Mohamed
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Popular Songs on Mohamed
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Mohamed
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Famous People Named Mohamed
Famous People Named Mohamed - Mohamed Anwar el-Sadat (Egyptian President); Mohamed Al-Fayed (Egyptian businessman and billionaire)
Children of Famous People Named Mohamed
Famous People Who Named Their Son Mohamed - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Mohamed.
Mohamed - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Mohamed Anwar El Sadat (25 Dec 1918 - 6 Oct 1981) - Anwar El Sadat was the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt from 1970 until his assassination in 1981. In his eleven year reign, President Anwar El Sadat made sweeping changes that fundamentally altered the direction of Egypt. Sadat was a national hero following the recapture of Egyptian territory from the Israelis in the Six Day War (1967). Due to this earned prominence and respect among his countrymen, when he became President in 1970, he had the latitude to revise and/or completely remove much of the political ideology of his predecessor Gamal Abdel Nasser. The anti-capitalistic principals known as “Nasserism” believed in socialism and called for the complete removal of Western influence over developing Arab nations. These were basically anti-American viewpoints, and so during the cold-war period, Egypt had turned to the Soviet Union for economic aide and military protection. Sadat basically opened up the Egyptian economy to foreign investments, broke ties with the USSR, and became the first Arab leader to meet officially with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (1977). The culmination of these negotiations would result in the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty for which Anwar El Sadat and Menachem Begin won the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize. Not surprisingly, this made him unpopular among some Arabs and would ultimately lead to his 1981 assassination.
Personality of the Boy Name Mohamed
The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change. Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy. This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive.
Variations of the Baby Name - Mohamed