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Mohammad

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Quick Facts on Mohammad

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Arabic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 575
Pronunciation:
moo-HAHM-mahd
Simple meaning:
Praiseworthy

Characteristics of Mohammad

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Mohammad

Mohammad is an Arabic name; another transcription of Muhammad which means “praiseworthy” and “possessor of fine qualities”. Mohammad is also considered the Iranian/Persian form of Muhammad. As most people are aware, 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 Muhammad is an ϋber-popular name in the Middle East and Northern Africa; however, the spelling and usage of Mohammad has enjoyed some success among Arabic and Muslim people living in Europe (specifically in England and the Netherlands). It appears that European Muslims prefer the Mohamed, Mohammed and Mohammad spellings the most (swapping the “u” for an “o”). Compared to the United States, many European countries have a much higher concentration of Muslims per capita.

Popularity of the Name Mohammad

There are four spellings of Muhammad currently in U.S. circulation: Mohamed, Muhammad, Mohammed and Mohammad. Usage of the four is also split pretty evenly; none is much more popular than the rest. Collectively, the Muhammad names are given to over 2,000 baby boys per year which is actually quite impressive given the name’s Arabic origins. The Muslim population in the United States is not that large, and the name is generally restricted to followers of Islam. The particular spelling of Mohammad appeared on the American male naming charts in 1979. Not coincidentally, this was during a period of heavy Iranian immigration to the United States (Mohammad being the common Persian spelling).
Popularity of the Boy Name Mohammad
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Mohammad

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Mohammad

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Mohammad

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

  • Popular Songs on Mohammad

    Popular Songs on Mohammad

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Mohammad

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Mohammad

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  • Famous People Named Mohammad

    Famous People Named Mohammad

    Famous People Named Mohammad - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (last Shah of Persia); Mohammad Khatami (Iranian reformist politician); Mohammad Mosaddegh (former Prime Minister of Iran); Mohammad Najibullah (former President of Afghanistan)

  • Children of Famous People Named Mohammad

    Children of Famous People Named Mohammad

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

  • Historic Figures

    Mohammad - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Muhammad (570-632) - Muḥammad ibn-‘Abd-Allāh ibn-‘Abd-al-Muttalib was born in Mecca (present day Saudi Arabia) in the latter half of the 6th century. His grandfather ‘Abd al-Muttalib was a prominent leader within Mecca’s most influential tribe overseeing the sacred Ka’bah, a shrine believed to have been erected by the Biblical Abraham and his son Ishmael over two thousand years before Muhammad’s birth. It is also the symbol of the destination of the Mecca pilgrimage. By the time Muhammad was a young boy of eight, he had lost his father, his mother and then his grandfather who had been his guardian. At this point, one of his uncles stepped in to care for the orphan, although the relative did not hold the same high position among his tribesmen. In his twenties, Muhammad married a wealthy widow 15 years his senior; they remained together for over 20 years until her death (and despite polygamy being a common practice in his time, Muhammad married no other woman during his first wife’s lifetime). They had four surviving daughters together (Fatima being the most esteemed). In his late thirties, Muhammad was drawn into contemplative life as he often meditated in a cave on Mount Hira. This is where the angel Gabriel first appeared to him stressing the importance of the Creator, God, and that Muhammad would be His Messenger. At first, he only told his wife and a few people he trusted but eventually the revelations became stronger and more detailed. Similar to Jesus’ beginnings, Muhammad’s first followers were primarily the poor and downtrodden, but eventually his flock grew. His dissenters only served to strengthen his resolve as he continued to preach the oneness of God amidst a pagan culture. Opposition continued to be fierce, and Allah warned Muhammad about an imminent assassination attempt. Muhammad and his followers fled to Medina. Against a hostile backdrop, Islam continued to gain widespread acceptance and belief in its monotheistic message of the equality of brotherhood under one God. The rest is, as they say, history.

Personality of the Boy Name Mohammad

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 - Mohammad

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