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Quick Facts on Mohammed

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Arabic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 555
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Mohammed

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Mohammed

Mohammed is an Arabic name; a transcription of Muhammad which means “praiseworthy” and “possessor of fine qualities”. Muhammad is without question the most popular male name in the Muslim world which is fast approaching two billion people. 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 Mohammed has had remarkable success among Arabic and Muslim people throughout Europe. It appears that European Muslims prefer the Mohamed and Mohammed spellings the most. They are most commonly used 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 common male name. The Mohammed spelling specifically is also ranked remarkably high in England, Sweden, the Netherlands 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 Mohammed

Many Arabic named began to appear on the U.S. naming charts in the late 1970s (Mohammed first appeared in 1979). There are three reasons for the growth of Arabic and/or Muslim names in America. The 1970s kicked off the third and largest wave of Arab immigration to the United States (mostly Palestinians, Lebanese, Egyptians and Iraqis). Not all Arab immigrants were Muslim, but the vast majorities were. Secondly, during and after the Civil Rights Movement, many African-Americans converted to Islam and began to embrace names of Arabic origin. Lastly, the comparative birth rate is higher among Muslims. Therefore it’s no surprise to find four different versions of Muhammad on the American charts today: Mohamed, Mohammad, Mohammed, and Muhammad. Aside from the Arab angle, Mohammed is also the most popular spelling among many Indian-Americans. Over 2,000 baby boys born in the United States annually are given some form of this “praiseworthy” name. For the purposes of perspective, that’s about equivalent to the popularity of names like Paul, Seth or Eduardo.
Popularity of the Boy Name Mohammed
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Mohammed

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Mohammed

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Mohammed

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

  • Popular Songs on Mohammed

    Popular Songs on Mohammed

    Mohammed - a song by The Dandy Warhols

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Mohammed

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Mohammed

    How Mohammed Saved Miss Liberty (M. S. Holm) - Though intended for middle grade and young adult readers, How Mohammed Saved Miss Liberty is a welcome novel for readers of all ages and backgrounds. After the tragedy of the September 11th attacks, life in Ohio's small town changes drastically for fourteen-year-old Mohammed and his family. Their masjid is vandalized; their family business is boycotted; he has to endure taunts and threats at middle school for being a Muslim; and worst of all, his trip to New York City with the Young Engineers Club is cancelled. Mohammed is crushed over the loss of his boyhood dream to see Miss Liberty; even when the Young Engineer's trip is suddenly rescheduled, he learns the statue is closed to the public. Determined to realize his dream of going to see it, he dares to break the rules and visit Liberty Island - not a safe thing to do in the currently hostile political climate! A thoughtful novel that invites the reader to see the world from a different perspective, and a much-needed contribution to children's literature shelves in the wake of hysteria or predispositions to assume the worst of all Muslims in the wake of 9/11. Recommended for ages 11-14.

    Living as a Refugee in America: Mohammed's Story (Helen Howard) - Facts about Afghanistan are interspersed throughout the story of Mohammed, age 15, now living in St. Louis, Missouri. Mohammed's memories of his family's journey to the U.S. by way of Iran and Turkey are powerful and often chilling. The reader begins to understand the struggles he and his family have endured and still face today. Recommended for ages 11-14.

    Mohammed's Journey (Anthony Robinson & Annemarie Young) - Mohammed was born in Kirkuk - the Kurdish part of Iraq. He speaks Kurdish, and now English too. Saddam Hussein persecuted Mohammed's people long before he was born but Mohammed's journey started in October 2000 when Saddam's soldiers came to his house, beat him and his mother and took his father away. Mohammed never saw his father again. This is his story. From that terrible night, to the escape from Iraq by bus, on horseback, in a small boat on a raging river and finally, hiding in a lorry on a ship. It covers his journey from Kirkuk to the Iraq-Iran border, through Iran, into Turkey and then on to England and safety. Mohammed and his mother we were granted 'leave to stay' in England in 2002. Recommended for ages 7-10.

  • Famous People Named Mohammed

    Famous People Named Mohammed

    Famous People Named Mohammed - Mohammed Rafi (Indian singer); Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates); Mohammed Zahir Shah (last king of Afghanistan); Mohammed VI of Morocco (king of Morocco); Mohammed Daoud Khan (former Prime Minister of Afghanistan)

  • Children of Famous People Named Mohammed

    Children of Famous People Named Mohammed

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

  • Historic Figures

    Mohammed - 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 Mohammed

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 - Mohammed

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