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The chosen one
Characteristics of Mustafa
Etymology & Historical Origin - Mustafa
Mustafa is a name important to both the Arabs and the Turks. For Muslims, Al-Muṣṭafa is one of the many epithets given to the Prophet Muhammad and means “The Chosen One” from the Arabic Muṣṭafa (مصطفى) meaning “pure, chosen”. Arabic Christians use the same title for St. Paul (Christ’s apostle who traveled to Arabia right after his conversion on the famous Road to Damascus). For the Turkish people, the name was prominently held by Mustafa Kemal (1881-1938) who founded the modern Republic of Turkey following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after World War I which earned him the title “Atatürk” (Father of the Turks). Furthermore, Mustafa was a name borne by four Sultans of the Ottoman Empire between the 17th and early 19th centuries. Not surprisingly Mustafa is one of the Top 3 most favorite baby boy names in Turkey, and it also ranks very high in Egypt. It’s a Top 100 choice in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Outside of the Middle East and Africa, however, Mustafa is generally found among people with Arabic or Turkish ethnic backgrounds living in Western countries. It is therefore not very common within English speaking nations.
Popularity of the Name Mustafa
Mustafa has only held a position on the Top 1000 list three times: in the years 2001, 2002 and 2011. Its highest position ever on that list was #927 (2011). In other words, Mustafa is a very uncommon name in the United States. It’s much too exotic for the average American citizen of European or Latin American descent. The population of Turkish-Americans is so tiny (less than 0.1%) they are hardly likely to move the needle on any ethnically favored name. Similarly, Arab-Americans make up a little more than 1% of the U.S. population. This is why we don’t expect to see Mustafa climb above the very bottom of the graphs. In other words, this “chosen one” is a rarely “chosen” name in the United States. It’s an interesting sounding name with a truly awesome etymology. No wonder it’s a favorite among Arabs and Turks.
Popularity of the Boy Name Mustafa
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Mustafa
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Mustafa
Mustafa We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Mustafa.
Popular Songs on Mustafa
Mustafa - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Mustafa.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Mustafa
Grandma, Felix and Mustapha Biscuit (Victor Ambrus) - Grandma, Felix the Cat and Long John Silver the Parrot all lived happily together until Grandma brought home a plump hamster called Mustapha Biscuit. From that day onwards, Felix dreamt of hamsters on toast and hamsters in tomato sauce. But Mustapha Biscuit was ready to foil his plans. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Mustafa
Famous People Named Mustafa - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (first President of Turkey); Mustafa Kemal "Muzzy" Izzet (British-Turkish footballer); Mustafa Abdul Jalil (Libyan politician); Mustafa I (Sultan of the Ottoman Empire 1617-1618, 1622-1623); Mustafa II (Sultan of the Ottoman Empire 1695-1703); Mustafa III (Sultan of the Ottoman Empire 1757-1774); Mustafa IV (Sultan of the Ottoman Empire 1807-1808); Mustafa Barzani (Kurdish nationalist); Mustafa Denizli (Turkish football player); Mustafa el-Nahhas (Egyptian politician); Mustafa al-Hawsawi (member of al-Qaeda)
Children of Famous People Named Mustafa
Famous People Who Named Their Son Mustafa - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Mustafa.
Personality of the Boy Name Mustafa
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 - Mustafa