Quick Facts on Rashad
- African-American, Arabic
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Good sense, good guidance
Characteristics of Rashad
Etymology & Historical Origin - Rashad
Rashād (رشاد) is an Arabic masculine name which means “good sense” or “good guidance” particularly in matters of religious importance. In other words, a religiously righteous person on the straight and narrow path. Rashad has never been particularly popular in the Western World until the name was borrowed by African-Americans in the mid-1970s. Today, Rashad is most popular in the Republic of Azerbaijan. In case you’re wondering where Azerbaijan is, don’t worry, so did we. Azerbaijan is one of the six independent Turkic states located along the western shores of the Caspian Sea north of Iran.
Popularity of the Name Rashad
Rashad first appeared on the American male naming charts in 1974 when Arabic names like Ahmed and Muhammad were likewise being adopted by African Americans during a period of Black Pride and a large-scale return to Islamic traditions. Many names of Arabic origin began to show up in the Black communities across the nation, and Rashad is another example of this trend. It’s also used among Arabic speakers, but the largest influence on this name’s popularity in the United States is largely owed to African-Americans. And who can blame them? These Arabic names have beautiful meanings like Muhammad (praiseworthy) and Ahmed (highly praised). Rashad of course means “good sense” and “good guidance” which are also powerful and lovely meanings. As an Arabic or Eastern based name, Rashad is not likely to ever become ϋber-popular in the United States, but it has done impressively well nonetheless. Although its peak success is behind him now.
Popularity of the Boy Name Rashad
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Rashad
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Rashad
Rashad We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Rashad.
Popular Songs on Rashad
Rashad - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Rashad.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Rashad
Rashad's Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr (Lisa Bullard) - For Muslims, Ramadan is a time for fasting, prayer, and thinking of others. Rashad tries to be good all month. When it's time for Eid al-Fitr, he feasts and plays! Find out how people celebrate this special time of year. Learn the history behind the days people celebrate in the Holidays and Special Days series. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun! Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Rashad
Famous People Named Rashad - Rashad Evans (mixed martial artist); Rashad Baker (football player); Rashad Barksdale (football player); Rashad Johnson (football player); Rashad McCants (basketball player); Rashad Moore (football player)
Children of Famous People Named Rashad
Famous People Who Named Their Son Rashad - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Rashad.
Rashad - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Rashad - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Rashad.
Personality of the Boy Name Rashad
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Rashad