Muhammad - Meaning of Muhammad
[ 3 syll. mu-ham-mad, muh-amm-ad ] The baby boy name Muhammad is pronounced Muw-HHAA-MehD †. Muhammad's language of origin is Arabic, and it is predominantly used in Arabic and English. It is derived from muhammad which means 'praiseworthy' ; hamida 'to praise, to commend, to thank'. The name was borne by the prophet Muhammad (570-632), the founder of Islam. It has consequently been very popular within the Islamic community.
Muhammad has 17 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms include Magomed, Mahammed, Mahmoud, Mahmúd, Mohamad, Mohamed (used in Arabic as well), Mohamet, Mohammad (used in Arabic as well), Mohammed (used in Arabic as well), Mohamud, Mouhamed, Muhamad, and Muhamet. Forms of Muhammad used in foreign languages include the Arabic Mahomet, the Turkish Mehmet, and the Arabic Muhamed. The spelling variant Muhammed (Arabic) is another foreign form.
Muhammad is a fairly popular baby name for boys, and it is also perceived to be trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 1990s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2018, 0.050% of baby boys were named Muhammad. Its ranking then was #345. Out of all boy names in its group, Muhammad was the most popular in 2018. Muhammad was used 47% more than the 2nd ranked name, Mohamed, in that year.
Baby names that sound like Muhammad include Maadai, Maanit, Madteo, Madue, Mahanta, Mahita, Maitiú, Mamduh, Mandita, Manita, Manota, Matheiu, Matias, Matitia, Matiu, Mattheo, Matyi, Matyo, Metody, and Mineto.
† Pronunciation for Muhammad: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"
Details of famous persons named Muhammad:
Boxer Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, 17 January 1942, Louisville, Kentucky.
Economist Muhammad Yunus, born 28 June 1940, Chittagong, India.
Politician Muhammad Ali Jinnah, born 25 December 1876 - 11 September 1948, Karachi, India.
Religious Figure Muhammad.