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Meaning and Origin of: Ahmad

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Arabic : To praise
  • Arabic : Praised one

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Muslim (widespread throughout the Muslim world) : from the Arabic personal name Ạhmad ‘the most praised’, elative adjective from ̣hamid (see Hamid). This is an epithet of the Prophet Muhammad. In the Qur’an (6:16) Jesus foretells the arrival of Ạhmad (the Prophet Muhammad) in the words: ‘I have brought good news about a messenger who will come after me, whose name will be Ạhmad’.