Meaning and Origin of: Mahdi

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First name origins & meanings:

  • African : The expected one
  • African : The expected one
  • Arabic : Guided to the right path

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Muslim : from a personal name based on Arabic mahdī ‘guided’. This was the name of the twelfth Shiite imam, who disappeared in mysterious circumstances in 939, giving rise to a belief that he will return and unite Muslims under his leadership, triumphing over injustice.