Meaning and Origin of: Abdullah

Family name origins & meanings

  • Muslim : from the Arabic personal name ‛Abdullāh ‘servant of Allah’. This was the name of the father of the Prophet Muhammad, who died before Muhammad was born. In the Qur’an (19:30), Jesus calls himself ‛Abdullāh: ‘He (Jesus) said: I am the servant of Allah’. The name is also borne by Christian Arabs.