Meaning and Origin of Ramadan - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Ramadan

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Arabic : Ninth month at the end of the Muslim year

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Muslim : from Arabic Ramạdān, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, a sacred month of fasting for Muslims. It is sometimes chosen by Muslim parents as a name for children born in this month. In this month the Qur’an, the Holy Book of Islam, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Jibril (Gabriel). This name is widespread throughout the Muslim world.