Origin:Arabic
Popularity:3376
Meaning:Spiritual center of Islam; Who is like the Lord?
Mecca is a girl's given name of Arabic origin. This name is synonymous with members of the Muslim community, for Mecca is the spiritual center and cradle of Islam. Mecca, located in Saudi Arabia, is thought to be the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad. Every year, followers of Islam travel to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage during the final month of the Islamic calendar. A religious parent embarking on the immense journey of raising a child may find Mecca a symbolic and meaningful choice for baby.

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