Muhammad is a boy’s name of Arabic origin. This name has a truly iconic status, staking its place as the most popular name in the world. An estimated, yet ever-growing, 150 million people bear the name Muhammad, which varies in spelling from place to place. It’s easy to see why this name retains such consistent popularity. Muhammad translates to “praiseworthy” and links directly to the founder of Islam, the Prophet Muhammad. This name can hold reverent weight to followers of Islam, who can share it with family members as a way of commemorating their commitment to their religion. Along with its religious importance, Muhammad is no doubt a classic name. It has a style and sophistication that will withstand the ages.
Famous People Named Muhammad
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- Muhammad AliBoxer
Muhammad Name Popularity Data
The Bump Ranking
Overall:Muhammad is currently #576 on The Bump
Boy:Muhammad is currently #164 on The Bump Boy Names
Overall:Muhammad is currently #588 in U.S. births
Boy:Muhammad is currently #200 in U.S. births
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Ancestry, Muhammad Family History
Behind the Name, Muhammad, June 2023
Online Etymology Dictionary, Muhammad, March 2023
WordSense, Meaning of Muhammad
Quranic Names, Muhammad, A Quranic Name for Boys
Britannica, Muhammad, prophet of Islam, December 2023
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