Ahmad (name)

Ahmad (name)

Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Ahmad

gender = Male
meaning = Highly praised
region = Arabic
origin = Arabic
related names = Achmet, Ahmed, Ahmet
footnotes =

unicode|ʼAḥmad ( _ar. أحمد also Ahmed), is the transliteration of an Arabic given name that comes from the Arabic Triconsonantal root of Ḥ-M-D حمد ("praise"), meaning "highly praised" implying "one who constantly thanks God". One of the Islamic prophet Muhammad's many names is Ahmad, the name 'Muhammad' pre-dating 'Ahmad'.

The context by which "Ahmad" or "Ahmed" is referred to as "praised", can at times be mistaken, it is because the Prophet Muhammad was so highly regarded in Islam that the name "Ahmad" has come to mean "highly praised".


* Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul
* Ahmedabad, chiss
* Ahmednagar, India
* Ahmadnagar, Pakistan


Recent events

* Ahmed-qadi Ahtaev, Leader of the Islamic Renaissance Party (IRP) of Russia
* Dr Ahmed Nazif, Prime Minister of Egypt (2004-)

* Professor Ahmed H. Zewail, the winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on femtochemistry.
* Sheik Ahmed Yassin, former leader of Palestinian Hamas
* Ahmed Chalabi, leader of the Iraqi National Congress
* K. S. Nissar Ahmed, popular Kannada poet and writer from India.
* Ahmad Shah Massoud, an Afghan (Tajik/Persian) military leader Deputy Justice on the Supreme Court of Afghanistan


* Ahmad Shah Qajar, Last Shah of the Qajar dynasty
* Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, Founder of the Hanbalite School of Law and Theology
* Ahmad Fanakati, financial officer of the Mongol Empire
* Ahmed I, sultan of the Ottoman Empire
* Ahmed II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire
* Ahmed III, sultan of the Ottoman Empire
* Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, former President of Iraq
* Ahmed Ben Bella, the first President of Algeria
* Ahmed Sanjar, a ruler of the Seljuk Turks
* Ahmad ibn Rustah, Persian chronicler born in Isfahan, Persia
* Ahmed Köprülü, Ottoman Grand Vizier of the Köprülü family
* Ahmed Yesevi, a leader of Sufi mysticism
* Ahmad ibn Fadlan, Abbasid ambassador to the Volga Bulgars
* Ahmad Shah Abdali, founder of Durrani Empire
* Ahmad Tajuddin, 27th Sultan of Brunei


* Ahmed (Arabian Nights), a prince in the "Arabian Nights".

Other fields

* Ahmed Hulusi, Author, Sufi Master, Islamic thinker
* Iajuddin Ahmed, the President of Bangladesh
* Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia
* Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, President of Sierra Leone
* Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir, President of Sudan
* Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait
* Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait
* Ahmad Shamlou, Persian poet and writer
* Ahmed Sékou Touré, African political leader and president of the Republic of Guinea
* Ahmad Sohrab, Persian author
* Ahmed Maher, foreign minister of Egypt from 2001 to 2004
* Ahmad Rashad, sportcscaster and former football player
* Ahmad Shukeiri, first Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization
* Ahmad, West Coast hip hop performer
* Alexander Siddig, British actor
* Adnan Ahmed, football player
* Aneel Ahmad, Film director
* Hocine Aït Ahmed, Algerian politician
* Ahmet Ertegün, founder of Atlantic Records
* Ahmad Kasravi, Iranian linguists and historian

ee also

*Ahmad Shah
*Arabic name

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