Ahmad, Ahmed or Ahmet are the principal transliterations of an Arabic given name, Arabic: أحمد . The name comes from the Arabic ʾaḥmad triconsonantal root of Ḥ-M-D, meaning "highly praised", which in turn implies "one who constantly thanks . God" Etymology [edit ]
Ahmed is a variant transliteration of the Islamic prophet
Muhammad's name. The name has its origins in a prophecy attributed to Jesus, in the Quran in Surah 61: As-Saff (The Ranks). 61:6 And [this happened, too,] when Jesus, the son of Mary, said: "O children of Israel! Behold, I am an apostle of God unto you, [sent] to confirm the truth of whatever there still remains of the Torah, and to give [you] the glad tiding of an apostle who shall come after me, whose name shall be Ahmed." But when he [whose coming Jesus had foretold] came unto them with all evidence of the truth, they said: "This [alleged message of his] is [nothing but] spellbinding eloquence!" Transliterations [edit ] Ahmad is the most elementary transliteration. It is used commonly all over the Muslim world, although primarily in the Middle East. More recently, this transliteration has become increasing popular in the United States due to use by members of the African American community. Ahmed is the most common variant transliteration, used especially in the context of the Ottoman Empire. This transliteration is also used throughout the Muslim world. Ahmet is the modern Turkish transliteration. Modern Turkish uses a Latin-based alphabet, and most Arabic-derived names have standardized Turkish spellings.
The less common transliterations of
Ahmad are used by Muslims outside the Middle East proper, such as in Indonesia and Russia.
Some Muslims who have the first name of Ahmad prefer to use their second name instead of "Ahmad" as it is such a common name.
Given name [edit ] Ahmad [edit ] Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, former President of Sierra Leone Ahmad (rapper), West Coast hip hop performer Ahmad (Jowzjan), a delegate to Afghanistan's Constitutional Loya Jirga Ahmad (Takhar), a delegate to Afghanistan's Constitutional Loya Jirga Ahmad Abbas, Saudi Arabian footballer Ahmad Abdalla, Egyptian film director Ahmad Shah Abdali, founder of Durrani Empire Ahmad Adel, Egyptian footballer Ahmad Ahmadi, Iranian physician Ahmad Alaq, Khan of eastern Moghulistan Ahmad A'zam, Uzbek writer Ahmad Bahar, Iranian politician Ahmad Black, American football safety for the Florida Gators Ahmad Bradshaw, American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts, released via free agency from the New York Giants Ahmad Brooks, American football linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers Ahmad Bunnag of Siam Ahmad Bustomi, Indonesian footballer Ahmad Carroll, American football free agent Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, Founder of the Hanbalite School of Law and Theology Ahmad ibn Fadlan, Abbasid ambassador to the Volga Bulgars Ahmad Fanakati, financial officer of Kublai Khan's Yuan Dynasty Ahmad Hardi, Kurdish poet Ahmad Hawkins, American football defensive back for the Alabama Vipers Ahmad-Jabir Ahmadov, "Honored teacher" of Azerbaijan Ahmad Jamal, American jazz pianist Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, President of Sierra Leone Ahmad Kasravi, Iranian linguists and historian Ahmad Maher (disambiguation), various people Ahmad Mohammad Hasher Al Maktoum Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan military leader Deputy Justice on the Supreme Court of Afghanistan Ahmad Miller, former defensive tackle for the National Football League Ahmad Mirfendereski (1918-2004), Iranian diplomat Ahmad Merritt, American football free agent Ahmad Nivins, American basketball player Ahmad ibn Rustah, Persian chronicler born in Isfahan, Persia Ahmad Rashād, sportcscaster and former football player Ahmad Shah (disambiguation), various people Ahmad Shamlou, Persian poet and writer Ahmad Shukeiri, first Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization Ahmad Sohrab, Persian author Ahmad Tajuddin, 27th Sultan of Brunei Ahmad Tekuder (died 1284), leader of the Mongol Ilkhanate Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar Ahmad Treaudo, American football cornerback for the California Redwoods Ahmad Shah Qajar, Last Shah of the Qajar dynasty Ahmad Yani, Indonesian Army general Ahmad Zarruq, Shadhili Sufi Sheikh Ahmad Saad , a Saudi Arabian football player.
Ahmed [edit ] Ahmed I, sultan of the Ottoman Empire Ahmed II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire Ahmed III, sultan of the Ottoman Empire Ahmed Abukhater, urban and regional planner and Palestinian-American powerlifter Ahmed Ahmed, Egyptian American actor and comedian Ahmed Arif (1927–1991), Turkish poet Ahmed Ali Awan (born 1980), convicted of the racially motivated murder of Ross Parker Ahmed Baduri, Eritean diplomat Ahmed Elmi Osman, Somali politician Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, former President of Iraq Ahmed Ben Bella, the first President of Algeria Ahmed Sheikh Ali "Burale", Somali writer and politician Ahmed Chalabi, leader of the Iraqi National Congress Ahmed al-Ghamdi (1979–2001), Saudi hijacker of United Airlines Flight 175 Ahmed al-Haznawi (1980–2001), Saudi hijacker of United Airlines Flight 93 Ahmed Hulusi, Turkish writer and Sufi Ahmed Imamovic, Bosnian film director Ahmed Khadr, Egyptian-Canadian senior associate and financier of al-Qaeda Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi, Mujaddid of 14th century of Islam Ahmed Köprülü, Ottoman Grand Vizier of the Köprülü family Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, United Arab Emirati politician Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, United Arab Emirati businessman Ahmed M. Hassan Somali politician Ahmed Mohiuddin, Pakistani biologist Ahmed Nadeem, cricketer Ahmed bin Saif Al Nahyan, founder and chairman of Etihad Airways Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Emirati businessman Ahmed al-Nami (1977–2001), Saudi hijacker of United Airlines Flight 93 Ahmed Nazif (born 1952), Egyptian politician Ahmed Nizam, Indian cricketer Ahmed Patel, Indian politician Ahmed Plummer, former NFL player Ahmed Rushdi, Pakistani singer Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, member of the royal family of Saudi Arabia Ahmed Sanjar, ruler of the Seljuk Turks Ahmed Santos, Mexican newspaper columnist Ahmed Şerafettin, Turkish football manager Ahmed Sheikh, Palestinian journalist Ahmed Talbi, Moroccan footballer Ahmed Sékou Touré, African political leader and president of the Republic of Guinea Ahmed Yassin, former leader of Palestinian Hamas Ahmed Yesevi, leader of Sufi mysticism Ahmed H. Zewail, the winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on femtochemistry Ahmet [edit ] Ahmet Akdilek (born 1988), Turkish cyclist Ahmet Alkan, Turkish economist Ahmet Almaz, Turkish journalist Ahmet Bilek (1932-1971), Turkish Olympic champion Ahmet Bozer (born 1960), Turkish business executive Ahmet Burak Erdoğan (born 1979), a son of Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Ahmet Cömert (1926–1990), Turkish amateur boxer, coach, referee, boxing judge and sports official Ahmet Davutoğlu, Turkish diplomat and political scientist Ahmet Dursun (born 1978), Turkish footballer Ahmet Emin Yalman (1888–1972), Turkish journalist Ahmet Enünlü (born 1948), Turkish bodybuilder Ahmet Ertegun, Turkish American founder and president of Atlantic Records Ahmet Gülhan (born 1978), Turkish wrestler Ahmet Güvenç, Turkish rock musician Ahmet Mete Işıkara (1941–2013), Turkish seismologist Ahmet İzzet Pasha (1864-1937), Ottoman general Ahmet Kanneci (born 1957), Turkish guitar virtuoso Ahmet Kireççi (1914-1979), Turkish sports wrestler Ahmet Koç, Turkish musician Ahmet Kuru (born 1982), Turkish footballer Ahmet Öcal (born 1979), Belgian footballer Ahmet Örken (born 1993), Turkish cyclist Ahmet Suat Özyazıcı (born 1936), Turkish footballer Ahmet Cevdet Pasha (1822-1895), Ottoman statesman Ahmet Peker (born 1989), Turkish wrestler Ahmet Polat (born 1978), Turkish photographer Ahmet Sağlam (born 1987), Turkish footballer Ahmet Necdet Sezer (born 1941), tenth President of the Republic of Turkey Ahmet Burak Solakel (born 1982), Turkish footballer Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar (1901-1962), Turkish writer Ahmet Türk (born 1942), Turkish politician Ahmet Fikri Tüzer (1878-1942), Turkish politician Ahmet Ümit (born 1960), Turkish author Ahmet Üzümcü (born 1951), Turkish diplomat Ahmet Uzun, Turkish Cypriot politician Ahmet Vardar (1937-2010), Turkish journalist Ahmet Yıldırım (born 1974), Turkish footballer Ahmet Yıldız (born 1979), Turkish scientist Ahmet Zappa (born 1974), American musician, actor and novelist Other spellings [edit ] Achmad Jufriyanto, Indonesian footballer Achmad Nawir, Dutch East Indies footballer Achmad Saba'a, Arab-Israeli footballer Achmat Dangor, South African writer Achmed Abdullah, Russian writer Achmed Akkabi, Moroccan-Dutch presenter and actor Achmed Labasanov, Russian mixed martial artist Achmet (oneiromancer), Occultist Ahmat Acyl, Chadian Arab insurgent leader Ahmat Brahim, Chadian footballer Ahmat Taboye, Chadian writer
Ahmad Saad 3rd year student,Faculty of Arts . English dept
Surname [edit ] Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, former President of Somalia Adnan Ahmed, football player Aneel Ahmad, film director Dajan Ahmet, Estonian actor Halima Ahmed, Somali political activist Hawa Ahmed, Somali model Hocine Aït Ahmed, Algerian politician Hodan Ahmed, Somali political activist Iajuddin Ahmed, the Former President of Bangladesh Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait Jawahir Ahmed, Somali model Kafeel Ahmed (died 2007), one of the perpetrators of the 2007 Glasgow International Airport attack K. S. Nissar Ahmed, popular Kannada poet and writer from India Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran Matthew Ahmat, Australian rules footballer Matthew Ahmet, British wushu practitioner Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Messiah claimant from India, founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement of Islam Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih II of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Mirza Nasir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih III of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IV of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Najm Hamad al-Ahmad, Syrian politician Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed, British peer and politician Rangzieb Ahmed, British terrorist, director of Al-Qaeda in the United Kingdom Robert Ahmat, Australian rules footballer Tariq Ahmad, Baron Ahmad, British peer and politician Zackie Achmat, South African activist Fictional characters [edit ]
People and things in the Quran
Note: The names are sorted alphabetically. Standard form: Islamic name / Bibilical name (title or relationship)