Arabic, meaning unknown
"who is like the Lord"

Mecca Origin and Meaning

The name Mecca is a girl's name .

Mecca was the birthplace of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, making it the holiest city in Islam. Located in modern-day Saudi Arabia, millions of Muslims make a pilgrimage to Mecca each year.

The etymology of Mecca is uncertain, but it most likely derived from an Old South Arabian root meaning "temple."

Mecca first appeared on the baby name charts in 1952 but was most popular in the 1990s, particularly among baby girls. Today it is used roughly equally between the sexes.