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Gender: Male Meaning of Ahmed: "greatly praised" Origin of Ahmed: Arabic "greatly praised" Ahmed's Popularity in 2017: #515

The name Ahmed is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "greatly praised". Ahmed is ranked #515 on our popularity charts and is often added to user-created lists like Names of Nobel Prize Winners and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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This variation of Ahmad is popular among Muslim families the world over and is now the most used spelling in the USA.

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Famous People Named Ahmed

Ahmed I-III, Ottoman Sultans
Ahmed Hassan Zewail, Egyptian-American chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi, Indian Sufi scholar
Ahmed Hoosen Deedat, Indian-South African author

Pop Culture References for the name Ahmed

Sultan Ahmed, character in Turkish television series "Magnificent Century: Kösem"