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Gender: Female Meaning of Fatima: "captivating, a woman who abstains" Origin of Fatima: Arabic Fatima's Popularity in 2018: #344

Fatima Origin and Meaning

The name Fatima is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "captivating, a woman who abstains".

Even though more than a thousand Muslim-American girls are annually given this name of the daughter of Muhammad and one of the four perfect women according to the Koran, it would have problems crossing cultures.

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Popularity

Rank in US: #344

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Famous People Named Fatima

Pop Culture References for the name Fatima

Fateema, Fatmah, Fateemah, Fatma, Fatia, Fatimah, Fatina

Fatima's International Variations

Fatemeh (Persian)

Comments

anniebrown01 Says:

2018-09-01T01:30:03

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

elifsu Says:

2018-06-23T17:47:41

Maybe but I think Fadime is a good way to avoid it, and Tima as a nn could work too

elisabeth_terceiro Says:

2018-06-23T07:52:11

is a possibility that people would get nns like fatty or fat

elifsu Says:

2018-05-29T19:18:44

Since it is said as Fa-Ti-Ma and Fat-i-ma the word fat shouldn't be a problem, Lady Fatima Zahra, Ummul Baneen whose real name was Fatima and Fatima bint Asad mother of Imam Ali are all role models to follow. Fatima Kübra and Fatima Sugra left their impacts as children too.

Ella Says:

2017-09-17T13:39:20

Teasing,to much teasing.

Ruanne Says:

2016-07-26T04:13:46

The name actually works outside of Arabic speaking culture, given the Marian connection, Our Lady of Fatima. This would be a good bridge name to Western cultures, at least in areas with a heavy Catholic or Latino presence.

Agent Nutella Says:

2016-06-14T16:41:01

My friend's name is Fatima and usually we pronunce it as "Fa-Ti-Ma" so the "Fat" is not noticed and it's not a huge thing either

Yessica Says:

2016-06-01T07:12:57

Fatima Imafat

BeaSobreira Says:

2014-07-24T16:51:36

Fatima is an extremely common name also among Catholics, especially in Europe, South America and even the former colonies in Africa. It is less observed as a traditional Muslim name but the place-name of a widely beloved and special appearance of the Virgin Mary in Portugal. Very, very common in Portuguese-speaking countries especially in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's (middle-aged woman's name). Although many times it comes in the combo "Maria de Fatima" (Mary of Fatima), most go by the second rather than Maria which is still very common --and beloved.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-07-11T19:52:31

It's a shame for the the"fat" part because Fatima really is a pretty name.

Guest Says:

2014-07-11T19:40:26

The Fat part is what would make me not use this name but Rashida happens to have "rash" in it and I love Rashida. So I guess it depends.

faithnamer Says:

2014-07-11T18:05:42

When I was younger, I went to camp for a week and my camp counselor's name was Fatima. I didn't realize that it had the word "fat" in it until her co-counselor nicknamed her "Fatty". It didn't seem to bother her, but I felt really bad for her because she was pretty heavy..

CocoWhite Says:

2014-04-22T05:32:19

Perhaps a spelling variation, like Fahtima, will make the name more usable.