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Gender: Female Meaning of Fatima: "captivating, a woman who abstains" Origin of Fatima: Arabic Fatima's Popularity in 2017: #315

The name Fatima is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "captivating, a woman who abstains". Fatima is ranked #315 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

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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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Famous People Named Fatima

Fatima Muhammad Al-Fihri, Moroccan founder of the world's oldest university
Fatima Surayya Bajia, Pakistani playwright and novelist
Fatima Ali Jinnah, one of the founders of Pakistan
Fatima Beendu Sandimanni Massaquoi, Liberian educator
Fatima Abdel Mahmoud, Sudanese politician
Fatima Siad, Somali-American model ("America's Next Top Model" Cycle 10)
Fatima Jibrell, Somali-American environmental activist
Our Lady of Fatima, title of the Virgin Mary based on apparitions seen in Fatima, Portugal

Pop Culture References for the name Fatima

Fatima Mansur, TV character in Telenovela "La Reina del Sur"
Fatima Masumeh Shrine, Islamic shrine in Iran

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

Fatima's International Variations

Fatemeh (Persian)