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 is often added to lists like Mexican Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".
From the experts:
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.