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Abdur Rahman

Abdur Rahman
Gender Male
Language(s) Arabic
Origin
Meaning Servant of (the most merciful) Allah

Abdur Rahman (Arabic: عبد الرحمن‎ or occasionally عبد الرحمان) is a male Muslim given name, and in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Rahman. The name means "servant of the most merciful", ar-Rahman being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.[1][2]

The letter a of the al- is unstressed, and can be transliterated by almost any vowel, often by u. Because the letter r is a sun letter, the letter l of the al- is assimilated to it. Thus although the name is written in Arabic with letters corresponding to Abd al-Rahman, the usual pronunciation corresponds to Abd ar-Rahman. Alternative transliterations include ‘Abd ar-Rahman, Abdul Rahman, Abdur Rehman, Abdul Rehman, Abidur Rahman, and others, all subject to variant spacing and hyphenation. Certain transliterations tend to be associated with certain areas, for example, Abdirahman in Somalia, and Abderrahmane in French-speaking North Africa.

The name may refer to:

Medieval

Business

Entertainment

Judges and lawyers

Politicians and activists

International organizations

Historical nations

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

India

Indonesia

Iraq

Libya

Malaysia

Morocco

Nigeria

Pakistan

Saudi Arabia

Somalia

Sudan

Yemen

Other places

Prisoners

Religion

Science and academia

Soldiers

Sports

Basketball

  • Mahdi Abdul-Rahman (1942–2011), American basketball player better known as Walt Hazzard
  • Saeed Abdulrahman (born 1985), Qatari basketball player

Cricket

Fencing

Football

Running

Other sports

Terrorists and militants

Writers

Other persons

See also

References

  1. ^ Salahuddin Ahmed (1999). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. London: Hurst & Company. 
  2. ^ S. A. Rahman (2001). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. New Delhi: Goodword Books. 
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