Mukhtar name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mukhtar

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  1. A user from Sudan says the name Mukhtar means "Chosen".
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Arabic مُخْتَار‎ (muḵtār, “chosen”), passive participle of اِخْتَارَ‎ (iḵtāra, “to choose”).

  1. The head of a village in many Arab countries and in Cyprus.

Notable Persons Named Mukhtar

Notable Persons Named Mukhtar

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is an MP(Rajya Sabha) from Uttar Pradesh, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, and MP(Rajya Sabha)fromUttar Pradesh. Mukhtar was born on October 15th, 1957 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Mukhtār Mā'ī

Mukhtār Mā'ī is a human rights activists and human rights activist. Mukhtār was given the name Mukhtaran Bibi in 1972 in Meerwala, Pakistan.

Mukhtar Ansari

Mukhtar Ansari is an MLA from Mau and MLAfromMau.

Sabiha Khanum

She has been prominent since 1950. Sabiha was given the name Mukhtar Begum in 1936 in Gujrat City.

Mukhtar Kabulovich Ablyazov

Mukhtar Kabulovich Ablyazov is a businessman. Mukhtar was born on May 16th, 1963 in Galkino, Kazakh SSR.

Mukhtar Robow

Mukhtar Robow is a Deputy Leader of Al-Shabaab and Deputy Leader ofAl-Shabaab. Mukhtar was born in 1969.

  • Mukhtar Auezov
  • Mukhtar Shakhanov
  • Mukhtar Mukhtarov
    Soccer Player
  • Mukhtar Altynbayev
  • Mukhtar Mohammed

Notable Persons With the Last Name Mukhtar

Notable Persons With the Last Name Mukhtar

Omar Mukhtar

Omar Mukhtar was a teacher of the qur'an, quran, and teacher of thequr'an. Omar was born in Zawiyat Zanzur, Nahiyah Tobruk, Kaza Derna, Sanjak Benghazi, Eyālet-i Trâblus Gârb, Ottoman Empire. He died on September 16th, 1931.

Hany Mukhtar

Hany Mukhtar is a soccer player for the FC Red Bull Salzburg, S.L. Benfica, Hertha BSC, Hertha BSC II, S.L. Benfica B, and Germany national youth football team. Hany was born on March 21st, 1995 in Berlin, Germany.

Ahmed Mukhtar

Ahmed Mukhtar was a Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire, Ottoman Governor of Crete, List of Ottoman Grand Viziers, and List of rulers of Crete. His military service ended in 1885. Ahmed was born on November 1st, 1839 in Bursa. He died on January 21st, 1919.

Fariborz Ameer Mukhtar

Fariborz Ameer Mukhtar is an actor and film director. His ongoing career started in 1990. Fariborz was given the name Fariborz Arabnia on April 28th, 1964 in Tehran.

Sheikh Mukhtar

Ahmad Mukhtar

Ahmad Mukhtar is a Minister for Water, Power, Defence Minister of Pakistan, Power (Pakistan), and Minister of Defence (Pakistan). Ahmad was born on June 22nd, 1946 in Lahore.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mukhtar U.S.
  White 18.08% 64.26%
  African American 32.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 42.28% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.84% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mukhtar

People with the last name Mukhtar are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Mukhtar

  • How Popular is the name Mukhtar? Mukhtar is the 35,164th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mukhtar was the 32,079th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mukhtar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 119 babies born with the first name Mukhtar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mukhtar to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mukhtar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1984 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Mukhtar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mukhtar is Friday, July 26th, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Mukhtar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mukhtar was in 2018 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Random Mukhtar Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mukhtar is not a popular baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Minnesota have the same name in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Mukhtar: The name spelled backwards is Rathkum. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ktuarmh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mukhtar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 719 people with the last name Mukhtar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mukhtar? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mukhtar as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Mukhtar name meaning

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