Rahman name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rahman mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rahman

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Nigeria says the name Rahman means "The Compassionate the Merciful" and is of Arabic origin.
  2. A user from Azerbaijan says the name Rahman is of Islamic / Muslim origin and means "Honest,very affectionate and compassionate".
  3. A submission from India says the name Rahman means "Compassionate".
  4. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Rahman is of Islamic / Muslim origin and means "It mean Merciful".
  5. A user from New Jersey, U.S. says the name Rahman is of Arabic origin and means "Name of Allah and it means all merciful".
  6. According to a user from Australia, the name Rahman means "Nice".
  7. According to a user from Malaysia, the name Rahman means "Kind".
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Notable Persons Named Rahman

Notable Persons Named Rahman


His most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to present. Rahman was given the name Rashin Rahman on May 23rd, 1967 in Abu Dhabi.

Rahman Rezaei

Rahman Rezaei is a soccer player for the Tractor Sazi F.C., Nassaji Mazandaran F.C., Bargh Tehran F.C., Rah Ahan Yazdan F.C., Zob Ahan Esfahan F.C., A.C. Perugia Calcio, A.C.R. Messina, A.S. Livorno Calcio, Persepolis F.C., Al Ahli SC (Doha), Shahin Bushehr F.C., Paykan F.C., and Iran national f. Rahman was born on February 20th, 1975 in Nur, Iran.

Rahman Hajiyev

Rahman Hajiyev is a soccer player for the Neftchi PFK, FC Baku, Sumgayit FK, Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyespor, Azerbaijan national under-17 football team, Azerbaijan national under-19 football team, and Azerbaijan national under-21 football team. Rahman was born on July 25th, 1993 in Tovuz, Azerbaijan. Rahman is also known as Hacıyev and Rəhman.

Rahman Ahmadi

Rahman Ahmadi is a soccer player for the Sepahan F.C., Shamoushak Noshahr F.C., Saipa F.C., Persepolis F.C., and Iran national football team. Rahman was born on July 30th, 1980 in Nowshahr.

Rahman Sidek

His most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to 1993. Rahman was given the name Abdul Rahman bin Mohd Sidek on September 20th, 1965 in Banting.

Rahman Ismail

Rahman Ismail is a physician and dewan rakyat.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rahman

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rahman

A. R. Rahman

His ongoing career started in 1987. A. was given the name A. S. Dileep Kumar by his parent R. K. Shekhar on January 6th, 1967 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a 1st President of Bangladesh, 2nd Prime Minister of Bangladesh, and 4th President of Bangladesh. Sheikh was born on March 17th, 1920 in Tungipara Upazila. He left this life on August 15th, 1975.

Hasim Rahman

Hasim Rahman is a boxer. Hasim was born on November 7th, 1972 in Baltimore, Maryland, US.

Baba Rahman

Baba Rahman is a soccer player for the Chelsea F.C., Dreams FC, Asante Kotoko SC, SpVgg Greuther Fürth, FC Augsburg, Ghana national under-20 football team, and Ghana national football team. Baba was born on July 2nd, 1994 in Tamale, Ghana.


His most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to present. Rahman was given the name Rashin Rahman on May 23rd, 1967 in Abu Dhabi.

Tunku Abdul Rahman

Tunku Abdul Rahman was a Prime Minister of Malaysia, Chief Minister of Malaya, 1st Secretary-General of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and 5th President of the Asian Football Confederation. Tunku was born on February 8th, 1903 in Alor Star, Kedah, British Malaya. He died on December 6th, 1990.

  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Ziaur Rahman
    4th President of Bangladesh
  • B. S. Abdur Rahman
  • Tarique Rahman
  • Zillur Rahman
    15th President of Bangladesh
  • Zia Haider Rahman
  • Habibur Rahman
  • Indrani Rahman
    Indian Classical Dancer
  • Matiur Rahman
  • Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman
  • Mir Ibrahim Rahman
  • Naimur Rahman
  • Zoe Rahman
  • Hamidur Rahman

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rahman U.S.
  White 8.56% 64.26%
  African American 6.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 79.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.44% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rahman

People with the last name Rahman are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Rahman

  • How Popular is the name Rahman? Rahman is the 9,914th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rahman was the 1,994th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rahman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,153 babies born with the first name Rahman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rahman to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rahman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1959 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rahman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rahman is Monday, July 15th, 1901.
  • What year had the most people named Rahman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rahman was in 1976 with a total of 52 babies.
  • Random Rahman Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rahman is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 11 babies in New Jersey have the same name in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Rahman: The name spelled backwards is Namhar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Mranha. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rahman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 18,097 people with the last name Rahman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rahman? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Rahman as their last name.
  • Rahman name meaning

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