Ramadan 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 Ramadan

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  1. A user from Alaska, U.S. says the name Ramadan is of Arabic origin and means "It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, meaning 'parchedness, scorchedness'".
  2. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Ramadan means "The nine month of Islamic ( Hijra) calendar" and is of Arabic origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Ram`a*dan"
  1. The ninth Mohammedan month.
  2. The great annual fast of the Mohammedans, kept during daylight through the ninth month.

Etymology: Ar. ramaḍān, or ramazān, properly, the hot month

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Islam) a fast (held from sunrise to sunset) that is carried out during the Islamic month of Ramadan
  2. The ninth month of the Islamic calendar; the month of fasting; the holiest period for the Islamic faith

From Arabic رَمَضَان‎ (ramaḍān), from اِرْتَمَضَ‎ (irtamaḍa, “to be consumed by grief and sorrow”).

  1. (Islam) The holy ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, during which Muslims fast between the break of dawn until sunset; they also refrain from drinking liquids, smoking and having sexual relations.
  2. A male given name

Ramadan was also found in the following language(s): Malay and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Ramadan

Notable Persons Named Ramadan

Ramadan Sobhi

Ramadan Sobhi is a soccer player for the Al Ahly SC, Egypt national under-20 football team, Egypt national under-23 football team, and Egypt national football team. Ramadan was born on January 24th, 1997 in Cairo.

Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour

Ramadan was born in 1980 in Tanta. Ramadan is also known as Al-Tourbini and Al-Tourbini ().

Ramadan Shalah

Ramadan Shalah is a Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine and Secretary-General of theIslamic Jihad Movement in Palestine. Ramadan was given the name Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shalah on February 1st, 1958 in Shuja'iyya.

Ramadan Güney

Ramadan was born on February 18th, 1932. He breathed his last breath on November 2nd, 2006.

Ramadan Darwish

Ramadan was born on January 29th, 1988 in Gharbia Governorate.

Ramadan Sokoli

Ramadan was born on June 14th, 1920. He passed away on March 12th, 2008.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ramadan

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ramadan

Tariq Ramadan

Tariq Ramadan is a philosopher. Tariq was born on August 26th, 1962 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Siad Ramadan

Siad was born on April 12th, 1926. He died on August 4th, 1995.

Taha Yassin Ramadan

Taha Yassin Ramadan was a Deputy Secretary of the Regional Command of the Iraqi Regional Branch, Member of the Regional Command of the Iraqi Regional Branch, Deputy Secretary of theRegional Commandof theIraqi Regional Branch, and Member of theRegional Commandof theIraqi Regional . Taha was born in Mosul, Iraq. He passed away on March 20th, 2007.

David-Imad Ramadan

David-Imad Ramadan is an entrepreneurship, consultant, and pundit. He was most prominent from 2012 to 2016. David-Imad was born on May 31st, 1970 in Beirut. David-Imad is also known as Ramadan and Imad.

Hani Ramadan

Hani was born in 1959.

Islam Ramadan

Islam Ramadan is a soccer player for the Haras El-Hodood SC, Egypt national under-20 football team, and Egypt national under-23 football team. Islam was born on November 1st, 1990 in Alexandria. Islam is also known as Milo.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ramadan U.S.
  White 79.52% 64.26%
  African American 9.98% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ramadan

People with the last name Ramadan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ramadan

  • How Popular is the name Ramadan? Ramadan is the 24,780th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ramadan was the 16,630th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ramadan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 249 babies born with the first name Ramadan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ramadan 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 Ramadan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Ramadan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ramadan is Friday, April 18th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Ramadan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ramadan was in 2016 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ramadan: The name spelled backwards is Nadamar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Armdaan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ramadan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,724 people with the last name Ramadan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ramadan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ramadan as their last name since less than 1 person in 172k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Ramadan name meaning

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