Rashid 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 Rashid mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rashid

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Illinois, U.S. says the name Rashid means "Rightly guided and wise".
  2. According to a user from Pakistan, the name Rashid is of Arabic origin and means "Guided Rightly".
  3. 2 submissions from the United Arab Emirates and Belgium agree the name Rashid means "grown up" and is of Arabic origin.
  4. According to a user from Tanzania, United Republic of, the name Rashid is of Swahili origin and means "Adult".
  5. According to a user from the United Arab Emirates, the name Rashid means "HAPPY AND POSITIVE".
  6. A user from Japan says the name Rashid means "brave".
  7. According to a user from the United Arab Emirates, the name Rashid is of Arabic origin and means "The commander".
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Transliteration of two Arabic male given names: رَاشِد‎ (rāšid) and رَشِيد‎ (rašīd).

  1. A male given name from Arabic

Notable Persons Named Rashid

Notable Persons Named Rashid

Râshid bin Sa`îd Âl Makṫûm

Râshid bin Sa`îd Âl Makṫûm was a Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, List of Prime Ministers of the United Arab Emirates, and List of rulers of separate Emirates of the United Arab Emirates. He was most prominent from 1958 to 1990. Râshid was born in Dubai. He died on October 7th, 1990.

Rashid ad-Din Sinan

Rashid was born in 1131 in Basra. He left this life in 1192.

Rashid Magomedov

Rashid was born on May 14th, 1984 in Makhachkala.

Rashid Minhas

Rashid Minhas is a military person. His military service ended in 1971.

Rashid Aali al-Gaylani

Rashid Aali al-Gaylani is a 13th , 21st , and 23rd Prime Minister of Iraq. Rashid was born in Baghdad.

Rashid Khalidi

Rashid Khalidi is a scientist in the field of history. Rashid was given the name Rashid Ismail Khalidi in New York City.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rashid

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rashid


Nargis was an actress. Her career lasted from 1935 to 1935. Nargis was given the name Fatima Rashid by her parent Jaddanbai on June 1st, 1929 in Kolkata. Nargis is also known as Nargis Dutt. She breathed her last breath on May 3rd, 1981.

Adil Rashid

Adil was born on February 17th, 1988 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.

Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid is an industrial design and industrial designer. Karim was born in 1960 in Cairo.

Ahmed Rashid

Ahmed Rashid is a journalist and author. Ahmed was born in 1948 in Rawalpindi.

Rick Rashid

Rick Rashid is a senior vice president for research and microsoft. Rick was born in 1951.


Haroon is a pop music singing, musician, and composer. He plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. He was most active from 1993 to present. Haroon was given the name Aaron Haroon Rashid .

  • Hani Rashid
  • Osman Rashid
  • Professor Dr. Yasmeen Rashid
    Secretary General of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Punjab
  • Abdul Rashid
  • M. Harunur Rashid
  • Muhammad Abdul Rashid
  • Niamur Rashid
  • Bajloor Rashid
  • Ziaur Rashid

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rashid U.S.
  White 25.85% 64.26%
  African American 16.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 49.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rashid

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

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Fun Facts about the name Rashid

  • How Popular is the name Rashid? Rashid is the 6,270th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rashid was the 5,353rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rashid have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,374 babies born with the first name Rashid in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rashid to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rashid? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1966 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rashid first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rashid is Tuesday, July 7th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Rashid born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rashid was in 1996 with a total of 67 babies.
  • Random Rashid Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rashid is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Rashid: The name spelled backwards is Dihsar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rashid. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rashid? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,504 people with the last name Rashid.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rashid? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Rashid as their last name.
  • Rashid name meaning

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