Burhan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Burhan
Pronunciation [ˈburhɑːn]
Gender Male
Origin
Word/Name Arabic
Meaning Proof
Region of origin Arabic

Burhan (Arabic: برهان‎, Burhān) is an Arabic male name meaning proof[1][2] and is an epithet of the Prophet Muhammad.[1] It is especially popular in Turkey, as it respects Turkish vowel harmony and the end syllable "-han" can be interpreted as the Turkish variant of "Khan".

Origin[edit]

(Quran Ch: 2, verse 111) وَقَالُواْ لَن يَدْخُلَ الْجَنَّةَ إِلاَّ مَن كَانَ هُوداً أَوْ نَصَارَى تِلْكَ أَمَانِيُّهُمْ قُلْ هَاتُواْ بُرْهَانَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ

Given name[edit]

  • Burhan G (born 1983), Danish R&B and pop singer, songwriter and producer of Kurdish-Turkish origin
  • Burhan Asaf Belge (1899–1967), served as the representative of Muğla province during the 11th term of Turkish National Assembly
  • Burhan Doğançay (born 1929), Turkish-American painter and photographer
  • Burhan Eşer, Turkish footballer
  • Burhan Sargun (born 1929), Turkish footballer
  • Burhan Shahidi (1894–1989), political leader in Xinjiang, China
Burhanullah

Surname[edit]

  • Qasem Burhan (born 1985), Qatari footballer from Al Gharrafa

Tribal name[edit]

Places[edit]

Books[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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