||From Khadija bint Khuwaylid, first wife of Muhammad
|Region of origin
||Khadijah, Khatija, Khatijah, Katijah, Khadeejah, Hatice, Tijah
Khadija (Arabic: خديجة) is a feminine given name, the name of Khadija bint Khuwaylid, first wife of Muhammad. Together with Fatima, it is one of the most popular female names among Muslims. Hatice is the Turkish equivalent. The name should be distinguished from Katja, which is an abbreviation of Katherine.
Other notable people with the name Khadija include:
- Khadija Abbouda, Moroccan athlete
- Khadija Ahrari, Afghan politician
- Khadija al-Salami, Yemeni film producer
- Khadija Arib, Dutch politician
- Khadijah Farrakhan, wife of Louis Farrakhan
- Khadijah Haqq, American actress
- Khadijah Hashim, Malaysian journalist and teacher
- Khadija Nazirova, Azerbaijani TV presenter
- Khadija Qalanjo, Somali singer and dancer
- Khadija Salum Ally Al-Qassmy, Tanzanian politician
- Khadijah Whittington, American basketball player
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