Shahid or Shaheed ( شاهد) is a Muslim theophoric name, from Ash-Shaheed ( Arabic: الشهيد), one of the 99 names of God in the Qur'an.
As a male
given name it is common among Muslims, being also one of the names given to Muhammad. It is the Arabic word شَهيد ( šahīd) meaning both witness and martyr.
In India and Pakistan, the two meanings in Arabic have diverged with different pronunciations. Shāhid (from
Arabic: شاهد) is a noun meaning "witness" in Urdu and Hindi, whereas Shaheed (Shahīd, from [1 ] شهيد) means "martyr". In these countries, Shahid is commonly given as a name, whereas Shaheed is less so. [2 ]
"Shaheed" is sometimes given after death as an
honorific to Muslim and Sikh martyrs, e.g. the 18th century Shaheed Bhai Mani Singh and the Indian freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh (1907–1931).
People named Shahid or Shaheed [ edit ]
Famous people with the name Shahid include:
Given name [ edit ]
Shahid Afridi (born 1980), Pakistani cricketer
Shahid Azmi, (1977-2010), Indian lawyer and human rights activist
Shaheed Kader, Indian film director
Shahid Kapoor (born 1981), Bollywood actor
Shahid Khan (born 1952), American-Pakistani millionaire
Shaheed Latif (1913–1967), Indian film producer
Shahid (actor), Pakistani actor active from 1971 to 1998
Shahid Parvez Khan (born October 14, 1955), Indian sitar maestro
Surname [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ John Platts, A Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi, and English, شاهد shāhid
^ John Platts, A Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi, and English, شہيد shahīd
See also [ edit ]