Ata (name)

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Ata
Pronunciation Turkish pronunciation: [ˈata]
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Arabic, Fante, Old Turkic
Meaning Gift in Arabic; one of the twins in Fante; ancestor, predecessor, forerunner and forefather in Turkish
Region of origin Southeastern Europe, Asia Minor; Middle East; Western Africa
Other names
Alternative spelling Atta in Arabic; Ataa in Fante
Derived In Arabic from the word atiyah means gift; in Turkish from the Old Turkic word ata means father, possibly from Proto-Altaic term *ĕ́t`e means elder relative
Related names Atiyah, Ataullah and Ata-ur-Rahman in Arabic; Agata, Aminata and Barbata in Fante

Ata (Arabic: عطا‎, ‘Aṭā, Persian: عطا‎), also spelled Atta or Ataa, meaning gift in Arabic;[1][2] Ataa, meaning one of the twins in Fante; Ata (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈata]), meaning ancestor, predecessor, forerunner and forefather in Turkish, is a masculine given name, also used as a surname may refer to:

Given name[edit]

Arabic[edit]

Fante[edit]

  • Ataa Oko (1919–2012), Ghanaian sculptor and artist

Turkish[edit]

  • Ata Demirer (born 1972), Turkish stand-up comedian and actor

Surname[edit]

Arabic[edit]

Turkish[edit]

References[edit]

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

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