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|Pronunciation||Arabic pronunciation: [ʕatˤaː]
Persian pronunciation: [ʔætɒː]
Turkish pronunciation: [ˈata]
|Word/name||Arabic, Fante, Old Turkic|
|Meaning||Gift in Arabic; one of the twins in Fante; forefather in Turkish|
|Region of origin||Southeastern Europe, Asia Minor; Middle East; Western Africa|
|Alternative spelling||‘Aṭā, `Ata, 'Ata, Atta, & Ataa in Arabic; Ataa in Fante|
|Derived||From Arabic atiyah, "gift"; from Old Turkic ata, "father", possibly from proposed Proto-Altaic *ĕ́t`e, "elder relative"|
|Related names||Atiyah, Ataullah, and Ata-ur-Rahman in Arabic; Agata, Aminata, and Barbata in Fante|
Ata is the anglicized form of several names.
- In Arabic, ‘Aṭā (عطا) is a name meaning "Gift". It also appears in Persian (عطا).
- In Turkish, Ata is a masculine given name meaning "Forefather".
- In Fante, Ata means "one of twins".
Ata, Atta, or Ataa may refer more specifically to:
- Ata al-Ayyubi (1877–1951), Ottoman-Arab civil servant
- Ataa Jaber (born 1993), Israeli-Arab footballer
- Ata-Malik Juvayni (1226–1283), Iranian historian
- Ata Nahai (born 1960), Kurdish Iranian novelist
- Atta Muhammad Nur (born 1965), Afghan governor
- Ata Abu Rashta (born 1943), Islamic jurist, scholar and writer
- Ata Yamrali (born 1982), German-Afghan footballer
- Ataa Oko (1919–2012), Ghanaian sculptor and artist
- Ata Demirer (born 1972), Turkish stand-up comedian and actor
- Ata al-Khadim (ʿAṭā al-Khādim; fl. mid-12th century), governor of Baalbek and viceroy of Damascus
- Ata ibn Haffaz al-Sulami (ʿAṭā ibn Ḥaffāẓ al-Sulamī; fl. mid-12th century), eunuch and vizier of the emirate of Damascus
- Mahmoud Mahmoud Atta (born 1954), American-Arab militant
- Mohamed Atta (1968–2001), Egyptian Islamist, ringleader of the hijackers of American Airlines Flight 11 in the September 11 attacks
- Shahla Ata (1959–2015), Afghan politician and congresswoman
- Walid Atta (born 1986), Swedish footballer
- Wasil ibn Ata (700–748), Islamic scholar
- Ayla Akat Ata (born 1976), Turkish politician
- Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938), Turkish military leader and statesman. Atatürk was an honorary name.
- Salahuddin Ahmed (1999). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. London: Hurst & Company.
- S. A. Rahman (2001). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. New Delhi: Goodword Books.
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