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Hashim (Arabic: هاشم‎) is a common male Arabic given name, which signifies "breaker of bread".

The title Hashim was given to 'Amr al-ʻUlā ibn 'Abd Manaf, as he was generous in providing bread to poor people and travellers. This Hashim was the great-grandfather of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and the progenitor of the Banu Hashim clan of the distinguished Quraish tribe in Mecca.

Hashim may also refer to:

People using it in their patronymic include:


  • Hashim (Jerry Calliste, Jr.)


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