Khadija (name)

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PronunciationArabic: [xaˈdiːdʒa]
Egyptian Arabic: [xæˈdiːɡɑ]
Word/nameFrom Khadija bint Khuwaylid, first wife of Muhammad
MeaningEarly Baby Girl[1]
Region of originArabia
Other names
Related namesKhadijah, Khadeeja, Khatija, Khatijah, Katijah, Khadeejah, Hadja, Hadia, Hatice,[2] Tijah[3]

Khadija, Khadeeja or Khadijah (Arabic: خديجة‎, romanizedKhadīja) is an Arabic feminine given name, the name of Khadija bint Khuwaylid, first wife of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. Khadija is one of the three most popular Arabic female names in the Muslim world, Together with Fatima, and Aisha.[4] Hatice is the Turkish equivalent.[2]

Other notable people with the name Khadija include:

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  1. ^ Lane, Edward William (1863). An Arabic-English Lexicon, derived from the best and most copious eastern sources. Williams & Norgate.
  2. ^ a b Schimmel, Annemarie (1989). Islamic Names. Edinburgh University Press. p. 43. ISBN 0852245637.
  3. ^ Tham, Seong Chee (1990). A Study of the Evolution of the Malay Language: Social Change and Cognitive Development. NUS Press. p. 85. ISBN 9971691361.
  4. ^ Arquilevich, Gabriel (1995). World Religions. Teacher Created Resources. p. 115. ISBN 1557346240.