|Pronunciation||Arabic pronunciation: [xadiːʤaː]|
|Word/name||From Khadija bint Khuwaylid, first wife of Muhammad|
|Meaning||Trust worthy, respected and highly respected |
|Region of origin||Arabia|
|Related names||Khadijah, Khatija, Khatijah, Katijah, Khadeejah, Hatice, Tijah|
Khadija (Khadeeja) (Arabic: خديجة) is a feminine (female) given name, the name of Khadija bint Khuwaylid, first wife of Muhammad. Together with Fatima, it is one of the most popular female names among Muslims. Hatice is the Turkish equivalent. The name should be distinguished from Katja, which is an abbreviation of Katherine, a name of Greek origin.
Other notable people with the name Khadija include:
- Khadijah of the Maldives, Sultana of the Maldives from 1347 to 1380
- Turhan Hatice Sultan, concubine of Ottoman Sultan Ibrahim I
- Hatice Muazzez, Polish Jewish wife of Ottoman Sultan Ibrahim I
- Khadija Gayibova, Azerbaijani female pianist (1893–1938)
- Khadija Abbouda, Moroccan athlete
- Khadija Ahrari, Afghan politician
- Khadija al-Salami, Yemeni film producer
- Khadija Arib, Dutch politician
- Khadijah Farrakhan, wife of Louis Farrakhan
- Khadijah Hashim, Malaysian journalist and teacher
- Khadija Mumtaz, Malayalam-language writer
- Khadija Qalanjo, Somali singer and dancer
- Khadija Salum Ally Al-Qassmy, Tanzanian politician
- Khadijah Whittington, American basketball
- Khadija Mahrous, Emirati entrepreneur
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- Tham, Seong Chee (1990). A Study of the Evolution of the Malay Language: Social Change and Cognitive Development. NUS Press. p. 85. ISBN 9971691361.
- Arquilevich, Gabriel (1995). World Religions. Teacher Created Resources. p. 115. ISBN 1557346240.
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