Khadija (name)

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This article is about the name Khadija. For the wife of Muhammad, see Khadija bint Khuwaylid. For other uses, see Khadija (disambiguation).
Gender Female
Word/name From Khadija bint Khuwaylid, first wife of Muhammad
Meaning Born prematurely[1]
Region of origin Arabia
Other names
Related names Khadijah, Khatija, Khatijah, Katijah, Khadeejah, Hatice,[2] Tijah[3]

Khadija (Arabic: خديجة‎) is a feminine 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.[4] Hatice is the Turkish equivalent.[2] 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:

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  1. ^ Rose, Margaret (2006). Baby Names for Dummies. Wiley. ISBN 0470055723. 
  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.