Khadija (name)

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Khadija
Pronunciation Arabic: [xadiːʤa]
Egyptian Arabic: [xædiːgɑ]
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name From Khadija bint Khuwaylid, first wife of Muhammad
Meaning Miscarried/premature daughter [1]
Region of origin Arabia
Other names
Related names Khadijah, Khatija, Khatijah, Katijah, Khadeejah, Hatice,[2] Tijah[3]

Khadija (Khadeeja) (Arabic: خديجة‎) 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 famous Arabic female names in the Muslim population in the 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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References[edit]

  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.