Majid (name)

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Majid
Pronunciation Arabic: [maːʤɪd] (ماجد)
Arabic: [maʤiːd] (مجيد)
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Arabic
Meaning "magnificent" (ماجد)
"glorious" (مجيد)

Majid is the transliteration of two male given names; (Arabic: ماجد‎, translit. Mājid‎), alternatively spelled Majed or Maajid) and (Arabic: مجيد‎, translit. Majīd‎), alternatively spelled Majeed or Madjid). The latter name has a diacritic, in the strict transliteration, on the "I", which emphasises the long "I" sound in that name's pronunciation.

In Egyptian pronunciation, the "j" is replaced by the Egyptian substitute pronunciation "g" with the names of Egyptian persons reflected as Maged and Magid.

In Turkish transliteration and spelling of Turkish names, it is reflected as Macit (occasionally Mecid, "c" being the Turkish language equivalent of "j").

At times, in Arab and Muslim names, the definite Al- or El- is added to the family name making it Al-Majid, Al-Majed, El-Majid, El-Majed, etc.

Al Majed, is also one of the 99 names of Allah in the Qur'an.

Given name[edit]

Macit
Majid
Majit
  • Majit Gafuri (1880–1934), Bashkir and Tatar poet, writer, and playwright
Majed
Magid
Madjid

Family name[edit]

Macit
Majid and Al-Majid
Majed and Al-Majed
Madjid
  • Nurcholish Madjid (1939–2005), also known as Cak Nur, Indonesian Muslim intellectual