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Murad (Arabic: مراد‎) or variants Murat, Mourad, Morad and Mrad is an Arabic origin, and common Armenian, Azerbaijani, Turkish, Kurdish, Persian and Pakistani male given name and is commonly used throughout the Muslim and Arabic worlds.[1]

Etymology[edit]

It is derived from the Arabic Semitic triliteral root رود (r-w-d). Its Arabic meaning can be translated roughly into wanted,[2] desired, wished for, yearned or goal.

Given name[edit]

Ottoman sultans[edit]

  • Murad I (1326–1389), often nicknamed Hüdavendigâr—from Persian: خداوندگار Khodāvandgār —"the devotee of God", the third sultan. Received the name Murad through a play on the Persian word "mordd", which means "wish or desire".[3]
  • Murad II (1404–1451)
  • Murad III (1546–1595)
  • Murad IV (1612–1640)
  • Murad V (1840–1904)

Others[edit]

Murad
Mourad
Morad

Surname[edit]

Murad
Mourad
  • George Mourad (born 1982), Syrian Swedish footballer of Assyrian descent
  • Leila Mourad (1918–1995), Egyptian singer and actress
  • Mounir Mourad (1922–1981), Egyptian artist, singer and actor
Morad
Mrad

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pearce, Karen (2002). Multicultural matters: names and naming systems. London: Building Bridges. p. 194. ISBN 0-9543653-0-5.
  2. ^ Leslau, Wolf (1990). Arabic Loanwords in Ethiopian Semitic. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. ISBN 9783447030007.
  3. ^ Iskander, Munshi (1978). The history of Shah ʻAbbas the Great. University of Michigan: Westview Press. p. 1399.