Murad

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

Etymology[edit]

Murad means "desired" or "wished" in Arabic. It is derived from the Arabic triliteral root رود (r-w-d) meaning "wish, want."


Given name[edit]

Ottoman sultans[edit]

  • Murad I (1326–1389), often nicknamed Hüdavendigâr - from Persian: خداوندگار Khodāvandgār - "the God-like One", the third sultan. Received the name Murad through a play on the Persian word mordd, which means "wish or desire"[2]
  • Murad II (1404–1451)
  • Murad III (1546–1595)
  • Murad IV (1612–1640)
  • Murad V (1840–1904)

Others[edit]

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Morad

Surname[edit]

Marod
  • David Marod, (born 1969) American software executive and motorcycle racer
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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. ^ Iskander, Munshi (1978). The history of Shah ʻAbbas the Great. University of Michigan: Westview Press. p. 1399.