Muad or Mourad (Arabic: مراد) is an Arabic name. It is also common in Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Turkish, Persian, and Berber as a male given name or surname and is commonly used throughout the Muslim world and Middle East.
It is derived from the Arabic Semitic triliteral root رود (r-w-d). Its Arabic meaning can be translated roughly into wanted, desired, wished for, yearned or goal.
- 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 Arabic word "mordd", which means "wish" or "desire".
- Murad II (1404–1451)
- Murad III (1546–1595)
- Murad IV (1612–1640)
- Murad V (1840–1904)
- Mawlana Murad, Islamic scholar
- Şehzade Murad, Ottoman prince
- Murad, Veteran Bollywood Indian Actor
- Murad Artin (born 1960), Armenian-Swedish politician
- Murad Mirza, second son of Mughal Emperor Akbar
- Murad Baksh (died 1661), youngest son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and Empress Mumtaz Mahal
- Murad Bey (1750–1801), Egyptian Mamluk chieftain
- Murad Qureshi, British Bangladeshi Labour Party politician
- Murad Umakhanov (born 1977), Russian wrestler and Olympian
- Murad Wilfried Hofmann (1931 – 2020) German diplomat and author.
- Mourad the Great, nickname of Hampartsoum Boyadjian, an Armenian fedayee and political activist
- Mourad Benchellali, French citizen captured and detained in the Guantanamo Bay detention camps
- Mourad Bouzidi, Dutch–Tunisian kickboxer
- Mourad Daami, Tunisian football referee
- Mourad Mergaoui, Gibraltalian-Moroccan novelist and poet.
- Mourad Ikhlef, Algerian arrested and deported from Canada on allegations of past involvement with the Armed Islamic Group and a connection to Ahmed Ressam
- Mourad Marofit (born 1982), Moroccan long-distance runner
- Mourad Medelci, Algerian politician
- Mourad Meghni, Algerian footballer
- Mourad Salem, Tunisian artist based in France
- Mourad Topalian, Armenian-American political activist
- Morad Fareed, New York–based entrepreneur and former athlete
- Morad Mameri, French-Algerian DJ, better known as DJ Mam's
- Morad Mohammadi, Iranian wrestler and Olympian.
- Morad Sari
- Morad (Spanish rapper) (born 1999)
- Morad (born 1977), French rapper in Scred Connexion
- Abdul Hakim Murad (militant), alleged conspirator in the planned attacks called Operation Bojinka
- Abdal Hakim Murad (born: Timothy John Winter, 1960) English academic, theologian and Islamic scholar
- Adel Murad, Iraqi politician
- Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist
- Hadji Murad, Avar military commander
- Hilmi Murad, Egyptian politician
- Mohammad Murad, Kuwaiti wildlife photographer
- Murad Ali Murad, Afghan Army officer
- Nadia Murad, Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist
- Murad, Veteran Bollywood Indian Actor
- Raza Murad, Indian character actor, son of Murad
- Sayed Noorullah Murad, an Afghan politician, military commander and former deputy minister
- Timothy Winter, aka Abdal-Hakim Murad, British Islamic scholar
- Waheed Murad, Pakistani film producer, writer, and actor
- Zuhair Murad, a Beirut-based Lebanese fashion designer
- Shah Murad, Emir of Bukhara from 1784 to 1800
- Ahmed Mourad, an Egyptian author and screenwriter of fiction and non-fiction
- 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
- Daniel Morad (born 1990), Canadian race car driver
- Dashni Morad ( born 1986 ) , Kurdish singer, songwriter, television presenter, human rights & environmental activist.
- Luciana Morad, also known as Luciana Gimenez, Brazilian fashion model and TV show hostess
- Murat (disambiguation), modern Turkish spelling of Murad
- Murat (name)
- Murod, an Uzbek given name
- Muradian, Armenian surname
- Muradyan, Armenian surname
- Mrad (disambiguation)
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