Murad

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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.[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 Arabic 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]

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Morad

Surname[edit]

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Mourad
  • 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
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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. ISBN 9780891582960.