Umm Kulthum (name)

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Umm Kulthum
PronunciationArabic: [ˈʔum ˈkulθuːm]
Egyptian Arabic: [ˈʔom ˈkolsuːm]
MeaningMother of Kulthum
Region of originArabia
Other names
Alternative spellingUm Kulthum, Om Kolthum, Om Kolsum, Umme Kolsum, Um Kalthoom, Oum Kalthum

Umm Kulthum or Umme Kulsum (Arabic: أم كلثوم‎) is a female given name that means "Mother of Kulthum". Several of these were connected directly to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. It has also been used in modern times. The list below is by approximate order of notability and divided between ancient and modern times.

People in antiquity who had this name:

People in modern times with this name:

  • Umm Kulthum, famous Egyptian singer (1898/1904-1975)
  • Umm Kulthum (also Umme Kulsum), sister of Kazi Nazrul Islam, the national poet of Bangladesh

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