Saddam (name)

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PronunciationArabic: [sˤadˈdaːm]
[sˤɑdˈdæːm] (Colloquial)
Hindi: [sədˈdaːm]
Language(s)Arabic, Urdu, Thai
MeaningHe who confronts, Adamant
Region of originArabia
Other names
Alternative spellingSadam, Saddem

Saddam (Arabic: صدام, Ṣaddām) is an Arabic title that means "one who confronts".[1] Other meanings include: "one who frequently causes collisions", "powerful collider", and "powerful confronter." The name has risen in popularity in some Muslim populations after the War in Iraq and the former president's execution.[2][3]



  1. ^ Mike Campbell. "Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Saddam". Behind the Name. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  2. ^ Tewary, Amarnath (2007-01-09). "South Asia | India's 'Saddam Hussein' village". BBC News. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  3. ^ Rao, Prashant (1970-01-01). "BBC News - The perils of sharing a name with Saddam Hussein". Retrieved 2014-02-23.