'Abdullah (name)

Abd Allah
Pronunciation[ʕɑbˈdɑl.lɑ, ʕæb-, -ˈdel.læ, ʕæbdʊlˈɫɑː(h)]
GenderMale
Language(s)Arabic
Origin
MeaningServant of the God
Other names
Variant form(s)Abdallah, Abdellah, Abdollah, Abdullah and many other

Abd Allah (Arabic: عبدالله, romanizedʻAbd Allāh), also spelled Abdallah, Abdellah, Abdollah, Abdullah and many others, is an Arabic name meaning "Servant of God". It is built from the Arabic words ʻabd (عبد) and Allāh (الله). Although the first letter "a" in Allāh, as the first letter of the article al-, is usually unstressed in Arabic, it is usually stressed in the pronunciation of this name. The variants Abdollah and Abdullah represent the elision of this "a" following the "u" of the literary Arabic nominative case (pronounced [o] in Persian). Abd Allah is one of many Arabic theophoric names, meaning servant of God. God's Follower is also a meaning of this name.

Humility before God is an essential value of Islam, hence Abdullah is a common name among Muslims. However, the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad's father was Abdullah. The prophet's father died before his birth, which indicates that the name was already in use in pre-Islamic Arabia.

It is also common among Mizrahi Jews, especially Iraqi Jews and Syrian Jews. The name is cognate to and has the same meaning as the Hebrew Abdiel and, more commonly, Obadiah. There were two Jewish Rabbis in Medina before Islam came; they were Abdullah ibn Salam and Abdullah ibn Shuria. Abdullah ibn Saba was a Yemenite Jew during the spread of Islam.

The variant used in the Russian language is "Абдулла́" (Abdulla) (cf. Fedul, which has similar origins), with "Абду́л" (Abdul) and "Габдулла́" (Gabdulla) often used in Adyghe.[1] The Spanish variant is Abdala.

The Christian Arabic Bible uses the word Allah for God. Presently in the Middle East, the name is sometimes used by Christians as a given or family name.[2]

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  1. ^ Superanskaya, p. 20
  2. ^ MCEACHEN, BEN (January 28, 2021). "LEILA ABDALLAH: 'IF IT WASN'T FOR MY FAITH, I WOULDN'T BE STANDING WHERE I AM TODAY". Retrieved January 31, 2021.

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