Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Abdul Majid (Name)

Abdul Majid (transliteration: ʿAbdul Majīd, Arabic: عبد المجيد) is an Arabic name for boys that means “servant of the Most Glorious”, “servant of the Most Exalted”, meaning “servant of God” since al-Majīd is one of the names of God in Islam.1 The name is made up of the words ʿabd (“servant”, “slave”)2 and the name of God al-Majīd. Due to the way the Arabic language works, when pronouncing the name ʿabd al-Majīd becomes ʿabdul Majīd.

Abdul Majid may also be spelled as Abdul Majeed, Abdol Majeed, Abd al-Majeed, Abd al-Majid, Abdel Majeed, Abd el-Majid and Abd el-Mejid among others.

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Abdul Majid:

  • Abdul Majid bin Abdul Aziz عبد المجيد بن عبد العزيز

Sultan Abdul Majid (known as Abdulmejid I in the West) was Ottoman Emperor from 1839 to 1861.

Below is the name Abdul Majid written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the same name written in Arabic kufi script:

Footnotes

  1. Al-Nihaayah fi Ghareeb al-Hadeeth wal Athar by Abu Sa`aadaat Ibn al-Athir (d. 1210 CE), entry for مَجَدَ.
  2. Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE), entry for عبد.

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