Given Name KHADIJA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Arabic
OTHER SCRIPTS: خديجة (Arabic)
PRONOUNCED: kha-DEE-ja  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "premature child" in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's first wife and the mother of all of his children. She was a wealthy merchant and a widow when they married in the year 595. Muhammad received his first revelation 15 years after their marriage, and she was the first person to convert to Islam.


Moroccan royal family, wives of Muhammad
VARIANTS: Khadijah, Khadiga
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hadiza (Hausa), Khadijah, Khatijah (Malay), Khadijeh (Persian), Hatice (Turkish)
Entry updated May 31, 2018