Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. FA-tee-mu(European Portuguese) FA-chee-mu(Brazilian Portuguese) FA-tee-ma(Spanish)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the name of a town in Portugal, which was derived from the Arabic feminine name Fatimah, apparently after a Moorish princess who converted to Christianity during the Reconquista. The town became an important Christian pilgrimage center after 1917 when three local children reported witnessing repeated apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesFàtima(Catalan)
Same SpellingFàtima, Fatima, Fatimə


Name Days

Spain: May 13


Entry updated November 16, 2019