Gender Feminine
Usage Arabic
Scripts خديجة(Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. kha-DEE-jah  [key·IPA]

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, with the exception of one. 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.

Related Names

VariantsKhadijah(Arabic) Khadiga(Arabic (Egyptian))
Other Languages & CulturesXədicə(Azerbaijani) Hatidža(Bosnian) Hadiza, Hadizatu(Hausa) Hadijah(Indonesian) Khadijah, Khatijah(Malay) Khadijeh(Persian) Hadija(Swahili) Hatice(Turkish) Kadiatou(Western African)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious  


Entry updated May 29, 2020