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.
VARIANTS: Khadijah, Khadiga
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hadiza (Hausa), Khadijah, Khatijah (Malay), Khadijeh (Persian), Hatice (Turkish)


Moroccan royal family, wives of Muhammad
Entry updated May 31, 2018