Gender Masculine
Usage Arabic
Scripts رشيد, راشد(Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. ra-SHEED
, RA-sheed
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Meaning & History

Means "rightly guided" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرشيد (al-Rashid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.

This transcription represents two different ways of spelling the name in Arabic: رشيد, in which the second vowel is long, and راشد, in which the first vowel is long.

Related Names

VariantsRashed, Rasheed(Arabic) Rachid(Arabic (Maghrebi))
Feminine FormsRashida(Arabic) Rachida(Arabic (Maghrebi))
Other Languages & CulturesRäshit(Tatar) Reşit(Turkish)

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Entry updated April 25, 2021