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Fatima Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Fatima is of Arabic origin.

The meaning of Fatima is "abstainer".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 328  in baby name popularity for girls with 1009 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Fatima Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Fatima has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Fatima to other names.


What will your new little Fatima be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

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Related Names

Variants of the name Fatima include Fatma.

The names Fatemeh, Fatimah, Fatime, Fatuma are all forms of Fatima.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Fatima in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Fatima.

Just for fun, see the name Fatima in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Fatima in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

Please refer to our Naming Tips page for more items to keep in mind when determining your baby's name.