Fatima: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Fatima

An Arabic name, Fatima means “to abstain from forbidden things,” so maybe your Fatima will actually listen and not try to touch fire or play with knives as a toddler.

Nicknames:

Ima, Ema, Tima.

Famous people named Fatima:

Fatima Moreira de Melo, Dutch field hockey player; Swedish pop singer Fatima Rainey; music video director and choreographer Fatima Robinson; Italian actress and comedian Fatima Trotta; Somali-American model Fatima Siad; Olympic javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread.

Fun fact:

Fatima was said to be the prophet Muhammad’s favorite daughter and namesake of the Fatimid dynasty that dominated Northern Africa from the 10th to the 12th century. Also, Our Lady of Fatima is a Catholic title of the Virgin Mary, based on famous apparitions three Portuguese children saw in 1917.

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