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Murad

Murad (Arabic: مراد‎) or variants Murat, Mourad, Morad and Mrad is an Arabic, Armenian, Turkish, Kurdish, and Persian male given name and is commonly used throughout the Muslim world and Arabic world.[1]

Contents

  • Etymology 1
  • Given name 2
    • Ottoman sultans 2.1
    • Others 2.2
  • Surname 3
  • Other 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Etymology

Murad means "desired" or "wished" in Arabic. It is derived from the Arabic quadriliteral root "Arad" meaning to desire.

The name Murad stems from the Persian word "morad", which means "fulfilment of a vow vowed" or simply wish'.[2]

Given name

Ottoman sultans

  • Murad I (1326–1389), often nicknamed Hüdavendigâr - from Persian: خداوندگار Khodāvandgār - "the God-like One", the third sultan. Received the name Murad through a play on the Persian word mordd, which means "wish or desire"[3]
  • Murad II (1404–1451)
  • Murad III (1546–1595)
  • Murad IV (1612–1640)
  • Murad V (1840–1904)

Others

Murad
Mourad
Morad

Surname

Murad
Mourad
  • George Mourad (born 1982), Syrian Swedish footballer of Assyrian descent
  • Leila Mourad (1918-1995), Egyptian singer and actress
  • Mounir Mourad (1922-1981), Egyptian artist, singer and actor
Morad
Mrad

Other

See also

References

  1. ^ Pearce, Karen (2002). Multicultural matters: names and naming systems. London: Building Bridges. p. 194.  
  2. ^ Aspland, Robert (1847). The Christian reformer. London: Sherbert. Gilbert and Piper. p. 334. 
  3. ^ Iskander, Munshi (1978). The history of Shah ʻAbbas the Great. University of Michigan: Westview Press. p. 1399. 
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