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Abdul is an Arabic name with strong connections to Islam, so it will likely appeal to parents of faith. It became quite popular in the United States during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, though it's fallen out of favor a bit since then. If you're looking for an Arabic name that still represents your roots but isn't too unusual within the English language, Abdul is a great choice. It pairs well with middle names from all languages and cultures.

Meaning and Origin of the name Abdul:

Abdul is a wonderful boy's name of Arabic origin meaning “servant” or “servant of the.”

Abdul is a name with Arabic origins. It's derived from the word abd (meaning “servant”) and the element al or el (meaning “the”). Abdul is usually the first component to a religiously based name and the second component is one of the names of God in Islam. Abdul means “servant of,” and the second component of the name gives context to what the person is a servant of. For example, Abdul is the first component in the name Abdullah (meaning “servant of God”).

Symbolism of the name Abdul:

Abdul may offer plenty of symbolism to Muslim parents. They may see their new son as a servant of Allah and choose the name as a symbol of thanks and gratitude.

Nicknames for the name Abdul:

Abdul is a great name for spiritual families. Since this is a short name, there aren't many options for nicknames. However, we have put together a list of options for your to consider when finding a nickname for your son.

  • Ab
  • Abdu
  • Abdi
  • Abi
  • Dulie

Style of the name Abdul:

Traditional, international

Gender of the name Abdul:

Abdul is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Abdul:


Number of syllables in the name Abdul:


Emotion evoked from the name Abdul:

The baby name Abdul evokes images of someone who is intelligent and studious and who thinks carefully before he speaks.

Alternative spellings for the name Abdul:

  • Abdool
  • Abdoul
  • Abdooll
  • Abdoull

Popularity of the name Abdul:

According to the Social Security Administration, Abdul was a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States on and off between 1972 and 1998. It was most popular in 1976 when it ranked at number 651. It last ranked at number 967 in 1998.

  • Abdullah
  • Abda
  • Abdi
  • Abel 
  • Ardel

Great middle names for Abdul and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Abdul:

  • Abdul Diallo (soccer player)
  • AbdulFakir (singer and member of the band The Four Tops)
  • Abdul Gaddy (basketball player)
  • Abdul Hodge (football player)
  • Abdul Vas (artist)


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