Fatima Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Fatima:
Derived from the Arabic fātima (she who weans an infant; she who abstains from forbidden things). The name was borne by Fatima bint-Muhammad (c.606 - 32), the Prophet's favorite daughter and progenitor of the Fatimid dynasty.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Fatima
Tima, Fatma, Tam, Tammy, Tim, Timmy, Imang, Pat, Amitaf, Fatz, Pats, Patty(var. Paty/Pattie/Patie), Tifa, Mafi, Mat. *new nicks can also be formed by doubling the aforesaid nicks (e.g., timtim, tamtam) or joining two different nicks (e.g. timmy-tam, tifa-tim, timtam). just play with it.* Mia, Fatty, Fatty Fat
- Meanings and history of the name Fatima
Many people using the name Fatima today are probably connecting it more with Our Lady of Fatima rather than its Arabic roots. Between May 13 and October 13 1917, the Blessed Mother appeared six times to 3 shepard children, Lucia, Fransisco and Jacinta, in the small town of Fatima, Portugal. Fransisco and Jacinta died in 1919 and 1920, and have been beatified. Sister Lucia died recently and the process for her beatification is underway.
- Famous real-life people named Fatima
Youngest and Favorite Daughter of Mohammed: Fatima
America's Next Top Model: Fatima Siad
Olympic Athlete and Famous Adoptee: Fatima Whitbread
The Voice Actress for Dora in Dora The Explorer: Fatima Ptacek
- Fatima in song, story & screen
Fatima's Hand - Outlandish