Fatma 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.
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Fattuma, Fattoum, Tuma, Tumi, Tamtam, Tuta, Fatzi, Fufi, Fue, Fa, Tamatem (tomatoes in Arabic) Fattie
- Meanings and history of the name Fatma
It is more commonly written and pronounced as Fatima. It was the name of one of the Prophet Muhammad's (messenger of Islam) daughters.
It actually means a woman who weans her child affectionately. It was considered an virtuous attribute of Arab women and was given in the hope that the girl would fulfill what her name meant.
Nowadays, it is given to girls mostly because it was the name of Muhammad's daughter.
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