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Ahmad ( ar, أحمد) is a common male
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Arabic
name. Other spellings of the name include Ahmed and Ahmet.


Etymology

The word derives from the root (ḥ-m-d), from the
Arabic Arabic (, ' or , ' or ) is a Semitic language The Semitic languages are a branch of the Afroasiatic language family originating in the Middle East The Middle East is a list of transcontinental countries, transcontinental region ...

Arabic
(), from the verb (''ḥamida'', "to thank or to praise"), non-past participle ().


Lexicology

As an Arabic name, it has its origins in a
Quranic The Quran (, ; ar, القرآن , "the recitation"), also romanized Qur'an or Koran, is the central religious text Religious texts, also known as scripture, scriptures, holy writ, or holy books, are the texts which various religious t ...
prophecy attributed to
Jesus Jesus, likely from he, יֵשׁוּעַ, translit=Yēšūaʿ, label=Hebrew Hebrew (, , or ) is a Northwest Semitic languages, Northwest Semitic language of the Afroasiatic languages, Afroasiatic language family. Historically, it ...
in the Quran about Muhammad. It also shares the same roots as
Mahmud Mahmud is a of the male given name (), common in most parts of the . It comes from the Arabic root , meaning ''praise'', along with '. Mononym * (born 1992), full name Alessandro Mahmoud, Italian singer of Italian and Egyptian origin * (foa ...
,
Muhammad Muhammad ibn AbdullahHe is referred to by many appellations, including Messenger of Allah, The Prophet Muhammad, Allah's Apostle, Last Prophet of Islam, and others; there are also many variant spellings of Muhammad, such as Mohamet, Mohammed, ...
and
Hamid Hamid refers to two different but related Arabic given names, both of which come from the Arabic triconsonantal root of Ḥ-M-D (ِِح-م-د): # (Arabic: حَامِد ''ḥāmid'') also spelled Haamed, Hamid or Hamed, and in Turkish Hamit; it me ...

Hamid
. In its transliteration the name has one of the highest number of spelling variations in the world. Some
Islamic Islam (; ar, اَلْإِسْلَامُ, al-’Islām, "submission
o God Oh God may refer to: * An exclamation; similar to "oh no", "oh yes", "oh my", "aw goodness", "ah gosh", "ah gawd"; see interjection An interjection is a word or expression that occurs as an utterance on its own and expresses a spontaneous feeling ...
) is an Abrahamic religions, Abrahamic monotheistic religion teaching that Muhammad is a Muhammad in Islam, messenger of God.Peters, F. E. 2009. "Allāh." In , ed ...
traditions view the name Ahmad as another given name of
Muhammad Muhammad ibn AbdullahHe is referred to by many appellations, including Messenger of Allah, The Prophet Muhammad, Allah's Apostle, Last Prophet of Islam, and others; there are also many variant spellings of Muhammad, such as Mohamet, Mohammed, ...

Muhammad
at birth by his mother, considered by Muslims to be the more esoteric name of Muhammad and central to understanding his nature. Over the centuries, some Islamic scholars have suggested the name's parallel is in the word '
Paraclete Paraclete ( el, παράκλητος, la, paracletus) means advocate or helper. In Christianity, the term "paraclete" most commonly refers to the Holy Spirit in Christianity, Holy Spirit. Etymology Paraclete comes from the Koine Greek word ( ...
' from the Biblical text,"Isa", Encyclopedia of Islam although this view is not universal considering translations, meanings and etymology.A. Guthrie and E. F. F. Bishop, p. 253–254. Traditional Islamic sources, such as
Sahih al-Bukhari ''Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī'' ( ar, صحيح البخاري, '' Ṣaḥīḥ'' may be translated as ''authentic Authenticity or authentic may refer to: * Authentication, the act of confirming the truth of an attribute Arts and entertainmen ...
,
Sahih Muslim ''Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim'' ( ar, صحيح مسلم , '' Ṣaḥīḥ'' may be translated as "authentic Authenticity or authentic may refer to: * Authentication, the act of confirming the truth of an attribute Arts and entertainment * Authenticit ...
, and others contain
hadith Ḥadīth ( or ; ar, حديث , pl. aḥādīth, , , , literally means "talk" or "discourse") or Athar ( ar, أثر, , literally means "tradition") in Islam refers to what the majority of Muslims Muslims () are people who follow or ...

hadith
in which Muhammad personally refers to himself as Ahmad. Islamic scholars such as
William Montgomery Watt William Montgomery Watt (14 March 1909 – 24 October 2006) was a Scottish people, Scottish Oriental studies, Orientalist, historian, academic and Anglican ministry, Anglican priest. From 1964 to 1979, he was Professor of Arabic language, Arabic ...
, however, argue that the use of Ahmad as a proper name for Muhammad did not exist until well into the second Islamic century, previously being used only in an adjectival sense. He concludes that the development of the term being used as a name in reference to Muhammad came later in the context of Christian-Muslim polemics, particularly with Muslim attempts to equate Muhammad with the Biblical 'Paraclete', owing to a prophecy attributed to
Jesus Jesus, likely from he, יֵשׁוּעַ, translit=Yēšūaʿ, label=Hebrew Hebrew (, , or ) is a Northwest Semitic languages, Northwest Semitic language of the Afroasiatic languages, Afroasiatic language family. Historically, it ...
in the Quranic verse 61:6. According to the ''New Encyclopedia of Islam'', and the older ''
Encyclopaedia of Islam The ''Encyclopaedia of Islam'' (''EI'') is an encyclopaedia An encyclopedia or encyclopaedia (British English) is a reference work or compendium providing summaries of knowledge either from all branches or from a particular field or dis ...
'', the word ''Ahmad'' has no
etymological Etymology ()The New Oxford Dictionary of English ''The'' () is a grammatical article Article often refers to: * Article (grammar) An article is any member of a class of dedicated words that are used with noun phrases to mark the ident ...
attachment to the word ''Muhammad'', but instead has been defined and understood according to its form and likeness to the word ''Muhammad''.


Interpretations and meanings of Ahmad


Development

Regarding
Ibn Ishaq Muḥammad ibn Isḥāq ibn Yasār ibn Khiyār commonly known as Ibn Ishaq (, ; 704–767) was an 8th-century Muslim historian :''This is a subarticle of Islamic scholars, List of Muslim scholars and List of historians.'' The following is a lis ...

Ibn Ishaq
's biography of Muhammad, the Sirat Asul Allah, Islamic scholar
Alfred Guillaume Alfred Guillaume DD (8 November 1888 – 30 November 1965) was a British Christian Arabist An Arabist is someone normally from outside the Arab world who specialises in the study of the Arabic language and culture Culture () is an umb ...
wrote:


Ahmad passage

Here are three translations of the passage in question in
Surat 61 verse 6 Surat is a city in the western States and territories of India, Indian state of Gujarat. Located at the mouth of the Tapti River, it used to be a large seaport and is now the commercial and economic center in South Gujarat, which is famous for ...
: The verse in the Quran attributes a name or designation, describing or identifying who would follow Jesus. In his
Farewell Discourse In the New Testament, wikisource:Bible (American Standard)/John#14:1, Chapters 14–17 of the Gospel of John are known as the Farewell Discourse given by Jesus to eleven of his Disciple (Christianity), disciples immediately after the conclusion of ...
to his disciples, Jesus promised that he would "send the
Holy Spirit In Abrahamic religions, the Holy Spirit is an aspect or agent of God in Abrahamic religions, God, by means of which God communicates with people or acts on them. In Judaism, it refers to the divine force, quality, and influence of God over the ...

Holy Spirit
" to them after his departure, in John 15:26 stating: "whom I will send unto you from the Father,
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ven
the Spirit of truth... shall bear witness of me." John 14:17 states "
ven Ven may refer to: Places * Ven, Heeze-Leende, a hamlet in the Netherlands * Ven (Sweden) Ven ( da, Hven, older Swedish spelling Hven) is a small Swedish island in the Øresund Øresund or Öresund (, ; da, Øresund ; sv, Öresund ), com ...

ven
the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive; for it beholdeth him not, neither knoweth him: ye know him; for he abideth with you, and shall be in you."''John'' by Andreas J. Köstenberger 2004 , page 442.''The Gospel of John: Question by Question'' by Judith Schubert 2009 , pages 112–127. Regarding verse 61: 6 in the Quran: Contrary to the above claim that Ibn Ishaq and Ibn Hisham did not mention Ahmad and the respective passage, there is Ibn Ishaq's work with the title Kitab al-Maghazi and Ibn Hisham who mention and connect the words Mohammad & Ahmad with the Paraclete. Additionally it has been documented that there was an attempt to connect the respective quranic verse with the Paraclete even earlier then Ibn Ishaq. Moreover, a later interpolation of this passage to the Quran, just to serve as an ex eventu prove for the early muslim scholars, has also been refuted in modern Islamic Studies. This is been supported by the fact that the earliest as well as the later manuscripts of the Quran contain the exact passage and wording in Surah 61.


Scholarship regarding the Greek translation

"Early translators knew nothing about the surmised reading of periklutos for parakletos, and its possible rendering as Ahmad …. Periklutos does not come into the picture as far as Ibn Ishaq and Ibn Hisham are concerned. The deception is not theirs. The opportunity to introduce Ahmad was not accepted – though it is highly improbable that they were aware of it being a possible rendering of Periklutos. It would have clinched the argument to have followed the Johannine references with a Quranic quotation." "Furthermore the Peshitta, Old Syriac, and Philoxenian versions all write the name of John in the form Yuhanan, not in the Greek form Yuhannis.. Accordingly to find a text of the Gospels from which Ibn Ishaq could have drawn his quotation we must look for a version which differs from all others in displaying these characteristics. Such a text is the
Palestinian Syriac Christian Palestinian Aramaic (CPA) was a Western Aramaic dialect used by the Melkite Christian community in Palestine Palestine ( or ) most often refers to: * State of Palestine, a ''de jure'' sovereign state in the Middle East * Palestine ...
Lectionary of the Gospels which will conclusively prove that the Arabic writer had a Syriac text before him which he, or his informant, skillfully manipulated to provide the reading we have in the Sira.". "Muslim children are never called Ahmad before the year 123AH. But there are many instances prior to this date of boys called 'Muhammad.' Very rarely is the name 'Ahmad' met with in pre-Islamic time of ignorance (Jahiliya), though the name Muhammad was in common use. Later traditions that the prophet's name was Ahmad show that this had not always been obvious, though commentators assume it after about 22 (AH)." "It has been concluded that the word Ahmad in Quran as-Saff 61:6 is to be taken not as a proper name but as an adjective... and that it was understood as a proper name only after Muhammad had been identified with the Paraclete." "Note that by the middle of the 2nd century AH, Muslims already identified Muhammad with the Greek word "Paracletos" (Counsellor / Advocate) or the Aramaic translation "Menahhemana."


Historical document regarding the topic

Text of the correspondence between `
Umar II Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz ( ar, عمر بن عبد العزيز, ʿUmar ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz; 2 November 682 – ), commonly known as Umar II (), was the eighth Umayyad The Umayyad Caliphate (661–750 CE; , ; ar, ٱلْخِلَافَة ٱلْ ...
and Leo III: "We recognize Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John as the authors of the Gospel, and yet I know that this truth, recognized by us Christians wounds you, so that you seek to find accomplices for your lie. In brief, you admit that we say that it was written by God, and brought down from the heavens, as you pretend for your Furqan, although we know that it was `Umar,
Abu Turab Abu Turab () or ''Father of Soil'', is a title attributed to Ali ibn Abi Talib, the fourth Sunni Sunni Islam () is by far the largest branch of Islam Islam (;There are ten pronunciations of ''Islam'' in English, differing in whether t ...
and
Salman the Persian Salman the Persian or Rozbeh ( ar, سَلْمَان ٱلْفَارِسِيّ, ''Salmān al-Fārsī;'' fa, روزبه), was a companion of the Prophets in Islam, Islamic prophet Muhammad and the first Persian people, Persian who converted to Islam ...
, who composed that, even though the rumor has got round among you that God sent it down from heavens…. has chosen the way of sending
he human race He or HE may refer to: Language * He (pronoun) In Modern English Modern English (sometimes New English or NE (ME) as opposed to Middle English Middle English (abbreviated to ME) was a form of the English language spoken after the N ...
Prophets, and it is for this reason that the Lord, having finished all those things that He had decided on beforehand, and having fore-announced His incarnation by way of His prophets, yet knowing that men still had need of assistance from God, promised to send the Holy Spirit, under the name of Paraclete, (Consoler), to console them in the distress and sorrow they felt at the departure of their Lord and Master. I reiterate, that it was for this cause alone that Jesus called the Holy Spirit the Paraclete, since He sought to console His disciples for His departure, and recall to them all that He had said, all that He had done before their eyes, all that they were called to propagate throughout the world by their witness. Paraclete thus signifies "consoler", while Muhammad means "to give thanks", or "to give grace", a meaning which has no connection whatever with the word Paraclete."Arthur Jeffery. Ghevond`s Text of the Correspondence Between `Umar II and Leo III. Harvard Theological Review. XXXVII (1944), 269–332. Pp. 292–293.


Transliterations

''Ahmad'' is the most elementary transliteration. It is used commonly all over the
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Muslim world
, although primarily in the
Middle East The Middle East ( ar, الشرق الأوسط, ISO 233 The international standard An international standard is a technical standard A technical standard is an established norm (social), norm or requirement for a repeatable technical task whi ...

Middle East
. More recently, this transliteration has become increasingly popular in the
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United States
due to use by members of the
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African American
community. ''Ahmed'' is the most common variant transliteration, used especially in the context of the
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. This transliteration is also used throughout the
Muslim world The terms Muslim world and Islamic world commonly refer to the Islamic Islam (; ar, اَلْإِسْلَامُ, al-’Islām, "submission o God Oh God may refer to: * An exclamation; similar to "oh no", "oh yes", "oh my", "aw goodne ...

Muslim world
. ''Ahmet'' is the modern
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Turkish
transliteration. Modern Turkish uses a Latin-based alphabet, and most Arabic-derived names have standardized Turkish spellings. The less common transliterations of ''Ahmad'' are used by Muslims outside the Middle East proper, such as in Indonesia and Russia. ''Achmat'' is the fairly standard transliteration used by South Africa's Muslim community, and its pronunciation shows evidence of the influence of Afrikaans: the which represents ح is pronounced as an Afrikaans (i.e. closer to the Arabic خ); and the د is realised as a (closer to the Arabic ت) which follows Afrikaans
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principles.


List of people with the name


Ahmad

*
Ahmad Shah Durrani Ahmad Shāh Durrānī (c. 1722 – 4 June 1772) (Pashto Pashto (,; / , ), sometimes spelled Pukhto or Pakhto, is an Eastern Iranian language The Eastern Iranian languages are a subgroup of the Iranian languages The Iranian ...
, Founder of Last Afghan Durrani Empire *
Ahmad (rapper) Ahmad Ali Lewis (born October 12, 1975), simply known as Ahmad (often stylized AHMAD), is an American rapper, songwriter, motivational speaker A motivational speaker is a speaker who makes speeches intended to motivate or inspire an audience. ...
, West Coast hip hop performer * Ahmad (Jowzjan), a delegate to Afghanistan's
Constitutional Loya Jirga Afghan leaders who met at the December 2001 Bonn Conference which picked Hamid Karzai to lead the Afghan Transitional Authority also agreed that a Constitutional Loya Jirga should be convened to draft a new constitution. The Emergency Loya Jir ...
* Ahmad (Takhar), a delegate to Afghanistan's
Constitutional Loya Jirga Afghan leaders who met at the December 2001 Bonn Conference which picked Hamid Karzai to lead the Afghan Transitional Authority also agreed that a Constitutional Loya Jirga should be convened to draft a new constitution. The Emergency Loya Jir ...
*
Ahmad Abbas Ahmad Abbas (Arabic: أحمد عباس; born 8 October 1985) is a Saudi Arabian professional Association football, footballer who plays as a midfielder . Club career Abbas began his career with Saudi Professional League club Al-Hilal FC, Al-Hila ...

Ahmad Abbas
, Saudi Arabian footballer *
Ahmad Abdalla Ahmad Abdalla El Sayed Abdelkader ( ar, أحمد عبد الله السيد) (born on December 19, 1979, Cairo Cairo ( ; ar, القاهرة, al-Qāhirah, , Coptic language, Coptic: ⲕⲁϩⲓⲣⲏ) is the Capital city, capital and List of ...
, Egyptian film director *
Ahmad Adel Ahmad Adel ( ar, أحمد عادل) (born January 7, 1984) is an Egypt Egypt ( ar, مِصر, Miṣr), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country This is a list of countries located on more than one continent ...
, Egyptian footballer *
Ahmad Ahmadi Ahmad Ahmadi (; 1885–1944), known as ''Pezeshk Ahmadi'' meaning Physician Ahmadi, was born in Mashhad Mashhad ( fa, مشهد, Mašhad ), also spelled Mashad is the List of Iranian cities by population, second-most-populous city in Iran a ...

Ahmad Ahmadi
, Iranian physician *
Ahmad Alaq Ahmad Alaq ( ug, أحمد; died 1503) was the Khan of Eastern Moghulistan (East Turkestan, Uyghurstan) from 1487 to 1503. He was the second son of Yunus Khan. His mother was Shah Begum, fourth daughter of Badakhshan prince Sultan Muhammad (Badakh ...
, Khan of eastern
Moghulistan Moghulistan (Mughalistan, Moghul Khanate) (from fa, , ''Moqulestân/Moġūlistān''), also called the Eastern Chagatai Khanate (), was a Mongol breakaway khanate of the Chagatai Khanate and a historical geographic area north of the Tian Shan, ...

Moghulistan
*
Ahmad A'zam Ahmad A'zam ''(Аҳмад Аъзам)'' (28 June 1949 – 4 January 2014) was an Uzbek writer, author, journalist, scriptwriter and literature critic. Life Ahmad A'zam was born in Jomboy region (Ghazira village) of Samarkand fa, سمرقن ...
, Uzbek writer *
Ahmed Ibrahim Artan Ahmed Ibrahim Artan so, Ahmed Ibrahim Cartan ; ar, أحمد ابراهيم عرتن) is a Somali Somali refers to an East African tribe (ethnic group) native to Somalia Somalia,; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Fede ...
, Somali diplomat, author and politician * Ahmad Bahar, Iranian politician *
Ahmad Belal Ahmad Belal ( ar, أحمد بلال ; born August 20, 1980) is an Egyptian Egyptian describes something of, from, or related to Egypt. Egyptian or Egyptians may refer to: Nations and ethnic groups * Egyptians, a national group in North Africa ...
, Egyptian former football player *
Ahmad Black Ahmad Black (born December 12, 1988) is a former American football Safety (American and Canadian football position), safety who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Univer ...
, American football safety for the Florida Gators *
Ahmad Bradshaw Ahmad Bradshaw (born March 19, 1986) is a former American football running back. He was NFL draft, drafted in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He played college football at Marshall Thundering Herd football, Marsha ...
, American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts, released via free agency from the New York Giants *
Ahmad Brooks Ahmad Kadar Brooks (born March 14, 1984) is an American former football Football is a family of team sport A team is a of Siam * Ahmad Bustomi, Indonesian footballer * Ahmad Carroll, American football free agent * Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesian Islamic revivalist * Ahmad Dhani, Indonesian musician * Ahmad Dukhqan, Jordanian politician *
Ahmad Fanakati Ahmad Fanākatī or Banākatī ( fa, ; ; before 1242 — 10 April 1282) was a Persian Persian may refer to: * People and things from Iran, historically called ''Persia'' in the English language ** Persians, Persian people, the majority ethnic gro ...
, financial officer of
Kublai Khan Kublai (; also spelled Qubilai or Kübilai; mn, Хубилай, Khubilai ; ; 23 September  1215 – 18 February 1294), also known by his temple name as Emperor Shizu of Yuan, was the fifth khagan-Emperor of China, emperor of the Mongol Empir ...

Kublai Khan
's
Yuan Dynasty The Yuan dynasty (), officially the Great Yuan (; xng, , , literally "Great Yuan State"), was a successor state Successor is someone who, or something which succeeds or comes after (see success and succession) Film and TV * ''The Succ ...
*
Ahmad Fuadi Ahmad Fuadi (born 30 December 1973) is an Indonesian writer, novelist and social entrepreneur. His debut novel Negeri 5 Menara (The Land of 5 Towers) broke the publisher's sales record (Gramedia Pustaka Utama) for the last 37 years. Negeri 5 Men ...

Ahmad Fuadi
, Indonesian writer *
Ahmad Gooden Ahmad Gooden (born October 27, 1995) is an American football linebacker who is a free agent. He played college football at Samford Bulldogs football, Samford. College career Gooden was a member of the Samford Bulldogs football, Samford Bulldogs f ...
(born 1995), American football player *
Ahmad Hardi Ahmad Hardi ( ku, Ehmed Herdî; 1922 – 29 October 2006) was a prominent Kurdish language, Kurdish poet. He was born into an intellectual family in Sulaimaniya in Iraqi Kurdistan. He possessed a deep knowledge of classical Kurdish, Arabic and Pers ...
, Kurdish poet *
Ahmad Hawkins Ahmad Hawkins (born December 10, 1978) is a former American football American football, referred to simply as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a ...
, American football defensive back for the Alabama Vipers *
Ahmad Hijazi Ahmad Mostafa Hijazi ( ar, أحمد مصطفى حجازي, ; born 22 August 1994) is a Lebanese Association football, footballer who plays as a Forward (association football), forward for club Al Ansar FC, Ansar. Club career After spending t ...

Ahmad Hijazi
(born 1994), Lebanese footballer *
Ahmad ibn Hanbal Abū ʿAbdillāh Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Ḥanbal Ash-Shaybānī ( ar, أَبُو عَبْدِ ٱلله أَحْمَد ابْن مُحَمَّد ابْن حَنۢبَل ٱلشَّيْبَانِي; 780–855 CE/164–241 AH), often referred t ...

Ahmad ibn Hanbal
, Founder of the
Hanbalite The Hanbali school ( ar, ٱلْمَذْهَب ٱلْحَنۢبَلِي, al-maḏhab al-ḥanbalī) is one of the four major traditional Sunni schools (madhabs) of Islamic jurisprudence. It is named after the Iraqi scholar Ahmad ibn Hanbal (d. ...
school of Muslim jurisprudence *
Ahmad ibn Fadlan Aḥmad ibn Faḍlān ibn al-ʿAbbās ibn Rāšid ibn Ḥammād ( ar, أحمد بن فضلان بن العباس بن راشد بن حماد, 921–22), commonly known as Ahmad ibn Fadlan, was a 10th-century Arab The Arabs (singular Arab ; s ...
,
Abbasid The Abbasid Caliphate ( or ar, اَلْخِلَافَةُ ٱلْعَبَّاسِيَّةُ, ') was the third caliphate A caliphate ( ar, خِلَافَة, ) is an Islamic state under the leadership of an Islam Islam (;There ar ...
ambassador to the
Volga Bulgars Volga Bulgaria ( tt, Идел Болгар, chv, Атӑлçи Пӑлхар) or Volga–Kama Bulghar, was a historic Bulgars, Bulgar state that existed between the 7th and 13th centuries around the confluence of the Volga and Kama River, in wh ...
*
Ahmad ibn Tulun Ahmad ibn Tulun ( ar, أحمد بن طولون, translit=Aḥmad ibn Ṭūlūn; ca. 20 September 835 – 10 May 884) was the founder of the Tulunid The Tulunids (), were a mamluk List of Turkic dynasties and countries, dynasty of Turkic origin ...

Ahmad ibn Tulun
, founder of the
Tulunid dynasty The Tulunids (), were a Mamluk dynasty of Turkic peoples, Turkic origin who were the first independent dynasty to rule Egypt in the Middle Ages, Egypt, as well as much of Bilad al-Sham, Syria, since the Ptolemaic dynasty. They were independent ...
* Ahmad-Jabir Ahmadov, "Honored teacher" of Azerbaijan *
Ahmad Jalloul Ahmad Adnan Jalloul ( ar, أحمد عدنان جلول, ; born 23 January 1992) is a Lebanese footballer who plays as a midfielder A midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field betwe ...
(born 1992), Lebanese footballer *
Ahmad Jamal Ahmad Jamal (born Frederick Russell Jones, July 2, 1930) is an American jazz Jazz is a music genre A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time to pro ...
, American jazz pianist *
Ahmad Kasravi Seyyed Ahmad Kasravi Tabrizi ( fa, سید احمد کسروی تبریزی, Seyyed Ahmad-e Kasravi-ye Tabrizi; 29 September 1890 – 11 March 1946), Commonly known as Ahmad Kasravi ( fa, احمد کسروی, Ahmad-e Kasravi), was a leading Ira ...
, Iranian linguists and historian *
Ahmad Khatib Shaikh Ahmad Khatib al-Minangkabawi (1860 – 1916) was a MinangkabauMinangkabau may refer to: * Minangkabau culture, culture of the Minangkabau people * Minangkabau Culture Documentation and Information Center * Minangkabau F.C., a football club ba ...
, first
Masjid al-Haram , native_name_lang = ar , religious_affiliation = Islam Islam (; ar, اَلْإِسْلَامُ, al-’Islām, "submission o God Oh God may refer to: * An exclamation; similar to "oh no", "oh yes", "oh my", "aw goodness", "ah gosh", ...
Imam Imam (; ar, إمام '; plural: ') is an Islamic leadership position. For Sunni Islam, Sunni Muslims, Imam is most commonly used as the title of a worship leader of a mosque. In this context, imams may lead Salah, Islamic worship services, ...
of
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Indonesia
n origin * Ahmad Maher (disambiguation), various people *
Ahmad Majid Ahmad Majid ( bn, আহমদ মজিদ, Ahmod Mojid, fa, احمد مجید), was a Faujdar of Mughal Bengal's Sylhet region, Sylhet Sarkar during the reign of Emperor Aurangzeb and governorship of Subahdar Azim-ush-Shan. In 1699, Majid gran ...
, Mughal faujdar of Sylhet *
Ahmad Mohammad Hasher Al Maktoum Sheikh Ahmad bin Mohammad bin Hasher Al Maktoum (أحمد بن محمد بن حشر آل مكتوم) (born 31 December 1963 in Dubai Dubai ( ; ar, دبي, translit=Dubayy , ) is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates The U ...
*
Ahmad Miller Ahmad Rasheed Miller (born April 10, 1978) is a former American football American football, referred to simply as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players o ...
, former defensive tackle for the National Football League *
Ahmad Mirfendereski Ahmad Mirfendereski (9 May 1918 - 2 May 2004) was an Iranian peoples, Iranian diplomat, politician and the last Minister of Foreign Affairs (Iran), minister of foreign affairs of the Shah era in Iran. Career Mirfendereski began his career at the m ...

Ahmad Mirfendereski
(1918–2004), Iranian diplomat *
Ahmad Merritt Ahmad Rashad Merritt (born February 5, 1977) is a former American football American football, referred to simply as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven playe ...
, American football free agent *
Ahmad Nivins Ahmad Naadir Nivins (born February 10, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Orléans Loiret Basket of the LNB Pro A. He played college basketball for Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball, Saint Joseph's. High s ...
, American basketball player *
Ahmad ibn Rustah Ahmad ibn Rustah Isfahani ( fa, احمد ابن رسته اصفهانی ''Aḥmad ibn Rusta Iṣfahānī''), more commonly known as Ibn Rustah (, also spelled ''Ibn Rusta'' and ''Ibn Ruste''), was a tenth-century Persian Persian may refer to: * Pe ...
, Persian chronicler born in Isfahan, Persia * Ahmad Rashād, sportscaster and former football player *
Ricky Ahmad Subagja Ricky Subagja (born 27 January 1971) is a former Indonesian badminton Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock Plastic shuttlecock A shuttlecock (also called a bird or birdie) is a high-drag projectile ...
, Indonesian badminton player *
Ahmad Saad Ahmad Saad Abdullah is a Saudi Arabia (''Shahada'') , national_anthem = "National Anthem of Saudi Arabia, " "National Anthem of Saudi Arabia" , image_map = Saudi Arabia (orthographic projection).svg , capital ...
, a Saudi Arabian football player. *
Ahmad Said (politician) Ahmad Said (born 15 February 1957) is a Malaysian politician who served as the 13th List of Menteris Besar of Terengganu, Menteri Besar of Terengganu from 2008 to 12 May 2014. He is currently a Barisan Nasional Dewan Undangan Negeri, state asse ...
, Malaysian politician *
Ahmad Shah Massoud ) , branch = Jamiat-e Islami / Shura-e Nazar (part of Mujahideen ''Mujahideen'', or ''Mujahidin'' ( ar, مُجَاهِدِين, mujāhidīn), is the plural form of ''mujahid'' ( ar, مجاهد, mujāhid, strugglers or strivers ...
,
Afghan Afghan (Pashto Pashto (,; / , ), sometimes spelled Pukhto or Pakhto, is an Eastern Iranian languages, Eastern Iranian language of the Indo-European languages, Indo-European family. It is known in Persian language, Persian literature as ...

Afghan
military leader Deputy Justice on the Supreme Court of Afghanistan *
Ahmad Shah Qajar Ahmad Shah Qajar ( fa, احمد شاه قاجار; January 21, 1898 – February 21, 1930) was List of monarchs of Persia, Shah of Iran from July 16, 1909 to December 15, 1925, and the last ruling member of the Qajar dynasty. Ahmad Shah was born ...

Ahmad Shah Qajar
, Last
Shah Shah (; fa, شاه, Šâh or Šāh, , ) was a title given to the emperors and kings of Iran Iran ( fa, ایران ), also called Persia and officially the Islamic Republic of Iran ( fa, جمهوری اسلامی ایران ), is ...

Shah
of the
Qajar dynasty The Qajar dynasty (; fa, سلسله قاجار ', az, قاجارلر, Qacarlar) was an IranianAbbas Amanat, ''The Pivot of the Universe: Nasir Al-Din Shah Qajar and the Iranian Monarchy, 1831–1896'', I. B. Tauris, pp 2–3 royal dynasty of Tur ...
*
Ahmad Shamlou Ahmad Shamlou ( fa, احمد شاملو, ''Ahmad Šāmlū'' , also known under his pen name A. Bamdad ( fa, ا. بامداد)) (December 12, 1925 – July 23, 2000) was an Iranian Iranian may refer to: * Iran Iran ( fa, ایران ) ...

Ahmad Shamlou
, Persian poet and writer *
Ahmad Shukeiri Ahmad al-Shukeiri (January 1, 1908 – February 26, 1980) ( ar, أحمد الشقيري) also transcribed al-Shuqayri, Shuqairi, Shuqeiri, Shukeiry, etc.), was the first Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, serving in 1964–67. ...
, first Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization *
Ahmad Sohrab Mírzá Aḥmad Sohráb (March 21, 1890 – April 20, 1958) was a Persian Persian may refer to: * People and things from Iran, historically called ''Persia'' in the English language ** Persians, Persian people, the majority ethnic group in Iran, no ...
, Persian author *
Ahmad Syafi'i Maarif Ahmad Syafi'i Maarif Ahmad Syafi'i Maarif (born 31 May 1935 in Sumpur Kudus, West Sumatra) is a prominent Indonesia Indonesia ( ), officially the Republic of Indonesia ( id, Republik Indonesia, links=yes ), is a country in Southeast Asia a ...
, Indonesian intellectual *
Ahmad Tajuddin Duli Yang Maha Mulia Duli Yang Maha Mulia (DYMM) is the title of the state anthem An anthem is a musical composition File:Chord chart.svg, 250px, Jazz and rock genre musicians may memorize the melodies for a new song, which means that th ...
, 27th Sultan of
Brunei Brunei ( ; ), officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace ( ms, Negara Brunei Darussalam, Jawi alphabet, Jawi: ), is a sovereign state, country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coa ...

Brunei
* Ahmad Taktouk (born 1984), Lebanese footballer *
Ahmad Tekuder Ahmed Tekuder (Mongolian language, Mongolian: ''Tegülder'', meaning “perfect”; fa, تکودر) (c.1246 10 August 1284), also known as Sultan Ahmad (reigned 1282–1284), was the sultan of the Persian-based Ilkhanate, son of Hulegu and broth ...
(died 1284), leader of the Mongol Ilkhanate *
Ahmad Tejan Kabbah Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabbah (February 16, 1932 – March 13, 2014) was a politician who served twice as the 3rd , from 1996 to 1997 and again from 1998 to 2007. An and by profession, Kabbah spent many years working for the . He retired from th ...
, President of Sierra Leone *
Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani Sheikh Ahmad bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, (1922 – 25 November 1977) ( ar, أحمد بن علي بن عبد الله بن جاسم بن محمد آل ثاني), also known as Sheikh Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani for short, w ...
, Emir of the State of Qatar *
Ahmad Thomas Ahmad Thomas (born December 15, 1994) is an American football linebacker for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Oklahoma Sooners football, Oklahoma. Professional career Oakland Raiders Tho ...
(born 1994), American football player *
Ahmad Treaudo Ahmad Rashad Treaudo (born April 15, 1982) is a former American football American football, referred to simply as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on ...
, American football cornerback for the California Redwoods *
Ahmad Yani General Ahmad Yani (19 June 1922 – 1 October 1965) was the commander of the Indonesian Army, and was killed by members of the 30 September Movement during an attempt to kidnap him from his house. Early life Ahmad Yani was born in Jenar, ...

Ahmad Yani
, Indonesian Army general *
Ahmad Zarruq Ahmad Zarruq also known as Imam az-Zarrūq ash Shadhili (Aḥmad ibn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn ‘Īsa) (1442–1493 CE) was a Sunni, Ashari Muslim scholar and Sufi sheikh from Fes, Morocco. He is considered one of the most prominent and accompli ...
, Shadhili Sufi Sheikh *
Ahmad Yaakob Ahmad bin Yakob (born 1 February 1950) is a Malaysian politician A politician is a person active in party politics A political party is an organization that coordinates candidate A candidate, or nominee, is the prospective recipient ...
, Malaysian politician; Menteri Besar of Kelantan *
Ahmad Najib Aris Ahmad Najib bin Aris (1976 –23 September 2016) was a Malaysian convicted murderer who was best known as the perpertrator of the 2003 rape and murder of Canny Ong, a US-based Malaysian information technology (IT) analyst, for which the crime m ...
, Malaysian convicted rapist and killer who was hanged for the rape and murder of Canny Ong Fictional characters * Aĥmad, from ''
Malatily Bathhouse ''Malaṯily Bathhouse'' ( ar, حمام الملاطيلي "Ĥamam al-Malaṯily") is a 1973 Egyptian film directed by Salah Abu Seif Salah Abu Seif ( ar, صلاح أبو سيف, ) (May 10, 1915 – June 23, 1996) was one of the most famous ...
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Ahmed I Ahmed I ( ota, احمد اول '; tr, I. Ahmed; April 1590 – 22 November 1617) was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire The sultan Sultan (; ar, سلطان ', ) is a position with several historical meanings. Originally, it was an Arabi ...

Ahmed I
,
sultan Sultan (; ar, سلطان ', ) is a position with several historical meanings. Originally, it was an Arabic abstract noun A noun () is a word In linguistics, a word of a spoken language can be defined as the smallest sequence of phone ...

sultan
of the
Ottoman Empire The Ottoman Empire (; ', ; or '; )info page on bookat Martin Luther University) // CITED: p. 36 (PDF p. 38/338). was an empire that controlled much of Southeastern Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa, Northern Africa between the 14th ...
*
Ahmed II Ahmed II ( ota, احمد ثانی ''Aḥmed-i sānī'') (25 February 1643 or 1 August 1642 – 6 February 1695) was the Sultan Sultan (; ar, سلطان ', ) is a position with several historical meanings. Originally, it was an Arabic ab ...
, sultan of the Ottoman Empire *
Ahmed III Ahmed III ( ota, احمد ثالث, ''Aḥmed-i sālis'') (30 December 16731 July 1736) was Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and a son of Sultan Mehmed IV (r. 1648–87). His mother was Gülnuş Sultan, originally named Evmenia Voria, who was an ethn ...
, sultan of the Ottoman Empire *
Ahmed Abukhater , Ahmed Abukhater ( ar, أحمد أبو خاطر) is an architect An architect is a person who plans, designs and oversees the construction of buildings. To practice architecture means to provide services in connection with the des ...
, urban and regional planner and Palestinian-American powerlifter *
Ahmed Ahmed Ahmed Ahmed ( ar, أحمد أحمد, ; born June 27, 1970) is an Egyptian-American actor and comedian. Early life Ahmed Ahmed was born in Helwan, Egypt. His family moved to the United States when he was one month old and he grew up in Riverside ...
, Egyptian American actor and comedian *
Ahmed Arif Ahmed Arif (21 April 1927 in Diyarbakır Diyarbakır (, hy, Տիգրանակերտ, lit=Tigranocerta, Tigranakert;Western Armenian pronunciation: ''Dikranagerd''; , syr, ܐܡܝܕ, Āmīd) is the largest Kurdish population, Kurdish-populated cit ...
(1927–1991), Turkish poet * Ahmed Ali Awan (born 1980), convicted of the racially motivated
murder of Ross Parker Ross Andrew Parker (17 August 1984 – 21 September 2001), from Peterborough Peterborough () is a City status in the United Kingdom, cathedral city and unitary authority#United Kingdom, unitary authority area in Cambridgeshire, En ...
*
Ahmed Baduri Ahmed Tahir Baduri was the Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization aiming to maintain international peace and international security, security, develop frie ...
, Eritrean diplomat *
Ahmed Elmi Osman Ahmed Elmi Osman "Karaash" ( so, Axmed Cilmi Cismaan, ar, علمي عثمان أحمد) is the current Vice President of Puntland. He has previously served as the Minister of Aviation of Puntland from 2009–11, and later became the presidents of ...
, Somali politician *
Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr ' (1 July 1914 – 4 October 1982) was the fourth President of Iraq The president of Iraq is the head of state A head of state (or chief of state) is the public persona who officially embodies a state (polity), stat ...
, former President of
Iraq Iraq ( ar, الْعِرَاق, translit=al-ʿIrāq; ku, عێراق, translit=Êraq), officially the Republic of Iraq ( ar, جُمْهُورِيَّة ٱلْعِرَاق '; ku, کۆماری عێراق, translit=Komarî Êraq), is a country i ...

Iraq
*
Ahmed Ben Bella Ahmed Ben Bella ( ar, أحمد بن بلّة '; 25 December 1916 – 11 April 2012) was an Algerian politician, socialism, socialist soldier and revolutionary who served as the List of presidents of Algeria#Presidents, first President of Algeria ...
, the first President of
Algeria ) , image_map = Algeria (centered orthographic projection).svg , map_caption = , image_map2 = , capital = Algiers , coordinates = , largest_city = capital , religion = , official_languages = , languages_type = Oth ...

Algeria
* Ahmed Sheikh Ali "Burale", Somali writer and politician *
Ahmed Chalabi Ahmed Abdel Hadi Chalabi ( ar, أحمد عبد الهادي الجلبي; 30 October 1944 – 3 November 2015) was an Iraqi politician, a founder of the Iraqi National Congress The Iraqi National Congress (INC; Arabic Arabic (, ' ...
, leader of the
Iraqi National Congress The Iraqi National Congress (INC; Arabic Arabic (, ' or , ' or ) is a Semitic language The Semitic languages are a branch of the Afroasiatic language family originating in the Middle East The Middle East is a list of transco ...
*
Ahmed al-Ghamdi Ahmed Salah Said al-Ghamdi ( ar, احمد صلاح سعيد الغامدي, , also transliteration, transliterated as Alghamdi) (July 2, 1979 – September 11, 2001) was one of five Hijackers in the September 11 attacks, hijackers of United Airli ...
(1979–2001), Saudi hijacker of
United Airlines Flight 175 United Airlines Flight 175 was a domestic passenger flight A passenger airline is an airline dedicated to the transport of passengers. There are several types of passenger airlines, mainly * Mainline (aeronautics), Mainline airlines operate ...
*
Ahmed al-Haznawi Ahmed Ibrahim al-Haznawi ( ar, احمد ابراهيم الحزناوي , ) (October 11, 1980 – September 11, 2001) was one of four hijackers of United Airlines Flight 93 United Airlines Flight 93 was a Domestic flight, domestic scheduled pas ...

Ahmed al-Haznawi
(1980–2001), Saudi hijacker of
United Airlines Flight 93 United Airlines Flight 93 was a domestic scheduled passenger flight that was hijacked by four al-Qaeda Al-Qaeda (; ar, القاعدة ', , translation: "The Base", "The Foundation", alternatively spelled al-Qaida and al-Qa'ida) is a ...
* Ahmed Hulusi, Turkish writer and Sufi *
Ahmed Hussen Ahmed Hussen ( so, Axmed Xuseen; born 1976) is a Canadian lawyer and politician who presently serves as Minister of Families, Children and Social Development The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (french: Ministre de la ...

Ahmed Hussen
, Somali-Canadian lawyer *
Ahmed Imamovic Ahmad ( ar, أحمد) is a common male Arabic Arabic (, ' or , ' or ) is a Semitic language that first emerged in the 1st to 4th centuries CE.Semitic languages: an international handbook / edited by Stefan Weninger; in collaboration with ...
,
Bosnian Bosnian may refer to: *Anything related to the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina or its inhabitants *Anything related to Bosnia (region) or its inhabitants * Bosniaks, an ethnic group mainly inhabiting Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of three Ethnic gr ...
film director A film director controls a film A film, also called a movie, motion picture or moving picture, is a work of visual art The visual arts are art forms such as painting Painting is the practice of applying paint Paint i ...
*
Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada (21 August 1929 – 28 March 2017), sometimes known by the nickname "Kathy", was a South African politician and anti-apartheid activist. Kathrada's involvement in the anti-apartheid activities of the African National Con ...
(1929–2017), South African politician, political prisoner and anti-apartheid activist. *
Ahmed Khadr Ahmed Said Khadr ( ar, أحمد سعيد خضر; March 1, 1948 – October 2, 2003) was a Canadian people, Canadian citizen who began working in Afghanistan in the 1980s. There he has been described as having had ties to a number of militant ...
, Egyptian-Canadian senior associate and financier of al-Qaeda *
Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi This article is about the Sunni Islamic scholar and main leader of Ahle Sunnat Barelvi movement Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Barelvi Ahmed Raza Khan, commonly known as Ahmed Rida Khan in Arabic, or simply as "Ala-Hazrat" (14 June 1856 CE or 10 Shaww ...
,
Mujaddid A ''mujaddid'' ( ar, مجدد), is an Islamic term for one who brings "renewal" ( ''tajdid ''Tajdīd'' ( ar, تجديد) is the Arabic Arabic (, ' or , ' or ) is a Semitic language The Semitic languages are a branch of the Afroasi ...
of 14th century of Islam * Ahmed Köprülü, Ottoman Grand Vizier of the Köprülü family *
Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Lieutenant General Lieutenant general or lieutenant-general (Lt Gen, LTG and similar) is a Three-star rank, three-star military rank (NATO code OF-9) used in many countries. The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages, where the title of li ...
, United Arab Emirati politician *
Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum ( ar, أحمد بن سعيد آل مكتوم; born 1 December 1958) is president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, CEO and founder of the Emirates Group, chairman of Dubai World, and Noor Takaful insurance c ...
, United Arab Emirati businessman *
Ahmed M. Hassan Ahmed M. Hassan ( so, Axmed Xasan, ar, احمد حسن) is a Somali American businessman and politician. He is a member of Clarkston, Georgia's city council A city council, town council, town board, or board of aldermen is the legislative body t ...
Somali politician *
Ahmed Marei Ahmed Mohamed Marei (Arabic Arabic (, ' or , ' or ) is a Semitic language The Semitic languages are a branch of the Afroasiatic language family originating in the Middle East The Middle East is a list of transcontinental ...
, Egyptian basketball coach and former player *
Ahmed Mohiuddin Ahmed Mohiuddin (Urdu Urdu (; ur, , ALA-LC: ) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken chiefly in South Asia South Asia is the southern region of Asia, which is defined in both geography, geographical and culture, ethno-cultural terms. Th ...
,
biologist A biologist is a professional who has specialized knowledge in the field of biology Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their anatomy, physical structure, Biochemistry, chemical processes, Mol ...
*
Ahmed Musa Ahmed Musa (born 14 October 1992) is a Nigerian professional footballer A football player or footballer is a sportsperson, sport person who plays one of the different types of football. The main types of football are association football, Am ...

Ahmed Musa
, Nigerian footballer *
Ahmed Naamani Ahmad Youssef El Naamani ( ar, أحمد يوسف النعماني; born 12 October 1979) is a Lebanese former Association football, footballer who played as a Defender (association football), defender for the Lebanon national football team, Lebane ...
(born 1979), Lebanese footballer *
Ahmed Nadeem Ahmed Nadeem (born 26 October 1976) is a United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirati cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm Fast bowling, medium pace Bowler (cricket), bowler,
, cricketer *
Ahmed bin Saif Al Nahyan Ahmed bin Saif Al Nahyan (Arabic Arabic (, ' or , ' or ) is a Semitic language The Semitic languages are a branch of the Afroasiatic language family originating in the Middle East The Middle East is a list of transcontinent ...
, founder and chairman of Etihad Airways *
Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan ( ar, أحمد بن زايد آل نهيان, 1968 – 26 March 2010) was an Emirati businessman and the managing director of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is a sov ...
, Emirati businessman *
Ahmed al-Nami Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Nami (Arabic language, Arabic: أحمد بن عبد الله النعمي, ; also transliteration, transliterated as Alnami; August 17, 1977 – September 11, 2001) was one of four Hijackers in the September 11 attacks, hijack ...
(1977–2001), Saudi hijacker of
United Airlines Flight 93 United Airlines Flight 93 was a domestic scheduled passenger flight that was hijacked by four al-Qaeda Al-Qaeda (; ar, القاعدة ', , translation: "The Base", "The Foundation", alternatively spelled al-Qaida and al-Qa'ida) is a ...
*
Ahmed Nazif Ahmed Nazif ( ar, أحمد نظيف, ; born 8 July 1952) served as the Prime Minister of Egypt The Prime Minister of Egypt () is the head of the Egyptian government. A direct translation of the Arabic-language title is "Minister-President of E ...

Ahmed Nazif
(born 1952), Egyptian politician *
Ahmed Nizam Sheikh Ahmed Nizam (born 17 May 1986) is an India India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi Hindi (Devanagari: , हिंदी, ISO 15919, ISO: ), or more precisely Modern Standard Hindi (Devanagari: , ISO 15919, ISO: ), ...
, Indian cricketer *
Ahmed Patel Ahmedbhai Mohammedbhai Patel (21 August 194925 November 2020) was an Indian politician and Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Member of Parliament from the Indian National Congress. He was the political secretary to Congress President Sonia Gand ...
, Indian politician *
Ahmed Plummer Ahmed Kamil Plummer (born March 26, 1976) is a former NFL player who played six seasons for the San Francisco 49ers The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football American football, referred to simply as football in the Un ...
, former NFL player *
Ahmed Rushdi Ahmed Rushdi, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, SI, Pride of Performance, PP ( ur, ; 24 April 1934 – 11 April 1983) was a versatile Pakistani playback singer and was "an important contributor to the Cinema of Pakistan#The Golden Age (1959–1977), golden age of ...
, Pakistani singer *
Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Ahmed bin Salman Al Saud (17 November 1958 – 22 July 2002) was a member of the House of Saud and a media executive who was also a major figure in international Thoroughbred horse race, thoroughbred horse racing. Early life Prince Ahmed was ...
, member of the royal family of Saudi Arabia *
Ahmed Sanjar Ahmad Sanjar (Persian Persian may refer to: * People and things from Iran, historically called ''Persia'' in the English language ** Persians, Persian people, the majority ethnic group in Iran, not to be conflated with the Iranian peoples ** Per ...
, ruler of the
Seljuk Turks The Seljuk dynasty, or Seljuks ( ; fa, آل سلجوق ''Al-e Saljuq'', alternatively spelled as Seljuqs or Saljuqs), also known as Seljuk Turks, Seljuk Turkomans "The defeat in August 1071 of the Byzantine emperor Romanos Diogenes by the Turko ...
* Ahmed Santos, Mexican newspaper columnist * Ahmed Al Saqr (born 1970), Lebanese footballer * Ahmed Şerafettin, Turkish football manager *
Ahmed Sheikh Ahmed Sheikh (born 1949) is a Palestinian people, Palestinian journalist and the current editor-in-chief of the Qatar-based television channel Al Jazeera. Ahmed Sheikh was born in Nablus on the West Bank. He left his homeland in 1968 to study in Jo ...
, Palestinian journalist *
Ahmed Talbi Ahmed Talbi (born 28 August 1981 in Berkane Berkane (Arabic Arabic (, ' or , ' or ) is a Semitic language that first emerged in the 1st to 4th centuries CE.Semitic languages: an international handbook / edited by Stefan Weninger; in col ...
, Moroccan footballer *
Ahmed Sékou Touré Ahmed Sékou Touré (var. Sheku Turay or Ture; January 9, 1922 – March 26, 1984) was a Guinea Guinea (), officially the Republic of Guinea (french: link=no, République de Guinée), is a coastal country in West Africa. Guinea borde ...
, African political leader and president of the Republic of Guinea *
Ahmed Yassin Sheikh Ahmed Ismail Hassan Yassin (1937 – 22 March 2004) ( ar, الشيخ أحمد إسماعيل حسن ياسين ') was a Palestinian The Palestinian people ( ar, الشعب الفلسطيني, ''ash-sha‘b al-Filasṭīnī''), als ...
, former leader of Palestinian
Hamas Hamas (, ; , ; an acronym An acronym is a word In linguistics, a word of a spoken language can be defined as the smallest sequence of phonemes that can be uttered in isolation with semantic, objective or pragmatics, practical meaning ...

Hamas
*
Ahmed Yesevi Ahmad Yasawi ( kk, Қожа Ахмет Ясауи, Qoja Ahmet Yasawï, قوجا احمەت ياساۋٸ; ar, أحمد يسوي, Ahmad Yasawī; 1093–1166) was a Turkic Turkic may refer to: * anything related to the country of Turkey * Turkic ...
, leader of
Sufi Sufism ( ar, ٱلصُّوفِيَّة), also known as Tasawwuf (), is mysticism in Islam, "characterized ... y particularvalues, ritual practices, doctrines and institutions". It is variously defined as "Islamic mysticism",Martin Lings, ...

Sufi
mysticism *
Ahmed H. Zewail Ahmed Hassan Zewail ( ar, أحمد حسن زويل, ; February 26, 1946 – August 2, 2016) was an Egyptian-American chemist, known as the "father of femtochemistry". He was awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Nobel may refer to: * Nobel ...
, the winner of the 1999
Nobel Prize in Chemistry ) , image = Nobel Prize.png , alt = A golden medallion with an embossed image of a bearded man facing left in profile. To the left of the man is the text "ALFR•" then "NOBEL", and on the right, the text (smaller) "NAT•" then "M ...
for his work on
femtochemistry Femtochemistry is the area of physical chemistry Physical chemistry is the study of macroscopic scale, macroscopic and particulate phenomena in chemistry, chemical systems in terms of the principles, practices, and concepts of physics such as ...


Ahmet

* (born 1988), Turkish cyclist *
Ahmet Alkan Ahmet Ugur Alkan is a Turkish economist and the former dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabanci University, Istanbul ) , postal_code_type = Postal code , postal_code = 34000 to 34990 , area_ ...
, Turkish economist *
Ahmet Almaz Ahmet Almaz is a Turkish journalist A journalist is an individual trained to collect/gather information in form of text, audio or pictures, processes them to a news-worthy form and disseminates it to the public. The act or process mainly done ...
, Turkish journalist *
Ahmet Bilek Ahmet Bilek (15 March 1932 in Kula, Manisa Manisa (), historically known as Magnesia ( el, Μαγνησία), is a large city in Turkey's Aegean Region and the administrative seat of Manisa Province Manisa Province ( t ...
(1932–1971), Turkish Olympic champion *
Ahmet Bozer Ahmet C. Bozer (born 1960) is a Turkish Turkish may refer to: * of or about Turkey Turkey ( tr, Türkiye ), officially the Republic of Turkey, is a country straddling Southeastern Europe and Western Asia. It shares borders with Greec ...
(born 1960), Turkish business executive * Ahmet Burak Erdoğan (born 1979), a son of Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan * Ahmet Cömert (1926–1990), Turkish amateur boxer, coach, referee, boxing judge and sports official *
Ahmet Davutoğlu Ahmet Davutoğlu (; born 26 February 1959) is a Turkish academic, politician and former diplomat who served as the 26th Prime Minister of Turkey and Leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) from 2014 to 2016. He previously served as Mi ...
, Turkish diplomat and political scientist *
Ahmet Dursun Ahmet Dursun (born 25 January 1978) is a Turkish former professional Association football, footballer. Career Dursun started his career in Germany when he signed for SG Wattenscheid 09. In 1996, he was transferred to the Turkish club Kocaelispo ...
(born 1978), Turkish footballer *
Ahmet Emin Yalman Ahmet Emin Yalman (1888 Thessaloniki, Selanik – 19 December 1972) was a Turkish people, Turkish journalist, author and professor. Yalman was a liberal and opposed the spread of the Nazism, Nazi ideology in his home country. Early life and educat ...

Ahmet Emin Yalman
(1888–1972), Turkish journalist * Ahmet Enünlü (born 1948), Turkish bodybuilder *
Ahmet Ertegun Ahmet Ertegun (, Turkish spelling: Ahmet Ertegün (); – December 14, 2006) was a Turkish-American businessman, songwriter and philanthropist Philanthropy consists of "private initiatives, for the public good, focusing on quality of life ...
, Turkish American founder and president of Atlantic Records * Ahmet Gülhan (born 1978), Turkish wrestler * Ahmet Hromadžić (1923–2003), Bosnian writer * Ahmet Mete Işıkara (1941–2013), Turkish seismologist * Ahmet İzzet Pasha (1864–1937), Ottoman general * Ahmet Kireççi (1914–1979), Turkish sports wrestler * Ahmet Koç, Turkish musician * Ahmet Kuru (born 1982), Turkish footballer * Ahmet Li (born 1991), Chinese-Turkish table tennis player * Ahmet Öcal (born 1979), Belgian footballer * Ahmet Örken (born 1993), Turkish cyclist * Ahmet Suat Özyazıcı (born 1936), Turkish footballer * Ahmet Cevdet Pasha (1822–1895), Ottoman statesman * Ahmet Peker (born 1989), Turkish wrestler * Ahmet Sağlam (born 1987), Turkish footballer * Ahmet Necdet Sezer (born 1941), tenth President of the Republic of Turkey * Ahmet Burak Solakel (born 1982), Turkish footballer * Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar (1901–1962), Turkish writer * Ahmet Türk (born 1942), Turkish politician * Ahmet Fikri Tüzer (1878–1942), Turkish politician * Ahmet Ümit (born 1960), Turkish author * Ahmet Uzel (1930–1998), Turkish composer * Ahmet Üzümcü (born 1951), Turkish diplomat * Ahmet Uzun, Turkish Cypriot politician * Ahmet Vardar (1937–2010), Turkish journalist * Ahmet Yıldırım (born 1974), Turkish footballer * Ahmet Yıldız (born 1979), Turkish scientist * Ahmet Zappa (born 1974), American musician, actor and novelist


Other spellings

* Achmad Jufriyanto, Indonesian footballer * Achmad Nawir, Dutch East Indies footballer * Achmad Saba'a, Arab-Israeli footballer * Achmad Soebardjo, Indonesian diplomat * Achmat Dangor, South African writer * Achmed Abdullah, Russian writer * Achmed Akkabi, Moroccan-Dutch presenter and actor * Achmed Labasanov, Russian mixed martial artist * Achmet (oneiromancer), Occultist * Ahmat Acyl, Chadian Arab insurgent leader * Ahmat Brahim, Chadian footballer * Ahmat Taboye, Chadian writer


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