Sheikh - boys name

Sheikh name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 82%

Sheikh name meaning:

The name "Sheikh" is of Arabic origin and holds great significance in Islamic culture. It is derived from the Arabic word "shaykh," which means "elder" or "leader." In Islamic tradition, a Sheikh is respected as a wise and knowledgeable religious leader, often serving as a guide or spiritual mentor for their community.

The title of Sheikh is typically bestowed upon individuals who have attained a high level of Islamic scholarship and are recognized for their deep understanding of the religion's teachings. They are often responsible for leading prayers, providing religious guidance, and delivering sermons in mosques. In addition to their religious role, Sheikhs may also hold positions of authority in various fields such as education or community leadership.

The name "Sheikh" carries a sense of honor, respect, and wisdom. It represents someone who is knowledgeable and admired within their community for their religious and intellectual contributions. Naming a boy "Sheikh" may reflect the parents' aspirations for their child to embody these qualities or serve as a tribute to a respected Sheikh within the family or community.

Origin: Arabic

Variant of Shaikh: Head, chieftain, teacher.

Related names

Shaikh , Shaykh, Sheikh

Other boys names beginning with S


Overall UK ranking: 854 out of 4789

36 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Sheikh

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