Sultan - boys name

Sultan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 87%

Sultan name meaning:

The name Sultan is of Arabic origin and holds a significant meaning. Derived from the Arabic word "sultān," it can be translated to mean "ruler" or "king." In Islamic history, a sultan referred to a powerful and authoritative leader who held political and military power. The name Sultan carries connotations of strength, leadership, and sovereignty.

Choosing the name Sultan for a boy signifies aspirations for him to grow into a strong and influential individual. It reflects the hopes of his parents that he will possess the qualities associated with a ruler – wisdom, charisma, and the ability to make sound decisions. Additionally, the name also evokes a sense of respect and admiration as it represents a person of authority and power. Naming a boy Sultan may symbolize the parents' desire for him to have a prosperous and successful future, with the potential to lead and make a positive impact in his community.

Origin: Arabic

Sovereign. Monarch.

Related names

Sultan , Sultaan, Sultaana

Other boys names beginning with S


Overall UK ranking: 610 out of 4789

61 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Sultan

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