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Gender Female
Word/Name Arabic
Meaning one who weans an infant or
one who abstains
Other names
Related names Fatimah, Fadime, Fatma, Fatme, Fatemeh, Fathama, Fadma, Fatna, Fatim

Fatima (Arabic: فَاطِمَة‎, Fāṭimah) is a female given name of Arabic origin used throughout the Islamic world. Several relatives of the Islamic prophet Muhammad had the name, including his daughter Fatimah

The colloquial Arabic pronunciation of the name in some dialects (e.g., Syria and Egyptian ) often omits the unstressed second syllable and renders it as Fatma when romanized.

Fatima is also used by non-Muslims: the town of Fátima, Portugal was named after a Moorish princess. It was the site of a famous Marian apparition in 1917, after which it achieved some popularity as a female personal name among Roman Catholic populations, particularly in the Portuguese-speaking and Spanish-speaking worlds.


  • Fátima Báñez, Spanish politician, economist and jurist
  • Fátima Bernardes, Brazilian journalist
  • Fátima Choi, politician in Macau


  • Fatemeh Javadi, conservative politician and Vice President of Iran, 2005 – 2009
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