- A male Muslim given name.
- Arabic for "servant of the", to be followed by one of the 99 names, or epithets, of Allah; e.g., Abdullatif. Both the epithet Latif ('the All-gentle') and the whole name Abdullatif ('servant of the All-gentle') are given to Muslim men. Women receive the feminine form of one of God"s epithets, such as Latifa.
Etymology: (Arab.) (ARchar, ) (abd = servant) + (ARchar, Ù) (al = here, 'of the'). The "L" of the Arabic definite article is assimilated by a following n, r, s, sh, t, th, and z (the so-called sun letters).
- Dutch: Abdoel, Abdel
- French: Abdoul
- German: Abdul
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