Usage: Murtaza, of African origin, is a popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Murtaza are in general originating from France, Saudi Arabia, United States of America.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 1.
The name Murtaza is ranked on the 3,732nd position of the most used names. It means that this name is commonly used.
We estimate that there are at least 89200 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.002% of the population.
The name Murtaza has seven characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
We do not have enough data to display the number of people who were given the name Murtaza for each year.
History and Origin
Murtaza (also spelled Mortaza or Morteza) (Arabic: مرتضى/ Persian: مرتضى) is a common Persian name, is a variant transcription of Murtadha, meaning “chosen”. It is an Islamic name that dates back to the time of Islamic prophet Muhammad. Pronunciation varies with accent, from native Arabic speakers to speakers of European and Asian languages. A commonly held meaning of the name is “He who God is pleased with”.Murtaza is also one of the titles of Imam Ali (raz), one of Prophet Muhammed’s closest companions, and the fourth Caliph of Islam.
Due to their rhyming nature, Murtaza is often confused with Mustafa which means “The Chosen One”, an epithet of Islamic prophet Muhammad.
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