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  • proper n. A male given name. It is a common Islamic name that is favored because it indicates servitude and humility before God. According to a hadith, "The most beloved of your names to Allah, the Mighty and Magnificent, are ‘Abdullah’ and ‘Abdur-Rahman’ (servant of the Most Merciful)". The name was also a favorite of the prophet Muhammad.

Etymologies

Arabic عبد الله (ʕabd-állāh, "servant of God"), from عبد (ʕabd, "servant") + الله (’Allāh, "the All-highest,” “God"). (Wiktionary)

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