Hisham name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Arabic
Usage: Arabic, Hindi, Sindhi and Tamil
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Hisham hi-sham
Meaning: Generous, Noble, Handsome, Beneficence, King of Gems, Companion of Prophet Muhammad, Bountiful and One who Crushes Or Smashes
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What does Hisham mean?

Anomalous Hisham has its origin in Arabic is commonly used in Arabic, Hindi, Tamil and Sindhi, Hisham means "Generous, Noble, Handsome, Beneficence, King of Gems, Companion of Prophet Muhammad, Bountiful or One who Crushes Or Smashes" is aimed at boys.

How do I pronounce Hisham?

Two syllabled Hisham is most commonly pronounced as hi-sham.

Variants of Hisham


How popular is the name Hisham?

Hisham is a unique baby name in United States, it has been in use since 1970 and was able to reach the top 4000 names. In 1981, it ranked 3026th when 38 boys were named Hisham.

Over 754 babies in United States have been named Hisham. Also, in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 900 names.

In 2001, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 814 on boy names chart when 32 babies were named Hisham. There are over 411 babies that have been given the name Hisham in England and Wales.

Hisham is an uncommon baby name in France, even after 26 years of presence it could not make beyond the top 2000. Over 141 people have been named Hisham in France.

However things change on global perspective, Hisham is extremely popular in Egypt where every 1 in 400 have the name. Also the baby name is popular in Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Tunisia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Malaysia, Palestine, Kuwait and Sri Lanka.

According to our research, at least 610000 people have been bestowed Hisham around the globe.

View more ▾View full list ▾[1] Source: Social Security Administration


Hisham in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Hisham

Your inner vitality inspires people to do great things. You are the problem solver in your surroundings. If your name ends with letter M, it reveals your passion for books, travel, and solitude, exploring nature. Most people are jealous of your aura and ability to become the center of attention even when you don't try at all. Don't live to work. Work to live. Open your mind to new opinion and widen your perspective.

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  •  Faatina - Girl name Faatina is substantially used in Arabic, Gujarati and Kannada, Faatina means "Captivating, Clever or Fascinating"
  •  Amberlee - Outlandish Amberlees origin is Arabic, meaning of Amberlee is "A Jewel-quality Fossilized Resin or A Precious Jewel" given to baby girls is used prevalently in English and Arabic
  •  Afrin - The uncommon and contemporary girl name Afrin means "Happiness, Praise or Lucky" is used in English and Arabic
  •  Jehan - Mostly used in French and Belgian unheard-of, Jehan has its origin in Hebrew and Persian, meaning of Jehan is "God is Merciful or Beautiful Flower" is aimed at both sexes

Sibling Names for Hisham

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Famous people named Hisham

  • Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik, 10th Umayyad caliph
  • Hisham ibn al-Kalbi, Arab historian
  • Hisham ibn al-A'as, son of A'as ibn Wa'il of Banu Sahm and brother of Amr ibn al-A'as and one of the early companions
  • Hisham Shreidi, founder of sunni extremist group Osbat al-Ansar
  • Hisham Hemeda, Egyptian retired tennis player
  • Hisham ibn Urwah, prominent narrator of hadith
  • Hisham III of Córdoba, last Umayyad ruler in the Al-Andalus
  • Hisham I of Córdoba, second Umayyad Emir of Cordoba
  • Hisham Jaber, retired Lebanese Major General and political researcher
  • Hisham II, third Umayyad Caliph of Spain, in Al-Andalus
  • Hisham Kabbani, Lebanese-American Sufi Muslim
  • Hisham Abbas, Egyptian pop singer best
  • Hisham Bin Al Bin Amor Sliti, citizen of Tunisia
  • Hisham Bharoocha, American musician and visual artist
  • Hisham Hafiz, Saudi Arabian newspaper publisher and author
  • Hisham Abdulrahman, Saudi singer and actor
  • Hisham Matar, American born British-Libyan writer
  • Hisham N. Ashkouri, Boston and New York-based architect
  • Hisham Suliman in Munich as Actor
  • Hisham Zaman in Før snøen faller as Director
  • Hisham Tawfiq in The Bravest, the Boldest as Actor
  • Hisham Abed directed the TV series Encore!
  • In 1988, Hisham Ahmad Tajuddin characterized the role of Fadhil in drama flick Perempuan.


  1. Social Security Administration, https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/index.html
  2. Office for National Statistics, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths
  3. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/2540004
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