- Shahid (name)
Shahid or Shaheed is a a Muslim
theophoricname, from Ash-Shaheed(الشهيد), one of the 99 names of God in the Qur'an.
As a male
given nameit is common among Muslims, being also one of the names given to Muhammad. It is the Arabic word شَهيد (ISOtranslit|šahīd|ar) meaning both witnessand martyr.
In India and Pakistan, the two meanings in Arabic have diverged with different pronunciations. Shāhid (SHA-hed) is a noun meaning "witness" in
Urduand Hindi, [John Platts, "A Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi, and English", [http://dsal.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philologic/getobject.pl?c.5:1:4169.platts شاهد shāhid] ] whereas Shaheed (Shahīd, sha-HEED) means "martyr". [John Platts, "A Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi, and English", [http://dsal.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philologic/getobject.pl?c.5:1:4999.platts شہيد shahīd] ] In these countries, Shahid is commonly given as a name, whereas Shaheed is less so.
Notable people named Shahid or Shaheed
Famous people with this name include:
Shahid Afridi(born 1980), Pakistani cricketer
Shahid Kapoor(born 1981), Bollywood actor
Shaheed Latif(1913-1967), Indian film producer
Shahid (actor), Pakistani actor active from 1971 to 1998
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