Wajid (name)

Wajid (name)

Infobox Given Name Revised| name = Wajid

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pronunciation = wa-JEED
gender = Male | meaning = Finder
region = Muslim world | origin = Arabic
related names = Wajida (feminine)
footnotes =

Wajid is a family name and male given name.

It is of Arabic origin (لڑكا) meaning one who perceives or finds. [cite book |last= Catafago |first= Joseph |title= An English and Arabic Dictionary. Part the First. Arabic and English. |origyear= 1858 |url= http://books.google.com/books?id=42oUAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA525&vq=wajid&source=gbs_search_r&cad=0_2 |format= PDF: Google Books |accessdate= 2008-03-11 |publisher= Bernard Quaritch |location= London|language= |isbn= |oclc= |doi= |id= |pages= p.525 |quote= Finder, s. (Arabic text) wājid.] It is a Muslim theophoric name, from Al-Wajid (الواجد), one of the 99 names of God in the Qur'an, which signifies The Finder, The All-Perceiving, The Inventor and Maker. [cite book |last= Muhaiyaddeen |first= M. R. Bawa |authorlink= Bawa Muhaiyaddeen |title= Asmāʼul-Husnā: The 99 Beautiful Names of Allah |origyear= 1979 |url= http://books.google.com/books?id=6HP-C04hTdUC |format= PDF: Google Books |accessdate= 2008-03-09 |publisher= The Fellowship Press |location= Philadelphia, PA |isbn= 0914390139 |pages= pg.72 |quote= The Finder. The All-Perceiving, The Inventor and Maker. ]

Notable people named Wajid

*Wajid Ali Shah (1822-1887), Indian ruler
*Syed Wajid Ali (1911-2008), Pakistani sports person (ex chairman Pakistan Olympic Association)
*S. Wajid Ali (1890-1951), Bengali nationalist
*Wajid Khan (born 1946), Canadian politician
*Wajid Nashad (1955-2008), Pakistani composer
*Wajid (actor), British-American actor (imdb name|1234841|Wajid)
*Sajid-Wajid (Wajid Ali), Indian film musician (imdb name|00019507|Wajid Ali)


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