Gender: Masculine
Origin: Arabic حمزة
Meaning: “strong; steadfast.”

The name is believed to be derived from the Arabic word, hamuza, meaning “strong; steadfast.” The name was borne by the uncle of the Prophet Mohammed, an early convert known for his bravery in battle.

Currently, Hamza 12th most popular male name in Bosnia & Herzegovina, (2010). His rankings in other countries are as follows:

# 97 (Belgium, 2010)
#125 (France, 2008)
#198 (the Netherlands, 2010)
# 757 (United States, 2010)

Other forms of the name include:

Həmzə (Azeri)
Ḥamza Х̣амза (Chechen/Kazakh/Tatar/Russian/Uzbek)


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