Mahdi, Mehdi

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: “guided one.”

The name comes from the Arabic, meaning “the guided one.” As of 2005, it was the most popular male name in Tunisia and the 5th most popular male name in Iran, (2007).

According to Shia and Sunni Islamic eschatology, the Mahdi is the prophesied redeemer of Islam who will stay on earth till Judgement Day. Along with Jesus, he will rid the world of the wicked and unjust.