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Mubarak (name)

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Mubarak (Arabic: مبارك‎‎, Mubārak) is an Arabic given name. A variant form is Baraka or Barack (Arabic: بارك‎‎, Bārak), analogous to the Hebrew name Barak— ברךּ— meaning "knee" or "kneeling" derived from common Semitic roots for the concept of kneeling in praise/to receive a blessing. Mubarak and Barack are thus the Arabic and Hebrew equivalent in meaning of the Latinate word "Benedict" (from Benedictus (disambiguation) "blessed" or, literally, "well-spoken").


Etymologically, the name is from the consonantal root B-R-K, meaning "knee", and verbally "to prostrate oneself", and hence "to receive blessing". The feminine noun barakah (بركة) means "blessing". In Islam, and specifically within the Sufi tradition, it has a meaning similar to "charisma". The Hebrew cognate is berakhah.

The Biblical name Baruch is the Hebrew cognate; see Book of Baruch for an instance of the name.

The name is sometimes written differently in different countries; for example, the last name of singer Shakira (a Lebanese-Colombian) is Mebarak.

When an Arabic name is used in other languages, the patronymic is often rendered as a last name. In other contexts, Mubarak is a proper last name (e.g., cricket player Jehan Mubarak).

Given name

  • Mubarak Awad (21st century), Palestinian-American psychologist
  • Mubarak Begum (21st century), Indian film singer
  • Mubarak Ali Gilani (21st century), Pakistani Sufi
  • Mubarak Khan (died 1321), regent of Khilji Dynasty
  • Mubarak Al-Sabah (1837–1915), ruler of Kuwait
  • Mubarak Hassan Shami (born 1980), Kenyan-born Qatari long-distance runner
  • Mubarak Shah (circa 1252–1266), Chagatai khan
  • Surname

  • Ahmad Awad Bin Mubarak (born 1968), prime minister of Yemen
  • Alaa Mubarak (21st century), Egyptian businessman
  • Ali Pasha Mubarak (1823–1893), Egyptian public works and education minister
  • Gamal Mubarak (born 1963), Egyptian politician
  • Hosni Mubarak, the former president of Egypt
  • Jehan Mubarak (born 1981), American-born Sri Lankan cricketer
  • Suzanne Mubarak (born 1941), former first lady of Egypt
  • Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, known as Shakira, an entertainer
  • Wakaso Mubarak, Ghanaian footballer
  • Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak, Ghanaian Member of Parliament (April 2005-)
  • References

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