What does Allah mean?

Definitions for Allah
ˈæl ə, ˈɑ ləal·lah

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Allahnoun

    Muslim name for the one and only God


  1. Allahnoun

    God as perceived by Islamic doctrine

  2. Etymology: ; cognate with the Hebrew Eloh', El ultimately from ʾil-.


  1. Allah

    Allah is the Arabic term for God in Islam. It is the supreme and ultimate being, the creator, and the sustainer of the universe according to Islamic belief. Allah is considered to be the only deity, and Muslims believe in His absolute oneness and uniqueness. Muslims believe that Allah is merciful, just, and all-powerful, and they strive to worship and submit to Him in their daily lives.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allahnoun

    the name of the Supreme Being, in use among the Arabs and the Mohammedans generally

  2. Etymology: [ contr. fr. the article al the + ilah God.]


  1. Allah

    Allah . It is used mainly by Muslims to refer to God in Islam, Arab Christians, and often, albeit not exclusively, by Bahá'ís, Arabic-speakers, Indonesian, Malaysian and Maltese Christians, and Mizrahi Jews.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Allah

    al′la, n. the Arabic name of the one God. [Ar. al-ilâh, 'the worthy to be adored.']

Editors Contribution

  1. allahnoun

    The Arabic word for God. 1.) In all respects used to express a range of emotions including surprise, pleasure, sympathy, and realization of religion in the Muslim era.

    Allah is the only God that Mansa Musa had chosen to traveled to pay homage to in the world besides Yeshua.

    Etymology: El Shaddai

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on November 3, 2023  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ALLAH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Allah is ranked #31033 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Allah surname appeared 748 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Allah.

    83.2% or 623 total occurrences were Black.
    7.4% or 56 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.2% or 24 total occurrences were White.
    3% or 23 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Allah in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Allah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Allah in a Sentence

  1. Irfan ah.allayee:

    I am, what I am,I am the slave of allah.

  2. Bernadine Harris:

    I told him, 'God or Allah is good', 'You're in our prayers and know that we're concerned about you.'.

  3. Aden Diriye:

    I am very happy, allah is great to us. I was back as soon as we rebuilt, to pray.

  4. Halima Eid:

    It is a very lonely experience to suffer from any disease or disorder on your own, then there’s the guilt that they’re not pleasing Allah and they’re not being good Muslims. So, we challenge perfectionism in Islam, perfectionism as Muslims during Ramadan, because a lot of people struggle.

  5. Azgar Ali:

    I have never seen such a cyclone in my life. It seemed like the end of the world, all I could do was to pray ... Almighty Allah saved us.

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