What does mollah mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mullah, Mollah, Mullanoun

    a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque


  1. Mollahnoun

    A title of respect used in Islamic countries for one who is learned in Islamic law; a teacher or expounder of Islamic law.


  1. mollah

    A mollah, also spelled as mullah, is a title given to a religious leader, teacher, or cleric in Islam, particularly in Shia communities. This title is often given to those who have completed studies in Islamic theology, law, and philosophy. Mollahs lead prayers, deliver sermons, interpret Islamic laws, and perform religious ceremonies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mollahnoun

    one of the higher order of Turkish judges; also, a Turkish title of respect for a religious and learned man

  2. Etymology: [Ar. maul, commonly mollin Turkey.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mollah

    Molla, mol′a, n. a Mohammedan title of respect for a learned or religious person: a judge of Moslem law. [Turk. and Pers., from Ar. maulā.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Mollah

    a judge of the highest rank among the Turks on matters of law, both civil and sacred.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mollah is ranked #86645 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mollah surname appeared 215 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mollah.

    86.9% or 187 total occurrences were Asian.
    5.5% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    4.1% or 9 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 5 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mollah in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mollah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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