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National Khalid Day – September 22, 2023

National Khalid Day is celebrated every year on September 22 to celebrate all people named ‘Khalid.’ Khalid is an Arabic male name, meaning ‘everlasting,’ ‘eternal,’ or ‘immortal.’ It is used as both a first name and a last name. Other variations include Halid (Bosnian), Xalid (Kurdish), and Halit (Turkish). In the United States, Khalid currently ranks at number 888 in the list of most popular male names. It accounted for only 0.014% of total male births in 2021.

History of National Khalid Day

Khalid is an Arabic male name, meaning ‘everlasting,’ ‘eternal,’ or ‘immortal.’ It is used as both a first name and a last name. Other variations include Halid (Bosnian), Xalid (Kurdish), and Halit (Turkish).

One notable figure in Islam who bore the name ‘Khalid’ is Khalid Ibn Al-Walid. Also known as the ‘Sword of God,’ Khalid is regarded as one of the most important military leaders of Islam. He served as a military commander in the service of Prophet Muhammad, caliph Abu Bakr, and caliph Umar. He played significant roles in the Ridda wars against rebel tribes in Arabia, as well as the early conquests of Sasanian Iraq between 633 and 634 and Byzantine Syria between 634 and 638. Though Al-Walid started out as a commander of troops on the opposing side of a battle between ancient Meccans and Muslims, he converted to Islam after signing a treaty to secure peace with the Muslims. He then used his military expertise in support of the Islamic state. Another notable individual was Khalid bin ‘Abd al-‘Aziz Al Sa’ud, best known as Khalid of Saudi Arabia, who ruled as King of Saudi Arabia from March 25, 1975, up until his death on June 13, 1982. Before his ascension, he had been Crown Prince of the kingdom for almost ten years.

In the United States, Khalid currently ranks at number 888 in the list of most popular male names. It accounted for only 0.014% of total male births in 2021. However, the name was at its most popular in 2011, at 717th place, with 246 births. This accounted for about 0.012% of total male births.

National Khalid Day timeline

595 A.D.
Al-Walid is Born

Khalid Ibn Al-Walid is born in Mecca.

1975
Khalid of Saudi Arabia is Crowned

Khalid bin ‘Abd al-‘Aziz Al Sa’ud is crowned King of Saudi Arabia.

2001
Khalid’s Popularity Peaks

Khalid reaches its highest level of popularity in the United States, ranking at number 717.

2021
Khalid Reaches 888

Khalid hits number 888 in the list of most popular male names in the U.S.

National Khalid Day FAQs

Who succeeded Khalid of Saudi Arabia as king?

Khalid was succeeded by his brother, Fahd bin ‘Abd al-‘Aziz Al Sa’ud.

When did Khalid Ibn Al-Walid die?

Al-Walid died in 642 A.D.

Can Khalid be used as a female name?

The female variations of Khalid are Khalida and Halide.

National Khalid Day Activities

  1. Celebrate Khalid

    Know anyone called Khalid? Celebrate him and let him know what a special name he has.

  2. Find more names

    The world of names is rich in diversity. Go on a treasure hunt and find names from other cultures that also mean the same thing Khalid does.

  3. Use the hashtag

    Make it a global celebration. Post about National Khalid Day on social media. Be sure to use the hashtag #nationalkhalidday for more visibility.

5 Popular Arabic Names For Boys

  1. Arsalan

    Arsalan is a name that means ‘lion’ or ‘fearless.’

  2. Aqib

    Aqib is a boy’s name that means ‘successor.’

  3. Muhammad

    Muhammad is a name that means ‘the most praised one.’

  4. Naqeeb

    Naqeeb is a name that means ‘chief,’ ‘lawyer,’ ‘representative,’ or ‘leader.’

  5. Ayaan

    Ayaan means ‘God’s gift.’

Why We Love National Khalid Day

  1. Khalid is cultural and religious

    Cultural and religious names are one of the most beautiful-sounding names on the planet. Additionally, they have great significance to people of those cultures and religions and Khalid is no different.

  2. Khalid has significance

    Khalid is a name that is not only beautiful to hear but one that also has deep significance. Everlasting, eternal, and immortal are words that convey powerful messages.

  3. Khalid is beautiful

    Khalid is a strong and beautiful male name. Better still, it possesses pedigree because of all the notable individuals that also bear the name.

National Khalid Day dates

YearDateDay
2023September 22Friday
2024September 22Sunday
2025September 22Monday
2026September 22Tuesday
2027September 22Wednesday

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