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Khalifa Name Meaning

Muslim: status name or honorific title from Arabic khalifah ‘successor’, ‘regent’, ‘viceroy’, in English often transliterated as caliph. This was the title adopted after the death of Muhammad in 632 by his successor Abu-Bakr. The caliphs ruled in Bahgdad until 1258, then in Egypt until the Ottoman conquest (1517). The title was then held by the Ottoman sultans in Istanbul until it was abolished by Kamal Atatürk in 1924.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Khalil, Khalaf, Sharif, Khalid, Khatib, Sharifi, Hanif, Halim, Khalsa

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Between 1983 and 2003, in the United States, Khalifa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Khalifa in 1983 was 63, and 31 in 2003.

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