Type Settlement

Meaning & History

Derived from the Arabic feminine name Fatimah, apparently after a Moorish princess who converted to Christianity during the Reconquista. This is the name of a town in Portugal, which became an important Christian pilgrimage center after 1917 when three local children reported witnessing repeated apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

Related Names

Given Name DescendantFátima(Portuguese)


Entry added October 30, 2011