Zimri is the name of several figures in the Bible, including a king of Israel who only ruled for seven days before being succeeded by Omri. The names comes from Hebrew zamarזמר “to sing” or “song, music” which ultimately derives from Proto-Semitic *zamar– (to make music). I’ve also seen quite a few sources list it as meaning “praiseworthy” and I’m not sure which meaning is the right one, or if they both are.
Zimri is also the name of a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan which may be derived from Pashto zmaráyزمری meaning “lion”, which is also the name of the fifth month of the Afghan calendar.
Origin: Proto-Semitic; Pashto
Meaning: from Hebrew related to “music, song” though I’ve also seen it meaning “praiseworthy”; also the name of a Pashtun tribe likely meaning “lion”
Mohammed محمّد is an Arabic male name, a variant transcription of Muhammed meaning “praised, commendable” via hammadaحَمَّدَ (to praise, commend, laud) derived from a root word related to praising. It was the name of prophet Muhammad who introduced Islam to the Arabian peninsula which is likely why it’s such a popular boy’s name among Muslims.
Mohammed is also a surname originating from the given name.