Are Ahmadi Muslims named after the founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad?
No. The name Ahmadiyya was given to the Community by the Promised Messiah to commemorate the name of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him), who has the two names, Ahmad and Muhammad.
The Holy Prophet(sa) had prophesized that the name Ahmad would be manifested again in the Latter Days and that a person would appear through whom the qualities of beauty will be manifested.
The name Ahmad indicated that he would spread peace and security in the world. As the Promised Messiah’s mission was to carry on the work of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) under his second name Ahmad, his followers are called Ahmadi Muslims.