Ruqayyah - girls name

Ruqayyah name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 88%

Ruqayyah name meaning:

The name Ruqayyah is of Arabic origin and carries a beautiful meaning. It is commonly used as a girl's name in Muslim-majority countries. The name Ruqayyah is derived from the Arabic word "ruqya," which means "spell" or "incantation." In Islamic tradition, it is believed that Ruqayyah was the name of one of the daughters of Prophet Muhammad. Ruqayyah bint Muhammad faced many hardships and tribulations in her life, including the loss of her young son, but she remained steadfast in her faith.

The name Ruqayyah signifies strength, resilience, and patience. It is often given to girls with the hope that they will embody these qualities throughout their lives. It serves as a reminder of the importance of perseverance in the face of adversity and the ability to overcome challenges. The name Ruqayyah carries a deep cultural and historical significance within the Islamic tradition, and it is chosen by parents who wish to honor the legacy of Prophet Muhammad and his family.

Origin: Arabic

Name of daughter of Prophet Muhammad.

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Overall UK ranking: 654 out of 5581

59 recorded births last year

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