Safiyah - girls name

Safiyah name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 83%

Safiyah name meaning:

The name Safiyah is of Arabic origin and holds a beautiful and profound meaning. Safiyah is derived from the Arabic word "safi" which means pure, serene, and untainted. It is often associated with qualities such as innocence, tranquility, and virtue.

In Islamic tradition, Safiyah is also known as the name of one of Prophet Muhammad's wives. Safiyah bint Huyayy was known for her wisdom, righteousness, and courage. Her name symbolizes not only physical purity but also spiritual purity and a deep connection with spirituality. It represents a person who possesses an innate sense of peace and strives for righteousness and moral integrity in all aspects of life.

Choosing the name Safiyah for a girl signifies the hope and desire for her to embody these qualities throughout her life. It is a name that carries a sense of grace, strength, and elegance. Safiyah serves as a reminder to strive for purity, serenity, and goodness, making it a meaningful and beautiful choice for parents seeking a name for their daughter.

Origin: Arabic

Variant of Safia: Lion's share, pure, best friend, untroubled.

Related names

Safia , Safiyah , Safiyyah

Other girls names beginning with S


Overall UK ranking: 957 out of 5581

36 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1490)

Historical popularity of Safiyah

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