Sami - girls name

Sami name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 17%

Sami name meaning:

The name Sami is of Arabic origin and holds multiple meanings across different cultures. In Arabic, Sami is derived from the word "sami'a," which means "elevated" or "exalted." It is often associated with qualities such as high status, nobility, and being praised. In Islamic culture, Sami is one of the 99 names of Allah, emphasizing the divine attribute of being all-hearing and responsive to prayers.

Sami is also a name with roots in Scandinavian culture, particularly among the Sami people, who are indigenous to parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. In this context, Sami is believed to be derived from the Old Norse word "sápmi," meaning "self" or "people." It reflects the Sami people's strong sense of identity and connection to their ancestral land.

Overall, the name Sami carries connotations of elevation, exaltation, divine attributes, and a sense of identity. It is a name that holds deep cultural and historical significance, and it can represent strength, nobility, and a strong connection to one's roots.

Origin: Arabic

All hearing.


Unisex names

Related names

Sami , Sameena, Sameer , Sameere, Sameern

Other girls names beginning with S


Overall UK ranking: 4634 out of 5581

4 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Sami

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