Meaning and name origin
Latifah \l(a)-ti-fah\ as a girl's name is pronounced la-TEE-fah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Latifah is "gentle, pleasant". Also a rhyming variant of Ketifa (Arabic) "flowering". Rap singer Queen Latifah.
For more information, see also the related girl name La-.
Latifah is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Latifah for girls. Latifah reached its highest rank of #702 in the U.S. in 1990. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Natifah. Like Latifah, this name is not commonly used.