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What does Latifah mean?

Latifah /lat-i-fah/ as a girls' 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.

Associated with: arabic, gentle, queen


Latifah has 6 variants: Lateefa, Lateefah, Lateifa, Lateiffa, Latifa and Latiffa.

Related girl name: La-.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Laifah, Latvia, ..

(male) Latian, Latila, ..

How popular is Latifah?

Latifah is an uncommon first name for women. Latifah is a unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Latifah for girls. Latifah was first listed in 1990 and reached its peak rank of #702 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Latifah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Latifah outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Aaliyah, Atifah, Daijah, Daliah, Daliyah, Datiah (see Datya), Datyah (see Datya), Fatimah, Fatmah, Galilah, Habibah, Haibah, Halimah, Hamidah, Haniah, Haninah, Haniyah, Havivah, Jaliyah, Jamilah, Kailah, Kalilah, Kamilah, Karimah, Laila, Laina, Lakia, Lalia, Laliah, Lalita, Lanah, Lanika, Lanita, Larisa, Larita, Lata, Latia, Laticia, Latina, Latisha, Latitia, Latoia, Latona, Latoya, Latoyah, Lavina, Laylah, Leilah, Lilah, Linah, Maiah, Maiyah, Majidah, Mariah, Nabilah, Nadirah, Nailah, Naimah, Nathifah, Natifa, Natifah, Rabiah, Rafah, Raziah, Safiyah, Sairah, Salimah, Samirah, Sariah, Taimah, Taliah, Taoimah (see Taima), Yaffah, Yaminah and Zahirah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Latifah.