Meaning and Name Origin
Latifah \l(a)-ti-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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name La-.
Latifah is an uncommon first name for women. Latifah is a unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity 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 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Natifah. Like Latifah, this name is not commonly used.