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What does Latifah mean?

Latifah Pronunciation of 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-.

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

(male) Latian, Latila, ..

Middle name pairings:
Latifah Beckett (L.B.), ..

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)

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. (2015 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.

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