What does Safia mean?
Safia \s(a)-fia\ as a name for girls is of Arabic, Hindi and Swahili origin, and the meaning of Safia is "friend; pure". Safia is a form of Safiyah (Arabic, Hindi, Swahili). Unique as a name for girls.
Safia has 1 variant: Safiya.
Safia is an unusual given name for females. Safia is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Safia for girls. Safia has not been listed in the Top 1000 so far. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Safia is alike in pronunciation to Saffi, Sofia▲, Sofiah, Sofie, Sofya and Zofia. Other recommended similar baby names are Saba, Sadia, Safira, Samia and Saria. These names tend to be more frequently used than Safia.